October Newsletter


…to join us at MASCIP’s 17th Annual Conference…or to enter a poster into the Penny Mullen Poster Competition.  Deadline 31st October 2015

Click here to see the 2015 conference programme

This year you can pay online via the new MASCIP website but we also accept cheques and can send an invoice with payment details, as in previous years. Contact MASCIP Secretary

Enderby House Launch

Aspire are delighted to launch a new accessible Aspire House in Enderby, Leicestershire, in partnership with emh group.Find out more here



The first joint ACPIN and INPA Conference:

“Evidence into Practice” on 17&18th March 2016 

at QE2 centre, London

Early bird discount ends 31st December 2015
Closing date for abstract submissions (free paper & poster) 7th December 2015
Decision date for abstracts is w/c: 4th January 2016

The FIRST Iberian SCI Symposium

Lisbon, 30th Nov – 1st Dec 2015
See the programme here
Why make the last minute journey?

  • No registration fees
  • Up to 30 travel grants for young researchers (provided by SCML)
If you are intersted in attending then contact Antonia Salgado

A Paralysed System?

Have you read the All Party Parliamentary Group on SCI’s newest report, which investigates the causes of delayed discharges from SCI Centres?Read ‘A Paralysed System’ here

New Research:

In November 2015 Dublin SCIC intend to start a new research study on

“The Impact of a Cognitive Behavioural Pain Management Programme  on Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries: A Pilot Study”.

The aim of the study is to examine the impact of a cognitive behaviour pain management programme on patients with neuropathic pain following SCI, compared with usual care. All patients will have completed their inpatient rehabilitation programmes & are living in the community.
Patients with spinal cord injury, AIS A, B or C (full-time wheelchair users) will be assigned to a treatment or a control group, 6 – 8 patients in each group. The pain self management programme will run over 6 weeks. Both groups will participate in a range of assessments prior to and at the end of the 6 week period and again 6 months later.

Did you know…

…that the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine are offering a 25% MASCIP discount for subscription to their monthly SCI journal?

ALSO did you know that they offer free articles on a regular basis that you can browse and download as a PDF here on Maney Online.



Shared Practice Event

ICCM London, 4th February 2015

‘Patient Education’

  • Can it be improved?
  • Would a more uniform approach across the SCICs be beneficial?
  • How SCI individuals that haven’t been to a spinal unit can access specialist education.

MASCIP would like up to 40 members to come together and discuss these questions in a shared practice event.

If you are interested in joining this discussion please register your interest with Dot Tussler, MASCIP chair.

Vale of York CCG

Back Up and Aspire are delighted to announce that the NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has accepted their list of recommendations that will improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury.
For further details click here


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