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 with the active support of our members.
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 professionals with common interests in stroke. Our mission aligns with ACRM vision by being committed to improving the lives of persons with disabilities. The collaborative efforts of our task forces continue to uphold these goals in many ways. Our task forces address a wide range of topics for the stroke survivor including aphasia and communication, movement, health and wellness, vision, pharmacology, transitions and continuity of care, pediatric, and nursing needs.
There are many benefits to being a member of the Stroke ISIG.
- You can participate in the task forces which offer many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.
- You can grow your professional network of colleagues, mentors, and funders through collaborative opportunities.
- By networking and engaging with stroke rehabilitation colleagues, you can share your passion and challenges
- Boost our CV and gain recognition for your contributions to the field
- Learning never stops and is heightened with continuing education opportunities as well as ways in which to administer education through the ACRM conferences and webinars.
- Work with pioneers in the field, mentors, and potential collaborators to advance the field of stroke rehabilitation
- Help translate and disseminate evidence-based practices for improved outcomes
Please take a moment to look at the ACRM Library of educational resource as well as specifics related to all Stroke task force and ISIG goals. In 2021, we will continue to offer our Virtual Happy Hour webinars to our members. Task forces continue to create resources for knowledge translation which can be directly incorporated into clinical practice, such as the new Resource Database for Aphasia & Related Disorders. Many other opportunities can be found through the ACRM website. Also, we have an Early Career Liaison and an International Networking Group Liaison to support your collaboration with others who have similar interests.
Reach out to any of us with questions or comments! We thank you for your interest and look forward to this year and beyond!
Veronica T. Rowe, MS(R), CBIST, FNAP, PhD, OTR/L
Chair, Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (ISIG)
Georgia State University
Mark Kovic, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Past Chair, Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (ISIG)