Persons with SCI

Persons with SCI



Chair of the committee: 

Christina-Anastasia (Annie) RAPIDI
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Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Physician, MD, PhD, Senior Fellow of the European Board of PRM, Rehabilitation Department of the National Health System (NHS), General Hospital “G.Gennimatas”, Athens-Greece.
Main interest and research field: spinal cord injury, autonomic nervous system, bladder and bowel dysfunction.
Since 2013, member of the Editorial Board of “Spinal Cord” the official journal of International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS).
Since 2014, President of the Hellenic spinal cord section of the Hellenic Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine which is an affiliated member of ISCoS.
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Committee Aims: 
To promote the role of PRM physician in the rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) lifelong, (in collaboration with the Professional Committee of the UEMS PRM Section)
To set up appropriate educational programs (according to ISCoS guidelines) and to harmonize the education on SCI among European countries (in collaboration with the European Board of UEMS PRM).
To promote the general awareness regarding special issues of SCI among health care providers and patients with SCI and their caregivers.
To promote collaboration with other scientific societies/organizations such us: WHO, ISCoS, International Continence Society-ICS (special committee of neuropathic bladder and bowel), SCI interest group in World Federation of Neuro-Rehabilitation (WFNR), etc.

Committee Goals:  
Promote prevention campaigns                                         
Promote long life follow-up and reassure quality of life and level of independence of patients with SCI
Support efforts for International Perspectives on SCI (IPSCI)
Implementation and completion of International survey for SCI (InSCI survey) through European network of PRM physicians interested in SCI
Spread information about relevant scientific activities    through the Communication and Information Committee         
Networking: Surveys through Communication and Information Committee, will give us information on SCI and:
research units, research centers

PRM centers or departments
scientific societies linked to the topic at European or International level, and interdisciplinary or/and interprofessional scientific societies


Committee Actions planned: 
Continuing the procedures for the creation of the European/International Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) medical emergency card  
ESPRM congresses: Preparing suggestions for workshops, educational courses, sessions, etc., with special topics for SCI, in collaboration with the Scientific Committee of ESPRM.

Committee Actions performed: In 20th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation three sessions on the topic of SCI have been organized 


Names of the members of the directory working in close cooperation with the head of the committee:

Carlotte Kiekens
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Head of clinic, department Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
General Secretary of ESPRM
Coordinator of Cochrane Rehabilitation
Deputy secretary of the Professional Practice Committee at the
UEMS PRM Section

Member of the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine


Mark Delargy
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Clinical Director of the National Rehabilitation Hospital of Ireland (NRH), Dublin
Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at NRH, Beaumont and Mater Hospitals
Before joining NRH, Consultant in Spinal Paralysis and Deputy Director of the National Scottish Spinal Cord Injury Unit in Glasgow
Senior Fellowship with the European Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Executive Committee member of the ESPM
Chair of the European Section of Rehabilitation Medicine Clinical Affairs Committee 



Sasa Moslavac
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Prim. Sasa Moslavac MD PhD Fellow of the European Board of PRM (FEBPRM) 
Spinal Unit, Special Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation Varazdinske Toplice
Referral Centre for Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injuries, Ministry of Health, Croatia
Piotr Tederko
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PRM Physician, MD, PhD, Fellow of the European Board of PRM (FEBPRM),
Department of Rehabilitation, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Main interest and research fields: spinal cord injuries, wheelchairs, musculoskeletal conditions, education in, and for the purpose of PRM
Since 2010: President of the Mazovian Division of the Polish Rehabilitation Society