The Symposium will focus on the poorly understood and, until recently, ignored topic of autonomic dysfunctions that individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and other neurological disorders face on a daily basis. The Symposium will examine the latest technological advances in management of autonomic dysfunctions in individuals with SCI. Autonomic disturbances, such as life-threatening fluctuations in blood pressure (i.e. autonomic dysreflexia), are amongst the most common debilitating complications in individuals with SCI. Moreover, cardiovascular, bladder, bowel, respiratory and sexual disorders (all autonomic in nature) are among the leading causes of re-hospitalizations and major concerns for individuals with SCI and other neurological disorders. This event will gather international experts in various disciplines of medicine, basic science and the community to provide a truly multidisciplinary platform for participants to exchange ideas and learn from each other. Community participants will have the possibility to interact with clinicians and scientists during this symposium.
Call for Abstract and Registration is open as of December 01, 2016; deadline for abstract submissions will be Sunday, February 05, 2017. Please direct inquiries about this event to Ms. Andrea Ramirez, Clinical Research Facilitator of the ICORD Autonomic Research Laboratory, UBC at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 604-675-8856.
Full-day program designed for physicians, residents, researchers, and students and eligible for up to 6.5 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Clinicians, scientists, graduate students, and residents are encouraged to submit abstracts in any areas of autonomic, clinical, or basic science research in order to participate in the symposium.
$100 (includes refreshment breaks, lunch and hors d’oeuvres reception)
$50 Students (with valid student ID)
$0 UBC ICORD Trainees and UBC FoM Division of PM&R Medical Residents (with valid UBC ID).
Half-day program designed for nurses, PTs, OTs, and other allied health care professionals and eligible for 4 hours of Continuing Professional Education Credits for Allied Health Care Professionals.
Registration Fee: $60 (includes refreshment break as wells as wine and hors d’oeuvres reception).
Café Scientifique session. This part of the symposium will bring together clinician scientists, and community representatives with SCI to interact and engage in a discussion about the latest advances in technology for improvement of autonomic dysfunctions following SCI. An international panel of experts as well as representatives from the community will lead these discussions. This portion of the symposium (5:30pm-7:30pm) and will conclude the days activities.
$0 Members of the SCI community (includes wine and hors d’oeuvres reception).
Registration is open as of November 30, 2016. Please direct inquiries about this event to Ms. Andrea Ramirez, Clinical Research Facilitator with the Autonomic Laboratory, ICORD, University of British Columbia, at email@example.com, or phone 604-675-8856.