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Spring 2022 Edition

Members of the I-ISIG concentrate their best efforts and form and establish scientific alliances to present all the latest ground-breaking research, findings and applications, every year at the ACRM conference, covering various areas of interest, research, or practice -related. Through these activities our members can stimulate scientific knowledge and debates around the world of science and practice, and further research. More information for each presentation found here

  1. IC41: Practice Skills for Rehabilitation Professionals Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Presenters: Mary Black, MS, OTR/L – Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center; Jacob Bentley, PhD – Seattle Pacific University; Concettina Trimboli, PhD. Candidate – Curtin University; Supriya Sen, OTD, MS, OTR/L – Virginia Commonwealth University; Jade Elise Gross, OTD, OTR/L – Georgia State University; Temple Moore, MSOT, OTR/L, MScGHD – Refugee Women’s Network; Mansha Mirza, PhD, OTR/L – University of Illinois at Chicago.
  1. Big Data Science to Investigate Sex-Specific Trajectories of Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation. Presenters: Michael Escobar, PhD – Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Angela Colantonio, PhD – Rehabilitation Sciences Institute; Andrew Tran, MSc – Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Vincy Chan, PhD – KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network; Tatyana Mollayeva, MD, PhD – KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute University Health Network.
  1. Neurocognitive and Neuropsychiatric Rehabilitation Needs of the COVID-19 patient: A person-centered approach. Presenters: Fofi Constantinidou, Ph.D. – University of Cyprus; Angelle M. Sander, PhD, FACRM – Baylor College of Medicine; Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP-CN – Neurological Surgery Weill Cornell Medicine; Thomas F. Bergquist, PhD, ABPP-CN, FACRM – Mayo Clinic.
  2. Buruli Ulcer and Hansen’s Disease: Perfect Candidates for Better Interprofessional Woundcare and Rehabilitation in Less Resourced Countries. Presenter: Hubert Vuagnat, MD – Geneva University Hospitals.
  3. Developing Healthy Mentoring Relationships. Moderator: Mark A. Hirsch, PhD, FACRM – Carolinas Rehabilitation/Carolinas Medical Center; Presenters: Tolu O. Oyesanya, PhD, RN – Duke University School of Nursing; Patricia C. Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; Panelists: Michele K. York, PhD, ABPP-CN, FACRM – Baylor College of Medicine; Julie Faieta, PhD, MOT OTR/L – Université Laval; Melike Kahya, PT, PhD – Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Harvard Medical School; Brooks C. Wingo, PhD – University of Alabama at Birmingham; Brian Downer, PhD – University of Texas Medical Branch.
  4. From Brain Plasticity to Lifestyle and Rehabilitation Services Recommendations: Research Update from NDNG’s MS Task Force. Presenters: Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD – Kessler Foundation; Brooks C. Wingo, PhD – University of Alabama at Birmingham; Ali Y. Karahan, MD – University of Usak; Sarah J. Donkers, PT, PhD – University of Saskatchewan.
  5. Predictors of Psychological Responses during the ‘Acute’ and ‘Chronic’ Phases of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Lifespan Approach. Presenters: Fofi Constantinidou, Ph.D. – University of Cyprus; Ioulia Solomou, MSc in Neuroscience – Center for Applied Neuroscience, University of Cyprus; Flora Nikolaou, MSc in Neuroscience – Center for Applied Neuroscience, University of Cyprus.
  6. Vulnerabilities and disability-inclusive responses to COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters: Tiago S. Jesus, Ph.D, PP-OTD – Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA & Global Health and Tropical Medicine, New University of Lisbon, Portugal; Sureshkumar Kamalakannan, Ph.D – Public Health Foundation of India; Sutanuka Bhattacharjya, PhD., OTR/L – Georgia State University; Christina Papadimitriou, PhD – Oakland University.
  7. Setting Up a Cancer Prehabilitation Framework in Singapore. Presenters: San San Tay, MBBS, MRCP(UK), MMed(Int Med)NUS, FAMS – Changi General Hospital; Kah Meng Kwok, MBBS, MRCP, MMed – CGH; Lina Jia, MN, APN – Changi General Hospital, Singapore.