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**Previous WIND conferences were made possible by generous grants from the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation**



The 2022 WIND conference is made possible by Grant SCIRF #2019-CET-01 provided 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 impacting spinal cord injury
and interact with peers from all over the state.

Saturday, October 22, 2022


(*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 non-invasive and clinically accessible neuromodulation approaches. pressure injuries, social isolation, 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 two break-out sessions with two options and a Lunch & Learn, with key-note speaker Dr. Jennifer Iddings from the Shepherd Center. Lunch will be provided to participants, and there will be access to networking with other participants and to a wide range of vendors useful to SCI.



Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Iddings, PhD (she/her/hers)

Research Scientist, Spinal Cord Injury Research
Shepherd Center

Social Isolation after Spinal Cord Injury: Indicators from the Longitudinal Aging Study with Susan D. Newman, PhD, RN, CRRN (she, her, hers)

Research 101 with Elizabeth Wherley Regan, PhD, DPT

Pressure Injury and Best Practices with Susan D. Newman, PhD, RN, CRRN (she, her, hers)

Aging Well with SCI with Dr. Michael Priebe, MD


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

To register: