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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
To learn about the work of the BI-ISIG task forces and get involved, please access the links in the left navigation menu.


ACRM Mid-Year Meeting

10 – 13 APRIL 2014

Hosted by ACRM Institutional Member, Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA, 30309-1465

Nearly all BI-ISIG task forces and leadership committees will be meeting face-to-face at this year's Mid-Year Meeting. Please REGISTER now and plan to attend.

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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


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BI-ISIG Steering Committee

Chair Lance E. Trexler, PhD, HSPP
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
Past Chair Ronald Seel, PhD
Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA
Chair-Elect Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York, NY
Treasurer Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Tampa, FL 
Secretary Kristen Dams-O'Connor, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
Early Career Chair Andrew C. Dennison, MD
Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA
Communications Chair Kristine Kingsley, PsyD, ABPP
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York, NY 
Program/Awards Chair Teresa Ashman, PhD
Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA

ATTENTION DIRECTORS OF COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS

The Community-Based Treatment Task Force is beginning to research the types of services provided and the treatment areas targeted by community-based rehabilitation programs for persons with brain injury.

If you are the director of a community-based rehabilitation program that provides services for persons with brain injury, we invite you to participate in the following survey. Your participation is completely voluntary and your responses will be kept strictly confidential. Furthermore, results of the survey will not be linked to a specific program.

The survey consists of 9 questions and can be completed in less than 15 minutes.

Click here to begin the survey.


BI-ISIG awards

*Proposed award: DR. JOSHUA B. CANTOR SCHOLAR AWARD

*This award is pending approval of the BI-ISIG membership, which will vote on this action during the 2014 Mid-Year Meeting.

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 honor of Dr. Joshua B. Cantor, who was well known for his research on life after TBI including the effects of cognitive fatigue, sleep deprivation, exercise, efficacious treatments for depression and cognitive rehabilitation, particularly problem solving and emotional regulation. Dr. Cantor’s work was directed towards developing and evaluating interventions that would give solace, meaning, and hope to individuals with TBI.

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Poster awards

Each year during the ACRM Annual Conference, the BI-ISIG presents two awards for outstanding posters.

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.

Barbra Zupan of Brock University received the 2013 David Strauss, PhD Memorial Award for her poster, Inferring Emotion in Social Stories by People with Traumatic Brain Injury.

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. 

Yelena Goldin, PhD of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute received the 2013 Early Career Poster Award for Effect of Computer-Based Cognitive Training Utilization on Attention Networks Efficiency in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury


BI-ISIG Resources

Member Guide to Product Development

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

Brain Injury eFlyer of Program Content at the 90th Annual ACRM Conference.


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.

 


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