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 (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.
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.
The 2017 SECOND PLACE Poster Award for Stroke went to first author, Alexandra Terrill for Couples-Based Intervention Improves Depressive Symptoms in Stroke.
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
Friday, 13 April //8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas
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.
We look forward to seeing you soon at the Mid-Year Meeting in Dallas!
Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP, FACRM
Chair, Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
Co-Chair, ACRM Program Committee
Director, Cedars-Sinai Health System