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.
Fofi Constantinidou, PhD, CCC-SLP, FACRM
Chetan Phadke, BPhT, PhD
“How Does ACRM Help Internationally?"
Fofi Constantinidou, PhD CCC-SLP, FACRM
Center for Applied Neuroscience, University of Cyprus
One of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership is the opportunity to participate in the many interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups.
ING is ACRM's Global Initiative. Join us for networking, career growth and mentoring opportunities!
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ACRM Board Welcomes First International Member
Fofi Constantinidou, PhD, CCC-SLP, FACRM, made ACRM history this year when she accepted appointment as a member-at-large on the ACRM Board of Governors. She is the first international member to serve in this role.
Dr. Constantinidou is a professor of Language Disorders & Clinical Neuropsychology and Director of the Center for Applied Neuroscience at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus and an active member of ACRM since 2006. Dr. Constantinidou is an ACRM fellow and has served for many years as chair of the ACRM International Networking Group whose members represent more than 60 countries. ACRM is honored by her many contributions and pleased to welcome her to the board of governors.
THE BRUCKER INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Each year, the International Networking Group sponsors the Brucker International Symposium held during the ACRM Annual Conference. This ING signature event was established in 2008 in memory of Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Brucker, a long-standing ACRM member, who died unexpectedly that year. Originally established as a lecture luncheon, the event has become a popular ACRM tradition and continues today as a very special symposium.
Call for Nominations for 2017 Brucker International Symposium Speaker
DEADLINE: 18 January 2017
We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Brucker International Symposium speaker. The speaker should meet the following criteria:
- Not currently a member of ACRM
- Is an individual living outside of the USA and involved in international rehabilitation research and/or rehabilitation treatment or lives in the United States and has an international focus in research and /or rehabilitation
- They are involved in interdisciplinary work and can address their topic from multiple dimensions
- They are an engaging speaker who is an excellent communicator and motivator to educate and encourage international collaboration
- Would be inspiring to the ACRM membership
We are looking to have names by January 18, 2017 to be able to decide on speakers and meet the deadlines from the Program Committee.
Please include the following information and send your nominations to the ING secretary, Chetan Phadke.
- Organization that they are involved with and their position
- Any resources about them (websites, presentations, papers etc.)
- Potential topics that they could present on.
Past Brucker International Speakers
2016: Stephanie Nixon, BA, BHSc, MSc, PhD, Global Health and Rehabilitation Research: What are the opportunities on the horizon?
2015: Eli Vakil, PhD, Dissociation Between Memory Processes: The Contribution of Research on Memory Impairment Following Traumatic Brain Injury
2014: Donald T. Stuss, PhD, C Psych, ABPP-CN, Completing the Circle between Science and Rehabilitation: The Ontario Brain Institute Story
2013: Kathryn M. McPherson, RN, RM, DIP HV, BA (HONS), PhD, International Partnering in Research
2012: Marcel Post, PhD, Need and Opportunities for Cross-Cultural Studies on Quality of Life in Rehabilitation Medicine
2011: John Stone, PhD, Issues in International Collaboration in Rehabilitation Research
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Contact the ING Chair, Fofi Constantinidou, or any task force chair to learn more about current projects and ways to get involved. Members meet monthly via teleconference to discuss their ongoing work. including:
- 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! JOIN AN ING TASK FORCE
Contact the chairs of any task force to learn more about their current projects and ways you might get involved. All members are welcome and encouraged to participate.
ORGANIZATION AND RESEARCH TASK FORCE
|Co-chairs:||Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM
Angela Colantonio, PhD, FACRM
|NEW! COMMON DATA ELEMENTS WORK GROUP
Chair: Susie Charlifue, PhD, FACRM
MARKETING AND OUTREACH TASK FORCE
|Co-chairs:||Susie Charlifue, PhD, FACRM
Chris MacDonell, FACRM
|Focus:||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.|
SERVICE DELIVERY TASK FORCE
|Co-chairs:||Kristine Kingsley, PsyD, ABPP-Rp
Arshia Ahmad, MD, MRCP (UK), MSc
|Focus:||The mission of the Service Delivery Task Force is to bring together an international network of providers and funders to promote sharing and learning about different service delivery models and to encourage development of new services which are evidence informed, cost effective and culturally sensitive.|
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.