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.
|CHAIRFofi Constantinidou, PhD, CCC-SLP, FACRM
Professor of Language Disorders & Clinical Neuropsychology
Center for Applied Neuroscience University of Cyprus
T: 011+ 357 22 89 2078
|SECRETARYChetan Phadke, BPhT, PhD
West Park Healthcare Centre
York, Ontario, Canada
T: 416.243.3600 x 2716
“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.
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CONGRATULATIONS DR. CONSTANTINIDOU!
Fofi Constantinidou, PhD, CCC-SLP, FACRM, International Networking Group Chair, received the 2013 Experienced Research Award by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. The award was presented by the president of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades.
Dr. Constantinidou is a professor of language disorders and clinical neuropsychology and director of the Center for Applied Neuroscience at the University of Cyprus.
THE BRUCKER INTERNATIONAL LUNCHEON
Each year, the International Networking Group sponsors the Brucker International Luncheon held 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.
2015 INVITED SPEAKER
The ING is pleased to announce that Eli Vakil, PhD has accepted an invitation to speak at this year's Brucker International Luncheon on Thursday, 29 October.
He will discuss his research on memory impairment following traumatic brain injury. Dr. Vakil is a professor and former departmental chairman in the Department of Psychology and head of the Memory and Amnesia lab at the Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar Ilan University. He is also director of the Rehabilitation Center for Veterans After Traumatic Brain-Injury (TBI) in Jaffa, Israel.
Dissociation Between Memory Processes: The Contribution of Research on Memory Impairment Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Deficient memory and learning skills are frequently reported consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, since TBI frequently leads to widespread, diffuse axonal injury, patients with TBI are not the ideal group for studying brain-behavior relations. With the continuing improvements of neuroimaging techniques, it has likely become possible to apply the method of double dissociation between cognitive processes and corresponding brain regions even for individuals with TBI. Dr. Vakil will discuss how studying this group could contribute to our understanding of the configuration of memory processes and could ultimately contribute to the assessment and rehabilitation of this patient population.
PAST BRUCKER INTERNATIONAL LUNCHEON SPEAKERS
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.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE TASK FORCE
|Co-chairs:||Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD
Gerben DeJong, PhD, FACRM
|Focus:||Encourage international content at the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research
Organize the annual Brucker International Luncheon for international attendees
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
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:||Amy Morse, BS
Prathap Raghavan, FRCPC, MD
|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.