General Information


April 26 - 29, 2017 • Hyatt Regency Albuquerque • Albuquerque, NM



The following accreditation statements are applicable to the ASIA 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Course Completion Requirements

Credit is only given to attendees that sign-in for the course; successfully complete the entire course; and evaluate the course. After the conference you will receive an email with a link to the evaluation system. Please click on the link and begin to evaluate.

After you have completed the evaluation, an email will automatically be generated to you. In that email, you will be able to click on the link and print your certificate. Call Kim Ruff at (217) 753-1190 with questions. The evaluation system will close 30 days after the date of the conference.

Target Audience

The Academy’s Annual Meeting includes healthcare professionals representing a variety of specialties involved in the management of spinal cord injury/disorder (SCI/D). Professionals attending include, but are not limited to: physicians, basic scientists and clinical researchers,physician assistants, nurses,psychologists,social workers, rehabilitation counselors, physical and occupational therapists,as well as residents, fellows,and students from various professions.

Educational Level

The educational level for this learning activity is Intermediate/Advanced and there are no prerequisites. Ratio participant to presenter (1 presenter to 20 attendees)

Method of Instructions

All conference sessions are lecture with questions and answers. Workshops are hand-on and interactive. No prerequisite required.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the

accreditation requirements and policies o fthe Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Institute for Medical Studies and the American Spinal Injury Association. The Institute for Medical Studies is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing

medical education for physicians.” The Institute for Medical Studies designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.75 AMA PRA Category1Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




   FIRM, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on accreditation.

FIRM, Inc. is awarding up to 24.5 contact hours for the successful completion of this continuing education activity.



This Conference has applied for 24.5 hours of approval for continuing education for psychologists. APA Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA Division 22 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers for 24.5 continuing education contact hours.




This course is registered for up to 2.45 CEU's (Various Level; Related Area). (No credit for Poster Sessions)

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid directly to the ASHA National Office. To register CEUs with ASHA, you must complete a CE participant form, turn

it in at the time of the activity, and pay the ASHA CE Registry fee. ASHA CEUs are awarded ONLY AFTER receipt of the CE Participant Form AND payment of the Registry fee.


ASIA has applied to AOTA for up to 24.5 AOTA CEUs/contact hours. The assignments of AOTA CEUs don’t imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.



The American Spinal Injury Association has applied to the following states for physical therapy continuing education credit. The maximum amount of contact hours is 24.5. It is common for various states to approve different numbers of contact hours.

Physical Therapists - ASIA has been applied to the following states/organizations to offer continuing education for Physical Therapists.
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy – aPTitude (AK; AR; AZ; CA; DE; DC; GA; HI; IL; IN; KS; KY; MI; MS; MO; MT; NE; NC; ND; OR; SC; TN; UT; VT; VA; WI)

Louisiana Physical Therapist
Maryland Physical Therapist
Minnesota Physical Therapist
Nevada Physical Therapist
New Mexico Physical Therapist
Connecticut (New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts) Physical Therapist
Ohio Physical Therapist
Oklahoma Physical Therapist
Texas (Idaho, Mississippi, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Wyoming) Physical Therapist
West Virginia Physical Therapist

Conference learning objectives

Upon completion of the ASIA 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, participants will be able to:

  1. Inform and educate multidisciplinary clinicians who treat individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families regarding the most effective treatment methods.
  2. Discuss and learn cutting edge treatments, as they apply to the entire treatment team, for individuals with spinal cord injury and their families.
  3. Discuss state-of-the-art approaches to improving patient care and outcomes through the presentation and discussion of advances in research, medicine, and care and the impact they have on the rehabilitation patient and their support systems
  4. Incorporate evidence-based research outcomes into the care of patients and their families
  5. Network with and learn from clinicians and researchers from other disciplines in order to better understand more comprehensive and effective treatment strategies for individuals with spinal cord injury and their families.


Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or any other special needs should contact ASIA at least 48 hours prior to the event at (804) 565-6396 (voice/TTY).

Complaint Resolution

Any person may file a signed complaint about ASIA educational events with Kim Ruff. Complaints will be considered by ASIA. Complaints must be submitted in writing. The complaint must be identified as a complaint. The complaint must clearly describe the specific nature of the complaint, provide supporting data for the charge, specify the changes sought by the complainant, and identify the person making the complaint.

Refund Policy

80% refund through March 26, 2017; no refunds after March 26, 2017. Refunds will be determined by the date a cancellation request is received in writing at ASIA.

In the event that ASIA must cancel or postpone this event, all registration fees will be fully refunded. ASIA education hosts reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event due to unforeseen circumstances.



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