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.
Monday 27 May 2019
Introduction to the theme of the Congress: EMPOWERMENT - KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
End of travelling and working day
Get-together dinner at the hotel
Tuesday 28 May 2019
- Gothenburg Independent Living, Anders Westgerd
- DON, Theo te Winkel
Plenary discussion and conclusion
There will be 30 minutes coffee and exhibition + poster session
Wellspect keynote speaker - Claes Hultling
Peer-led Research - John Chernesky
Delegates' Dinner at the hotel
Wednesday 29 May 2019
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
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 Trok, Anestis Divanoglou
Extension of your stay
Congress venue was Scandic Crown, Gothenburg, Sweden.