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Spinal Cord Injury

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ABOUT THE SCI-ISIG

At the ACRM Annual Conference in October 2009, the eight-year-old Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Networking Group was recognized by the ACRM Board of Governors as the SCI Special Interest Group (SCI-SIG). Started by Sue Ann Sisto in 2001, the group is now comprised of interdisciplinary professionals who desire to improve the educational and networking opportunities for ACRM membership in SCI medicine, rehabilitation and research, and to advance clinical practice to improve the lives of people with SCI.

MISSION

The mission of the SCI-ISIG is to advance the field of SCI rehabilitation and research by providing opportunities for professional development, advocating for standards of practice and research, and supporting a forum for interdisciplinary and international exchange.

SCI-ISIG BENEFITS

  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Opportunity to plan educational courses for the ACRM Annual Conference
  • Task Force participation
  • Collaborative research opportunities

SCI-ISIG ONLY Membership Application

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Spinal Cord Injury Programming at the 2014 Annual Conference

A full track of NONSTOP content for spinal cord injury will be offered during this year’s annual conference in Toronto, including pre-conference in-depth instructional courses. Earn CME-CEU credit in your choice of 11 disciplines.

See the Complete Spinal Cord Injury Track

 

ACRM 91st Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research
7 – 11 October 2014
InterContinental, Toronto Centre and Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada

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TASK FORCES

Work of the SCI-ISIG is carried out by its various task forces, which promote cutting-edge research, establish standards of care in SCI rehabilitation, and offer an interdisciplinary forum for development of state-of-the-art SCI rehabilitation practice.


OFFICERS OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chair: Susie Charlifue, PhD, FACRM
Chair-Elect: YuYing Chen, MD, PhD
Treasurer: YuYing Chen, MD, PhD
Secretary: Therese Johnston, PT, PhD, MBA
Early Careeer Chair:  Nora Johnson   MBA, MS, PsyD


HOW TO PARTICIPATE

RESEARCH

  • Advance SCI research and promote research collaboration
  • Establish an interdisciplinary research agenda
  • Promote translation of evidence to enhance clinical expertise and practice

CLINICAL CARE

  • Conduct state-of-the-art reviews of practice in spinal cord care
  • Enhance competencies of an interdisciplinary team member in SCI rehabilitation

EDUCATION

  • Participate in continuing education offerings specific to the interests of SCI researchers and clinicians
  • Plan an educational course for the ACRM annual meeting, Progress in Rehabilitation Research
  • Develop and receive informational and instructional media

Become involved in an SCI-ISIG task force by contacting Debbie Backus, PT, PhD or the task force chair.


SCI-ISIG RESOURCES

 

MEMBER GUIDE TO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

The Guide 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 Product Review Request Form.

 

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HOW DO I 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.