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Spinal cord injury science and advocacy symposium
17 December 2012
About 150 participants, coming from 10 different countries, convened at the Working 2 Walk (W2W) symposium that took place in Irvine, California on November 1-3, 2012 and that was organized by Unite 2 Fight Paralysis ( read the full story )
26 September 2012
The official launch of the Global Spinal Cord Injury Consumer Network was held on 5 September during the ISCoS meeting in London. We were delighted to welcome both old friends and new to the launch at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster. The European Spinal Cord Injury Federation was well-represented by delegates from UK and Scotland, the Netherlands, Italy, France, ...
26 September 2012
The newly-developed, educational resource on SCI, elearnSCI.org, was launched in London earlier this month. Recognising the need to disseminate information about comprehensive management of SCI, the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) took the initiative to develop elearnSCI.org, a web-based teaching and educational resource. MISSION The mission of elearnSCI.org is to improve the quality ...
11 September 2012
There were many representatives of ESCIF member organisations at the recent International Spinal Cord Society meeting in London – and it was a pleasure to see that they met up to support the various initiatives led by or involving ESCIF during the conference ... The SCI consumer agenda: global perspectives This was the title of the consumer workshop devised and led by ESCIF on the ...
16 May 2012
The last details of the programme of our meeting in Italy have now been finalised. Please read the programme here ... ESCIF Congress and Assembly of Delegates 23 – 25 May 2012 in Lucignano, Italy The impact of the ongoing economic crisis on the lives of people with SCI in Europe Wednesday 23 May 2012 14:30 Arrival of delegates at Rome/Florence airport or Arezzo train ...
29 February 2012
The abstract submitted by the ESCIF SCI working group, Regaining functionality following a spinal cord injury (SCI): central issues for SCI consumers, has been accepted as a poster presentation at the Interdependence 2012 conference in Vancouver. Corinne Jeanmaire will present the poster. Corinne’s participation has been made possible by financial support from Hollister Inc. In addition ...
19 January 2012
As announced in the ESCIF Newsletter in November, the ESCIF Congress and Assembly of Delegates will be held in Lucignano, Italy, from Wednesday 23 May to Friday 25 May 2012. The Congress will be hosted by the Italian organisation FAIP. The theme for this year’s meeting is highly topical: The impact of the ongoing economic crisis on the lives of people with SCI in Europe. The Congress ...
10 January 2012
Joe Kals became a paraplegic 30 years ago after a motorbike accident. On August 11th, he embarked on an unbelievable challenge: to walk across France from the North to South, ie 1325 km, with braces and crutches to support sci regenerative research. Read more.
21 November 2011
Returning from Working2Walk 2011, if you are currently sitting in your wheelchair and ‘’waiting’’ for the cure, you could be disappointed by the absence of a fantastic scientific breakthrough. Even though some interesting and encouraging results were presented, the long awaited cure is not there yet… However, we should definitely stress many positive ...
10 October 2011
The biannual meeting of the Nordic Spinal Cord Society took place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 28 – 30 September 2011. ESCIF made two major contributions to the conference: the first was a presentation from the ESCIF SCI research working group; the second was a “hearing” on the need for centralisation of SCI treatment, rehabilitation and life-long care. Corinne ...

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