Message from the ECNG Chair, Alison Cogan
Dear ECNG Members,
2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the Early Career Networking Group! All of our task forces have been very active during the last few months, taking advantage of the momentum and excitement from the ACRM Annual Conference last fall. I have enjoyed connecting with Early Career Liaisons from Networking and Special Interest Groups across ACRM and look forward to continuing those conversations.
Under Dr. Tolu Oyesanya’s leadership, our Mentoring Task Force launched a mentor-mentee matching program with the Brain Injury ISIG. Dr. Oyesanya has been meeting with other ISIGs and NGs to plan expansion of this program, so stay tuned!
The topic of our next Career Development Corner Webinar on 6 March is, Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World, presented by Karen Gutzman and Patty Smith. This session is not to be missed! If you attended the Early Career Development Course at the ACRM Annual Conference last fall, you know how great these speakers are. Learn more >>.
Are you registered yet for the ACRM Training Institute at the Spring Meeting in Atlanta? While you’re there, be sure to attend the Early Career Development Course Task Force Meeting on 24 April from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM to learn about ways you can contribute to our signature event. Check out the exciting program of continuing education activities available for as little as $99/ 4-hour course:
- TC 1: Autonomic Self-Regulation for Integrative Management of Chronic Stress-Related Symptoms
- TC 2: Introduction to the Benefits of Virtual Reality for Neurological Rehabilitation
- TC 3: The Nuts & Bolts of Wheelchair Setup & Skills: Optimizing Seating for Independence
- TC 4: Innovations in Limb Loss Rehabilitation
- TC 5: Interdisciplinary Perspectives to Functional Measurement & Assessment of the Stroke Survivor
- TC 6: NEW ACRM Leadership Development Course
- Certified Brain Injury Training: The Official Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) Course & Exam
As always, we welcome all of our members to get involved with any of our three active task forces. Please contact either me or the task force chair if you are interested.
- Early Career Development Course Task Force: Dr. Amy Herrold
- Communications Task Force: Dr. Ekaterina Dobryakova
- Mentoring Task Force: Dr. Tolu Oyesanya
Please feel free to get in touch if you have questions, suggestions, or ideas about how the ECNG can better meet the needs of our ACRM members!
Alison M. Cogan, PhD, OTR/L
Chair, Early Career Networking Group
Washington DC VA Medical Center