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Gothenburg 2019

The fourteenth ESCIF Congress was organised by the Swedish Association for Survivors of Accident and Injury (RTP) and the Gothenburg Competence Centre for Spinal Cord Injury together with the European Spinal Cord Injury Federation. It took a place in the beautiful historical city of Gothenburg in the Sweden from 27 - 29 May 2019.

The theme was:

'Empowerment – Knowledge is Power'

 

The theme was knowledge: gaining, expanding and spreading it.

Information can improve the lives of people living with spinal cord injury, but it must be easy to find and understand.

We have several organisations working to make it so, but ESCIF sees many benefits of strengthening the bonds between them, as well as the bonds between consumers, clinicians and researchers.

The benefits include:

  • making it easier to transfer knowledge and how-to-do´s between individuals, groups, organisations and countries
  • improving our position in lobbying and political decision making
  • keeping information and websites up to date and trustworthy – both in content and technology


The congress was open to anyone who has an interest in spinal cord injury – be it a personal or professional one.

 

Day 1

Monday 27 May 2019

 
 
14:30

Arrival of delegates at the airport, at the latest!

 

 

16:00

Arrival of delegates at Congress venue in Gothenburg

Welcome reception with drinks and snacks

 
17:00

OPENING OF THE CONGRESS

Welcome address

  • European Spinal Cord Injury Federation
  • City of Gothenburg and Region Västra Götaland, Annika Tännström
  • Personskadeförbundet RTP/Gothenburg Competence Centre for SCI
 
 
17:30

Introduction to the theme of the Congress: EMPOWERMENT - KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

 
 
17:45

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Knowledge translation - Lisa Harvey

 

 

18:30 

End of travelling and working day

 
 
19:30 

Get-together dinner at the hotel

 
 
 Day 2

Tuesday 28 May 2019

 
 
09:00

Workshop: Lobbying

  • ReformAct
  • Gothenburg Independent Living, Anders Westgerd
  • DON, Theo te Winkel

Group discussions

Plenary discussion and conclusion

There will be 30 minutes coffee and exhibition + poster session

 

 

12:30

Lunch and exhibition + poster session

 

 

14:00

Wellspect keynote speaker - Claes Hultling

 
 
14:45

Peer-led Research - John Chernesky

 
 
15:30

Coffee break and exibition + poster session + official photo

 

 

 16:15 

Assembly of Delegates

 
 
17:30 

End of working day

 
 
19:15 

Drink

 
 
19:30 

Delegates' Dinner at the hotel

 
 
Day 3

Wednesday 29 May 2019

 
 
09:00

Workshop: Different ways to spread the knowledge

  • E-learnSCI: Lisa Harvey
  • SCIRE: John Chernesky
  • Paraplegie Community: Johannes Kinast
  • SCI Parenting and ryggmargsskada.se: Erika Nilsson, Nora Sandholdt
  • Profile video for RYK: Birgitte Bjorkman, Mikkel Bundgaard

Panel discussion

 

 

11:00

 Coffee break and exhibition + poster session

 

  

11:30

Free oral presentations

  • Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Publications on Healthy Living wih SCI - Components in a Health Promotion Program: Anna-Carin Lagerström
  • Why go scientific when evaluating community peer-based programs?Julia Andersson
  • Outcome evaluation of a community peer-based training program for people with SCI in Botswana: Katarzyna TrokAnestis Divanoglou
 
 
12:30

Invitation to the ESCIF Congress 2020

 

  

12:45 

End of the Congress

 
  
13:00 

Lunch

Optional sightseeing

Extension of your stay

 

Congress venue was Scandic Crown, Gothenburg, Sweden.