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Friday 29th June 2007
8 February 2007

The European Spinal Cord Injury Federation: towards a unified voice in Europe for people living with spinal cord injuries

ESCIF is to present a paper at the 46th ISCoS Annual Scientific  Meeting 10th NoSCoS Congress being held on 27 June - 1 July 2007 in  Reykjavik, Iceland

Friday 29th June 2007 3.45pm - 5.00pm

3.45pm - 4.15pm: The European Spinal Cord Injury Federation
Dr Daniel Joggi, President of ESCIF, will present the newly-founded federation, its members and organisation, its vision and mission. Dr Joggi will consider the future role of ESCIF as a unified voice for all people in Europe living with a spinal cord injury and the implications of this for social and health issues.
Following the presentation, the audience will be invited to ask questions and to discuss the issues raised.

4.15pm - 4.45pm: Acute care and primary rehabilitation in ESCIF member countries
One of the opportunities afforded by the creation of ESCIF is the relative ease with which information about member organisations and countries can be gathered, collated and compared. Jane Horsewell, Vice President of ESCIF, will present the results of the first information-gathering project carried out by the Federation. Using a questionnaire survey and follow-up discussion workshops, the aim of the project is to identify the differences in care and rehabilitation in ESCIF member countries and to analyse how these impact the perceived quality of care.
Time will be allowed for questions following the presentation

4.45pm - 5.00pm:  Nutrition and wellbeing – the users’ perspective
One of the main themes of ESCIF members’ congress to be held at the Manfred Sauer Foundation in April 2007 is the way in which diet and nutrition can contribute to the physical and mental wellbeing of people living with SCI. Here we will present the conclusions of the discussions.

Contact:
Dr Daniel Jogg: president@escif.org
Jane Horsewell: vice-president@escif.org

View the website: www.sci-reykjavik2007.org

Workshop ISCoS Iceland was posted by ESCIF.
To discuss any of its subject matter further please contact ESCIF.

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