Spinal Cord Injury

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The 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.

 

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
  • Supporting a forum for interdisciplinary and international exchange and collaboration

 

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.

 


2018 Call for Proposals

 

ACRM 2018 Call for Spinal Cord Injury Proposals

The Program Committee invites proposals focused on research evidence and its translation into clinical practice for presentation at the ACRM 2018 Annual Conference in Dallas.

See Guidelines & Submit >>


News & Updates

Join us at the ASIA 2018 Scientific Meeting

Are you attending the ASIA 2018 Scientific Meeting in Rochester, Minnesota? Join us on site for the ACRM SCI-ISIG Business Meeting.

ASIA 2018 SCIENTIFIC MEETING
ACRM SCI-ISIG Business Meeting
THU, 3 MAY // 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Executive Boardroom I, Mayo Civic Center
Rochester, Minnesota

This is a great opportunity to introduce your colleagues to the SCI-ISIG. Bring your coffee and friends to learn more about SCI-ISIG activities and ways to become involved.

Questions? Contact Yuying Chen, SCI-ISIG Past Chair or Jeanne Zanca, SCI-ISIG Chair.

MEMORIES from ACRM Annual Conference 2017: ATLANTA

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Spinal Cord Injury ISIG


2017 Poster Award Recipients

SCI-ISIG Best Poster

Time to Depression in a Spinal Cord Injury Inception Cohort
Catherine VanDerwerker, PT, DPT, NCS

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SCI-SIG Early Career Poster Award

Using a Screening Tool to Guide Assessment of Upper Extremity Function in Individuals With Tetraplegia
Amanda Gillot, MS, OT/L


Seeking Members for Media & Marketing Committee

The SCI-ISIG is now seeking members for the newly formed Media and Marketing Committee. The purpose of this committee is to help identify and contribute SCI content to ACRM publications, website, and social media. If you want to make a difference for the SCI-ISIG and work with great ACRM colleagues, please volunteer!

Submit questions and nominations to Dr. Sue Ann Sisto, SCI-ISIG Communications Officer. We are looking forward to working with you and are available for any questions you may have about involvement with the SCI-ISIG.


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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Jeanne Zanca

 

CHAIR: Jeanne M. Zanca, PhD, MPT
Senior Research Scientist
Kessler Foundation
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Yuying Chen

 

PAST CHAIR: Yuying Chen, MD, PhD
Chair, SCI-ISIG Nominating Committee
Associate Professor & Director
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ceren Yarar-Fisher

 

CHAIR-ELECT: Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Denise Fyffe

 

SECRETARY: Denise Fyffe, PhD
Research Scientist
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
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Swati Mehta

 

EARLY CAREER OFFICER: Swati Mehta, PhD
Research Associate
Parkwood Institute
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Sue Ann Sisto

 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM
Chair, SCI-ISIG Media & Marketing Committee
Chair of Rehabilitation Science
University of Buffalo
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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

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 >>> 

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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.

 

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Functional Electrical Stimulation & Technology Task Force

Mission:

The mission of our task force is to promote high quality research and evidence-based clinical applications of FES and other technologies for people with SCI. We also aim to raise awareness among clinicians and rehabilitation specialists about daily applications of functional electrical stimulation (FES) in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). This may include the recommended sessions, frequency of applications and the effective parameters based on the goal of therapy and the clinical characteristics (age, body fatness, level of injury, time since injury) of persons with SCI. Our mission was recently expanded to incorporate technology.

View current projects and learn how to get involved >>

Ashraf GorgeyCHAIR: Ashraf S. Gorgey, MPT, PhD, FACSM
Chief of Spinal Cord Injury Research, Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center
Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
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Secondary Complications & Aging Task Force

Mission: To promote healthy aging among people with SCI and assist the prevention and management of secondary complications of SCI through education, research, and policy.

View current projects and learn how to get involved >>

Jeanne ZancaCHAIR: Jeanne M. Zanca, PhD, MPT

Senior Research Scientist
Kessler Foundation
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Fitness & Wellness Task Force

Mission: To enhance the health and wellness of people with spinal cord injury through the development and implementation of evidence-based physical fitness and health initiatives created by an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers in the field of spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

View current projects and learn how to get involved >>

Nick EvansCO-CHAIR: Nick Evans, MHS, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-HFS

Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Shepherd Center
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Hanna MercierCO-CHAIR: Hannah Mercier, PhD, OTR/L

Clinical Specialist, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Women’s Health Task Force

Mission: The mission of the Women's Health Task Force (WHTF) is to raise awareness, facilitate collaborative research, apply knowledge, and improve women's health and quality of life following SCI.

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Heather TaylorCO-CHAIR: Heather Taylor, PhD

Director for Spinal Cord Injury Research
TIRR Memorial Hermann
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Stephanie SilveiraCO-CHAIR: Stephanie L Silveira, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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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 >>
  • 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.