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2013 Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Summit

The 2013 SCI Wellness Summit was our second annual half-day educational program for individuals with SCI, family members, caregivers and health professionals. It took place on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the University of Washington South Campus Center in Seattle.The SCI Wellness Summit is a joint program of the Northwest Regional SCI System and the SCI Transitions and Wellness Program in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington.

Upwards of 150 people attended the event, which featured several educational presentations by experts in their fields (see the program schedule, below). The keynote talk “SCI Research and the Hope for Cure: Where Are We Today?” was given by Daniel Lammertse, MD, from Craig Hospital and the Rocky Mountain SCI System (Colorado). Attendees also enjoyed refreshments, a display of art by individuals with SCI, raffles, and displays by equipment manufacturers and distributors who provided underwriting support. Certificates for continuing education credit were provided for physical and occupational therapists who attended the presentations. Thanks to our underwriters and supporters, this event remains free to the public.

Program Schedule:

12:00 noon

Doors Open
(refreshments, vendor displays, art show)

12:30 pm

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Rina Reyes, MD
Medical Director, UW Medicine SCI Rehabilitation,
and Mr. Kenny Salvini

1:00–2:00 pm

Room 316
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
SCI Research and the Hope for Cure: Where are We Today?
By Dan Lammertse, MD

Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Denver, Medical Director of Research at Craig Hospital, and
co-director of the Rocky Mountain Regional SCI System.

Download presentation materials:
SCOPE Table of Clinical Trials
Presentation Slides

2:00–2:30 pm

BREAK
(refreshments, vendor displays, art show, raffle)

2:30–3:15 pm

Room 303
Phone & Computer Access for People with Limited Arm and Hand Function
By Amy Cisler, OT & Kristine Osmond, OT
Harborview Medical Center;
Andrea Mano, Provail; and Jennifer Simpson, Washington Access Fund

Download presentation materials:
Choosing a Phone handout
Choosing a Smartphone slides

Room 308
Surgical Innovation for Sexual Function in Men with Paraplegia: The TOMAX Procedure
By Thomas Lendvay, MD
UW Department of Urology

3:15–3:45 pm

BREAK
(refreshments, vendor displays, art show)

3:45–4:30 pm

Room 303
Wheelchair Maintenance
By Dave Colescott, PT
Harborview Medical Center

Download presentation materials:
Wheelchair Maintenance and Minor Repairs

Room 308
Emergency/Disaster Preparedness for Individuals with SCI
By Rosemary Buchmeier, RN
Harborview Medical Center,
Tracy Connelly, Office of  Emergency Management, City of Seattle,
Capt. Donald deVera, Seattle Fire Department,
Chris Garbaccio, NW Regional SCI System

Download presentation materials:
Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit
Disaster Tips for People with Mobility Challenges
Your Family Disaster Plan
Emergency Preparedness Personal Assessment
Speak Up: My Medicine List (wallet card)

2013 SCI Wellness Summit Underwriters

Please join us in thanking the following companies for helping make the 2013 SCI Wellness Summit possible:

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