(a) to promote and establish standards of excellence for all aspects of health care of individuals with spinal cord injury from onset throughout life.

(b) 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.

(c) 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.

(d) to facilitate communication among members and other physicians, allied health care professionals, researchers and consumers.


The ASIA combined meeting with ISCoS is scheduled for May 14-16, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. The submission deadline for this meeting will be December 15, 2014. Additional details will be available in the near future at www.iscosasia2015.org .

As was announced at 2014 meeting, ASIA and ASCIP are in discussion to merge the two organizations at the end of this year. ASIA and ASCIP have agreed to hold a meeting in early September in New Orleans. Details of the meeting will be available on the website in the near future.

November 1, 2014 is the deadline for nominations for the Neilsen-ASIA Research Award. Please visit the Award Page for more information and application instructions.

ASIA Bylaws changes were approved at the Annual Meeting and are posted in the website Members Only section.

Research Study for Caregivers of Youth with SCI

Call for Proposals due Oct. 17 for International Symposium on Neural Regeneration

SCOPE (Spinal Cord Outcomes Partnership Endeavor) News

Research Study for Neuromuscular Recovery Scale for Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury invites participants

The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) is offering a second Neural Repair and Rehabilitation certification examination. See details.

Toronto Rehab's 6th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference will be held October 2-4, 2014.

3rd International Autonomic Symposium: Dysfunctions of the Autonomic Nervous System will be held May 19, 2015 in Vancouver, BC, Canada