• To promote primary and secondary prevention of traumatic SCI throughout the world.
  • To liaise with the Education and Scientific Committees of ISCoS in areas of overlapping interest.
  • To establish and promote global networks for transfer of effective injury prevention information and technology.


  • To actively seek information about prevention programs and their effectiveness in different regions,
  • To develop a world SCI data map of incidence, prevalence, causes and costs of SCI,
  • To promote the standard use of classification of external cause of injury,
  • To promote awareness of costs and benefits of SCI (and injury) prevention,
  • To communicate frequently in all possible forums an injury prevention message,
  • To promote cooperative relationships with local governments, NGOs, and community groups for development, implementation and follow-up of prevention programs,
  • To promote prevention programs where there are no programs or ineffective ones, particularly in areas where there is a high incidence of traumatic SCI,
  • To recruit members to the Prevention Committee of ISCoS so that there is global representation on the Committee,
  • To structure the Prevention Committee to reflect the need for succession planning.

Operational Plan:

  • Promote SCI prevention by development and use of print and electronic media and other available means.
  • Promote a prevention component for national and international meetings and to give consideration to holding a separate meeting devoted solely to injury prevention.
  • Work actively with governments, non-government and community organisations to collect data on causes of SCI.
  • Work actively with governments, non-government and community organisations to list and perhaps establish prevention programs, which can be evaluated for effectiveness.
  • Solicit members for the committee from the general membership by email and other methods.
  • Assign specific goals and tasks to committee members and/or ad hoc committees.
  • To convene the committee biannually using electronic means to review progress and set goals
Where to find us

National Spinal Injuries Centre,
Stoke Mandeville Hospital,
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire,
HP21 8AL, United Kingdom

How to contact us

Tel: +44 1296 315 866


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