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Dear friends and colleagues,

As Chair of the Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (ISIG), I am privileged to ask you to join me in furthering the mission of the Stroke ISIG.  That 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.”  Together, we can guide the ACRM Stroke ISIG towards an exciting future full of many opportunities!

As ACRM and the Stroke ISIG grow, we strive to further science, education and research in rehabilitation as well as translation into practice.  The fact that you are receiving this e-newsletter, Stroke Matters, means that you are a key person to help us achieve our goals!

Stroke ISIG Awards

At the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, 23 – 28 October, we honored the following individuals for their work in stroke rehabilitation:

Leora R. Cherney, PhD, BC-ANCDS, CCC-SLP

The ACRM/National Stroke Association Award for Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke went to Dr. Leora R. Cherney.  She presented her current research which focused on innovative treatment approaches for aphasia.

John-Ross RizzoJohn Ross (JR) Rizzo, MD, MSCI

The ACRM/National Stroke Association Young Investigator Award in Post-Stroke Rehabilitation was awarded to Dr. John Ross (JR) Rizzo. He presented the award lecture, Eye Control Deficits Coupled to Hand Control Deficits: Eye-Hand Incoordination in Chronic Stroke, during the ACRM Annual Conference.

Emily Kringle

The 2017 FIRST PLACE Poster Award for Stroke was presented at the Poster Grand Rounds to first author, Emily Kringle for Treatment Expectancy Predicts Clients’ Engagement During Inpatient Rehabilitation After Stroke.

Alexandra TerrillAlexandra Terrill

The 2017 SECOND PLACE Poster Award for Stroke went to first author, Alexandra Terrill for Couples-Based Intervention Improves Depressive Symptoms in Stroke.

Jessica KerseyJessica Kersey

The 2017 THIRD PLACE Poster Award for Stroke went to first author, Jessica Kersey for Awareness Improves Over Time.

Stroke ISIG Task Forces

We currently have six task forces working to further rehabilitation science in stroke rehabilitation. Participation in any of our very active task forces is open to all members of the Stroke ISIG and new members are welcome.  We  hope you will  join us and get involved.

  • Movement Interventions Task Force
  • Vision Task Force
  • Aphasia Task Force
  • Nursing Task Force
  • Health and Wellness Task Force
  • NEW Pharmacy Task Force

Visit our website to learn more and contact a task force chair to participate.

Mid-Year Meeting & Training Institute

Plan now to meet face-to-face with Stroke ISIG members at the ACRM Mid-Year Meeting at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, 12-14 April 2018. Registration is free to members, but required. Register Now >>

Extend your stay and earn CME/CEUs at the NEW ACRM Training Institute. Choose up to 5 half-day or full-day Instructional Courses or the two-day Cognitive Rehabilitation Training.

Friday, 13 April //8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas

Mid-Year Meeting & ACRM Training Institute April 2018 DALLAS Page course

See the complete agenda of ACRM Training Institute Instructional Courses and register EARLY for best rates.

Don’t miss this spectacular training and time for professional networking and collaboration with the Stroke ISIG!

ACRM 2018 Annual Conference

Finally, we hope you will join us for the 95th ACRM Annual Conference in Dallas Texas, September 28-October 3, 2018.

Plan to be part of the largest interdisciplinary conference in the world for rehabilitation research and submit a proposal to present your evidence-based knowledge. Watch for registration opening soon with the lowest rates of the year. Proposals are now being accepted for symposia, scientific papers, and posters through 13 February.

See Submission Guidelines and Submit >>

We look forward to seeing you soon at the Mid-Year Meeting in Dallas!

Pamela Roberts Signature

Chair, Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
Co-Chair, ACRM Program Committee
Director, Cedars-Sinai Health System