Spinal Cord Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
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The ACRM Spinal Cord Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (SCI-ISIG) is a community of interdisciplinary professionals who work to enhance educational and networking opportunities for ACRM members interested in SCI, and to advance clinical practice to improve the lives of people with SCI.
The mission of the ACRM 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
- Supporting a forum for interdisciplinary and international exchange and collaboration
SPINAL CORD INJURY DAY, 5 SEPT
“International Days” are celebrated worldwide to mark important aspects of human life and history. Since 2016, the International Spinal Cord Society has designated the 5th day of September every year as ‘Spinal Cord Injury Day’ to increase awareness amongst the general public and further facilitate an inclusive life for persons with disability and ensure success of prevention programs.
This year’s focus is on the prevention of Covid-19 for persons with spinal cord injury, with the slogan “Covid-19 and SCI: Staying well”. The Covid-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented time for all, with or without disability. Persons with spinal cord injury are more vulnerable than others, and were left to fear severe complications and poor disease outcome. When confronted with protective measures and a lockdown, the physical, psychological and social needs of those persons in a wheelchair cannot be overstated. Events will be organized around the world. LEARN MORE >>
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Advance SCI research and promote research collaboration
- Establish an interdisciplinary research agenda
- Promote translation of evidence to enhance clinical expertise and practice
- Conduct state-of-the-art reviews of practice in spinal cord care
- Enhance competencies of an interdisciplinary team member in SCI rehabilitation
- Participate in continuing education offerings specific to the interests of SCI researchers and clinicians
- Plan an educational course for the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research
- Develop and receive informational and instructional media, like the FES Task Force Webinar Series
Become involved in an SCI-ISIG task force by contacting the task force chair.
- 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
The opportunity to participate in more than 20 specialized ACRM community groups, including interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG), networking groups and forming groups, is one of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership.
Individual membership is available at various levels and includes a subscription to the most-cited journal in rehabilitation, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and discounted member pricing on all ACRM products and events. MORE >>>
ACRM institutional membership provides substantial discounts on all ACRM products and educational events, custom sponsorship and marketing opportunities, and the benefit of affiliation with the world’s largest association for interdisciplinary rehabilitation research. MORE >>>
CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
- 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 >>
- SCI-ISIG BYLAWS
Bylaws for the SCI-ISIG may be found in the ACRM Policies & Procedures Manual. To review the manual, please login to the Member Portal. In the left navigation, select “Members ONLY Access” and click the hyperlink for the Policies & Procedures Manual.