ACRM Communities


A primary driving force advancing the mission of ACRM is the dedicated volunteers working within ACRM committees and groups. Each interdisciplinary special interest and networking group is a unique community where like-minded, yet specialized health care and research colleagues network and collaborate to improve the lives of people living with disabling conditions.

Independently, each group pursues their choice of projects and product development initiatives relative to their interests and expertise. Collectively they share a commitment to support the advancement of evidence-based practice, public funding of rehabilitation research, promotion of high-standards of rehabilitative care and favorable legislation and public policy.

Most special interest and networking groups are comprised of task forces focused on specific topics or projects. As an ACRM member, you may join any existing task force or propose and lead the development of a brand new one.

There is no better place to participate in a diverse community of your peers and be recognized for your contributions to rehabilitation medicine. All members are encouraged to join and participate in the groups and task forces committed to the issues they care about most. Contact the appropriate chair to get started.



> Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG)
Chair: Lance Trexler, PhD, HSPP 
Chair-Elect: Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM

> Spinal Cord Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (SCI-ISIG)
Chair: Susan Charlifue, PhD
Chair-Elect:  TBD

> Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (Stroke-ISIG)
Chair: Phil Morse, PhD, FACRM
Chair-Elect: Stephen Page, PhD


Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group
Co-chair: Julie Silver, MD
Co-chair: Vish Raj, MD 

Early Career Networking Group
Chair: Dawn Neumann, PhD

Health Policy Networking Group
Chair: Gary Ulicny, PhD

International Networking Group
Chair: Fofi Constantinidou, PhD

Military / Veterans Affairs Networking Group
Co-chair:  Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD
Co-chair: Joel D. Scholten, MD

Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group
Chair: Debbie Backus, PhD, PT

Outcomes Measurement Networking Group 
Chair: Allen Heinemann, PhD, ABPP (RP), FACRM

Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group
Chair: Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP



Get involved on the ground floor…

Geriatrics Rehabilitation Group
Co-chair: Jonathan Bean, MD
Co-chair: Deirdre Dawson, PhD

Pain Rehabilitation Group
Co-chair: Virgil Wittmer, PhD
Co-chair: Position OPEN — your help wanted! Inquire with Virgil Wittmer, PhD