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  • Spinal Cord Injury

    PHOTO COURTESY: Spinal Cord Injury Lab, ACRM Institutional Member Shepherd Center

    CLICK to View SCI-ISIG BrochureABOUT 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 Interdisiciplinary Special Interest Group (SCI-ISIG). 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.

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    NONSTOP SCI Content at the ACRM Annual Conference >

    58+ Hours of SCI Content Available at the ACRM Annual Conference

    SCI-ISIG LUNCHEON WITH SPEAKER // Ticketed Event

    FRI, 30 OCT

    Edelle Field-Fote

    Edelle Field-Fote

    The Spinal Cord Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (SCI-ISIG) will sponsor an educational luncheon with speaker, Edelle Field-Fote, PhD, PT presenting Reactivate, Rewire, Restore: Challenging the Nervous System to Optimize Function after SCI.

    Dr. Field-Fote is a leading neuroscientist and director of spinal cord injury research at Shepherd Center. She is internationally renowned for her work in motor recovery after spinal cord injury. Save the date and invite a colleague to join you for a stimulating and informative lunch.

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    SCI-ISIG BUSINESS MEETING

    THU, 29 OCT // Open to all

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    SCI-ISIG BENEFITS

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

     

    HOW TO JOIN THE SCI-ISIG

    One of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership is the opportunity to participate in the many interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups.  Not sure ACRM membership is right for you? Consider an ISIG Only membership.

     

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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.

     

    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    Chair: Susan Charlifue, PhD, FISCoS, FACRM
    Chair-Elect: Yuying Chen, MD, PhD
    Past Chair:  Deborah Backus, PhD, PT, FACRM
    Treasurer:  Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PT, PhD
    Secretary: Therese Johnston, PT, PhD, MBA
    Early Career Chair:  Hannah Mercier, MS OTR/L


    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 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.

    SCI-ISIG BROCHURE