General Information

SCI Summit
2019 Annual Scientific Meeting
American Spinal Injury Association
April 2-5, 2019
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Waikiki, Hawaii

Course Completion Requirements

Credit is only given to attendees that sign-in to individual sessions; successfully complete the entire session; and evaluate the sessions attended. You must evaluate each session you attended to receive credit. Evaluation and Certificate information will sent to registrants prior to and during the conference.

Target Audience

ASIA’s Annual Scientific 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, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation counselors, OT, OTA, PT, PTA, 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.

The following accreditation statements are applicable to the ASIA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the 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 21.5 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 21.5 contact hours for the successful completion of this continuing education activity.



This program is approved for 19 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 activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers for 18 continuing education contact hours.


This course is registered for up to 1.9 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 1.9 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 19. 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; MN, MS; MO; MT; NE; NC; ND; PA, OR; SC; TN; UT; VT; VA; WI; WY) – approval pending

Louisiana Physical Therapist

Maryland Physical Therapist

Nevada Physical Therapist

New Jersey Physical Therapist

New Mexico Physical Therapists

Connecticut (New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts)

Ohio Physical Therapist

Oklahoma Physical Therapist

Texas Physical Therapist

West Virginia Physical Therapist

Conference Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the ASIA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, participants will be able to:

  • Explain to multidisciplinary clinicians who treat individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families regarding the most effective treatment methods.    
  • Discuss cutting edge treatments, as they apply to the entire treatment team, for individuals with spinal cord injury.
  • 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.
  • Explain how to incorporate evidence-based research outcomes into the care of patients and their families.
  • Discuss with other clinicians and researchers from other disciplines in order to better describe more comprehensive and effective treatment.


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.

In the event that ASIA must cancel or postpone this event, all registration fees will be fully refunded. ASIA conference hosts reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event due to unforeseen circumstances. All other cancellations are subject to the policy above.




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