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Message from the ECNG Chair, Brooks Wingo, PhD


Brooks Wingo

Brooks Wingo

The annual ACRM conference in Dallas was a great success, with a huge number of early career presenters and attendees. It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to start thinking about submitting for our ACRM 2019 Conference in Chicago!  This is a great way for early career members of ACRM to present the results of your research, as well as an opportunity to collaborate and network with others in the field. Many of the ACRM community groups are currently working on symposia proposals, and this is a great way for early career members to get more involved. I encourage you to reach out to the leaders of your community groups to ask how you can get involved with symposia proposals, or email the Early Career Networking Group for help with identifying potential presentation collaborators.

I’m also excited that we will have new options in the submission system this year to identify early career presenters. When you submit your abstract, make sure to indicate that you are an early career presenter so the ECNG can better help you promote submissions that are accepted for presentation.

Dallas also brought in several new leadership positions to the ECNG. Alison Cogan, PhD, OTR/L is our new ECNG Chair-elect.  Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD is the new Chair of our Communications Task Force.  Amy Herrold, PhD, is the new Chair-elect of the Early Career Development Course Task Force, and Tolu Oyesanya, PhD, RN, is the new Chair-elect of our Mentoring Task Force. Congrats and welcome to all our new officers!

To learn more about all of our leadership, please visit the ECNG website.  We also have an opening for Chair-elect of the Communications Task Force. This is a great way to get more involved with ACRM and build your service experience. If you are interested in this position, please email me at


Brooks C. Wingo, PhD
Chair, Early Career Networking Group
University of Alabama at Birmingham