SCI EDUCATION

SNERSCIC offers a variety of education opportunities because we recognize the importance of education to help empower each individual on their journey, as well as family members, friends, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

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The Big Picture:

Knowledge in Motion (KiM) Lecture and Webcast Series is a dynamic lecture with live webcast hosted by SNERSCIC every 3 months for individuals living with SCI, their friends and family members, and health care professionals. The KiM program allows the SCI community both locally and worldwide to interact directly with leaders in the field of SCI for cutting edge research, rehabilitation, treatment, and quality of life, in terms easy-to-understand.

This pioneering program began in 2006 (previously called Stepping Forward- Staying Informed), at which time there was also an annual community SCI research conference.

The Details:

The KiM lecture takes place at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA. Each lecture is also available as a free online webcast with the ability to submit questions.Each lecture/live webcast features one speaker discussing a topic of high importance to spinal cord injury.

This 90-minute session begins with the guest speaker presenting their work for 45 minutes, followed by a 45-minute open discussion where audience members are able to speak at length with the presenter.

A light dinner is served before each lecture.

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We will post the next lecture/webcast as soon as it is available, we promise!
In the meantime, for more information or to receive updates on the Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Program, join our mailing list or contact:

Jenny Min

SNERSCIC Research Assistant

617-952-6173

jmin5@partners.org

UPCOMING KNOWLEDGE IN MOTION LECTURE AND WEBCAST

APRIL 19th, 2018

The consumer materials listed below were produced through collaboration between the MSKTC and the SCI Model Systems. This health information is based on research evidence and/or professional consensus and has been reviewed and approved by an editorial team of experts from the SCI Model Systems.

Patient/Family/Caregiver Education

Wheelchair Information

These 3 factsheets include important information to help you find a wheelchair that truly meets your needs.

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Autonomic Dysreflexia

Depression & SCI

Depression affects millions of Americans, including those with SCI. Learn more about resources and treatment options.

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Respiratory Health

The respiratory system changes after spinal cord injury. Learn how those changes may impact health, and how you can better manage your health.

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Safe Transfer Techniques

Transferring in and out of your wheelchair puts high stress on your arms and shoulders. Learn the correct way to transfer.

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Pregnancy

Learn how to prepare for pregnancy, labor and delivery after a spinal cord injury.

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Bladder Health

Learn about the problems caused by your injury and the strategies used to help you manage bladder problems.

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Sexuality

After SCI, Loss of muscle movement, sense of touch, and sexual reflexes. Learn about sexual functioning after SCI.

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Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

Pain is a serious problem for many people with spinal cord injuries. Learn more about options for pain management.

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Spasticity & Spinal Cord Injury

Learn more about spasticity causes, management, and treatment options.

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The following lectures are available to view online at no charge. Please click on any presentation you'd like to view. To help us continue to offer the most effective education programs, please take a moment to complete the brief online survey after the video. Thank you!

Intermittent Low Oxygen Therapy: a breath-taking approach to improve function after SCI

Randy Trumbower, PT, PhD
Director of INSPIRE Laboratory
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School
October 2017 Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series, Boston, MA

After viewing the webcast, please complete this brief online survey

Complementary & Integrative Healthcare (CIH) for People with SCI

Jennifer Coker, MPH
Rocky Mountain Regional SCI Center Model System
Craig Hospital, Denver, CO
June 2017 SNERSCIC's Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series, Boston, MA

After viewing the webcast, please complete this brief online survey

The Future is Here: What can Robotics do for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Paulo Bonato PhD, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School
panel Participants: Tim Morris, End User; Erick Larson, End User
Katie Schramm DPT; Ann O’Brien PT; Catherine Adans-Dester RA
April 2017 SNERSCIC Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series, Boston, MA

After viewing the webcast, please complete this brief online survey

Living Healthy with Spinal Cord Injury

Cheri Blauwet MD, Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Model System, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School
J. Andrew Taylor PhD, Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Model System, Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, Harvard Medical School
Stanley Ducharme PhD, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine
Margaret Vasquez MS, RD, LDN, , Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
January 2017 SNERSCIC Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series, Boston, MA

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Sexuality after Spinal Cord Injury

Marcalee Alexander, MD
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital- Telemedicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, PM&R, Harvard School of Medicine, PM&R
February 2015 NERSCIC & S-HSCIMS Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series, Boston, MA

After viewing the webcast, please complete this brief online survey

Integrated Primary Care for People with SCI

Michael D.Stillman, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Steve R. Williams, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Center SCIMS
November 2014 NERSCIC & S-HSCIMS Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series, Boston, MA

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Eating Well to Prevent and Manage Secondary Conditions in SCI

Joanne Smith B.A., BRT Dip, CNP
Kylie James B.Sc. (OT), CNP
June 2014 NERSCIC & S-HSCIMS Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series, Boston, MA

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Neuroregenerative Properties of Dental Pulp Stem Cells and Their Future Potential to Improve Neurological Outcomes in SCI

Ricardo Battaglino, PhD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, The Forsyth Institute
Alpdogan Kantarci, DDS, PhD, The Forsyth Institute
Hatice Hasturk, DDS, PhD, The Forsyth Institute
Leslie Morse, DO, Spaulding-Harvard Spinal Cord Injury Model System
January 2014 NERSCIC & S-HSCIMS Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series, Boston, MA

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New Advances in Research for Recovery after SCI

Jeffrey Macklis, MD, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School
Lisa McKerracher, PhD, BioAxone Biosciences, Inc.
Angus McQuilken, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
June 2013 NERSCIC & S-HSCIMS Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series, Boston, MA

After viewing the webcast, please complete this brief online survey

Developing a Personal Emergency Preparedness Plan for Individuals with SCI

Jeffrey Dougan, Assistant Director of Community Services, MA Office on Disability (MOD)
March 2013 NERSCIC & S-HSCIMS Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series, Boston, MA

After viewing the webcast, please complete this brief online survey

Staying Well after SCI: What You Can Do and How We Can Help

Dr. Susan Bergman, Commonwealth Community Care (BCMG)
November 2012 NERSCIC & SHSCIMS Knowledge in Motion SCI Education Series, Boston, MA

After viewing the webcast, please complete this brief online survey

Adaptive Sports and Recreation for Individuals with SCI

Chandler Bullard, David Lee, Northeast Passage, University of New Hampshire
May 2012 NERSCIC Lecture, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

A Continuum of Strategies Targeted at Neuroplasticity for Recovery After Neurologic Injury

Susan Harkema, PhD, Rehabilitation Research Director, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Frazier Rehabilitation Institute
March 2012 NERSCIC Lecture, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

How to Live With a Spinal Cord Injury and Osteoporosis

Andrei Krassioukov MD, PhD, FRCP, ICORD, University of British Columbia, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre Vancouver, BC, Canada
September 2011 NERSCIC Lecture, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

The Skin You’re In: An Overview of Maintaining Skin Integrity for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

Lauren Harney, RN, BSN, CWON, Boston Medical Center
May 2011 NERSCIC Lecture, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

From Then to Now to the Future

Susan P. Howley, Executive Vice President, Research Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
October 2010 NERSCIC Annual Consumer Research Conference, Boston, MA

Cardiometabolic Disorders after Spinal Cord Injury; Causes, Consequences, and Effective Interventions

Mark S. Nash, PhD., FACSM, Professor of Neurological Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami, Director of Applied Physiology Research, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Miami, FL
October 2010 NERSCIC Annual Consumer Research Conference, Boston, MA

Aging with Spinal Cord Injury: Implications for the Future

Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH, Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC
October 2010 NERSCIC Annual Consumer Research Conference, Boston, MA

Healthy Now, Ready for the Future: Being Prepared for Clinical Trials

Lindsay Huisman, Restorative Therapies
October 2010 NERSCIC Lecture, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Spinal Cord Injury: From the Moment of Injury to Leading a Full and Healthy Life

Dr. Steve Williams, New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center at Boston Medical Center
March 2010 NERSCIC Lecture, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

What is the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and How Does it Impact Spinal Cord Injury Research?

Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
January 2010 NERSCIC Lecture, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

The Benefits of Exercise for Those with Spinal Cord Injury

Brett Fechter, Mike Rollins, Journey Forward, Canton, MA
November 2009 NERSCIC Lecture, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

The Impact of Obesity in Spinal Cord Injury

Dr. Rocco Chiappini, Crotched Mountain, Greenfield, NH
November 2008 NERSCIC Lecture, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

When a person is first injured – and for awhile after – things can feel very overwhelming for everyone involved. Here are a few resources to help you when you need it most.

 

Please be sure to Contact Us if we can help you in any way whatsoever, even if you’re not sure how we could help – contact us anyway!

Basic Resources for Anyone Affected by A New Injury