Hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System
On the Move: A Consumer Conference for People with Spinal Cord Injury
Friday, September 23, 2016
This free, 1 day conference provided information to help you get where you want to go in your home, community, country, and world. To hear podcasts of several conference presentations, visit SoundCloud. The conference agenda, speaker biographies, and contact information for organizations that participated in our Resource Exposition can be found in the conference packet.
Our distinguished team of speakers included:
Scott Chesney, world traveler and President of Scott Chesney, LLC
Linda Cutrupi, President and Founder, Mainly Special Needs Travel
Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research, Kessler Foundation & Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Gail F. Forrest, PhD, Associate Director, Human Performance and Engineering Research, Kessler Foundation & Associate Professor, Department of PM&R, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Steven Kirshblum, MD, Medical Director and Director of Spinal Cord Injury Services at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation & Professor, Department of PM&R, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Mary Shea, OTR/L, ATP, Clinic Manager, Wheelchair Services, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Wise Young, MD, PhD, Founding Director, W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, the Richard H. Shindell Chair in Neuroscience, and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
For more information, please contact:
Jeanne M. Zanca, PhD, MPT
Conference Chair & Senior Research Scientist
Spinal Cord Injury Research
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This conference is made possible through the generous support of several sponsors, including the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Kessler Foundation, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the Alan T Brown Foundation, United Spinal Association, and Hollister Incorporated.
This conference is hosted by the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System (NNJSCIS), a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and University Hospital. NNJSCIS is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90SI5011). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ideas expressed during this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.