Spinal Cord Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
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
2023 Spinal Cord Injury ISIG All Member Meeting
Ask the Author Meeting Series
DATE: Second Tuesday of Every Other Month
4:00 PM ET
Meeting ID: 850 7455 0209
We hope to see you there!
With guest speaker, Gino Panza, PhD, CSCS
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Sciences, Program of Occupational Therapy,
Wayne State University
Health Science Specialist, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
Join us to discuss the publications on VE Ventilatory, VE Variability and RPE
Abstract: Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can result in secondary complications related to physical and psychosocial wellbeing. Common secondary health consequences experienced by individuals with SCI include bladder and bowel continence issues, pain, autonomic dysreflexia, and spasticity. Furthermore, as people age with disability, they may begin to experience greater levels of complications and feelings of loss of independence. Generally, the more educated an individual is on managing their health following SCI, the more likely they are to show positive adjustment. However, there is a gap between education services that are desired and those that are available, which supports the notion that formal education is relatively insufficient. Cortree is a free online learning centre developed by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario in collaboration with clinicians, researchers, and persons with lived experience aimed to overcome the gap in available resources for those with disability. It is equipped with tools and resources that can be accessed by those with a disability and the people in their life. The platform also provides professional training, specifically for support workers. This presentation will provide background on the patient-oriented approach to the development of Cortree programs, available programming, and preliminary results on the impact of the platform on those with disability.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The SCI-ISIG is seeking nominations for two officer positions on the SCI-ISIG Executive Committee, including:
- Membership Officer
Self nominations are permitted.
More details to come in April 2023
- 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 interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups and to engage in their task forces, is one of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership.
Membership is available at various levels and includes a subscription to the most-cited journal in rehabilitation, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as discounted member pricing on all ACRM products and events.
Click the JOIN NOW button to learn more or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance.
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FOLLOW the ACRM SCI-ISIG
- 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.