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5 July 2007

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

ESCIF presented a paper at the 46th ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting 10th NoSCoS Congress that was held on 27 June - 1 July 2007 in Reykjavik, Iceland

The European Spinal Cord Injury Federation
Dr Daniel Joggi, President of ESCIF, presented the newly-founded federation, its members and organisation, its vision and mission. Dr Joggi considered 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 asked questions and discussed the issues raised.

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, presented 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 identified the differences in care and rehabilitation in ESCIF member countries and to analyse how these impact the perceived quality of care. You can view the presentation by clicking on this link to the members download page. Following the presentation, the audience asked questions and discussed the issues raised.

Nutrition and wellbeing – the users’ perspective
One of the main themes of ESCIF members’ congress held at the Manfred Sauer Foundation in April 2007 was the way in which diet and nutrition can contribute to the physical and mental wellbeing of people living with SCI. You can view the report by clicking on this link to the ESCIF News page. Following the presentation, the audience asked questions and discussed the issues raised.

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

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

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