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New England Regional SCI: Improving Quality of Life After Spinal Cord Injury

by kier November 11 2011 09:59
The New England Regional SCI Center is holding it's 7th Annual Consumer Research Conference entitled "Improving Quality of Life after Spinal Cord Injury" on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The event is hosted by New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center and Boston Medical Center.

The event is designed for individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI), their family members and caregivers, as well as health professionals and researchers interested in spinal cord injury rehabilitation research.

If you are not in the New England area, they are offering a live webcast to be able to tune in from the comfort of your own home. To access the webcast live tomorrow visit: You can log-in anytime throughout the day. The schedule is as follows:

10:00 AM - Lisa Hemmerle, MPA, Mistress of Ceremonies
10:15 AM - 11:15AM - Survive, Subsist, Succeed: SCI Outcomes, John D. Steeves, PhD, Founding Director of ICORD
11:15-12:15 PM - Pain After Spinal Cord Injury: Insult Added to Injury, J. Scott Richards, PhD, Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
1:15-2:15 PM - Some is Good. More is Better. Avoid Inactivity: Exercise Prescriptions to Facilitate Health in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury, Rachel Cowan, PhD, the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
2:45-3:45 PM - Universally Designed and Assistive Products and Technologies, Jennifer Otitigbe, MS, Institute for Human Centered Design
3:45-4:00 PM - Wrap-up, Steve Williams, MD Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine, Boston Medical Center

180 Medical is glad to have the opportunity to help sponsor this great event to help further education on opportunities to increase the quality of life for those with paralysis.


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