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Welcome to the 59th International Spinal Cord Society Annual Scientific Meeting, ISCoS 2020: VIRTUAL.

Our meeting has been reimagined providing a fully virtual and cutting-edge conference for the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) care. This intuitive and interactive platform is as close to an in-person conference and you will connect with friends colleagues and peers whilst learning, discussing, networking and keeping up to date in all that matters in providing care for the spinal cord injured.


Please click here for the detailed programme.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Special Interest Group Meeting: Nurses

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Defining and Grading of a Spinal Unit which holds relevance for both developed and emerging countries: can we replicate the trauma unit model?

Special Interest Group Meeting: SCIPT

13:00 PM - 14:30 PM

Instructional Course: Overcoming Adversity after Spinal Cord Injury: A Positive Psychology Perspective

13:00 PM - 19:10 PM

The Network of Networks Day: For AFSCIN, ASCoN, MENASCI & SLAP Members

15:00 PM - 16:30 PM

Spinal Unit to Spinal Services: Challenges in providing comprehensive management of persons with spinal cord injury

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Welcome Ceremony

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Plenary 1 - The Guttmann Lecture: Dr Fumihiro Tajima

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Oral Presentations: Function and Mobility

No lab? No problem! Local solutions to providing evidence-based management of sleep disordered breathing in spinal cord injury.

The dilemma of inappropriate surgeries for Spine Trauma: Revision surgery or accepting a poor stabilization

12:30 AM - 14:00 PM

Day 2 Break - Exhibition/ Networking/ Meet the Experts

13:00 AM - 13:45 PM

Symposium - Presentation on the UTI Risk Factors Model

14:00 PM - 14:55 PM

Plenary 2 - ISRT Lecture: Prof James Guest

15:00 PM - 16:30 PM

Oral Presentations: Fitness and Physical Activity

Spinal Cord Injury Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder measures, Advances and New Recommendations.

Climate Change and Spinal Cord Injury: An Imperative to Act Now

Thursday, September 3, 2020

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Plenary 3 - ISCoS Lecture: Dr Masaya Nakamura

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Oral Presentations: Secondary Health Conditions I

Results of the International Spinal Cord Injury Survey: a unique worldwide collaboration of 22 countries to describe the experience of living with SCI

The Monitoring Efficacy of Neurogenic Bowel Treatment On Response (MENTOR) tool: Cross-cultural experiences and validity

12:30 PM - 14:00 PM

Day 3 Break - Exhibition/ Networking/ Meet the Experts

14:00 PM - 14:55 PM

Plenary 4 - Wings for Life Lecture: Dr Michael Kilgard

15:00 PM - 16:30 PM

Oral Presentations: Secondary Health Conditions II

Award Poster Presentations

Visceral Fat, Anthropometric cut-off for Central Obesity, and the Role of Trunk Muscles, and Treatment of Obesity in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury

Friday, September 4, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

How to use the Cochrane Evidence in the field of Spinal Cord Injury: The Cochrane Rehabilitation strategy

Oral Presentations: Peer Mentoring and Respiratory Issues

Talking Poster 1

12:30 PM - 14:00 PM

Day 4 Break - Exhibition/Networking/AGM (for ISCoS Members Only)

14:00 PM - 15:30 PM

SCI specific webportal to achieve favourable Community-health Outcomes: What should be included?

Oral Presentations: Miscellaneous Topics

Promising treatment options for pain among people with spinal cord injury: a complementary and integrative medicine perspective

15:45 PM - 16:45 PM

ISCoS 2020: Virtual Charity Get Together & Dancercise

Saturday, September 5, 2020

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Getting your work published in Spinal Cord: Tips from the Editor

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Plenary #5 - Anthony DiMarco Lecture: Prof David Berlowitz

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Oral Presentations: Basic Science and Surgery

Talking Poster 2

12:30 PM - 14:00 PM

Day 5 Break - Exhibition/Networking/Meet the Experts

14:00 PM - 15:30 PM

Perspectives on patient-partnered research

UTI in neurogenic bladder after SCI

World SCI Day "COVID-19 and SCI - Staying Well"

15:30 AM - 16:00 PM

Closing Ceremony





Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you’ll need to register for this online event. Simply follow the link at the top of the page and submit your information. Then you’ll receive an email confirming your registration for the event.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Once a session has concluded, the video will be available on-demand for one month.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with friends and family by simply entering their email.
No. Some exhibitors may have the ability to request a video chat, but a webcam is not required to participate.

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