Friday, March 24, 2017

SCI Model System Researchers Participate in the 2017 American Spinal Injury Association Annual Scientific Meeting

A host of SCI model systems researchers will present and deliver lectures to advance the field of spinal cord injury at the 2017 American Spinal Injury Association Scientific Meeting held in Albuquerque, NM from April 26-29, 2017. The following SCI model systems researchers have submitted conference presentation information to the MSKTC.

Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC)
  • Mary D. Slavin, PhD, will present the Stephen M. Haley Memorial Lectureship, "The SCI Pediatric Activity Measure, and the Pediatric Measure of Participation," on April 26, 2017. The lecture is part of the Howard H. Steel Conference on Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction, a full day pre-course of the 2017 American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Scientific Meeting.
  • Bethlyn Houlihan, MSW, MPH, co-director of Dissemination and Knowledge Translation, will present, "Improved Health Self-Management through a Peer-Led Telephone-Based Empowerment Intervention for Persons with Chronic SCI."  She will also present the poster, "Development of a SCI Virtual Coach to Prevent Pressure Ulcers."
  • Sarah Everhart Skeels, MPH, will present the poster, "How an SCI Peer Health Coach Influences Empowerment and Health Self-Management with Peers."
  • Marcalee Alexander, MD, will present the instructional course, "TeleSCI:  Let's Get Going!" Bethlyn Houlihan, MSW, MPH, and Sarah Everhart Skeels, MPH, will also participate in the course panel to discuss an overview of virtual coach technology and the SCI Virtual Coach.

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