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.
BI-ISIG TASK FORCES
Visit the webpages for each of the BI-ISIG task forces to learn about their work and the ways you may benefit by participating.
- Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force
- Community-Based Treatment Task Force
- Disorders of Consciousness Task Force
- Girls and Women with ABI Task Force
- Long-Term Issues Task Force
- Mild TBI Task Force
- Pediatric and Adolescent Task Force
- Prognosis After TBI Task Force
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
|Chair||Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York, NY
|Past Chair||Lance E. Trexler, PhD, HSPP, FACRM
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
|Chair-Elect||Jennifer Bogner, PhD, ABPP-Rp, FACRM
Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
|Treasurer||Alan Weintraub, MD
|Secretary||Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, MS, NCS
UNC Chapel Hill
|Early Career Chair||Monique Pappadis, PhD
TIRR Memorial Hermann
|Communications Chair||Kristine Kingsley, PsyD, ABPP-Rp
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York, NY
|Program/Awards Chair||Dawn Neumann, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award Winner
The Cantor Scholar Award is presented by the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG) to a BI-ISIG member in recognition of outstanding research that is judged to be a significant contribution to the field of brain injury rehabilitation. The award is named in memory of Dr. Joshua B. Cantor, who was well known for his research on life after TBI. The 2014 award winner is Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD, FACRM.
Congratulations to the following winners of the BI-ISIG outstanding poster awards. These posters were presented during the ACRM 91st Annual Conference, 9 and 10 October 2014 in Toronto.
Early Career Award
This award is given to a researcher in the first 10 years of his or her career, who is first author of a poster in the area of brain injury exhibited at the annual conference and judged on its merits across several areas of topic relevance and importance, research methodology, coherence, writing quality, and overall presentation.
The 2014 Early Career Award winner is:
Co-Authors: Anne Citorik, Stephanie Gilmore, Eileen Hunsaker, Anne O’Brien, Marianne Beninato, Joseph Giacino
Disability Rating Scale Criteria as a Screen for Consciousness
David Strauss, PhD Memorial Award
This award was created in 2004 in honor of David Strauss, PhD, a long-term BI-ISIG member, nationally recognized for his humanistic interests, vision, and teaching in post-acute TBI topics. This award is given to the primary author of a poster presentation at the annual conference judged as best reflecting Dr. Strauss’s areas of interest.
The 2014 David Strauss, PhD Memorial Award winner is:
Co-Authors: Myriam Giguère and Marie-Christine Ouellet
Alcohol and Drug Use Before and in the First Year After Traumatic Brain Injury:
Association with Injury Severity
Girls and Women with ABI Early Career Poster Award Winner
Monique R. Pappadis
Co-Authors: Angelle M. Sander, Patrick Leung, Danielle Parrish, and Maxine W. Epstein
Impact of Gender Role Conflict on Adjustment in Women with Traumatic Brain Injury
Girls and Women with ABI General Poster Award Winner
Co-Authors: Patricia Johnson, Monica Pisotta, Alicja Michalak, Cheryl Masanic, Jonathan Gladstone, Chantal Vaidyanath, Shree Bhalerao, Kristin Smith, Jane Topolovec-Vranic
Sex-Based Differences in Headache, Fatigue, and Depression Severity Following Mild or Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
The Member Guide to Product Development describes ACRM products, e.g., fact sheets, journal articles, manuals, and the procedure used by ACRM groups and committees to develop them. Includes a product development worksheet and a form to request a product review.
Supplemental Materials for “Preventing Falls Following Brain Injury” Information/Education Page
HOW TO JOIN OTHER ACRM GROUPS
ACRM membership includes affiliation with any ACRM community forum. Members may participate in any group, including Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Groups; Early Career, Healthcare Policy, International, and Outcomes Measurement Networking Groups; as well as groups now forming for Geriatric Rehabilitation, Pain, Neurodegenerative Diseases, and Pediatric Rehabilitation. Nonmembers are welcome and encouraged to participate in any networking or forming group. Please contact Terri Compos, ACRM Community Relations Manager, for details.