Watch It: Webinar on prevention of obesity and cardiovascular disease in individuals with spinal cord injury (7/14)

WEBINAR: Introducing the RRTC on Spinal Cord Injury: Research Aimed at Improving Your Health. Part I: Prevention of Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Wednesday, July 14, 2:00 PM Eastern

Presented by Suzanne Groah, MD, MSPH, Project Director, and Manon Lauderdale, MSE, Co-Director of Training, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

Go to Webinar http://www.ilru.org/html/training/webcasts/handouts/2010/07-14-RRTC-SCI/

About the Webinar

This RRTC works to help people maintain their health after SCI and focuses specifically on the prevention of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and pressure ulcers. Over the next 5 years, National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH,) along with Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) and other collaborators, will conduct research activities that will produce new knowledge for consumers and their health care providers. The RRTC will then work to help people use the knowledge gained from research to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and pressure ulcers in SCI, improving quality of life, and enhancing well-being.

This 2-part webinar series will introduce the research activities of the RRTC and highlight how they will affect the health and well-being of individuals with SCI. Part I will introduce research activities focusing on the prevention of obesity and cardiovascular disease. Part II, scheduled for July 28 (2:00-3:30 PM ET), will introduce research activities focusing on the maintenance of skin health and the prevention of pressure ulcers.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will have knowledge and resources which will enable them to:

  • Increased understanding of the special needs individuals with SCI are facing to protect the health of their heart
  • Increased awareness of heart disease prevention
  • Have an understanding of personally controlled health records
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