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Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2021

CSM will be held virtually throughout the month of February 2021, and will include on-demand continuing education sessions, select live programming, digital posters, and interactive chat feature, and more!  Click here for more details. Registration will open November 12! 


2021 SIG Leadership Positions Open

Interested in getting more involved with the SCI SIG?  Run for office!  For the 2021 election, the SCI SIG has Nominating Committee and Secretary position openings - both are 3 year terms beginning July 1, 2021.  If you have any questions about these positions, please email us at  Or complete the nomination form here.  Nominations are due March 29, 2021. 


PVA 2021 Grant Cycle Now Open

The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) SCI Education and Training Foundation is now accepting applications!  Awards will be made in May 2021 for the grant period of June 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022.  The 2021 maximum award is $50,000 for a grant project, and $15,000 for a conference or symposium.  Applications must be submitted by December 7, 2020.  Click here for more information! 


SCI SIG Podcast: Discussions in SCI Science (DiSCIS)

Check out our new podcast!  In Episode 7 of Discussions in Spinal Cord Injury Science (DiSCIS), Rachel Tappan, PT, DPT, NCS interviews Milap Sandhu, PT, PhD about Acute Intermittent Hypoxia and drug-induced neuromodulation and the results of his recent paper:

Sandhu MS, Gray E, Kocherginsky M, Jayaraman A, Mitchell GS, Rymer WZ. Prednisolone pretreatment enhances intermittent hypoxia-induced plasticity in persons with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2019;33:911-921.  

This and past podcasts can be found here!


State of the Research: Transcutaneous Stimulation After SCI

Check out the new research summary, "Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation for Voluntary Movement After Spinal Cord Injury: Current State of the Research," which reviews recent advances in transcutaneous stimulation after spinal cord injury. This summary is a brief description of the current research with a detailed reference list from authors: Andrew C. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD; Meghan Rozwod, PT, DPT, NCS; Rachel S. Tappan, PT, DPT; Haley R. Anderson, SPT; Thomas A. Sehon, SPT; Ashley J. Waggoner, SPT; Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, PhD.


SCI Fact Sheets

The SCI SIG has developed several 1-2 page fact sheets on a variety of SCI related topics for SCI clinicians and/or their patients.  Check them out here!  

If you are interested in helping with Fact Sheet development, or have a topic of interest you would like to see covered in a future Fact Sheet, please contact us at!  


ANPT Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)

Did you know that the ANPT has developed CPGs on topics like Locomotor Training and Core Outcome Measures (to be used in Neurologic Physical Therapy)?  Check them out here

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