Spinal Cord Injury
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.
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
- 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 meeting, Progress in Rehabilitation Research
- Develop and receive informational and instructional media
Call for Late-Breaking Research Opens 5 May
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.
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
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.
MEMORIES from ACRM Annual Conference 2017: ATLANTA
See SCI-ISIG member slide show...
2017 Poster Award Recipients
SCI-ISIG Best Poster
Time to Depression in a Spinal Cord Injury Inception Cohort
Catherine VanDerwerker, PT, DPT, NCS
SCI-SIG Early Career Poster Award
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.
PAST CHAIR: Yuying Chen, MD, PhD
Chair, SCI-ISIG Nominating Committee
Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Alabama at Birmingham
- 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 >>>
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.
Functional Electrical Stimulation & Technology Task Force
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.
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.
CHAIR: Jeanne M. Zanca, PhD, MPT
Senior Research Scientist
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.
CO-CHAIR: Nick Evans, MHS, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-HFS
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
CO-CHAIR: Hannah Mercier, PhD, OTR/L
Clinical Specialist, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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.
CO-CHAIR: Heather Taylor, PhD
Director for Spinal Cord Injury Research
TIRR Memorial Hermann
- 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.