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Message From the Chair: Thomas Bergquist

Message From the Chair: Thomas Bergquist

Message From the Chair: Thomas Bergquist   I am very honored and humbled to be the new chair of the Brain Injury – Interdisciplinary Special Interest group (BI-ISIG). I pride myself on being approachable, so right from the start I want to encourage everyone...

Letter From the Editor: Mary E. Russell

If 2021 needed to one-up 2020, it has certainly started off on full throttle! I am honored to be a part of the BI-ISIG executive committee as the Communications Chair.  I have a great team working with me who are able to help get Moving Ahead off the ground.  ACRM has...

BI-ISIG Task Force Research Awards

These awards are given to fund high-quality projects to be led by BI-ISIG Task Force members that will have a meaningful impact in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. Congratulations to the following recipients. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force Title:...

Members in the Spotlight

2021 Annual Conference Special Lecture Series We have an exciting line-up for #ACRM2021 and our special lectures are no exception! Attendees have access to these recorded sessions with CME/CEUs through March 2022. Didn’t attend the Conference? No problem! Buy...

2021 BI-ISIG Annual Conference Scholarship Recipients

Mentor-Match Program The inaugural BI-ISIG Mentoring Program, in collaboration with the Career Development Networking Group (formerly Early Career Networking Group), took place in 2020.  Participating Mentors and Mentees recently received evaluation surveys, and we...

BI-ISIG 2020-2021 Media Committee

Associate Editor Ghazala T. Saleem, EdD, MS, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science at University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She received her research doctorate in movement sciences from Teachers College, Columbia...

BI-ISIG 2020-2021 Executive Committee

CHAIR Thomas F. Bergquist, PhD, LP, ABPP, FACRMMayo Clinic College of MedicineDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Physical Medicine & RehabilitationRochester, MNbergquist.thomas@mayo.edu CHAIR-ELECT Angelle M. Sander, PhDDivision of Clinical...
Letter from the Stroke ISIG Chair & Past Chair

Letter from the Stroke ISIG Chair & Past Chair

Letter from the Chair & Past Chair             Hello from the Stroke ISIG Chair & Past Chair! We hope all are well and staying safe in these unprecedented times! Despite the pandemic, the Stroke ISIG continues to be a strong community...

Stroke ISIG Task Force Updates

2021 Task Force Updates   Aphasia & Other Communication Disorders Task Force This past year, the Aphasia and Other Communication Disorders Task Force published two Archives of PM&R Information/Education pages: Armour M., del Toro, C.M, Kiran, S., Raymer, A.,...

Preparing for ACRM Annual Conference

Preparing for ACRM 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference Here are some program highlights of stroke-related presentations and events to help you prepare for the upcoming ACRM 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference, 26-29 September, and Pre-Conference, 24-26 September. NOW is a great...

Stroke ISIG Virtual Happy Hours 2020-2021

Stroke-ISIG Virtual Happy Hours 2020-2021 Stroke-ISIG Virtual Happy Hours are live webinars featuring expert speakers in all areas of stroke rehabilitation. This is an opportunity to learn from and interact with the best in our field! Check out the list below of the...

Member in the Spotlight Leanna Katz

Member in the Spotlight   Meet Leanna Katz Occupational TherapistSpaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital for Children – BostonAdjunct faculty, Boston University   Please tell us about your professional background. I received a Bachelor of...
Multiple Sclerosis Task Force Newsletter September 2021

Multiple Sclerosis Task Force Newsletter September 2021

NDNG Multiple Sclerosis Task Force Newsletter   The goal of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Task Force of the Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group is to foster networking, collaboration and communication among rehabilitation professionals, persons with MS and...

Research Spotlight Kathleen Zakowski

Research Spotlight   KATHLEEN ZAKOWSKI In this edition, we bring you an interview with Dr. Kathleen Zakowski, PhD, OTR, who is a Senior Director of Patient Management, Care and Rehabilitation Research at the National MS Society.   What is your background? I...

Resource Update Lynne Gauthier

Resource Update   Behavioral intervention needs to be at the forefront of therapy planning In this newsletter, Dr. Lynne Gauthier, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, talks about behavioral techniques therapists can use to improve...

Patients Perspective Laura Kolaczkowski

Patient’s Perspective DON’T LET DOUBT WIN   The Patient’s Perspective section is authored by Laura Kolaczkowski. She is active in the multiple sclerosis community, particularly with iConquerMS, a patient led research initiative organized by the...
Welcome to the TNG

Welcome to the TNG

Welcome to the TNG   Welcome to the second issue of Power Up! the ACRM Technology Networking Group newsletter. It was wonderful to see (virtually!) so many members at the Annual ACRM Conference last fall. Be sure to check out Plenaries to see some innovative...

LaunchPad Contestants 2021

LaunchPad 2021   LaunchPad is an annual competition sponsored by the ACRM Technology Networking Group and hosted by the ACRM Annual Conference. LaunchPad was created to highlight innovative rehabilitation technologies developed by non-profit research and...