4th ISCoS and ASIA Joint Scientific Meeting
The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel *Montreal, CANADA Visit the Venue to read more
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the joint meeting of ISCOS and ASIA in Montreal. In the past the joint meetings have been amongst the best of our annual scientific gatherings
They fit perfectly in the ISCOS policy of spreading widely data of research and clinical practice in order to help improve spinal cord lesion care worldwide. There have been impressive improvements in this care but still so much can be done and needs to be done
So let us join forces and do our upmost best for our spinal cord lesioned individuals. They need us and we need them to make care human, focused, respectful and ethically sound
Looking forward to see you and discuss all these items in Montreal
Jean Jacques Wyndaele
ASIA ANTICIPATES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP WITH ISCOS IN 2015
ASIA will meet with its international partner, ISCoS, for the fourth time in the great city of Montreal in May of 2015. Past combined meetings (Vancouver in 2002, Boston in 2006, Washington, D.C. in 2011) have been among the most successful in ASIA’s 40 year history of presenting an Annual Scientific Meeting. The international dimension that ISCoS brings to these meetings enriches not only the scientific program, but also encourages interaction among the attendees that is of great value to all.
The city of Montreal is an ideal location for the 2015 meeting. It is easily accessible from many American cities, has a hospitable European flavor and cosmopolitan atmosphere that add a significant dimension to the meeting experience, and with the local hosts (SensoriMotor Rehabilitation Research Team) actively involved in planning the meeting, insures considerable local expertise that will affect both the scientific and social programming.
ASIA is thrilled to be a part of this exciting venture, and welcomes all attendees to take full advantage of everything the meeting has to offer. Enjoy Montreal !!!!
Michael H. Haak, M.D.
M.J. Mulcahey, Ph.D.
Welcome Letter from Serge Rossignol and John Steeves
It is a pleasure and an honor to host the next ISCoS/ASIA meeting in Montreal from May 14-16, 2015. The SensoriMotor Rehabilitation Research Team is your local host organization. The group is a multidisciplinary team of basic and clinical scientists working on spinal cord injury and stroke with 30 researchers affiliated to all major universities in Montreal and Quebec.
This joint meeting of ASIA and ISCoS promises a stimulating scientific program and an opportunity to enjoy the role of Montreal in Science, Culture and History.
Scientifically, Montreal has been associated with significant advances in neuroscience, such as the mapping of the sensorimotor cortices as the well-known homunculi by Dr Wilder Penfield at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Dr Herbert Jasper (McGill University and Université de Montréal), as well as the pioneering work of Dr Gustave Gingras in spinal cord rehabilitation medicine at the Université de Montréal.
Culturally, Montreal hosts everyone in both French and English, as well being home to many other nationalities. Everyone can find their favourite quarter of the city to enjoy regional cuisine and culture. Montreal is bursting with cultural events, as well as gastronomy for every level of sophistication and budget. With the input of our trainees, we have created a list for students and fellows (or folks with youthful appetites and ears) of places to visit for food, drink and music.
Historically, Montreal has played a key role in the settlement of Canada. Jacques Cartier explored present-day Newfoundland and Quebec as early as 1534 and made three voyages to Quebec, staying for a couple of years each time. Samuel de Champlain permanently founded Quebec City in 1608, after establishing Acadia in 1605 and established a post at Montreal in 1611. Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve founded Montreal in 1642. You can enjoy historic Montreal via many different walking or cycle paths. There are a multitude of art galleries and museums such as Pointè-a-Callière (Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History) being a most unique way to experience the city’s 400-year history.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
- The official language for this international meeting is English
- At least one author of each abstract must be a member of either ASIA or ISCoS
- There are two streams for abstracts (papers/posters or workshops)
- All abstracts must be submitted electronically via the conference website
- Up to 6 authors can be named for each abstract. If more than 6 authors, create a “group name” for the remaining authors. It is presumed that the first author listed is the primary presenting author of a paper/poster or the coordinator of a workshop.
- Abstracts must not exceed 250 words for papers/posters and 350 words for workshops (titles must not exceed 150 characters, with spaces)
- Abstracts must be submitted in 12-point Arial font (single spaced)
- The abstract must be submitted online on or before 15th December 2014
- All workshops that are accepted will be 90 minute oral sessions
- Late submissions will not be considered
- Since you do not know whether your paper abstract will be offered a poster or oral presentation, please indicate whether your presentation requires videos and thus you may need a power outlet (110 V) at the poster board. A poster presentation that is just a video and does not have a “live” person presenting is not allowed.
- All authors are requested to describe their submission according to the comprehensive 2015 ASIA/ISCoS Meeting Abstract Topic Categories. Choose up to three categories that best describe your abstract or workshop (This will aid in the grouping of presentations according to topic)
- Authors are also requested to identify whether their abstract relates directly to one of the 2015 meeting themes (see below).
2015 MEETING THEMES
- Activity Dependent Rehabilitation
- Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Clinical Trials
- Exoskeletons/ Robotics
- Immunological Factors
- Non-Traumatic SCI
- Participation/ Quality of Life
- Respiratory Care/Issues
- Surgical Treatments
- Urology/Sexual Function
PAPER / POSTER ABSTRACTS
The abstract submission should be 250 words maximum (12 point font); please use the following headings when submitting a paper abstract:
- Introduction (briefly list your study rationale, objectives, and study subjects)
- Methods (list main methods and analysis, but in all instances, you must include range in the level and severity of spinal cord injury + study sample size)
- Results (list main findings, but do not include figures or tables)
- Conclusions (if appropriate, include any significant limitations)
To increase the likelihood of acceptance, the abstract should have a clear message, be succinct and capture the interest of the reviewers. Abstracts describing future plans or without results will not be considered, thus a phrase such as “results will be presented” is not acceptable.
In considering which papers to accept for presentation at the meeting, the reviewers favour original work that has not already been published.
Please ensure that the information provided in the abstract is correct. Changes may be made to abstracts up until the abstract deadline, but will not be possible once the submission deadline has closed.
The commercial exhibition will be held in conjunction with the meeting and will be open throughout the meeting. The exhibition, scientific posters, internet area and delegate catering will all be located within the same area. This will maximize the amount of time delegates spend within the exhibition, the number of exciting exhibitors they will engage with and the amount of business which will take place throughout the week.
The stand fee is inclusive of the following exhibitor services on-site:
- Prime location
- 8’ x 10’ booth
- Name board with company logo
- 1 table, 2 chairs, literature rack and wastebasket
- 1 single socket
- 2 x exhibition name badges
- Bar Code Reader
National Spinal Injuries Centre,
Stoke Mandeville Hospital,
Tel: +44 1296 315 866
Fax: +44 1296 315870