SCI Connections on May 16

Hello Community,

                I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the nice weather.  Our monthly SCI Connections meeting is coming up on Thursday May 16th at the Camden Community Center (3369 Union Ave. San Jose, CA 95124 – Classroom #4) ,  from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

               For this month’s meeting, we will be having another great speaker!  Our guest speaker for this month’s meeting will be, Dr. James Crew, acting Chief of Spinal Cord and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, at the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.  This is definitely a meeting you will not want to miss.  Dr. Crew will be speaking to us about, “Health After SCI” and after his talk we will have a Q&A session, so have your questions ready.

SCI Connections, is a great place to stay informed, network and get support from other disabled individuals in your community.  Families are always welcomed and dinner will also be provided

*******Please note******

Our Patterson Net has launched and we will be webcasting this SCI Connections meeting live from the Camden Community Center!  If you live outside of Santa Clara County, don’t have transportation to the meeting or just can’t come but would still like to tune in and join the webcast then please let me know by Wednesday May 15 so that I can add you to the viewing list.

The Patterson Net will allow anyone with an internet connection to have access to our meetings and educational events.

WHAT:  SCI Connections Meeting

Where:

               Camden Community Center
               3369 Union Ave. San Jose, CA 95124
               Classroom #4 (aka room 120)

When: Thursday, May 16th 2013   6:30pm-8:30pm

Please let me know if you have any questions and please don’t forget to let me know if you are interested in the Patterson Net Webcast by the evening of Wednesday May 15!  Feel free to share this anyone you think might be interested and bring a friend!

A photograph of Dr. James Crew

Dr James Crew

Dr. Crew is a graduate of Creighton university School of Medicine and received both his PM&R residency and fellowship training in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the university of Washington. He is currently the acting Chief of Spinal Cord and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, at the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.  In addition to treating individuals with SCI, Dr. Crew is the SCVMC site director for Stanford physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents who train at SCVMC and is the 2011 recipient of the Sam Schmidt paralysis Foundation Research grant, jointly funded by the Sell Fund of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) and the Sam Schmidt paralysis Foundation. The grant, named for the former Indy Car driver and current SCI survivor, is designed to support the investigative research of outstanding clinical scientists during the early stages of their careers. Dr. Crew also played a key role in the Geron phase I stem cell clinical trials carried out at SCVMC.

Robert Medel, CBIS
Clinical Program Coordinator
Rehabilitation Research Center
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
408 885-2397
408 793-6434
www.tbi-sci.org

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