BI-ISIG *Celebrating 30 years*
CHAMPIONING HIGH STANDARDS IN BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION / EDUCATION / RESEARCH
ABOUT THE BI-ISIG
The ACRM Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG) promotes high standards of rehabilitation practice, education, and research among interdisciplinary professionals with common interests in brain injury.
The BI-ISIG holds two meetings per year, one a mid-year spring meeting and the other, an annual fall meeting, which is held in conjunction with the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research.
“What does ACRM mean to YOU?"
James Malec, PhD, FACRM
Indiana University School of Medicine/Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
Join us at the 2016 ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research in Chicago this fall, for 5 tracks of NONSTOP educational content focused on brain injury rehabilitation. Plus, dive deep into intensive Pre-Conference Instructional Courses or Workshops on a wide variety of brain injury topics.
Up to 42.5 hours of CE available.
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2016 Executive Committee Slate of Candidates
BI-ISIG members in good standing will receive an email invitation to participate in the BI-ISIG Election in late-August. If you need assistance accessing the election survey, please contact Cindy Robinson.
For BI-ISIG Chair-Elect, the candidates are:
For BI-ISIG Secretary, the candidates are:
|Candidate for Program/
|Candidate for Early Career Liaison Officer|
2016 Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium
Rehabilitation Interventions for Pediatric Brain Injury: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Role of Everyday People
WED, 2 NOV // 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
ACRM ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Hilton Chicago
Shari L. Wade, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Director of Research, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
This talk will focus on the emerging evidence base for rehabilitation interventions for pediatric brain injury including the growing evidence supporting the efficacy of problem-solving and parenting-skills interventions. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of existing evidence, challenges and opportunities for advancing pediatric TBI intervention research including using novel trial designs to address heterogeneity within the population. Consideration will also be given to how TBI interventions can incorporate “everyday people” such as parents and teachers into their design and implementation.
Dr. Wade is a pediatric rehabilitation psychologist and professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and has investigated social environmental predictors of recovery from childhood traumatic brain injury for more than 25 years. She recently developed and tested web-based problem-solving and parenting skills interventions to facilitate child and family adaptation post injury. She is particularly interested in supporting the translation of empirically-based treatment strategies into the standard clinical care. Dr. Wade’s research has resulted in more than 140 peer-reviewed publications and she the inaugural recipient of the Jane Gillett Award from the International Pediatric Brain Injury Society.
Stacy Suskauer Recognized as the 2016 Joshua B. Cantor Scholar
Congratulations to Stacy J. Suskauer, MD, recipient of the BI-ISIG 2016 Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award. Dr. Suskauer is a pediatric physiatrist and is Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs and Director of the Brain Injury Clinical Research Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is an Associate Professor in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Read More >>
Now Accepting BI-ISIG Early Career Travel Scholarship Applications
The Executive Committee of the BI-ISIG is committed to supporting early career involvement in the BI-ISIG and its task forces. Attending the Annual Conference and connecting in person with fellow task force members is a great way to stay involved. We also hear your concerns and know how difficult it may be to obtain travel funds needed to participate. To assist active, early career members who wish to attend the 2016 conference in Chicago, the BI-ISIG is pleased to offer three travel scholarships—valued at $650 each. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and collaborate with experienced brain injury professionals and advance your career!
Self-nominations are welcomed.
Nominations are due 15 August 2016.
Early Career Mid-Year Meeting Scholarship Recipients
The BI-ISIG is pleased to announce the 2016 Early Career Travel Scholarship recipients. We would like to thank everyone who applied for a scholarship and congratulate those of you who were selected this year. We are confident that all three recipients will make an invaluable contribution. This year's recipients are:
Maria Kajankova, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Shital Pavawalla, PhD, ABPP-CN
Sutter Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Emily Nalder, PhD
Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto
This semi-annual newsletter of the ACRM BI-ISIG, reports the news, updates, progress, and opportunities that spring from the group’s many task forces and dedicated members.
BI-ISIG MEMBER BENEFITS
- Moving Ahead semi-annual newsletter
- BI-ISIG Task Forces
- Continuing education
- Opportunity to plan educational courses for the ACRM annual conference
- Development of position papers
- Joint research opportunities
BI-ISIG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM
Lance E. Trexler, PhD, HSPP, FACRM
Jennifer Bogner, PhD, ABPP-Rp, FACRM
Alan Weintraub, MD
Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, MS, NCS
Early Career Officer
Monique Pappadis, PhD
Communications Officer &
International Networking Liaison (Ex-Officio)
Kristine Kingsley, PsyD, ABPP-Rp
Dawn Neumann, PhD