Membership Spotlight

Membership Spotlight: Looking for ECNG Members

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...
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Introducing ECNG Executive Committee

Introducing ECNG Executive Committee and Task Force Chairs

As recently elected officers take their places on the ECNG Executive Committee this month and new task forces form, take a moment to meet Megan Mitchell, Chair; Dawn Neumann, Past-Chair; Nora Johnson, Chair-Elect; and task force chairs, Mathew Doiron and Meghan Geiss. Watch next month for more ECNG leadership profiles.   Megan... 			
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Career Development Resources

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ECNG Information & Resources

Early Career Networking Group Information & Resources

  This month’s Early Career Networking Group (ECNG) newsletter contains:
  • Call for Proposals: 2015 ACRM Annual Conference // Dallas
  • Career Development Resources
  • Meet Members of the ECNG Executive Committee
  • Membership Spotlight: Looking for ECNG Members
  • Highlight for Next Month’s newsletter

Call for Proposals: 2015 ACRM Annual Conference // Dallas

ACRM is now accepting presentation proposals for the 92nd Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research.

PRESENTATION FORMATS & DEADLINES

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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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ACRM Community News

ACRM Call To Action

Health Policy Networking Group   The ACRM Health Policy Networking Group (HPNG) has been charged with using the current and future empirical rehabilitation research evidence to influence public policy. The HPNG is currently working on cataloging research evidence to validate the "value" (defined as cost/outcome) to make a case that if we are moving towards value based reimbursement, then...
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ACRM BOARD OF GOVERNORS WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

ACRM President, Dr. Sue Ann Sisto and the entire ACRM Board of Governors are pleased to welcome the newest members elected to the board in the spring election.  Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST and Ron Seel, PhD, FACRM will serve as members-at-large and join the board in October during the ACRM 91st Annual Conference in Toronto. Dr. Kolakowsky-Hayner chairs the Early Career Development Course Task Force of...
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Outstanding Educational Opportunities at the ACRM 91ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE // Toronto

To be presented at the ACRM 91st Annual Conference: Progress in Rehabilitation Research 2014 Sheldon Berrol Memorial Chautauqua: A Call to Action for Health Disparities Join Us! Thursday, 9 October 2014 from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM The Sheldon Berrol Chautauqua is the BI-ISIG special annual venue in which we address timely and sometimes controversial issues. Named to honor Dr. Shelly Berrol’s famous “Let’s talk” invitation to his...
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