The Southern African Spinal Cord Association




On March 29th, 2017 representatives from 14 countries gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the second conference of the Africa Spinal Cord Injury Network (AFSCIN).

Click to download the report

AFSCIN website:
ISCOS website: (International Spinal Cord Society).


The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) decided to observe ‘Spinal Cord Injury Day’ on 5th September every year with the intention of increasing awareness amongst the general public.

Spinal cord injury (SCI) and the resultant paralysis has devastating physical, mental, social, sexual and vocational consequences for the injured.

And it isn’t always bad luck that causes spinal cord injuries.



SANRA Conference 2018 - 23 to 25 August

We are thrilled to announce that the South African Neurological Rehabilitation Association (SANRA) will be joining forces with the Southern African Spinal Cord Association (SASCA) to host our 2018 conference.
This collaboration will bring together like minded professionals all working together towards greater developments in our fields.

Congress website

The congress website is now live and will be regularly updated. Visit the website at


Riversands Incubation Hub, Johannesburg, Gauteng


The Early Bird deadline has been extended to 31 May 2018.

Click here to register

Discount Rates

There is still an opportunity to sign up as a member of one of the organisations, and take advantage of the discounted rates for the conference. Please visit our websites ( or to sign up with one of the organisations.

Abstract Submissions

5 March 2018 is the deadline for abstract submissions, present your research to fellow colleagues at the congress.

Click here to submit your abstract

Sponsorship and exhibits

Sponsorship opportunities and exhibition spaces are still available. Please contact Lorin Bowen on for further information.

Contact the Organiser

Lorin Bowen on or 082 433 8687