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UNC Health Care's 6th Annual

Spinal Cord Injury Conference

November 7-8, 2014

UNC's 6th Annual SCI conference takes SCI education to a new level with beginner to advanced cources offered to fill the toolbox of nurses, therapists, case managers, and other allied healthcare professionals in the physical rehabilitation field. This conference will address medical, psychosocial, and rehabilitation issues related to maximizing the potential for quality of life for those living with SCI. A team of UNC Healthcare and other expert doctors, nurses, therapists, and researchers will discuss up to date SCI topics and how the interdisciplinary therapy team works together to provide effective, comprehensive care. 

Registration Information: Early Registration is suggested due to limited seating. Cost of registration includes course materials, contact hours, CEU's, lunch and snacks Friday and Saturday. 

CEU's: Participants will be eligible for CEUs.

Refunds/Cancellations: Cancellations and request for refunds will be honored if received five (5) working days prior to the event. A $40.00 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. UNC Health Care reserves the right to cancel any event not meeting established minimum enrollment five (5) days prior to the event. 

Price Information:


Medical Professionals:

$200 Both Days          

$125 Single Day          

UNC Employees:

$170 Both Days            

$105 Single Day      


$50 Both Days              

$25 Single Day              

Groups (3 minimum):

(rate per person)

$170 Both Days              

$105 Single Day              

Payment Methods:


Please make checks payable to UNC Chapel Hill with 2014 UNC SCI conference in the memo line.


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Conference Schedule:

Friday, November 7th

8:30-9:45  Neoplastic SCI (Christine Cleveland, MD; University of Pittsburgh Mercy PM&R)

9:45-10:15 Break

10:15-11:45  Osteoporosis: Implications for Therapeutic Interventions  (Heather Walker, MD & Courtney Matrunick, DPT; UNC Health Care)

11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00  Cardiovascular Disease and Nutrition in SCI  (Jesse Lieberman, MD; Carolinas Medical Center)

2:00-2:30  Break

2:30-3:45 Research Updates in SCI  (Marc Buoniconti; Founder of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis)

3:45-4:30  Panel Discussion: Approaching Sensitive Topics

Saturday, November 8th

8:30-10:15  Evidence-Based Neurological Shoulder Treatment  ( Katy Lovell, DPT; UNC Health Care)

10:15- 10:30  Break

10:30-11:30  ASIA overview and cases  (Heather Walker, MD; UNC Health Care)

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:45  Gait Progression and Outcomes (Courtney Matrunick DPT, Bryn Kennedy, PT, Kelly Reynolds, PT; UNC Health Care,  Steps For Recovery, Wake Med Health and Hospitals )

1:45-2:00  Break

2:00-3:30 Post SCI Recreation Measures  (Grace Clark, LRT/CTRS, CCLS, ATRIC; Bridge II Sports)


For Additional Information: 

Email: UNCSCIREHAB@gmail.com

Phone: (919)966-5667 Ask for Katy or Raheleh

  Location: The Sheraton in Chapel Hill, NC
  Date: 11/07/14 - 11/08/14
  Time: (See session details)
  Sponsor: UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  Price: Varies
  Pay Methods:  Check  Credit Card
  Payment Notes: Send checks to: Aaron Olsen, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UNC Hospitals CB#7200, 101 Manning Drive Rm N1181, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7200
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Elizabeth Graham eegraham@email.unc.edu

Session Date Time Additional Fees
Session One 11/07/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM $ 0.00
Session Two 11/08/2014 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM $ 0.00