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The 2024 ASCIP Educational Conference & Expo will be held Sept. 1-4, 2024, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk, "On the Magnificent Mile!"

Register by July 16th and take advantage of Early Bird Pricing!


ASCIP Releases New Advocacy Video

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ASCIP “Many Minds…One Vision”

ASCIP membership provides medical professionals advanced learning opportunities and professional networking that enhances your professional interests, as well as those of your patients and their families. ASCIP is a not for profit incorporated association comprised of 4 professional sections: American Paraplegia Society (APS), Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses (ASCIN), Psychologists, Social Workers & Counselors (PSWC) and Therapy Leadership Council (TLC).

Mission Statement - To optimize the health and wellness of individuals with SCI/D through advanced interdisciplinary education, professional development and scientific research.

Joe Fangman, PT
ASCIP President

"As medical research and the healthcare environment continues to change, we must remain vigilant in our efforts to provide the best care possible for those we have the privilege to serve.  ASCIP is uniquely positioned by our multidisciplinary membership to provide a diverse set of professional expertise to explore and discover new aspects of care and life quality for those with SCI/D."

-- Joe Fangman, PT
ASCIP President

Michael Kennelly, MD, FACP
ASCIP Immediate Past President

"One of the many strengths of the Academy is its multidisciplinary membership. As a urologist, the fusion of energy created by the various disciplines focusing on spinal cord injury is tremendous. I find the integrated scientific research possibilities, state-of-the-art annual meetings and networking opportunities invaluable." 

-- Michael J. Kennelly, MD, FACS
Immediate Past ASCIP President

Professional Sections

The Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing the care of people with spinal cord injury/disorder (SCI/D).


American Paraplegia Society

The APS is dedicated to improving the quality of care delivered to persons with spinal cord impairment. The mission of the American Paraplegia Society is to advance spinal cord medicine through state of the art education, dissemination of information, and promotion of research and advocacy.


Psychologists, Social Workers
and Counselors

The Academy's Psychologists, Social Workers & Counselors Section specializes in the provision of psychosocial services to meet the cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of persons affected by spinal cord impairment.


Spinal Cord Injury Nurses

The Academy Spinal Cord Injury Nurses section, formerly known as the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses, believes that spinal cord impairment and related disorders are multifaceted, catastrophic experiences for individuals that have implications for families, significant others and society as a whole.


Therapy Leadership Council

Therapy Leadership Council began in 2004 as a small meeting of VA SCI therapists. The meeting was held in Seattle, Washington and was sponsored by a grant from the United Spinal Association. TLC’s meeting eventually became a parallel meeting with the Congress on Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.

Institutional Member Recognition

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