DP Clinical again sponsored the third NASCIC Annual Meeting held in Cleveland, OH. This meeting is instrumental in bringing together members for collaboration and interaction. A key objective of this meeting was to discuss strategies for engaging people with spinal cord injuries in research and to identify opportunities to strengthen relationships between members and the research community. Michele Towle, Assistant Director, SCI Program, at DP Clinical, was a panelist on the Partner Panel discussion designed to share information on how the SCI community and researchers can work together – patient-centered research, patient engagement, advocacy efforts, resources needed to improve communication were topics discussed.

NASCIC’s mission is to bring about unified achievements in research, care, and policy by fostering collaborative efforts across the spinal cord injury community.