**Previous WIND conferences were made possible by a generous grants from the South Carolina Research Fund and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation**
WIND CONFERENCE 2021 IS COMING!!!
This conference was made possible by Grant SCIRF #2019-CET-01 from the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund. However, contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the SCIRF and do not imply by the funding agency.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Medical Technologies of Georgia, Inc!!
Thank you to all our other sponsors. We can't do it without you!
Research and SCI
A day for people with spinal cord injury (SCI), their family, and professionals working with SCI to learn about research topics and interact with peers from all over the state.
POSTPONED due to COVID-19-- see below for new date
Saturday, May 1, 2021
10AM - 4PM
(*registration starts at 9AM, opening remarks start at 10AM)
Brookland Conference Center
1066 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29169
Research holds vast impacts on individuals with spinal cord injury. Current research focuses a lot on reversing paralysis, but other implications include improvement to quality of life, prevention of secondary conditions, and effectiveness of current ADA laws and accessibility in the public sector.
The day will hold the latest research information on pressure injuries, stem cells, depression, healthy aging, and a session on research basics for participants to understand why researchers do the work that they do. The expected outcomes are for participants to increase their awareness of research efforts, increase participation of people with SCI in research opportunities, increase the collaboration among professionals in South Carolina, and understand the benefits of healthy lifestyles.
This year we will have a range of speakers focusing on Research & SCI featuring 4 breakout sessions and a Lunch & Learn (listed below). Lunch will be provided to participants and access to networking with other participants and to a wide range of vendors useful to SCI.
Keynote Speaker: Katie Gant Ph.D, Director of Education and Outreach at the Miami Project
"Update on SCI Research from The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis"
Depression and SCI with TBD
Pressure Injury and Best Practices with Susan Newman, Ph.D, CRRN
Aging Well with SCI with Dr. Michael Priebe, MD
Research 101 with Kaci Handlery, PT, DPT
Limited scholarships are available.
Call (803) 252-2198 to discuss your options
$15 per person with SCI
0$ for first caregiver
$15 per additional family member
$75 per professional