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2019 Conference Highlights & Awards

2019 Annual Conference Highlights   The 2019 Annual Conference was a huge success! Here are some Stroke ISIG highlights from the conference. Three tracks of non-stop content throughout the conference Successful business meeting Special Symposium on Biomarkers in...

Stroke ISIG Task Force Information

Stroke ISIG Task Force Information   The mission of the Stroke ISIG is to be a leader in interdisciplinary stroke rehabilitation—both in clinical practice and research—by promoting high standards of rehabilitation practice, education, and research among...

Task Force in the Spotlight

Task Force in the Spotlight   ​The Pediatric Stroke Task Force was recently developed to support the mission of the Stroke ISIG. We interviewed Co-Chair, Todd Levy, MS, OTR/L, CBIST to learn more. Q1. Why did you see a need to start this task force? A: Stroke is...

Check Out These Articles

Check Out These Articles   Members from our Movement Interventions Task Force recently had a paper published in the Open Journal of OT, an open access journal, entitled: Use of Standardized Assessments and Online Resources in Stroke Rehabilitation. The article by...

Virtual Happy Hours

Stroke Virtual Happy Hours   UPCOMING VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR Mark your calendars for our next Stroke Virtual Happy Hour! THU 21 MAY // 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET Language Intervention in Multilingual Speakers with Aphasia With Guest Speaker: Mira Goral, PhD, CCC-SLP   Mira...
Benefits Of Sleep For Brain Health

Benefits Of Sleep For Brain Health

Sleep is a vital part of staying healthy — that’s why we spend about a third of our life sleeping. However, more than 60 percent of Americans say that their sleep needs aren’t met across the course of an average week. There are many things that can interfere with...
Guide to Helping New Patients With Rehabilitation, Part 2

Guide to Helping New Patients With Rehabilitation, Part 2

Trying to recover from a traumatic brain injury, a back injury, a spinal cord injury, or any injury where your movement has been severely impacted is a challenge. It’s a physical challenge, but it’s also a mental and an emotional one as well....
Guide to Helping New Patients With Rehabilitation, Part 1

Guide to Helping New Patients With Rehabilitation, Part 1

Rehabilitation is a six-syllable word that not many people say. It’s shortened to “rehab.” Still, many people who have never undergone rehab are unsure what exactly rehab entails, and they can be anxious or frightened by it. ACRM, or American...
Message From the Chair Kristen Dams-O’Connor

Message From the Chair Kristen Dams-O’Connor

Message From the Chair   Dear BI-ISIG Colleagues, It was wonderful to see so many of you at the ACRM annual meeting in Chicago this past fall! We had an impressive turnout of First-Time and Early Career Attendees, many of whom joined us for the BI-ISIG Summit and...

Letter From the Editor Monique Pappadis

Letter From the Editor   Dear Moving Ahead Readers: If you missed the 2019 Annual Conference in Chicago, I’m sorry! There were phenomenal speakers making it somewhat challenging to decide where to go next. I’m confident that the 2020 Annual Conference will be even...

Supporting Early Career Involvement at Annual Conference

Supporting Early Career Involvement at Annual Conference In my role as the BI-ISIG Early Career Officer, I often consider what responsibility the BI-ISIG—and more broadly, ACRM—has in supporting and sponsoring participation of its Early Career and...

Task Force Funding

BI-ISIG Task Force Funding Opportunity A competitive grant opportunity seeks to fund high-quality projects to be led by BI-ISIG Task Force members. Eligible projects are expected to have a meaningful impact in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. To apply for...

Member Contributions to IBIA

Member Contributions to IBIA Members of the BI-ISIG made significant contribution to the leadership, planning, and presentation of scholarly work at IBIA 13th World Congress on Brain Injury in Toronto, Canada, 13 – 16 March 2019. A few of the symposia presented by...

Current Updates for Selected Task Forces

Current Task Force Updates – Select Task Forces     COGNITIVE REHABILITATION TASK FORCE  The Cognitive Rehabilitation task force was busy in 2019. Some of their accomplishments include completing the 2nd edition of the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation manual and...

BI-ISIG Members in the Spotlight

BI-ISIG Members in the Spotlight   RISA NAKASE-RICHARDSON, PHD, FACRM Dr. Risa Nakase-Richardson is a Professor and Director of the Sleep Medicine Research in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of...

BI-ISIG Emerging Leaders

Tolu Oyesanya, PhD, RN Tolu Oyesanya, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Oyesanya’s research program centers on care of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in acute and post-acute treatment settings, as well as support...

2019 Joshua B. Cantor Scholar

2019 Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award   The BI-ISIG Executive Committee is pleased to recognize the recipient of the 2019 Joshua B. Cantor Award is Noah Silverberg, PhD. This award was established in honor of Joshua Cantor, former ACRM and BI-ISIG member. Award...

ACRM Awardees & Fellows

ACRM Awardees & Fellows Congratulations to our BI-ISIG members who were 2019 ACRM Award winners! ACRM FELLOWS Five of the eight 2019 Fellows of ACRM are BI-ISIG Members. They are:   Leora Reiff Cherney, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCD, FACRMScientific ChairShirley Ryan...

BI-ISIG Members Honored With 2019 BIAA Awards

BI-ISIG Members Honored With 2019 BIAA Awards Please congratulate fellow ACRM BI-ISIG members, Jennifer Bogner, PhD, FACRM (Immediate Past-Chair of the BI-ISIG) and Samantha Backhaus, PhD, on their prestigious Brain Injury Association of America awards. They were...