- To continuously increase the value of the Scientific Program at the annual meetings, not least in cooperation with local societies, to be able to disseminate information of spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D) basic science, care, treatment and prevention as widely as possible.
- To develop workshops and courses by formulating ideas, identifying potential presenters and partners from within ISCoS and our affiliated societies.
- Develop and continue to refine specific guidelines for the annual meetings, implementing specific instructions regarding oral and poster presentations, handouts and other materials to enhance the educational offerings of the meetings.
- To liaise with the Prevention and Education Committees of ISCoS in areas of overlapping interest and to increase the educational aspects in all ISCoS activities, not only in the scientific program but also in on-going liaisons with the WHO, with a focus on assistance to developing countries.
- To continue developing the International SCI Standards and Data Sets in cooperation with ASIA and other partner organizations.
- To develop and maintain a continuously expanding database of experts/authorities in particular fields of interest in the areas of basic science, acute, rehabilitative and long-term management of people with SCI/D in order to enhance our ability to select speakers of relevant interest at future annual scientific meetings.
- To promote the standard use of the International SCI Standards and Data Sets.
- To liaise with other scientific societies involved in the care and treatment of people with SCI/D such as the ISRT, ISPRM, ESPRM, ACRM and others.
- To recruit members to the Scientific Committee of ISCoS so that there is global representation on the Committee.
- To structure the Scientific Committee to reflect the need for succession planning.
- Review and grade abstracts for annual scientific meetings, identifying those that represent the best quality and most current state of the science in SCI/D basic science, acute management, rehabilitation and lifetime follow-up.
- Seek members for the Committee from the general membership by email, newsletter and other methods.
- Assign specific goals and tasks to committee members and/or ad hoc committees.
- Convene the Committee biannually using electronic means to review progress and set goals.