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2021 SCI Health Fair

Saturday, May 22nd from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Rochester Spinal Association is excited to partner with the University of Rochester Medical Center, Physical & Medical Rehabilitation to present this year’s Spinal Cord Injury Health Fair. The SCI Health Fair will be held online, via Zoom, on May 22nd from 10:00am – 4:00pm. After being canceled during 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are presenting a robust schedule of popular topics and speakers.

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10:00am – “Sex and Intimacy” presented by Gary Karp, paraplegic, United Spinal Association board member, and author of The Art of Kissing.


11:00am – “What’s new in SCI Research” presented by Brad Berk, MD, PhD, University of Rochester, Neurorestoration Institute


12:00pm – Adapted Yoga participatory session led by Michael Amy, MSPT, ERYT, C-IAYT


12:30pm – “Pain Management after Spinal Cord Injury: Tips and Treatments” presented by Jeanne Zanca, PhD, MPT and Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, FASIA of the Kessler Rehabilitation Center


1:30pm – Participatory online exercise


2:00pm – “Adapted Recreation – What Is It and Why Do You Need It” – Presented by Jill Hilderbrant, Recreation Therapist, URMC, and Anita O’Brien, M.A., CTRS, Executive Director, Rochester Accessible Adventures


3:00pm – Open networking session held online via Spatial Chat. Continue the conversation on any of these topics or start your own!


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"At some time, often when we least expect it, we all have to face overwhelming challenges. When the unthinkable happens, the lighthouse is hope. Once we find it, we must cling to it with absolute determination. When we have hope, we discover powers within ourselves we may have never known- the power to make sacrifices, to endure, to heal, and to love. Once we choose hope, everything is possible." ~ Christopher Reeve

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