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GET INVOLVED! ECNG Task Force Information

New members are welcome and encouraged to join us no matter what career stage you are!  Find a task force you are interested in and contact the Task Force Chair.


Social Media Officer Positions

Becoming the social media officer or point person for your group would mean you are the person from the group that can make more informed posts, posts that speak to the group about content and things they should know within their field or for the profession.

We have had many questions about what is involved in the Social Medial officer position and how to get started. To start, you could retweet ACRM social media team tweets.  A great twitter account to watch is

It is also a good idea to follow Dr. Backus who tweets regularly promoting all things ACRM Go to

If you are also asking what information to post/tweet. ACRM is always looking for social media posts that are about content and the field and not just promoting ACRM. The information should be posted twice a week and some topics of interest are: new research papers posted, Members of the groups accomplishments, obtaining a grant, promotion to another position, awards, obtaining a PhD, task forces projects, just tweet and the social media team can retweet what you post.  Or you can forward to the social media team and they will tweet for you and you can retweet.

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If you are interested in serving as a Social Media Officer, there are open positions within Physicians and Clinicians Networking Group, Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group, Limb Restoration Rehabilitation Networking Group, Arts and Neuroscience Networking Group and the Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group. Contact Terri Compos or Samantha Dixon to volunteer.

Early Career Liaison for the Stroke ISIG

The Early Career Liaison will be responsible for integrating the Early Career group activities with the Stroke ISIG and fostering collaborations. This includes a monthly conference call as part of the Stroke ISIG leadership. Please contact Pamela Roberts (

Physicians and Clinicians Networking Group: Multiple Positions Available

Physicians and Clinicians Networking Group (PCNG) was developed to support physician and clinician members by creating resources to fulfill their academic, clinical, and leadership responsibilities.  The goal is to make sure their needs are being met within the organization.  Members of the group are actively involved in developing content for the annual meeting as well as the ACRM Training Institute.  Many members are also actively involved in leadership positions throughout ACRM. The group holds bi-monthly phone calls.

This is an excellent opportunity to get actively involved in ACRM in a leadership role.  In these positions, you will be able to interact with ACRM Leadership, developing relationships with leaders in our field across the country.  Furthermore, this is an excellent CV builder because of your involvement in an international professional rehabilitation organization.  Time commitment is very reasonable.  You will be well supported as the current officers will continue to be actively involved in the group and ACRM has multiple support staff members who are always available to assist and answer questions. 

Check out the PCNG webpage to find out more if interested in joining.

If interested in joining, please contact Joe Rosenthal, MD, MPH

Open positions include:

  • Chair (or co-chair)
  • Chair-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Early Career Liaison 

More Open Positions

  • SCI-ISIG is open for a Chair Elect, please contact Jeanne Zanca
  • Pain Rehabilitation Networking Group is looking for a Chair Elect and Secretary; please contact Saxon, LaDonna C.
  • Limb Restoration Rehabilitation Networking  Group is looking  for a Secretary, please contact Prateek Grover
  • Stroke-ISIG is looking  for an International Liaison, please contact Mark Kovic

Early Career Networking Group (ECNG)

The mission of the Early Career Networking Group (ECNG) is to foster the development and advancement of early career professionals in the field of rehabilitation. Our supportive network of peers provides the necessary resources and networking opportunities to promote successful career growth for rehabilitation researchers and clinicians.

Early Career Development Course Task Force: A warm invitation is sent to our Early Career Members & Mid-Career Members with an opportunity to build your CV by joining the Early Career Development Course Task Force and actively participating in the planning of the 2019 Early Career Development Course Program (CME/CEU qualifying). Please contact Terri Compos if you are interested in attending our monthly teleconference meetings.

Early Career Communications Task Force: This task force gathers and disseminates important information relevant to career development in the rehabilitation field. Our main product is the ECNG newsletter. Our members volunteer to be in charge of certain sections of the newsletter. We are always looking for new and active members.

The following are sections of the newsletter that you can contribute to (and will get recognition for in our newsletter!): 

  • ACRM Conference updates
  • ECNG updates
  • ACRM ISIG and NG updates
  • Ask the Mentor Column (collaborative efforts between Mentoring and Communication TFs)
  • Research Spotlight on ACRM members – be in the Spotlight or help find colleagues to be in the Spotlight!
  • Original articles written by our members on early career development topics – write your own article and boost your CV – yes you can include these articles as non-peer reviewed articles in your CV! These articles also often get included in ACRM’s Rehabilitation Outlook newsletter.
  • Career Development Resources – Search the web and find links to important resources to share in our newsletter. We are always looking for great resources for the following career development categories: Grants; Jobs / Promotion; Mentoring; Leadership; Work-life balance; and Clinician Corner; Conference Tips (see below link on This Quarter’s Career Development Resources.

The time commitment is relatively small but hugely rewarding! We hold 1-hour conference calls on a quarterly basis, but many of our members contribute through email exchanges. Please email the Task Force Chair, Dr. Ekaterina Dobryakova, if you are interested in joining.

Mentoring Task Force: The mission of this task force is to facilitate the development of mentoring relationships among rehabilitation professionals at varying stages in their career development through research, educational, and clinical collaborative opportunities. One of our current projects is to get questions and answers for the Ask the Mentor column, which is published in the ECNG Quarterly E-newsletter. So, if you need some advice, please submit your questions to the Task Force Chair, Dr. Megan Mitchell, and we will get those questions answered! Also, if you are interested in joining our TF or becoming a mentor for the column, please contact our Mentoring TF Chair, Dr. Megan Mitchell.