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National conference provides innovative strategies and resources for SCI healthcare professionals

September 08, 2017

There are over 200,000 people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States. Every September, the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) holds an educational conference during Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. This year, ASCIP was held in Craig’s backyard in Denver, Colorado.

ASCIP is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing the care of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Their annual educational conference and expo is a vital resource for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Behavioral Health Providers, Physicians, Spinal Cord Injury Nurses, and Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapists with a focus on spinal cord injury.

The 2017 Educational Conference focused on cutting edge and innovative strategies to promote and achieve successful outcomes following spinal cord injury. This year, Craig had 27 staff who presented at the prestigious ASCIP conference and three staff members who received awards. “We are incredibly proud of our dedicated staff who are constantly pushing boundaries and working on advancements in spinal cord injury rehabilitation,” says Diane Reinhard, VP of patient care services at Craig Hospital. “ASCIP provides us with an opportunity to share our expertise and learn from other leading SCI professionals.”

Congratulations to the following staff who received awards at this year’s ASCIP Conference!

  • Dan Lammertse, MD, James J. Peters Distinguished Service Award

  • Ellen Severe, OTR, Distinguished Clinical Award Laura Wehrli, PT, DPT, ATP, Excellence Award

  • Laura Wehrli, PT, DPT, ATP, Excellence Award