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ISCoS 2024: Preliminary Scientific Programme

Programme timing is based on Antwerp, Belgium local time.

Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Session timings and presenter names are subject to change


Sunday, September 22, 2024


Monday, September 23, 2024

Queen Elisabeth - Plenary
Okapi 2 - Breakout A
Okapi 3 - Breakout B
Gorilla 1 - Breakout C
Gorilla 3 & 4 - Breakout D
Darwin - Breakout E
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Plenary #1 - The Guttmann Lecture
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break Monday AM
Poster viewing with refreshment
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop 1
ISCoS Psychosocial Special Interest Group: Implementing psychosocial domains of the World Health Organisation’s 2030 spinal cord injury module of the Package of Interventions for Rehabilitation #1
Instructional Course 4
The core of it all: Advances in neurotechnology for trunk muscle evaluation and intervention in spinal cord injury
Workshop 2
Combinatorial strategies to address a multifaceted problem: from preclinical studies to clinical translation and implementation.
Instructional Course 2
Follow-up care to support optimal functioning and healthy aging after spinal cord injury
Poster Award Presentations
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break Monday
Poster viewing with refreshment
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Workshop 3
Courage to Love: Strathegies for Social Rehabilitation and Romantic Engagement Post Spinal Cord Injury
Instructional Course 3
Unveiling Strength: Progress and Perspectives in Research on Women with Spinal Cord Injury
Workshop 4
Rethinking Randomized Controlled Trials. An Innovative Strategy for Developing Multicomponent Interventions
Instructional Course 1
How to design, deliver, evaluate, and report exercise intervention studies in people with SCI: evidence-based recommendations on behalf of the ISCoS Physical Activity Special Interest Group
Workshop 5
Understanding the challenges of delivering life-long care for people with spinal cord injury in different countries; What can we learn from each other?
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM DEDICATED POSTER VIEWING SESSION 1
all group 1 poster presenters at their poster board
3:15 PM - 3:40 PM Coffee Break Monday PM
Poster viewing with refreshment
3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Plenary #2 - ISRT Lecture
4:40 PM - 6:00 PM Oral Presentations 1
Urinary Care and Long-term Outcomes
Oral Presentations 2
Respiratory and Cardiovascular
Oral Presentations 3
Upper Extremity and Miscellaneous Topics
Oral Presentations 4
Clinical trials
Oral Presentations 5
Perceptions of People with Lived Experience
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Welcome Reception



Queen Elisabeth - Plenary
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Plenary #1 - The Guttmann Lecture
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break Monday AM
Poster viewing with refreshment
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break Monday
Poster viewing with refreshment
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM DEDICATED POSTER VIEWING SESSION 1
all group 1 poster presenters at their poster board
3:15 PM - 3:40 PM Coffee Break Monday PM
Poster viewing with refreshment
3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Plenary #2 - ISRT Lecture
4:40 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Welcome Reception







Tuesday, September 24, 2024

Queen Elisabeth - Plenary
Okapi 2 - Breakout A
Okapi 3 - Breakout B
Gorilla 1 - Breakout C
Gorilla 3 & 4 - Breakout D
Darwin - Breakout E
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Plenary #3 - The ISCoS Lecture
9:50 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break Tuesday AM
Poster viewing with refreshment
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM DEDICATED POSTER VIEWING SESSION 2
all group 2 poster presenters at their poster board
11:05 AM - 12:35 PM Instructional Course 5
It’s All About Biomarkers! Scope, Utility, and Application in Spinal Cord Injury (sponsored by SCOPE)
Workshop 6
Developmental Considerations of Pediatric Rehabilitation: A Clinical Approach to monitoring Progress and Outcomes
Instructional Course 6
Physical activity in middle-aged and older people with spinal cord injuries.
Workshop 7
Unveiling the Pressure Injury Subcommittee: Advancing Global Initiatives in Prevention and Treatment
Instructional Course 7
The addition of non-traumatic spinal cord injury to traumatic spinal cord injury national registries: Lessons learned from the United States and Canada
12:35 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch Break Tuesday
Poster viewing with refreshment
1:45 PM - 2:35 PM Plenary #4 - Wings for Life Lecture
2:45 PM - 4:05 PM Oral Presentations 6
Biomarkers and Cellular Studies
Oral Presentations 7
Exercise and Functioning
Oral Presentations 8
Pediatrics, Aging and Employment
Oral Presentations 9
Female / Sexual Health
Oral Presentations 10
Miscellaneous Topics
4:05 PM - 4:30 PM Coffee Break Tuesday PM
Poster viewing with refreshment
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Workshop 8
Healthy and sustainable aging with spinal cord injury
Instructional Course 8
International Variations in Rehabilitation Services and Outcomes following Spinal Cord Injury: Psychosocial and Policy Implications for Patients, Support Persons, and Clinicians
Workshop 9
Tools and Training: Navigating the Essentials for Spinal Cord Care in Emergencies
Instructional Course 9
Evidence-based Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM) beyond Surgery: Clinical care and research in Prehabilitation, Rehabilitation, and Non-Operative Treatments
Workshop 10
Building a Person-Centred Model of Spinal Cord Injury Healthcare in Canada










Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Queen Elisabeth - Plenary
Okapi 2 - Breakout A
Okapi 3 - Breakout B
Gorilla 1 - Breakout C
Gorilla 3 & 4 - Breakout D
Darwin - Breakout E
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM ISCoS AGM
For ISCoS Members Only
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM Plenary #5 - The Anthony F. DiMarco Lectureship
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Coffee Break Wednesday AM
Poster viewing with refreshment
11:20 AM - 12:50 PM Instructional Course 10
Bone Health in Children and Teens with Spinal Cord Related Paralysis
Workshop 11
International Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Cycling Clinical Practice Guidelines: Development and Planning for Implementation
Instructional Course 11
Time to embrace digital media in the SCI world: publishing or perishing in the hashtag generation!
Workshop 12
Harnessing behavioural science to create change, inform intervention design and ultimately improve health outcomes for people living with spinal cord injury.
Instructional Course 12
Urodynamic diagnostics to examine and improve the rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries in middle-low-income countries with special aspects of martial law
12:50 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break Wednesday
Poster viewing with refreshment
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Workshop 13
E-stimulating research workshop- Evidence-based clinical applications of electrical stimulation (E-stim) in people with spinal cord injuries (SCI)
Instructional Course 13
Quality of Life Special Interest Group: What is Quality of Life and How Do We Measure It?
Workshop 14
Developing an extended data set for vocational rehabilitation and spinal cord injury – using data to ensure international applicability and utility.
Talking Poster 1
Details Coming Soon
Talking Poster 2
Details Coming Soon
3:40 PM - 4:50 PM Oral Presentations 11
Translational/Clinical Research
Rapid Fire 1
Bladder, Bowels, Sex and Breathing
Rapid Fire 2
Peers, PLEX and Employment
Rapid Fire 3
Miscellaneous Topics
Rapid Fire 4
Miscellaneous Topics
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Closing Ceremony
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Closing Reception
with drinks and nibbles



Queen Elisabeth - Plenary
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM ISCoS AGM
For ISCoS Members Only
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM Plenary #5 - The Anthony F. DiMarco Lectureship
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Coffee Break Wednesday AM
Poster viewing with refreshment
11:20 AM - 12:50 PM
12:50 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break Wednesday
Poster viewing with refreshment
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:40 PM - 4:50 PM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Closing Ceremony
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Closing Reception
with drinks and nibbles







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