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The Local Organising Committee and the Dutch Flemish Spinal Cord Society (DuFSCoS) is honoured to welcome delegates to the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS 2014). Since hosting the IMSoP scientific meetings in Beekbergen in 1980 and in Gent in 1993 it is the third time that The Netherlands or Belgium has hosted this important conference.

DuFSCoS is the affiliated organisation of ISCoS with multidisciplinary professionals from the 11 SCI centres in Flemish Belgium and The Netherlands.

We expect colleagues from all relevant disciplines from all over the world to present and discuss clinical and scientific issues.

The conference themes for this meeting are:

Orthotics (including FES) in SCI. A topic we will work on in a consensus conference with our friends from the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)
Ageing in SCI: physical aspects and QOL. Long-term results of a DuFSCoS multicentre study between 2000 and 2005
Physical capacity and fitness in SCI; including the results of the multicentre study of DuFSCoS about active lifestyle
Sexuality; one of the big problems in QOL in SCI persons
Consumer rights; how consumer organisations are more and more involved in the organisation and treatment in SCI management
Besides the themes above there will be free paper sessions, poster presentations and symposia covering many other topics.

We look forward to welcoming you with open arms to engage in and contribute to the high quality scientific exchange at ISCoS 2014. We also promise an enjoyable social program where you can meet old friends and make new ones from all over the world in an informal and relaxed environment.

We look forward to meeting you in Maastricht in 2014.

Click here to view the welcome from our DuFSCoS hosts and to view the committee.