Scientific Program

01:00-02:00 pm: Registration


02:00-04:00pm: Different Systems in SCI Management Across MENA Region


02:00-02:30pm Spinal Cord Injury An Overview with Special Reference for Jordanian Experience  

Ali Otom (MD), ISCoS External Committee, Jordan

02:30-02:50pm :. Current Situation of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation in Al-Maghrib countries.   

Abderrazak Hajjioui PHD(MD) , Morocco

02:50-03:10pm :  SCI Management in the Gulf region

Salem ALkandri (MD), Kuwait

03:10-03:30pm : Current Situation of SCI Rehabilitation in Sudan.

Ahmed Saad (MD), Sudan

Tea& Coffee break: 03:30-04:00 am


04:00-05:15 pm: Multidisciplinary Team Approach in SCI Management  (Part1)


04:00-04:15: Acute management of SCI

Ramaswamy Hariharan (MD) Consultant in Spinal Injuries, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals ,UK.

04:15-04:30:  Surgical Fixation in Acute SCI Management

El Mostarched Brahem, (MD) PhD, Morocco

04:30-04:45: Management of Bladder Dysfunction after SCI- 2019 updates

Maryam Fourtassi, (MD), PhD, Morroco

04:45-05:00 Psychological Factors with SCI

Stanley Ducharme, PHD (MD), Clinical Psychologist, USA

05:00-05:15 Discussion



05:15-06:30 am: Multidisciplinary Team Approach in SCI Management (Part2)


05:15-05:30 Occupational Therapy Interventions in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Khader Almhdawi, PhD Rehab science (OT), Jordan University of Science and Technology

05:30-05:45 Role of Nursing in SCI Management

Fiona Stephenson, FRCN, UK

05:45-06:00  : Advanced methods of functional MRI for assessing the recovery of SCI

Said Boujraf, (MD), PHD, Morocco

06:00-06:15 Spinal Cord Schistomiasis in Sudan

Satti Hassan (MD),Sudan

06:15-06:30 Discussion

08:00-08:30 Am: Registration

SESSION 4 Plenary lectures 08:30 – 10:00 am


08:30 – 09:00 am MENASCI Network Way to go

Dr Rami AL Ahmar(MD), Jordan , ISCoS educational committee & MENA region Representative, MENASCI founder


09:00 – 09:30 am Establishment of SCI Centers in Low resort countries and Lessons from ASCoN

Stephen Muldoon , ISCoS Education Committee Chair, Ireland

09:30 – 10:00 am Pathway of SCI Management in UK and collaboration with MENA region.

Aheed Osman (MD), UK


Tea& Coffee break: 10:00-10:30 am


Multi-Disciplinary Parallel Workshops (W1)

10:30 -01:00pm: SCI Assement & Classification uptodate (INSCI)

Al-Ahmar Rami (MD) ;  AlQroom Rami (MD), FACS ;  S Chakravarty Budithi, (MD) FRCS, UK ; Ramaswamy Hariharan,(MD), UK


Multi-Disciplinary Parallel Workshops (W2)

10:30 -01:00pm:  Sexuality and SCI

Stanley Ducharme,PHD (MD), USA


01:00-02:30pm: Lunch break and Friday Prayer


02:30 – 04:30  Promote the social inclusion of people with SCI


02:30 – 03:00  Public Policies and Social Inclusion

Ministry of Solidarity of the Family and Social Development.

03:00 – 03:30  Integration ,Job Retention and Return to Work for People with Disabilities

Moroccan Association of the Disabled

03:30 – 04:00  Approach to the Professional Inclusion in Ordinary Environment

National Centre Mohammed 6 of Disabled

04:00 – 04:30  Labels Jars not People.

Miss Hadeel Abu Soufeh, Consumer, Jordan



 Opening cocktail reception: 06:30 – 08:00 pm

08:00-08:30 Registration


08:30 – 10:00 Pain and Spasticity Management after SCI


08:30-09:00 Pharmacological and Non- Pharmacological treatment for Pain after SCI

Ramaswamy Hariharan, (MD) Consultant in Spinal Injuries, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals ,UK

09:00-09:30  Interventional Pain Management in SCI

Ihsan Shanti,PHD (MD), (PhD), Consultant Anesthesiologist & Pain Management , USA

09:30-10:00 Pharmacological and Non- Pharmacological treatment Management  of Spasticity .

Ziad Al Hwamdeh, (MD),PhD Dean of Science Rehabilitation Faculty of Jordan University ,Jordan

Tea& Coffee break: 10:00-10:30 am

Multi-Disciplinary Parallel Workshops (W3)


 10:30am-03:00pm: Ultra Sound Guided Botulinum Toxin injection for Spasticity after SCI

S Chakravarty Budithi, UK ; Aheed Osman, UK ; Rami AL-Ahmar, Jordan


Lunch break 01:00-02:00pm

Multi-Disciplinary Parallel Workshops (W4)

02:00 -6:00pm: Nursing Overview in SCI Managment and Pressure Ulcer Prevention 

Fiona Stephenson, FRCN, UK ;  Aheed Osman, UK ; S Chakravarty Budithi, UK


Multi-Disciplinary Parallel Workshops (W5)

03:00 -6:00pm MENASCI Strategic planning workshop and steering board meeting.


06:00-06:30pm: Closing Ceremony


Interactive quiz on disability with valuable prizes   “Quiz-ability” 
Closing remarks

Social program