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Welcome to the new ANCDS Board Members!


Please help us congratulate the newest additions to the ANCDS Board, beginning their terms in 2019: 

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President's Message

Welcome to the summer ANCDS newsletter.  I hope that you've had an enjoyable summer and have been able to take advantage of our podcasts, webinars (live and on-demand), and annual meeting recordings.  As you are planning your fall and winter schedules, be sure to look for upcoming webinars and mark your calendars for the ANCDS Scientific Meeting in Boston on November 14th.


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Member Spotlight: Esther Kim, PhD, CCC-SLP

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Esther Kim, PhD, CCC-SLP, an Associate Professor and Director of the Aphasia Research Lab at the University of Alberta.  Esther's areas of expertise include cognitive mechanisms underlying language processing in aphasia and healthy aging; developing treatment approaches for aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders.


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Member Spotlight: Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD, a Clinician Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Toronto.  Catherine's areas of expertise include cognitive rehabilitation neuroscience, basic science to clinical applications, cognitive-communication disorders, the role of sleep in neuroplasticity, cognition and neuro-recovery.  Her clinical and research interests include cognitive-communication disorders in vulnerable populations (youth and adults in the criminal justice system, women survivors of intimate partner violence); and cognitive-communication and return to learn for students with mTBI/concussion and persistent symptoms.


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Return to Work and Workplace Interventions for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury

Live Broadcast: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm (EST).

The archived webinar will be available soon.

Description:

When persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) return to work, maintaining stable employment is associated with their communication competencies.  Dr. Meulenbroek's research focuses on the intersection of work and social communication disorders, specifically in persons with TBI.  He uses sociolinguistic approaches to analyze talk at work and develop new ways to assess and treat persons with TBI whose therapeutic aims include return to stable employment.

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The ANCDS Membership Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to our 2018 Student Fellows at this year's annual conference.  As a mentor, you would serve as the first encouraging link to our renowned organization, demonstrating to Fellowship recipients the feeling of being welcome in ANCDS through a positive first conference experience.

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ANCDS is proud to announce the 2018 Scientific and Business Meeting, which will be held on November 14 in Boston, MA (location TBA). Our theme this year is Advances in Neurological Rehabilitation with a focus on neuroplasticity and the use of technology during recovery from aphasia and motor speech disorders.

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Member Spotlight: Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP

In each newsletter, we will feature an ANCDS member.  This quarter we're talking with Kelly Knollman-Porter, PhD, CCC-SLP, an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Speech Pathology & Audiology and Director of the Concussion Management Program at Miami University.


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High definition fiber tracking and semantic feature analysis treatment for naming in aphasia

Live Broadcast: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:00pm EST

Click here to order the archived webinar.
Recording Expires: July 12, 2021

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New ANCDS Podcast Released!

Quality Audio Content -  Anytime, Anywhere

We are back with another installment of the ANCDS podcast, and we are inviting you to listen in!

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2017 Annual Meeting Lecture Recordings:

Emerging Brain Imaging Methods for Assessing Normal and Abnormal Cognitive Function 

Speaker: Mark D'Esposito, MD
Director, Henry H. Wheeler Jr. Brain Imaging Center University of California, Berkeley, CA

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2017 Annual Meeting Lecture Recordings:

Concussion and Speech-Language Pathology: The State of the State

Speaker: Kathy Hardin, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIST
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

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Welcome to the team, Sarah!

We are very fortunate that Sarah Wallace, Ph.D., has joined the ANCDS Communications Committee and is now co-editor of the ANCDS Newsletter.  Many of you know Sarah because she is your colleague, mentor, committee member, or running partner.  Sarah is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Adult Language and Cognition clinic in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Wallace also directs the Communication and Cognition Lab at Duquesne.  She has published extensively in the areas of multi modal communication and aphasia along with other publications in the area of neurogenic communication disorders.


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Honors of the Academy


This year, the Academy of Neurologic Disorders and Sciences recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to people who have neurologic communication disorders and to the professionals who work with them for more than 40 years.  In a career that has encompassed clinical and academic settings, this person has served as clinician, administrator, teacher, researcher, consultant, and mentor.  Our honoree is someone who has provided service and leadership in the workplace and in professional associations.  This individual’s work is widely respected, as evidenced by productive collaborations with colleagues in many disciplines.

The distinguished recipient of the 2017 ANCDS Honors:


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Student Fellow Interview

Ryan S. Husak, MS, CCC-SLP
Doctoral Candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky


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Student Fellow Interview

Jenni Shafer, MS
Doctoral student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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Student Fellow Interview

Kristen Ackley, B.A., B.S.
Master’s Student at Pennsylvania State University


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ANCDS Student Fellow Program

Congratulations to the newest group of ANCDS student fellows.  These rising stars are sure to go on to do great things!  Thanks to the mentors who volunteer to support these students
at the conference and beyond.  And special thanks to the membership committee for organizing a wonderful program.


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President's Message

Welcome to the first ANCDS newsletter of 2018. It is my privilege to be serving as president this year and I am looking forward to helping advance the important work of our organization. I’d like to extend my gratitude to our Past-President, Richard Peach, for his invaluable efforts on our behalf last year. Thanks to his leadership, our operations have been substantially improved.


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Committee Updates

Education and Standards Committee:
One of the major roles of the Education and Standards Committee is to develop and implement the educational program for the Annual Scientific and Business Meeting.  In completing this task for the 2017 meeting in Los Angeles, the committee members (Jennifer Horner, Isabel Hubbard, Diana Petroi, Gail Pashek, JoAnn Silkes and myself) discussed several themes.  When identifying appropriate themes, the committee considered previous meetings topics, survey results from attendees of the 2016 meeting, potential presenters from the California regional area, guidance from the ANCDS Board liaison to the committee (Julie Wambaugh), and the collective knowledge of the committee. 


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