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SCI Exercise Guideline Project wins Poster Award

24 November 2017

PHC member Dr Jan van der Scheer presented the SCI Exercise Guideline Project (http://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/sciguidelines/) yesterday at the annual conference of the Multidiscplinary Association for Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (MASCIP).

Jan engaged with the MASCIP members through a presentation and a poster displaying an infographic of the process developing the guidelines. It was fantastic to see that the collaborative team efforts for this infographic were awarded with the Penny Mullen Poster Prize. Congratulations on this outstanding output, which was the work of the PHC team led by Vicky Tolfrey, Kathleen Martin Ginis of the University of British Columbia and last but not least, the NCSEM-EM team led by Kris Clements with the infographic being designed by Lindsay Adams.

A review on SCI exercise intensity by Jan, Michael Hutchinson, Tom Paulson, Kathleen Martin Ginis and Vicky Tolfrey was also positively received at the MASCIP conference – more about this can be found at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28867664.

It was quite an exciting week for the SCI Exercise Guideline Project, because they were also presented and discussed by Jan during an international workshop at the Nordic Sport Science Conference (Halmstad, Sweden) and a Swedish rehabilitation clinic (Orupssjukhuset, Sweden). Many thanks to Prof Jan Lexell, Dr Sophie Jörgensen and the Swedish Network of Adapted Physical Activity for hosting Jan in Sweden. The PHC and Jan are most grateful to them for making the visit into such a pleasant and productive time, with lots of opportunities for sharing ideas internationally.

The infographic that won the poster prize can be downloaded here: http://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/sciguidelines/.

More on Jan’s visits and presentations this week on the Twitter accounts of the PHC (@PHC_Lboro) and Jan (@janvdscheer). Also keep on eye out for the upcoming 2017/2018 Winter Newsletter!‌