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TUE 28 APR // 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Help Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guest Speaker: Xinsheng “Cindy” Cai, PhD, Project Director, Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC), American Institutes for Research

This webinar will discuss methods to address health concerns of those with TBI, SCI and Burn Injury using resources developed by MSKTC.


Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:

  1. Use the free research-based resources developed by the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) to help individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and burn injury to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Understand how the MSKTC has used a knowledge translation framework to make these resources useful to the end-users
  3. Understand how the MSKTC has worked with the Model System researchers to rigorous product development process to ensure the quality of the resources
  4. Understand principles in effectively communicating health information to support individuals with SCI, TBI, and burn injuries
  5. Understand how to navigate the MSKTC website


Xinsheng “Cindy” Cai is a principal researcher at the American Institutes for Research. Dr. Cai has extensive experience in applying advanced research methodology and statistics in designing, conducting, and managing complex tasks and projects in large-scale multi-site evaluations, meta-analysis, and knowledge translation. An expert in knowledge translation (KT), Dr. Cai is the co-chair of the Knowledge Translation and Implementation Coordinating Group of Campbell Collaboration. She directs the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center providing management oversight and intellectual leadership on all aspects of the research, development, dissemination, and utilization tasks.

Dr. Cai was the principal investigator of two subgrants funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study policymakers’ needs for traumatic brain injury (TBI) data and to develop the policy factsheet on the long-term effects of moderate to severe TBI; and a co-principal investigator of a KT grant to translate wheelchair safe transfer techniques for consumers and clinicians.

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IMPORTANT: To obtain Continuing Education (CE) credit, you are required to SIGN-UP FOR CE prior to or immediately following the live webinar and remit non-refundable payment of $29.00. Additionally, you must personally login to the webinar so that ACRM is able to validate your participation.



1:00 – 1:05 PM:  Introduction and Objectives

1:05 – 1:45 PM:  Presentation

1:45 – 2:00 PM:  Q & A


Target Audience:

Rehabilitation professionals, Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy practitioners and other related specialties.


A certificate of attendance for 1.0 contact hours will be provided at the conclusion of this activity

Content Level: Introductory

First Content Focus: Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Second Content Focus: Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends

Course Keywords: Best Practices, Evidence-based, Intervention

Partial credit will not be offered. Requirements for credit include full attendance at the workshop and participation in discussion, completion of course evaluation and post-test.


CSMC is a recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as a continuing competency approving agency. This course is being offered for 1.0 hours of continuing competency credit in California.


Questions / Information

For questions regarding credit, special needs and accommodations, cancellations and other requests, please contact: or call +1.310.423.5243. For information on grievances related to this workshop, please include the name and date of this workshop and submit the complaint to the contact provided above.



There is no commercial support for this activity. CSMC is offering this course as a co-sponsor with the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Acknowledgements will be made at the beginning of the educational event.

The following faculty have these relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose:

Cindy Kai –        Grant- National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DP0082)

Project Director- MSKTC

Participants will receive disclosure information at the beginning of the workshop.

CSMC staff, as part of the planning committee for this workshop, and in its role as an approved provider in this offering, have no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine is a co-sponsor for this educational activity.

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