We wanted so much to bring our community face to face this September with an in-person conference in Vancouver. However, our priority is the safety of our members and community. Therefore, we have decided that the most responsible way to proceed is to embark on a fully virtual conference. Our in-person event has been postponed until 2022 when we will meet in Vancouver!
So, for now, we need to continue to be patient as the world navigates out of the pandemic.
In 2020 we made ISCoS history by hosting our first ever fully virtual event. It was a huge success, with delegates enjoying the easy access and content on-demand features.
We invite you all to join us for ISCoS2021: VIRTUAL!
Early Bird registration deadline is 17 July 2021, 23:59 (UK time)
2020 is the year we learnt to do things very differently due to a small and very nasty virus. We have learnt to use virtual systems for staff and ward meetings, for patient reviews and for our education, our learning and our teaching but we have missed being with our friends, our families and our colleagues. We have learnt to move away rather than towards others, we all wash our hands much more often than before, we have stopped travelling to other places, for work, for meetings and/or for holidays and wear masks much of the time for our everyone’s safety.
So many conferences have been cancelled, postponed, or have been reconfigured as virtual meetings and many meetings are now hybrid. Instead of being in Yokohama in September 2020, the 59th ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting went virtual and virtual meetings have a lot going for them, including reduced costs and allowing people to attend who otherwise could not.
Our plan was to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the first ISCoS ASM in beautiful Vancouver but Covid19 is continuing to make travel extremely difficult (in fact ‘scary’). Some of you will recall the wonderful meeting held in Vancouver in 2002 and we will revisit this lovely city for our 61st ASM in 2022 instead.
Our 2021 meeting will again be virtual. The ISCoS 60th Annual Scientific Meeting will be safe for everyone to attend with no international travel required. Instead, we will all attend our 60th ASM from our offices and homes using the interactive technology that we are now utilising daily.
I look forward to spending our 60th ISCoS ASM with all of you via the virtual links that will be available and hope that 2022 allows us to again meet in person once most of the world has been vaccinated against this nasty virus.
We are hugely honoured to be supported by our esteemed Local Committee members and we are delighted to announce that they have agreed to continue working with ISCoS for another year, in the planning of the in-person meeting, which will take place in Vancouver, 15th to 18th September 2022!
The ISCoS 2021: VIRTUAL scientific programme will be submitted for CPD points from the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom and EACCME credits (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). If the application for EACCME credits is successful, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Individual Living with Spinal Cord Injury: If you are paralyzed by injury or disease, we offer discounted registration rates. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – prior to registering – verifying your status
(e.g. ” I have a C5/6 SCI, and was injured in 1997 …”). We will respond with instructions on how to register at the discounted rate.
ISCoS Meeting provides an educational environment dedicated to the exchange of scientific research, training and learning. Take advantage of exposure to an interested and relevant audience; sponsors and their representatives will be in a position to interact with international SCI professionals. There are various opportunities for companies interested in supporting the meeting.
ISCoS Meetings continues to attract Spinal Cord Injury professionals with interest and activity in prevention, research, management and/or rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord lesions. In recent years the annual meeting has become more interdisciplinary and brings together a varied group including neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, traumotologists, physical therapists, social workers, occupational therapists orthopaedic surgeons, psychologists, sports therapists and urologists. The educational programme will encourage these delegates to share knowledge and experience as they research the new innovations within their fields.
The meeting will include world class keynote speakers, who will provide overviews and insights on a variety of SCI care topics. We are delighted that the meeting will include specialist symposia, panel debates, instructional courses, workshops, talks and posters to inspire discussions and lively debate during the sessions and networking throughout the meeting.
The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) promotes the highest standard of care in the practice of spinal cord injury for men, women and children throughout the world. Our purpose is to study all problems relating to traumatic and non-traumatic lesions of the spinal cord including prevention, basic and clinical research, medical and surgical management, clinical practice, medical and surgical management, education, rehabilitation and social reintegration. Through its medical and multi-disciplinary team of Professionals, ISCoS endeavours to foster education, research and clinical excellence. For more information about the society, please visit www.iscos.org.uk.
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