Updated February 23, 2021

Rationale and Purpose

The purpose of the SCI SIG is to promote the most effective and evidence-based treatment for persons with SCI. The goal of the SIG is to disseminate updates and new information and treatment, to promote improved practices, to disseminate research by members, and to promote a quality improvement approach to care which will ultimately improve patient outcomes.

This includes:

  1. Increase awareness of the role of rehabilitation and the management of injuries within a medicolegal context
  2. Increase awareness in the needs to improve patient outcomes and outcome measures in patients with injuries within a medicolegal context
  3. Promote quality improvement approaches in medicolegal assessments.
  4. Spread awareness of relevant research updates in injuries relevant to medicolegal assessments
  5. Promote education of trainees and practitioners in performing medicolegal assessments.

Structure and Working Plan

  • There will be a SIG Chair chosen by its members.
  • The SIG will develop one educational offering per year which may be accompanied by a business meeting.
  • Each SIG will provide a brief report of its work over the year to be included with the annual meeting information.