9th Virtual National Spinal Cord Injury Conference
November 16-18, 2021

Related themes may include but are not limited to:

  • Innovations in Care Delivery or Monitoring
  • Telemedicine and Virtual Care
  • Remote Monitoring and Wearable Technology
  • Preparing, Protecting and Supporting One Another
  • Family Caregivers (issues around family caregiving)
Overall Learning Objectives for the 9th National ConferenceAt the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Present innovations in SCI care delivery and telemedicine, including health monitoring and virtual care.
  • Share resources and knowledge to support care activities for everyone in the circle of care.
  • Highlight opportunities to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in care delivery.
  • Provide an opportunity to see, hear and discuss the latest advances in knowledge, clinical application and policy change in the field of SCI rehabilitation

CSCI-RA value of membership is intrinsic to achieving the mission, vision and goals and the society is committed to innovate and provide increased learning opportunities, services, and connections in the coming months and year ahead. We are planning for either a virtual or in person meeting next fall (2021).

The annual dues form the core of our organization’s financial support and are used to pay for our administration/secretariat, the annual scientific meeting, special edition journal in the JSCM and other educational activities, the CSCI-RA website, and the awards & contests.

We do count on and appreciate your support, every year, so that the we can maintain our vision, mission and goals.  Thank you for renewing your support to the CSCI-RA; The national leader in setting the standard of care in SCI to improve the lives of Canadians.

If you do not intend to renew, we would welcome your feedback so that we can find ways to improve our offerings and perhaps have you back!


Enroll to the membership category that is most appropriate to your current employment.  For example, if you are a PT with a PhD and working in a clinical environment, you would register as an Associate.  If you are working as a PT with a PhD as a scientist, you should register as a Member.  This would also be true if you have a PhD working with an NGO, you would register at the NGO rate.  Contact if you require assistance selecting your appropriate category.

Member (MD, DO, MD-PhD, PhD, Psych)


Associates (Nursing, Post-Doc, PT, OT, SLP, SW, RT )


Affiliates (NGO, Consumer, Patient, Trainee/Student, PSW, Attendant, Administrator, Rehab Program Leaders)


Sustaining: Includes one (1) complimentary annual membership and  one (1) complimentary meeting registration (Includes pre-course), automatic renewals. (Additional savings of $50) – Available on conference years (2019, 2021, 2023 etc…)


Clinic/Institutional: Includes (3) three Member, (3) three Associate, (3) three meeting registrations, four ads/announcements in the e-bulletins a year, institution banner on our website, ad in the meeting program, job web postings. – Available on conference years (2019, 2021, 2023 etc…)



The national leader in setting the standard of care in Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation to improve the lives of Canadians.






Mission & Purpose

  • Enhancing the recovery, health and quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injury/disease/disorder (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support, information and education to patients, families, care providers and regulated health professionals;
  • Focusing on how SCI rehabilitation care is designed, interpreted, delivered and evaluated using biological and clinical evidence to shape clinical practice;
  • Sharing information for the mutual benefit of the members;
  • Advancing public policies that lead to greater rights and independence for people with spinal cord injury/disease/disorder (SCI/D);
  • Delivering educational content regarding how veterans have informed SCI care in the last 150 years and highlighting the unique needs, and challenges, of individuals injured in combat;
  • Raising public awareness on the often-overlooked disability issues that affect our community;