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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...

TNG Task Forces

TNG Task Forces   Clinicians & Industry Collaborative Task ForceCommunications Task ForceLaunchPad Task ForceProgramming Task ForcePandemic Task Force   NEWLY FORMED: Clinicians & Industry Collaborative Task Force The Technology Networking Group is...

Member Spotlight on Sarah Norring

Member Spotlight: Dr. Sarah Norring   Please tell us about your professional background. I received my Ph.D. in Medical Science from the College of Medicine at University of South Florida over a decade ago. Since then, I have engaged in teaching at LECOM to a...

Member Spotlight on Lynne Gauthier

Member Spotlight: Dr. Lynne Gauthier   Please tell us about your professional background. I majored in Neuroscience as an undergraduate student and fell in love with human subjects brain research while studying EEG and memory. After graduation, I knew that I...

LaunchPad Spotlight on Sam Colachis

LaunchPad Spotlight: Sam Colachis, MS   Please tell us about your professional background(s). I am a research scientist in the medical devices group at Battelle focused on developing assistive technologies to improve the quality of life for individuals with...

LaunchPad Spotlight on William Padula

LaunchPad Spotlight: Dr. William Padula   Please tell us about your professional background(s). Dr. Padula is a neuro-optometrist who is a researcher, inventor and who directs the Padula Institute of Vision Rehabilitation in Guilford, CT. Dr Padula has 10 US...

Resource Recommendations S21

Resource Recommendations   Spotlighted members were asked: “What books, podcasts, journal articles, documentaries, and/or blogs would you recommend to TNG members?” Here’s what they had to say:   DR. LYNNE GAUTHIER: I listen to some Entrepreneurial podcasts....

Ask the TNG

Ask the TNG   We’d like to feature your questions. What would you like to know about technology in the field of rehabilitation medicine? What questions do you have for clinicians, scientists, and engineers who are currently involved in technology roles? What...

ACRM TNG Opportunities

ACRM TNG Opportunities   Do you want to be part of the TNG leadership? We are currently recruiting for a TNG Programming Task Force Co-Chair. You can read more about this opportunity in the TNG Task Forces section of this newsletter. Please reach out to TNG...