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 Category 1 Credits™. 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 program is approved for 24.5 hours of continuing education. 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 program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886726234-7608) for 24.5 continuing education contact hours."




This course is registered for up to 2.45 CEUs (Various Level; Related Area). (No credit for Poster Session)

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 is authorized to assign 24.5 contact hours/2.45 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not 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; CO; DE; DC; GA; HI; ID; IL; IN; KS; KY; MI; MS; MO; MT; NE; NC; ND; OR; SC; TN; UT; VT; VA; WI; WY) – approval pending


Louisiana Physical Therapist – approved for up to 24 clinical hours


Maryland Physical Therapist – approval pending


Minnesota Physical Therapist – approved for up to 24.5 CE hours – course approval # 9627


Nevada Physical Therapist – approval pending


New Jersey Physical Therapist - approved for up to 24.5 CE hours – course approval # 2016-1521


New Mexico Physical Therapists – approved for up to 24.5 CEUs


Connecticut (New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts) Physical Therapist – approved


Ohio Physical Therapist – approved for 17 hours of CEU (no pre-conference session credit)


Oklahoma Physical Therapist – approval pending


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists approved for up to 24.5 contact hours.


Texas Physical Therapist – approved for up to 24.5 CCUs.


West Virginia Physical Therapist – approved for 24.5 contact hours – approval - ASIA-F17-01


Conference Learning Objectives


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


Inform and educate multidisciplinary clinicians who treat individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families regarding the most effective treatment methods.


Discuss and learn cutting edge treatments, as they apply to the entire treatment team, for individuals with spinal cord injury and their families.


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


Incorporate evidence-based research outcomes into the care of patients and their families


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.


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.



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