Mission, Vision and Values

ASIA Vision Statement

ASIA will be the premier North American organization in the field
of Spinal Cord Injury care, education, and research

Core Values of ASIA

  • Commitment to the wellbeing of people with spinal cord injury
  • Discovery and knowledge translation
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Engagement of the next generation
  • Every member matters. . .


  • to promote and establish standards of excellence for all aspects of health care of individuals with spinal cord injury from onset throughout life
  • to educate members, other healthcare professionals, patients and their families as well as the public on all aspects of spinal cord injury and its consequences in order to prevent injury, improve care, increase availability of services and maximize the injured individual’s potential for full participation in all areas of community life
  • to foster research which aims at preventing spinal cord injury, improving care, reducing consequent disability, and finding a cure for both acute and chronic SCI
  • to facilitate communication among members and other physicians, allied health care professionals, researchers and consumers


ASIA Announces the appointment of Patty Duncan to Interim Executive Director. Read letter to members from President.

The International Spinal Cord Injury Endocrine and Metabolic Extended Data Set is up for review. Please visit our International Data Sets page.

Journal News
In the near future, ASIA members will begin to receive two journals. Electronic access will be offered to “Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair (NNR)”. In addition, beginning in 2016, ASIA members who are not currently members of ISCoS will become members of ISCoS at the expense of ASIA, providing them access to the ISCoS journal: “Spinal Cord,” both in print and online. Stay tuned for details and definite start dates!

New International Standards Exam Worksheet

The SCOPE (Spinal Cord Outcomes Partnership Endeavor) CLINICAL TRIALS TABLE has been updated.