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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. Recordings of the presentations are also available online.  

  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.