International Networking Group
The ACRM International Networking Group is a community of rehabilitation professionals from around the world whose mission is to communicate and collaborate across international boundaries to advance rehabilitation research and evidence-based practice.
It fosters international collaborations among rehabilitation researchers, consumers, and providers through multi-site research; disseminates evidence-based practice recommendations through active participation in the ACRM Annual Conference; and develops educational materials.
This interdisciplinary group of ACRM members and rehabilitation stakeholders is committed to evidence-based practice and policy that advances the organization, delivery, and financing of rehabilitation services. The International Networking Group builds on the ACRM commitment to interdisciplinary research that reaches across health conditions and the continuum of rehabilitation care.
Join us at the 90th Annual ACRM Conference
The ACRM Annual Conference in Orlando is the largest ACRM conference yet. Already more than 100 international attendees are registered and we look forward to welcoming them to Orlando. Mark your calendar today and plan to attend these important International Networking Group activities.
- International Networking Group Membership business meeting will be held on Friday, 15 November at 8.30 a.m., EST. Please download the meeting agenda here.
- Brucker International Luncheon, also on Friday, 15 November at 12.00-13.30, EST. This has become a favorite ACRM event because it provides the opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas regarding rehabilitation and research practices around the wolrd. Our speaker this year is Dr. Kathryn McPherson, Professor of Rehabilitation (Laura Fergusson Chair) at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. This is a ticketed event that sells quickly. Be sure to register early.
Additionally, there are several international symposia and talks that are of relevance to ING members, including:
- The ING featured symposium entitled: Best Practices in Cross-Border Collaboration Rehabilitation Research (Thursday,14 Nov, 13.30-15.00, EST).
- Why We Need More Case Studies of Cognitive Rehabilitation (Thursday, 14 Nov, 10.30-12.00, EST).
- Neurodegenerative Effects of Epilepsy: Cognitive and Psychosocial Sequelae and Recommendations for Rehabilitation Research and Practice (Thursday, 14 Nov, 15:30-17:00, EST).
The Brucker International Luncheon
The International Networking Group also sponsors the Brucker International Luncheon held each year during the ACRM Annual Conference. The Luncheon was established in 2008 in memory of Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Brucker, a long-standing ACRM member, who died unexpectedly that year. The luncheon has grown to become an ACRM tradition.
How May I Participate in the International Networking Group?
You can be a part of this global rehabilitation research network by contacting the chair:
Fofi Constantinidou, PhDProfessor of Language Disorders & Clinical Neuropsychology
Department of Psychology
Director, Center for Applied Neuroscience
University of Cyprus
T. 011+ 357 22 89 2078
- New opportunities for research collaboration
- Updates on current projects
- Development of new dissemination products
- International programming for the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research
GET INVOLVED TODAY!
Join an International Networking Group Task Force
1) ANNUAL CONFERENCE TASK FORCE
Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD
|Focus:||Encourage international content at the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research
Organize the annual Brucker International Luncheon for international attendees
2) ORGANIZATION AND RESEARCH TASK FORCE
|Co-chairs:||Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM
Angela Colantonio, PhD, FACRM
|Focus:||Promote international research and cooperation
Identify funding sources for future research opportunities
3) MARKETING AND OUTREACH TASK FORCE
|Co-chairs:||Susie Charlifue, PhD
Develop materials and website content to inform ACRM members and other rehabilitation stakeholders about the activities of the International Networking Group and opportunities for involvement.
How Do I 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.
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