One of the main topics of discussion at the upcoming meeting in Chicago will be the creation of two task forces:
An EDUCATION TASK FORCE should be comprised of individuals who have a calling to help with the following tasks:
- Creation of opportunities and resources that bolster the interdisciplinary education of trainees (in all fields and levels of training)
- Creation of opportunities and resources that bolster the interdisciplinary education of current practitioners (in all fields)
- Creation of opportunities and resources to disseminate best-practices (within and across fields) for current practitioners
- Creation of opportunities and resources that bolster the public’s awareness and knowledge surrounding the needs and experiences of living with limb loss
- Involvement in advocacy
- Helping develop content tracks (topic selection / workshop / courses) for the national conferences to bring our interdisciplinary group of professionals up-to-speed on practice guidelines (within and across our respective fields), the state of the evidence and clinical reasoning behind our decision making, current challenges, and future directions.
An INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH TASK FORCE should be comprised of individuals who have a calling to help with the following tasks:
- Identify current gaps in our collective knowledge
- Identify research questions and needs
- Promote the initiation of collaborative efforts (shared resource utilization/ sharing expertise / joint funding/grant submissions)
- Discuss the challenges and solutions surrounding existing research methodologies (from experimental set-up, to analysis methods and clinical trial study designs)
- Identification of platforms for finding potential collaborators and communicating with them, for those seeking collaborative research endeavors in the field, with other LLRG members
- Helping develop content tracks (topic selection / critical review of evidence / showcase of new methodologies) for the national conferences to bring our interdisciplinary group of professionals up-to-speed on latest research findings (in related fields), industry showcase of latest technologies, the state of the evidence and limits of interpretation surrounding meaningful metrics for performance and enablement, and highlighting the challenges and future directions.
We are excited to meet all of you, hear each of you out, help you connect and discerningly collaborate with one another, and serve your needs that in turn serve those of all who depend on us for their wellbeing, self-actualization, productivity and quality of life.