The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) and the SCI Summit
Planning Committee, co-chaired by Tari Susan Hartman of EIN SOF
Communications and Mark Johnson of the Shepherd Center in Atlanta,
Georgia, cordially invite you to attend the SCI Summit 2005 : Facing
Issues, Creating Solutionsâ„¢ May 9-11, 2005 at the Mayflower Hotel in
Washington, D.C.

This is a must attend event for leaders of the spinal
cord injury community, including individuals with SCI, advocates and
other experts in community living, health care and health promotion,
rehabilitation, research, technology, product and service providers who
hope to shape and impact SCI policy, service, and practice in the coming
years. We are inviting you to a special pre-registration session because
of your significant contributions in the field of spinal cord injury.

SCI Summit 2005â„¢ has been designed to bring together 200 leaders to
assess the state of SCI in key areas and begin to build a shared agenda.
We sincerely hope you will join with us and that you register to do so
at your earliest convenience. For more information about SCI Summit
2005: Facing Issues, Creating Solutionsâ„¢ , see
http://www.spinalcord.org/news.php?d...age=2&list=275.

NSCIA is also launching the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fameâ„¢ on the
evening of May 9, 2005 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts. This event is co-sponsored by the Kennedy Center Accessibility
Program. For information on the SCI Hall of Fameâ„¢ see SCI Hall of Fame. http://www.spinalcord.org/news.php?d...age=2&list=277
Nominations for inductees to the SCI Hall of Fameâ„¢ must be received no later
than 5 PM EST, February 23, 2005. To complete and submit the
nomination form electronically, see
http://www.spinalcord.org/forms/summit.php.

The Summit and Hall of Fame are a collaborative effort being planned and
led by a volunteer planning team with representation from many of the
key stakeholder groups. The Summit and Hall of Fame are co-sponsored by
the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), Medtronic
Foundation, Acorda Therapeutics and the Christopher Reeve Paralysis
Foundation. To read the initial press release on the SCI Summitâ„¢, see
http://www.spinalcord.org/press/inde...ge=10&list=140. To
view the SCI Summit 2005â„¢ program, see
http://www.spinalcord.org/news.php?d...age=2&list=291.

Natalie P. Shear Associates, inc. is managing registration and other
event activities for both the SCI Summitâ„¢ and SCI Hall of Fameâ„¢. To
register for either or both events, see
http://www.nataliepshear.com/events/...t/register.cfm

Your participation is important. We truly look forward to working with
you at SCI Summit 2005 : Facing Issues, Creating Solutionsâ„¢ and
celebrating with you at the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fameâ„¢ Gala

Sincerely,


Marcie Roth, CEO
National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Harley Thomas
President
Board of Directors
National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Tari Susan Hartman
Co-Chair
EinSof Communications

Mark Johnson
Co-Chair
Shepherd Center