As as special added feature of the 2020 ASCIP Virtual Conference, the sessions presented during our LIVE event have been accredited as stand-alone enduring material.  So if you missed session for which you were registered, you may now take the course and earn CE credit for your participation.

If you have not completed the overall evaluation for the LIVE event, you must do so BEFORE Nov. 5.  At that time, we will close the system.  However, your registration will enable you to take all of these courses in blocks listed below.

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Statement of Need & Target Audience Statement of Need & Target Audience
Statement of Need and Target Audience

Educational opportunities that promote evidence-based interventions for persons with spinal cord injury/disorder are needed by clinicians in order to provide optimum care for this patient population. ASCIP 2020 provides such an opportunity by presenting evidence-based research, standards-of-care and guidelines for clinical practice.

  • Certified Disability Management Specialist
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
  • Physical Therapists (ACCME – Non-MD CME)
  • Physicians (ACCME)
  • Psychologists (Non-MD CME/APA Division 22)
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Speech-Language-Hearing Therapists (ASHA)
ASCIP 2020 Overall Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Explore advances in research, medicine, and nursing care and discuss their impact on the rehabilitation of patients with SCI/D and their support systems
  • Discuss state-of-the-art approaches to improving the care of patients with SCI/D to promote positive outcomes
  • Implement changes to clinical practice and administrative strategies for effective rehabilitation of patients with a variety of SCI/D diagnoses
  • Incorporate evidence-based research outcomes into the care of patients and their families
Educational Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Enduring
CME/CEU: 42 contact hours Evaluation and CE Certificates Terms & Conditions

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Please wait until you have completed all the blocks for which you wish to claim NEW credit before submitting the evaluation and claim for CE credit.

Block 1 2 3009 | Spinal Cord Injury Gone Viral! Covid-19 Management Strategies In A New Normal – Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD; David Gater, MD, PhD, MS; Monifa Brooks, MD; Miguel X. Escalon, MD, MPH; Radha Korupola, MD; Donna Huang, MD
2341 | Navigating Resources After Spinal Cord Injury: Seeking Sufficient And Appropriate Care – Anne Bryden, MA, OTR/L (30)
2169 | The HOPE Program at Atrium Health: A Unique Approach to Healthcare Resources for Underfunded Patients – Kelly Werts, DPT; Dana Gentile, OTR/L (15)
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Block 2 1 3005| Keynote | Disabusing DisabilityTM: Demonstrating That DISability Doesn’t Mean Inability – Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MD, MS Click for Block 2
Block 3 1 3008 | AUDREY NELSON LECTURE | Cognitive Frailty: The Relationship Between Physical Function and Cognitive Impairment – Lana Sargent, PhD, RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC Click for Block 3
Block 4 1 3007 | ANTHONY DIMARCO LECTURE | Clinical Update: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices In 2020 – Naseema Merchant, MD Click for Block 4
Block 5 1 3004 | JAMES J. PETERS LECTURE | Resilience: Lessons from James J. Peters – Catherine Wilson, Psy.D, ABPP (Rp) Click for Block 5
Block 6 1 3003 | ESSIE MORGAN LECTURE | Changes Ahead: Driving on the Research to Practice Highway – Lisa Ottomanelli, PhD Click for Block 6
Block 7 1 2319 | TLC DISTINGUISHED LECTURE | Wheelchairs: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (and What We Can Do About it) – Lynn Worobey, PhD, DPT, ATP Click for Block 7
Block 8 1 3011 | DONALD MUNRO LECTURE | Daring to Dream: Making a Difference in SCI – Steven Kirshblum, MD Click for Block 8
Block 9 1 2288 | ASK The Urologist: HOT Topics in Neuro-Urology & Case Presentations Michael Kennelly, MD, FACS; Sara Lenherr, MD, MS Click for Block 9
Block 10 1 3001 |A Biopsychosocial Approach to Chronic Pain Assessment and Management – Christine Gagnon, PhD Click for Block 10
Block 11 1 2144-e |Concussion Evaluation In Adaptive Sports: Concussion Initiative at 39th National Veteran Wheelchair Games – Michael Harper, MD, ATC; Jonathan Lee; Michael Uihlein, MD
2273-e | No Experience is Required: The Road Toward Designing Usable And Accessible Sports Activities For Individuals With Spinal Cord Injuries _ Stephen Trapp, PhD; Ahmad Alsaleem, MS; James Gardner, OTRL, ATP; Jeffery Rosenbluth, MD; Jason Wiese, PhD
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Block 12 1 2298 | Behind Closed Doors: Sex And Intimacy After Spinal Cord Injury – Amy Shaw, MS OTR/L; Susan Kinne, OTR/L; Andrea Lewis, OTR/L
2081 | Sexual Health and Fertility in Spinal Cord Injury: An Interdisciplinary Approach – April Conway, RN, ANP-BC
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Block 13 1 2231 | Providing Outpatient Therapy Services Through Telerehabilitation – Brad Dexter, PT, DPT
2289 | Establishing an Adaptive CrossFit Gym for Community Fitness – Brad Dexter, PT, DPT
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Block 14 1 2308 |Toward Active Safety for Power Wheelchair Users with SCI: Why We Need Tools to Detect Foot Mispositioning from Wheelchair Footplates – M. Kristi Henzel, MD, PhD; George Marzloff, MD
2230 | Building Fall Prevention Skills Among Full-time Wheelchair and Scooter Users Living with Multiple Sclerosis or Spinal Cord Injury: Best Practices – Laura Rice, PhD, MPT, ATP
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Block 15 1 2089 | Telemental Health Services in Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders: A New Frontier – Jessica Brundage, PhD; Roger Williams, PhD
2199 | A Comprehensive Approach To Suicide Risk Screening, Assessment & Mitigation : One VA Spinal Cord Injury Center’s Models -Herb Ames, PhD
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Block 16 1 2349 | Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation in Combination With Massed Practice Training in Spinal Cord Injury – Meghan Joyce Rozwod, PT, DPT: Andrew Smith, PT, DPT, PhD, Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
2152 | Unique Aspects of Rehabilitation For Patients With Spinal Cord Tumors – Ellia Ciammaichella, DO, JD; Carolina Gutierrez, MD
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Block 17 1 2356 | Experience with an Adapted Seated Tai Chi Program for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder – Michael Voight, MOT; Jeff Jaramillo, DPT, MS; Jessica Radmilovic, MS, CTRS; Jenny Kiratli, PhD
2114 | Veteran’s Outdoor Adventure Program: A Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center’s Initiative For Community Reintegration – Katharine Tam, MD; Katherine Stenson, MD; Matthew Luitjohan, CTRS; Charley Wright, MS,CTRS, ATP
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Block 18 1 2327 | Improving Flap Surgery Outcomes Using the Minneapolis “Spinal Cord Optimization, Rehab and Empowerment” (SCORE) Tool – Mary Murphy Kruse, RN, MA, CWOCN, CWS: Kareen Velez, MD; Crystal Stien, DPT; Tina Barnum, MSN, RN, CRRN, VHA-CM; Christine Olney PhD, RN; Cenk Cayci, MD
2333 | Post-Operative Care of Spinal Cord Patients after Myocutaneous Flap Surgery: A Strict Post Flap Protocol – Mary Murphy Kruse, RN, MA, CWOCN, CWS; Crystal Stien, DPT; Cenk Cayci, MD
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Block 19 1 2142 | Interventions In Inpatient Rehabilitation To Increase Psychosocial Well-Being For Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury or Disease – Jessica Loeser, MSOT, OTR/L, CPAM; Claire Graziano, MSOT, OTR/L, CPAM
3002 | BORS AWARD Duplex Ultrasound Surveillance for Deep Vein Thrombosis After Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury at Rehabilitation Admission – Beverly Hon, MD
2266 | Intensity of Therapeutic Interventions in Inpatient Rehabilitation for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury – A Pilot Study – Lindsey Wynne, PT, DPT
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Block 20 1 2109 | Techniques for Intermittent Self-Catheterization for Females with Paraplegia Across the Continuum of Care – Amy Haroff, OTR/L; Kaitlyn Theisen, MSOT, OTR/L
2376 | Living well after SCI: Understanding Women Preventative Health Care Needs – Mary Ann Richmond, MD, MS, DVM; Monique Washington, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC; Matthew Carlisle, BS; Brooke Blakey, BSPH
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Block 21 1 2151 | CBD – Practical Considerations – Kathleen Collins, RPh, PharmD, BCPS
2241 | Current Opioid Prescribing Policies and Their Implications for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury – Jo Ann Shoup, MA; MSW; MS; PhD; LSW; NCC
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Block 22 1 2161 | Beyond the Basics: Managing Challenging Scenarios of Neurogenic Bowel After Spinal Cord Injury – Jayne Donovan, MD; Steve Kirshblum, MD; Rita Hamilton, DO; William Scelza, MD
2360 | Integrating Best Practice Strategies for Bowel Program Management on The Spinal Cord Unit – Cecelia Williams, RN; Angela DeNeal-Johnson, RN
2309 | JAYANTHI LECTURE | Leaving No Stone Unturned: Bladder Calculi Composition, Recurrence, and Management Implications – Brittany Snider, DO
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Block 23 1 2344 | Filling the Gap: Education and Resources for Adaptive Sports in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Setting – Erin Brown, OTR, ATP; Terrie Price, PhD, ABPP; Sarah Schmith, DPT.. 2210 | Promoting Behavioral Change Through Implementation of Functional Group Education For The Spinal Cord Population – Ashley Taylor, PT, NCS Click for Block 23
Block 24 1 2364 | Advocacy: Past and Current Projects, Future Directions – Ellia Ciammaichella, DO, JD; Matthew Davis, MD; Sigmund Hough, PhD., ABPP/rp; Kathy Hulse, LCSW, CCM 2127 | CARF Quality Frameworks and How to Imbed Social Determinants of Health In Your Care Delivery – Christine MacDonell, BSc Click for Block 24
Block 25 1 2261 | What Matters to You? Whole Health Implementation in VA’s SCI/D System of Care – Erik Wallen, PhD: Jennifer Sippel, PhD; Meaghan Park, FACHE; Itala Wickremasinghe, MD 2342 | Supporting Patients Through Discharge and Beyond – -Allison Gipple, M.S., CTRS Click for Block 25
Block 26 1 2358 | Guidelines For Characterizing Paralysis In The Upper Extremity: Detailed Assessment of Lower Motor Neuron Status – Anne Bryden, MA, OTR/L; Kevin Kilgore, PhD; Gina Kubec, OTD 2205 |Improved Respiratory Health for Individuals With Acute Cervical Tetraplegia: Reducing The Risk of Hospital Transfers During Inpatient Rehabilitation – Beth Jacobs, RN, CCM, CRRN Click for Block 26
Block 27 1 2283 | What’s Hot in SCI Care: Key Articles From the Past One Year – Sunil Sabharwal, MD
2301 | SCITrialsFinder.net: An Interactive Website to Identify Clinical Trials for People with Spinal Cord Injury – Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD
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Block 28 1 2362 | Decreased Central Adiposity After 100 Exoskeletal-Assisted Walking Sessions in Persons with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury – Christopher Cirnigliaro, MS
2158 | Comparing Metabolic Outcomes During a Battle Rope Exercise Protocol versus Upper Extremity Cycling Protocol in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury – Jordan Birdsong, DPT
2295 | Clinical Improvement In Upper Extremity Function Following Nerve Transfer For Tetraplegia: A Cohort Study – Kathryn Nedley, OTD, OTR
2325 | Matching Rehabilitation Strategies to the Weakness Phenotype of the Upper Limb in Tetraplegia – Jeff Jaramillo, DPT, M
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Block 29 1 2263| Managing Osteoporosis In SCI: Decision Making Using Hypothetical Case Scenarios – Frances Weaver, PhD
2352 | Bone Mineral Density of Distal Femur and Proximal Tibia: State of The Science and Clinical Interpretation – Jenny Kiratli, PhD
2268 | Treatment of Lower Extremity Fractures in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review of the Literature – Donna Huang, MD; Frances Weaver, PhD
2163 | The Use of Serial Bone Density Scans In Hypothetical Patients with Spinal Cord Injury – Cara Ray, MA
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Block 30 1 2306 | Finding Balance Throughout the Spectrum of Care:Incorporating the Use of Technology and Developing a Foundation of Skills for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury – Rachael Houtman, PT, DPT, NCS
2336 | Improving Skin Screening Capabilities for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders – Christine, Olney, PhD RN; Gary Goldish, MD
2303 | Changes In Computer, Internet, and Email Use over Time Among Individuals with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury – Stephanie Rigot, DPT
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Block 31 1 2150 | Hospital Designed for The Patient And For The Future: Creating An Accessibility-First, Patient-First Rehab Hospital -James Gardner, OTRL, ATP
2130 | The Experience of Using a Hospital Bed Alternative at Home Among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Series – Lorena Salas, OTR/L, ATP; Rachel Levinson, OTR/L, ATP
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Block 32 1 2269 | Adaptive Sports & Assistive Technology: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration – Katie Schultz, DPT, ATP; Joyce Casey, CTRS
2145 | Are Gaps in Knowledge Affecting the Utilization of Robotic Exoskeletons for Ambulation? – Cassandra Hogan, PT, DPT, NCS; Kathryn Fitzgerald, PT, DPT, NCS; Brittany Durant, MS, BSN, RN
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Block 33 1 2265 | Ethical Considerations for Individuals with Spinal Tumors – Ranit Lieberman, PT, DPT, NCS; Trisha Hicks, LSW, MSW, MEd; Laura McGowan, PT, DPT
2339 | Future Directions for Implantable Multi-function Neuroprostheses Providing Function in Spinal Cord Injury – Kevin Kilgore, PhD
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Block 34 1 2201 | Addressing Women’s Health After Spinal Cord Injury – Stephanie Hendrick, MD; Allison Kessler, MD, MSc; Michelle Kominiarek, MD, MS; Anne Armstrong, OTR/L
2220 |The Burst Catheter Balloon: A Comparison of Fragmentation Rates and Overinflation Burst Volumes In Foley Catheters -Courtney Gilbert, MD
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Block 35 1 2357 | Celebrating 30 Years of The Americans With Disabilities Act: Impact on SCI And Future Directions – Anne Bryden, MA, OTR/L; Matthew Davis, MD; Lex Frieden, PhD
2203 | Appraisals of DisAbility Primary & Secondary Scale-Short Form (ADAPSS-sf): What Do We Know? – Herb Ames, PhD
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Block 36 1 2280 |Veteran and Provider Convergent and Divergent Perspectives of Preventing Community-Acquired Pressure Injuries in Spinal Cord Injury – Lisa Skemp, PhD, RN, FAAN; Sameer Siddiqui, MD; Lisa Burkart, RN, ANEF
2191 | Fit and Function: Helping Patients Choose the Right Intermittent Catheter – Danielle Housman, MS, OTR/L, OTDS, CLT; Lindsey Humphrey, OTR/L, MOT; Vanessa Lee, MD
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Block 37 1 2279 | Developing an Emergency Preparedness Program for the Spinal Cord Injury Population – Karen Stull, MS, CCC/SLP; Cherisa Ard, MOT, OTR; Kirsten Garwood, MOT, OTR; Cecelia Williams, RN
2312 | Web-Based Transfer Training: Evidence for an Online Approach for Wheelchair Transfer Training – Kaitlin DiGiovine
2323 | Factors Influencing the Incidence of Wheelchair Repairs Among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury – Elizabeth Stanley, DPT
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Block 38 1 2302 | Clinical and Ethical Dilemmas of Spasticity Management After Acute Spinal Cord Injury – Radha Korupolu, MD, MS; Kathryn, Nedley, OTD, OTR; Richpal, PT
2284 | Spinal Cord Injury Patient Experiences with Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania – Veronica Chehata, MD; Soumabha Das, MD; Michael Kryger, MD MS; Natasha Romanoski, DO
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Block 39 1 2368 | Expedited International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (E-ISNCSCI) – Stephen Burns, MD
2353 | Improving Hand Recovery With Neuromodulation in Chronic Tetraplegia: Preliminary Findings of an Ongoing Study – John Lopez, DO
2254 | Movement Amplification to Improve Gait Stability in Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Series – Jennifer Kahn, PT, DPT; Keith Gordon, PhD
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Block 40 1 2128 | Sensitized To Sleeplessness: Implications of Sleep Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury – Douglas Eck, PT, DPT, NCS, MHI
2370 | Bone Health in Children With Spinal Cord Injury Caused by Acute Flaccid Myelitis – Janet Dean, MR, RN, CRRN, CRNP: Cristina Sadowsky, MD; Natalie Curley, BS
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Block 41 1 2372 | Improved Cardiac and Circulatory Function After Epidural Stimulation of the Lumbosacral Spinal Cord – Bonnie Ditterline, PhD
2335 | Exercise Options to Improve Cardiometabolic Health In People with Spinal Cord Injury: A Review – Daniela Iliescu, MD
2271 | Incidence of Cardiovascular Events in a Spinal Cord Injury Population – Brian Higdon, MD; Tommy Yu, MD
2159 | Serum Cystatin C Testing Helps Better Classify Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Patients With Moderate or Severe Reductions In Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate – Nicholas Shah, MD; Gizelda Casella, MD, PHD
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Block 42 1 2311 | Complications Associated with Colonoscopy In Patients with Spinal Cord Injury And Disorders (SCI/D) – Gizelda Casella, MD PHD
2305 |Comparing Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation with High vs. Moderate Tidal Volumes in Tracheostomized Patients with SCI: A Retrospective Cohort Study – Radha Korupolu, MD, MS
2170 | Sweating Level Versus Neurological Level of Injury in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury – Michelle Trbovich, MD
2166 | Prevalence Of Amputation In The Spinal Cord Injured Population – Tommy Yu, MD; Morgan Pyne, DO; Brian Higdon, MD
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