Steel Assembly - Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury & Disfunction ST - PSCI / D
Steel Assembly is an affiliate of The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA).
Steel Assembly is an organization of health care, rehabilitation and social service professionals with expertise in pediatric SCI/D, who provide education and training to professionals on pediatric spinal cord injurydysfunction (SCI/D), and who establish evidence-informed standards for pediatric SCI research and care.
The inaugural Howard H. Steel Conference on Pediatric SCI/D occurred in 1994 as a small, by invitation-only conference, designed to develop consensus statements and priorities for research in pediatric SCI (Betz & Mulcahey, 1996). One of the primary outcomes of the 1994 consensus meeting was the need for education and training on medical management and rehabilitation of children and youth with SCI. As a direct response, every three years between 1996 and 2012, the Howard H. Steel Conference on Pediatric SCI/D was held, with the 2009 and 2012 meetings drawing over 130 attendees from North and South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. For each year that a Steel Conference was held, the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) included a session in their annual meeting – The Best of Steel – during which time the highest rated abstracts from the Howard H. Steel Conference for pediatric SCI/D were presented to ASIA membership.