ANNNOUCEMENT: AFSCIN 4

 March 18 - 21 march 2020

Kopanong Hotel and Conference centre

The African Spinal Cord Injury Network (AFSCIN) was established in 2015 and has been officially affiliated with the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS) since 2016. The network has at its very core the mission to improve the care and the quality of life for people sustaining a Spinal Cord Injury in Africa. We strive to become a model for effective networking, training, exchange, collaboration and advocacy on the African Continent.

“AFSCIN 4” – our 4th annual Pan African Conference will be held under the patronage of ISCoS and in partnership with South African Spinal Cord Association (SASCA) and the Asian Spinal Cord Network (ASCoN)

We invite you to join us and to be part of this dynamic network and catalyst for change in the field of comprehensive rehabilitation management in Africa

 

Johannesburg, South Africa   


 

 

Executive committee members

Mrs Sharon Masaka

Ms Salome Gitau

Ms Elma Burger

Ms Amina Audu

Ms Rita Henn

 

Bank Account:

FIRST NATIONAL BANK

Name: ARICAN SPINAL CORD INJURY NETWORK

Account Number: 62809123269

Ref: Please use your surname

REGISTRATION FORM

 

Title                            First Name

 

Surname

 

Health Care Worker Yes/No 

 

Profession

 

Consumer Yes/No

 

Organization/Health facility:

 

Tel / Mobile No

 

E Mail

 

Country

 

Dietary preferences:

 

I will be attending the (Please tick or circle) (all amount in SA Rand)

Date

Health care worker from Africa

HCW outside Africa

Consumer from Africa & DG holders South Africa

Consumer SA non-DG recipient

18th of March

 

300

400

Free

300

19th of March

 

500

700

Free

500

20th of March 

 

500

700

Free

500

21 March workshop – spasticity

1000

1000

Free

1000

21 March Peer supporter workshop

500

500

Free

500

Total cost

 

 

 

 

 

Please complete the AFSCIN 4 registration form (a link to a PDF version is here) and e mail it to africasci@gmail.com

Kindly register on or before the 15th of February 2020

It is very important that you let us know of any cancelation immediately – this will assist us to provide the hotel with accurate numbers to keep catering cost to a minimum.

Accommodation

Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation booking. 

Limited funding is available for accommodation for consumers– please submit a motivation to africasci@gmail.com. You will be informed by email if your application was successful.

 

Preliminary programme

18 March 2020

Strategic initiatives for SCI services in Africa 

8h00

Registration

9h00

Welcome and introduction AFSCIN chairperson

 

Opening remarks government official (speaker to be confirmed)

 

Opening remarks– ISCOS representative

10h30

Summarised Presentation of previous AFSCIN reports

       Advocacy

       Improving Service Delivery in Africa

       Research

       Strengthening AFSCIN: Communication and Coordination.

Summarised Africa continent feedback report

New imperatives from UN, WHO etc having bearing on SCI care in Africa.

14h00

Action plans for SCI services in Africa for 2020-2021

19 March 2020

Addressing specific areas of care

9h00

Presentations and practical solutions in the management of:

       Pressure care

       Bladder Management

11h00

       Bowel management

       Wheelchair seating and cushions

       Autonomic dysreflexia

       Use of the ASIA scale

13h30

The way forward in addressing the above challenges on the African continent.

20 March 2020

Scientific presentations

9h00 – 17h00

 

21 March 2021

Parallel workshops

Workshop: Management of Spasticity.

Workshop: Peer counselling