Spinal Cord Injury Consumer Conference


The Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System is proud to present:

On the Move: A Consumer Conference for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Friday, September 23, 2016

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Kessler Conference Center

1199 Pleasant Valley Way

West Orange, NJ 07052

Join us for a free, 1 day conference to help you get where you want to go in your home, community, country, and world.  

At this conference, you will learn about:

bulletNew wheelchair features and creative ways to fund assistive technology
bulletRobotic exoskeletons and their potential uses
bulletTips and tricks for successful air travel
bulletAccessible travel opportunities
bulletResearch about treatments to promote recovery
bulletReal-life adventures shared by people with spinal cord injury (SCI)
bulletServices and resources to help you achieve your goals

Who should attend?

bulletPeople with any level or type of SCI
bulletCaregivers, family members and friends
bulletRehabilitation professionals
bulletOther interested individuals

Our distinguished team of speakers includes:

bulletScott Chesney, world traveler and President of Scott Chesney, LLC
bulletLinda Cutrupi, President and Founder, Mainly Special Needs Travel
bulletTrevor 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
bulletGail F. Forrest, PhD, Associate Director, Human Performance and Engineering Research, Kessler Foundation & Associate Professor, Department of PM&R, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
bulletSteven 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
bulletMary Shea, OTR/L, ATP, Clinic Manager, Wheelchair Services, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
bulletWise 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

Online registration is currently closed.  If you still wish to attend, you may register in person on the day of the event at the Kessler Conference Center.   Space is limited and priority will be given to people with SCI and their caregivers, family, and friends.   Registrations will be accepted after September 16th on a space-available basis. 

Click here to view the schedule of events at the conference.

For more information, please contact:

Jeanne M. Zanca, PhD, MPT
Conference Chair & Senior Research Scientist
Spinal Cord Injury Research
Kessler Foundation
Phone: 973-324-3558

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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.