Scientific Chair:


Dr G Scivoletto,

Coordinator, Spinal Cord Unit
Head, Spinal Rehabilitation (SpiRe) laboratory
Fondazione S. Lucia IRCCS Rehabilitation Hospital
via Ardeatina 306
00179 Rome, Italy


Tel. +390651501604

Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine CPG Steering Committee:

Dr Dennis Tate, USA has been appointed as the ISCoS representative on the above Committee as from 1 October 2011.




Bazzochi, Dr G Italy
Biering-Sorensen, Prof Fin
Chair Data Sets Sub-Committee
Charlifue, Dr Susuie
Programme Chair
Curt, Dr Armin Switzerland
Hultling, Dr Claes
Chair, Ethics Sub-Committee
Jones, Ms Linda USA
Marshall, Dr Ruth Australia
Mulcahey, Dr M J USA
Nakamura, Dr Masaya Japan
Post Dr Marcel Netherlands
Previnaire, Dr JG France
Scivoletto, Dr Giorgio
Smith, Dr Eimear Ireland
Tansey, Dr Keith USA
Tetzlaff, Dr Wolfram Canada

Award Poster Presenters


2018 Award Poster Winners for the 2018 ISCoS Annual Meeting

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The Committee is composed of:

‘Born’ Members:

  • ISCoS President
  • ISCoS Honorary Secretary
  • Editor of Spinal Cord
  • Chair of the Education Committee
  • Chair of the Prevention Committee
  • 2 Representatives for the two coming meetings (one from each meeting)
  • 2 Representatives from the two past meetings (one from each meeting)

Every year there will automatically be an exchange of members for those who change office or in/outgoing meeting representatives.

8 Appointed Members:

  • Chair (max. 2 terms of 3 years) appointed by ISCoS President
  • The other members appointed by the Chair:
  • A Vice-Chair is to be appointed during the later years of the Chair’s final term.
  • There will be a change of one seat every year.

Requirements for Future Appointed Members on the Scientific Committee:

  1. They must be a member of ISCoS
  2. Potential members shall present a CV to the Chair of the Scientific Committee for consideration. This should, apart from published articles, include evidence of clinical/programmatic involvement or involvement in other activities (such as teaching, capacity building, etc.).
  3. New members are expected to have documentation of being scientifically active within the field of Spinal Cord Injuries.
  4. Members are expected to attend the Annual Scientific Meetings every year, unless excused by the Chair.
  5. Members are expected to review abstracts in their field of interest or expertise submitted to the Annual Meetings within the time frame given and according to the Meeting Guidelines.
  6. Members are expected to be part of the process of continually improving the work of the Scientific Committee by suggestions for improvements whenever required or found possible.

Selection Procedure:

If there are more candidates than seats available on the Scientific Committee, the Chair will circulate the names of the candidates with their CV’s to the Committee Members for them to vote. The Chair will then appoint the person(s) with the highest vote(s) for the available positions.

May 2012


  • To continuously increase the value of the Scientific Program at the annual meetings, not least in cooperation with local societies, to be able to disseminate information of spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D) basic science, care, treatment and prevention as widely as possible.
  • To develop workshops and courses by formulating ideas, identifying potential presenters and partners from within ISCoS and our affiliated societies.
  • Develop and continue to refine specific guidelines for the annual meetings, implementing specific instructions regarding oral and poster presentations, handouts and other materials to enhance the educational offerings of the meetings.
  • To liaise with the Prevention and Education Committees of ISCoS in areas of overlapping interest and to increase the educational aspects in all ISCoS activities, not only in the scientific program but also in on-going liaisons with the WHO, with a focus on assistance to developing countries.
  • To continue developing the International SCI Standards and Data Sets in cooperation with ASIA and other partner organizations.


  • To develop and maintain a continuously expanding database of experts/authorities in particular fields of interest in the areas of basic science, acute, rehabilitative and long-term management of people with SCI/D in order to enhance our ability to select speakers of relevant interest at future annual scientific meetings.
  • To promote the standard use of the International SCI Standards and Data Sets.
  • To liaise with other scientific societies involved in the care and treatment of people with SCI/D such as the ISRT, ISPRM, ESPRM, ACRM and others.
  • To recruit members to the Scientific Committee of ISCoS so that there is global representation on the Committee.
  • To structure the Scientific Committee to reflect the need for succession planning.

Operational Plan:

  • Review and grade abstracts for annual scientific meetings, identifying those that represent the best quality and most current state of the science in SCI/D basic science, acute management, rehabilitation and lifetime follow-up.
  • Seek members for the Committee from the general membership by email, newsletter and other methods.
  • Assign specific goals and tasks to committee members and/or ad hoc committees.
  • Convene the Committee biannually using electronic means to review progress and set goals.