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Knowledge in Motion
SCI Education Series

Eating Well to Prevent and Manage
Secondary Conditions in SCI

Thursday, June 5, 2014
6:30-8:00 PM Eastern Time

presented by

Joanne Smith B.A., BRT Dip, CNP 
Kylie James B.Sc. (OT), CNP 

To attend Free Online Webcast and Live Chat
Register here or contact:
Judi at JudiZ@bu.edu
617-638-7314
866-607-1804 (toll-free)

To attend Dinner and Evening Lecture
Cost: $10 before 5-29-14; $20 at the door
Register here or contact:
Caitlin at CWeiler@partners.org
617-952-6173
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
300 First Ave., 1st fl. Cafeteria
Charlestown, MA 02129

About this month’s topic:
Despite the prevalence, awareness, and negative impacts of secondary health conditions associated with SCI (such as pain, bladder infections, altered bowel function, osteoporosis, depression, etc.), there is limited information available for consumers that focuses on the impact of nutrition on preventing and managing secondary conditions.  This lecture will discuss the important role nutrition plays in restoring balance to your body, which enhances your body’s natural ability to heal and helps protect you from developing potentially life-threatening secondary health complications.  Joanne Smith and Kylie James co-authored “Eat Well, Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury” to address the unique needs of people with SCI. This presentation will include case studies to demonstrate the positive changes that proper nutrition (including nutritional supplementation) can have on certain conditions, such as bowel dysfunction and pressure sores.

Support Group Meetings (Boston)
There will be a Greater Boston Chapter NSCIA peer support group meeting beginning at 5:00 PM.
A family support group will also begin at 5:00 PM. For more info, call 617-952-5643.

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Judi Zazula M.S., OTR/L
Clinical Research Liaison
617-638-7314
866-607-1804 (toll free)
JudiZ@bu.edu