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    This is your opportunity to get involved with the NEW ACRM Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group (PRNG) at the ground-floor. Help identify the critical rehabilitation issues this group will address, recruit colleagues in the field, or step into a leadership role as chair of a task force.

    Contact the Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group co-chairs to learn more:

    Co-Chair:  Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP, +1.216.368.5385
    Co-Chair:  Christina Sadowsky, MD
    Communications Officer: Pam Lathem, OTR

    Webinar Series for Pediatric Rehabilitation

    The Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group is actively collaborating with the Pediatric/Adolescent TBI Task Force of the BI-ISIG to put together a webinar/podcast series dedicated to pediatric rehabilitation! We are hoping to conduct initial interviews at the Mid-Year Meeting that will be used to launch this series. If you would like to contribute as a guest, or if you have suggestions for guests you would like to hear, please contact Angela Ciccia.


    How to Join the Networking Group

    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.



    Click the JOIN NOW button to learn more or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance.


    Pediatric Highlights of 2016 ACRM Annual Conference


    2016 Pediatric Rehabilitation Award Lecture

    Long-Term Outcomes of Pediatric-Onset SCI


    THU 3 NOV // 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

    Lawrence Vogel, MD

    Lawrence Vogel, MD

    Dr. Vogel is the recipient of the 2016 Pediatric Rehabilitation Award and will present the inaugural award lecture, Long-Term Outcomes of Pediatric-Onset SCI.

    Dr. Vogel has been the Chief of Pediatrics at the Chicago Shriners Hospitals for Children since 1981 and the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury program since its inception in 1983.

    Over the past 3 decades, Dr. Vogel has dedicated his time to the care of children and adolescents with spinal cord injuries. A major interest of Dr. Vogel's is long-term follow up of children and adolescents with spinal cord injuries. Over the past decade, he has been the principal investigator of a grant studying the psychological, educational, vocational and sexual adjustment of patients with spinal cord injuries and their families. In addition, he has investigated long-term use of various braces for ambulation for children with spinal cord injuries and medical complications and psychosocial outcomes of children and adolescents with spinal cord injuries.


    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

    Shari WadeShari 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.

    CLICK to View Educational Content for Pediatric Rehabilitation coming to the ACRM Annual Conference in ChicagoDr. 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.

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