Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.

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United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.

Chapter Leadership Meeting

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United Spinal Chapter Leadership Meeting
United Spinal Chapter Leadship Meeting

October 19-21, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
RIO All-Suite Hotel

United Spinal Association’s national Chapter Leadership Meeting brings together leaders from over 50 affiliated chapters across the United States to discuss a multitude of topics to enrich chapter operations and outreach. United Spinal chapters share the goals of United Spinal Association and support them in their respective communities reaching out to those impacted by spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) including veterans, the aging, homebound and individuals in rural areas.

United Spinal chapters support the SCI/D community by promoting health and well being, inclusion and independence, organizing local events and projects, advocating for rights and accessibility, and offering information and resources to their chapter communities.

“The National Chapter Leadership Meeting offers United Spinal’s key staff and chapter representatives the opportunity to collaborate on future initiatives to enhance our organization’s mission,” said James Weisman, United Spinal’s president and CEO.

United Spinal Associations chapter representatives will also have the opportunity to share their program success.

“Our chapters may have different programs, yet all share the same dedication to enhancing the lives of people with spinal cord injury/disease, their families, and those who provide their care,” said Nick LiBassi, United Spinal’s Vice President, Partnership Expansion.

View CLM Photo Gallery here.

To find a local United Spinal chapter, visit http://www.spinalcord.org/chapters/directory.

Sponsorship Information

To sponsor this event contact AJ Assaadi at aassaadi@unitedspinal.org

Click here for Sponsorship PDF

At United Spinal Association’s Chapter Leadership Meeting (CLM), sponsors have the opportunity to meet with United Spinal influencers who represent thousands of members from our 50+ chapters throughout the U.S. CLM is designed to enrich chapter operations and share best practices through educational presentations, panel and round table discussions. Caregivers, aligned stakeholders and United Spinal’s senior leadership are also in attendance. Sponsors can expect meaningful one on one and small group engagement and the opportunity to forge relationships to achieve business objectives beyond the meeting, particularly at the state and regional level.

Day 1: Evening Welcome Reception

Day 2: General Session and Sponsor Spotlight Expo (15 tables)

Day 3: Closing Morning Session (closed)

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