What Does the Stroke ISIG Mean to You?

Elizabeth Skidmore“Through my involvement in ACRM and the Stroke ISIG, I have had expanded opportunities for new national and international interprofessional collaborations in rehabilitation research, training and practice.” —Elizabeth Skidmore Stroke ISIG Executive Committee Member-at-Large Stroke ISIG member since 2008 [clear][spacer] Stephen Page“The Stroke ISIG gives me wonderful opportunities to interact with professionals who are passionate about...
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ECNG Information & Resources

WELCOME

Welcome to the November issue of the ACRM Early Career Networking Group Information & Resources Newsletter brought to you by the ECNG Communications Task Force.

This issue presents highlights of early career activities at the ACRM Annual Conference in Toronto, exciting new career development resources, and introduces new members of the ECNG leadership. You will also find important information about the 2015 Call for Proposals. Read on to learn more about this opportunity to present your latest research with ACRM in Dallas, Texas.

Call for Proposals: 2015 ACRM Annual Conference, Dallas

ACRM is now accepting presentation proposals for the 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research in Dallas, Texas. Choose between three presentation formats:

  • Instructional Courses: 4- or 8-hours, preconference – proposals due 15 Dec 2014
  • Symposia: 90-minute, core conference – proposals due 15 Jan 2015
  • Scientific Papers & Posters: during core conference – proposals due 2 Mar 2015
 

WHEN / WHERE?

ACRM 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research

25 – 30 October...
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EARLY CAREER NETWORKING GROUP CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Compiled by: Stephanie Hayner, PhD, Dawn Neumann, PhD, Brad Kurowski, MD, MS, Chari Hirshson, PhD, Megan Mitchell, PhD   The Early Career Networking Group (ECNG) had another successful annual conference. Thanks to all who attended and we look forward to an exciting year as we work towards the goals and realization of the ideas which were discussed. Read on for details about each of the ECNG events...
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Career Development Resources

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Meet ECNG Executive Committee and Task Force Chairs

This month, recently elected ECNG officers took their places on the Executive Committee and the new Mentoring Task Force was formed. Read on to meet Megan Mitchell, Chair; Dawn Neumann, Past-Chair; Nora Johnson, Chair-Elect; and task force chairs, Mathew Doiron and Meghan Geiss. Feel free to contact them with questions and ideas or to get involved, and be sure to watch for more ECNG leadership...
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Membership Spotlight

The purpose of doing spotlights on our members is twofold. First, we would just like to get to know you. Secondly, we anticipate that this will facilitate and foster valuable networking connections by getting to know our ACRM peers and what you do. If you are interested in participating, please send Dawn Neumann a write up about yourself that answers the following questions....
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From the President

Dear Membership,

Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM

Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM

We are busy planning a very exiting conference for you that will include focused and diagnostic specific research and practice areas in seven tracks, including Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Pain, Cancer and Pediatric Rehabilitation.  Additionally, don’t miss the chance to choose between 23 instructional courses bookending the conference.

If you haven’t registered, there is still time.
REGISTER HERE

Let me also welcome our new managing editor for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Glenn Collins.  Congratulations and thank you to the editors-in-chief and the editorial board for the recent increase in our journal’s impact factor. This is the 10th increase in 11 years and the highest Impact Factor of all general Rehabilitation journals according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports just released. With 17,931 lifetime citations, ARCHIVES is the most-cited journal in Rehabilitation and has the highest Eigenfactor in the category.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!!

Sue Ann Sisto

 

 

 

 

Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM
President, ACRM
Stony Brook University School of Health Technology and Management

TEETER-TOTTER OF SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS: BALANCING WORK AND PERSONAL LIVES

Submitted by: Megan Mitchell, PhD, Chair-Elect of the ACRM Early Career Networking Group Early Career Networking Group While recently packing to move for the umpteenth time in a decade, I came across a college essay I wrote my senior year of high school. The topic: Where I saw myself when I was forty. The conclusion: I would be a pediatrician...
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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK FACTORS AND THE RISK FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: WHAT CAN WE DO TO INTERVENE?

Submitted by: Patricia C. Heyn, PhD, ACRM Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group Executive Committee Member; PM & R Department, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO Sedentary behavior, defined by the College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association (2007 ACSM/AHA Panel Expert) as less than 30 minutes of accumulated moderate physical activity on most days of the week, increases the risk of many chronic...
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ACRM EVIDENCE AND PRACTICE COMMITTEE: SERVING THE REHABILITATION RESEARCH COMMUNITY

Submitted by: Ronald T. Seel, PhD, FACRM, Chair of the Evidence and Practice Committee and Director of Brain Injury Research at Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA (more…)...
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Cancer Rehabilitation: A New Frontier for ACRM

Cancer Rehabilitation: A New Frontier for ACRM

Submitted by: Nicole L. Stout, DPT, LexicaMED LLC; Julie Silver, MD, Harvard Medical School; Vishwa Raj, MD, Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital

In the fall of 2013, the Board of Governors approved the formation of a Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group as a component of ACRM. This group will serve ACRM members by providing educational opportunities and networking activities related to cancer rehabilitation with consideration for functional, cognitive, and psychosocial issues for patients with cancer and cancer survivors. …

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