Which hat do you wear? Don’t waste time guessing. Make the conference work for you. The ASIA Program committee has mapped out Suggested Tracks/itineraries for conference attendees. Suggested Tracks are suggestions only and optional. *Access Suggested Tracks during the conference here in the 2018 Mobile Meeting Guide or print them out. PDF (printable) links are below.
Suggested Tracks – Printable PDF’s
It is easy to get overwhelmed at a conference, especially for newcomers unfamiliar with the format and so many options at the same time. Plan the day yourself or check out the Suggested Track for Newcomers. These include not-to-be missed Mentorship activities, Coffee with the Professor and conference highlights.
Newcomers Suggested Track PDF
Pain is one of the most common issues noted by individuals with spinal cord injury and dysfunction. These conference selections are likely to enhance both your understanding of pain and your clinical practice. By the end of the conference, you will leave with cutting edge information on various topics including neuropathic pain, pain in pediatrics, translational pain research, pain in the upper extremity, and even how yoga can be utilized to treat multidimensional pain in individuals with SCI/D.
Pain Suggested Track PDF
If you work with youth with spinal cord injury/dysfunction, either exclusively or only once in a while, you know how difficult it can be to obtain specific training pertaining to this population. In order to meet this need, ASIA has affiliated with The Steel Assembly and provides such training as part of its annual conference. Some of the exciting and relevant topics being addressed this year include: how learning to eat and speak again can enhance quality of life; diagnosis and management of acute pediatric myelitis; and understanding, assessing and treating pain across clinical disciplines. In addition the interactive point/counter point presentation, along with the three round room discussions, will include specific issues relevant to youth.
Pediatrics Suggested Track PDF
- Rehab Medicine
Whether you have been practicing rehab medicine for months or decades this track offers suggestions to bring back home including breast feeding, measuring bowel dysfunction, and helping patients navigate clinical trials.
Rehab Medicine Suggested Track PDF
- Rehab Therapy
You may want to check out these suggestions if your clinical or research focus is in rehabilitation therapy. It includes suggested courses such as managing pain and dysfunction of the upper extremity to current information on clinical trials and treatments for neurorecovery.
Rehab Therapy Suggested Track PDF
For those interested in staying at the forefront of SCI research, the suggested Research Track will keep you updated about the latest in the field. From leaders in the SCI field to junior investigators generating new hypotheses, research in SCI is well-represented in this track.
Research Suggested Track PDF
- Surgery, Spine and Acute Care
Back by popular demand, the Surgery/Spine/Acute Care Track highlights the important SCI issues and research topics in the acutely injured as well as the surgical interventions available to chronic SCI, finishing with a half-day surgical spine symposium.
Surgery, Spine and Acute Care Suggested Track