A web-based resource on SCI – also for SCI consumers!

Recognising the need to disseminate information about comprehensive management of SCI, the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) took the initiative to develop elearnSCI.org, a web-based teaching and educational resource. This newly-developed, educational resource on SCI was launched at the ISCoS meeting in London on 4 September 2012.



The mission of elearnSCI.org is to improve the quality of life of people living with spinal cord injury by disseminating awareness about spinal cord injury prevention and comprehensive management globally.


As the authority on the management of spinal cord injuries, ISCoS will aspire to promote free and easy access to relevant educational resources on “Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injuries” amongst health professionals involved in SCI management and also amongst people living with spinal cord injury, their families, health care providers, policy makers and the community in general.


Members of the elearnsci.org Editorial Committee at the launch of the resource in London on 4 September 2012

During the workshop in London that was held to present the resource in more detail, ESCIF’s President, Jane Horsewell (who was also a member of the elearnsci.org Editorial Committee) emphasised the importance of the tool for SCI consumers:

Not only can the website be used as a teaching and information resource for professionals and consumers, but it can also play a significant role in raising awareness among policy makers and healthcare providers.

Shivjeet Singh Raghaw (India) and Cyril Siriwardane (Sri Lanka) were also major contributors to the project – both as members of the Editorial Committee, as authors and as consumer advisors. Both Shivjeet and Cyril made presentations during the elearnsci workshop in London.

The website is open to all: go to www.elearnsci.org. But you will need to register as a user – by providing an email address, name and by creating a personal password. At present, we would recommend that SCI consumers who lack medical or other SCI training select the modules listed as “Overview for the whole team”. It is under discussion to make the elearnsci website more “SCI consumer-friendly” and/or make a separate module for consumers. We will keep you informed on this webpage.