Members interested in stroke are encouraged to join our task forces. Find a task force that you are interested in and contact the task force chair to learn about potential opportunities.

 

Movement Task Force

Susan Linn

Susan Lin

Veronica Rowe

Veronica Rowe

CO-CHAIRS

Susan Lin, OTR/L, FAOTA
Veronica T. Rowe, PhD, OTR/L


UPDATES

We are developing two symposia proposals for 2018 conference:

  1. Implementation Science of Movement Interventions in Stroke Rehabilitation
  2. Preventing Falls in At-Risk Populations (Stroke, Cancer).

Writing groups have meetings this month to continue on products (i.e., transition from hospital to community after stroke, utilization of stroke outcome measures).



Vision Task Force

John-Ross Rizzo

John-Ross Rizzo

Kimberly Hreha

Kimberly Hreha

CO-CHAIRS

John Ross Rizzo, MD
Kimberly Hreha, MS, OTR/L

UPDATE

We are working on analysis and paper submission from a survey that we administered regarding visual assessments. And then we will be contributing lectures and poster presentations to the annual conference, specifically developing a track for vision rehabilitation.



Health and Wellness Task Force

Suzanne Burns

Suzanne Burns

Jaclyn Schwartz

Jaclyn Schwartz

CO-CHAIRS

Jaclyn Schwartz, PhD, OTR/L
Suzanne Perea Burns, PhD, OTR/L

UPDATES

Developing two symposia for the annual meeting. The first will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to sexuality after stroke and the second focuses on recurrent stroke prevention with self-management and lifestyle modification.

 


Nursing Task Force

Kristen Mauk

Kristen Mauk

Michelle Camicia

Michelle Camicia

CO-CHAIRS

Kris Mauk, PhD, DNP, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC
Michelle Camicia, MSN, CRRN, CCM, FAHA

UPDATES

White paper development/summary with interprofessional work group



Aphasia Task Force

Michelle Armour

Michelle Armour

Christina del Toro

Christina del Toro

CO-CHAIRS

Christina M. del Toro, PhD, CCC-SLP
Michelle Armour, MS, CCC-SLP

UPDATES

Composing two symposia for the annual meeting: The first will present strategies and methods for successfully including people with aphasia in stroke research; the second will discuss supported communication as an approach for improving clinical interactions between healthcare providers and patients with aphasia.



Pharmacy Task Force 

Alex Jawharjian

Alex Jawharjian

CHAIR

Alex Jawharjian, PharmD, MPH, MBA

UPDATES

This new task force plans to create a recommended list of functional duties for pharmacists, which will help promote the role of pharmacy in rehabilitation medicine. A second priority will be to investigate gaps in medication therapy in rehab medicine. The task force will look to see where medication therapies have failed our patients, where interventions are necessary and what resources we have to counter some of these gaps in therapy.