|Keith Tansey, MD, PhD, FASNR|
By Keith Tansey, MD, PhD, FASNR
In this holiday season, I hope you find peace, hope, and a bright outlook for the new year.
As we transition from one year to the next, I like to reflect on the past, and, in this case, I would review the last 18 months of ASIA’s progress. ASIA continues to grow and lead in the field of SCI Medicine, working to expand our understanding of and impact on spinal cord injury.
|John Steeves, PhD|
Established in 1987, the ASIA Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual who made a significant contribution to the world of spinal cord injury care. Criteria includes: career dedication, peer recognition, professional competence, and recognized achievement. Each recipient is chosen from a slate of candidates submitted by members to the Awards Committee. The committee forwards its recommendation to the ASIA Board for final approval.
|Marcel Post, PhD|
The ASIA 2019 Distinguished G. Heiner Sell Lectureship will be presented by Marcel Post, PhD.
Dr. Post studied psychology and graduated in 1985. He is special (research) professor of spinal cord injury rehabilitation at the University of Groningen since 2014. He is also leader of the spinal cord injury research program at the Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine (University Medical Center Utrecht and De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation) in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The submission deadline for both awards is January 15, 2019.
News & Updates
University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury is recruiting wheelchair users for a research study to determine the effectiveness of a remote wheelchair transfer training program. This study will be conducted entirely in an online environment.
To be eligible, individuals must be between 18 and 75 years old, and use a wheelchair for mobility. Participants will be compensated for their time.
The premier North American organization in the field of Spinal Cord Injury care, education and research, ASIA provides unparalleled training excellence in the administration, scoring and interpretation of the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI).
ASIA Needs Your Help!
ASIA is looking for enthusiastic members who want to get involved. Committees are a great way to gain experience, network, pay it forward and become a leader. Read about our ASIA committees here.
The 2019 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Summit, American Spinal Injury Association’s (ASIA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Waikiki, Hawaii, April 2-5, 2019 will be here before we know it! The Planning Committee for the conference is excited to announce several features in this year’s program.
Exhibitors are an integral part of ASIA conferences and a central part of the 2019 program. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or have a potential exhibitor/sponsor in mind, check out and share complete exhibitor information in the 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus.
For more information, please contact Commercial Support manager Dana Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org
ASIA Health Policy and Advocacy Committee Chair, Matt Davis wrote a blog post for the CDC regarding the SCI and CAUTI issue. The title of the post is “Unintended Consequences for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury.”
The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Mentoring Program is a way to build connections with experienced members who can help answer questions regarding Spinal Cord Injury and the association. New members interested in a mentor will be matched before or during the ASIA Annual Meeting, where there will be an opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet.
If your organization or
institution would like to
become a Partner, Exhibitor
or Supporter in 2019,
contact Dana Gibson.
The 2019 prospectus will
be available soon!
For more information, visit here.