Knowledge in Motion WebCast: Aging with Spinal Cord Injury

4/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

Aging with Spinal Cord Injury:
Focus on Function, Physical Activity and Well-being


Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30-8:00 PM Eastern Time
presented by
Jan Lexell, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
 
As a result of advances in healthcare and rehabilitation, many people with spinal cord injury (SCI) have lived several decades with their injury, but our knowledge of living with long-term SCI into older age is limited. This lecture will present data from the Swedish Aging with Spinal Cord Injury Study (SASCIS), providing insight into topics such as secondary health conditions, activity limitations, psychological resources, participation in leisure time physical activity and life satisfaction in individuals with long-term SCI. Research findings will be translated into take-home points on how to live well with SCI across the lifespan.
 
Webcast attendees will be able to:
  • Describe common secondary health conditions in older adults with long-term SCI
  • Describe factors of importance for participation in leisure time physical activity in older adults with long-term SCI
  • Describe life satisfaction and the association with disability and personal factors
To register for dinner & lecture at Spaulding in Charlestown, MA
OR 
to register for free webcast:
www.snerscic.org | contact Jenny Min at jmin5@partners.org 617-952-6173
 
 
 
About Our Speaker:

Jan Lexell, MD, PhD is Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine in the Department of Neuroscience at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, and Head of the Reabilitation Medicine Research Group. He is board certified (Sweden) in rehabilitation medicine as well as neurology and is standing member of the Medical Committee in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

 

Dr. Lexell leads a research group that investigates the consequences of neurologic disabilities in a life-long perspective. Research projects include people with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, and neuromuscular disorders. He is also involved in research related to Paralympic sports medicine, in particular injuries and illnesses in parasport.

 



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