Monday, February 25, 2013

NERSCIC and Spaulding-Harvard SCI Model Systems offer a Free Webcast & Live Chat

The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Model System (NERSCIC) and the Spaulding-Harvard SCI Model System offer a free webcast titled Developing a Personal Emergency Preparedness Plan for Individuals with SCI on Thursday, March 14th, from 6:30-8:00 PM EST. This webcast and live chat will discuss how consumers can prepare for emergencies by developing a plan that meets their specific needs. State and national resources that can help individuals identify emergency support services in their own areas will also be presented. For more information visit the website and/or register online or call 1-866-607-1804 (toll free).

Monday, February 18, 2013

Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System Held the 3rd International Transformational Technology Summit

The Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System at Los Amigos Research and Education Institute will conduct the 3rd Annual International Transformational Technology Summit titled Robotics in Rehabilitation: The Future is Now! The conference will be held February 22-23, 2013 at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. This conference will feature experts in the fields of SCI, rehabilitation, robotics, and brain computer interface (BCI). Some of the topics that will be discussed are the latest evidence for the role of task specific practice in recovery, the impact of exoskeleton robots for paraplegic walking, and the role of BCI technology for individuals with tetraplegia. There will be a plenary session on October 23rd which will be available online. For more information about the Summit and agenda visit the website.

Monday, February 11, 2013

UAB-SCIMS Seeks Participants for Spinal Cord Injury Research

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) is recruiting participants for a study titled Spinal Cord Injury Model System Virtual Walking for Reducing Spinal Cord Injury-Related Neuropathic Pain. This study investigates a 3D-video simulation as a cost effective home-base treatment option for neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury. Participants must have chronic neuropathic pain at or below the injury level, must be at least three months post-injury, must be 19 to 65 years old and must live in Alabama. Participates will receive payment for participating in study. For more information contact Juliette Galindo.