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Welcome to the ESCIF Congress 2017. In Piran Slovenia 10 – 12 May 2017

In 2017 the annual ESCIF Congress will be organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Paraplegic Association, Zveza paraplegikov Slovenije. The congress is being held for the twelfth time and for the first time in Slovenia. The congress will take place in a beautiful and accessible hotel on the Adriatic coast Dom Paraplegikov.

The theme of the congress is: Roadmap after SCI. Following the same path? This topic is very important to obtain a good quality of life of people living with SCI and to increase life expectancy with as little as possible SCI related problems during the course of life. To achieve this we must walk hand in hand with government and legislation, medical care and NGOs. And also other people living with SCI. Different European models will be presented in the congress and the participants can share their experiences and views in different workshops.




Wednesday 10 May 2017


Arrival of delegates at the airport!





Zagreb, at the very latest! (Estimated driving time 3h)
Venice, at the very latest! (Estimated driving time 2h 20min)
Ljubljana, at the very latest! (Estimated driving time 1h 40min)
Trieste, at the very latest! (Estimated driving time 1h 15min)



Arrival of delegates at Congress venue in Paraplegic’s Resort

Welcome drink and snack

Under the honorary patronage of his excellency Mr. Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia







Opening of the Congress
- Welcoming address from Jane Horsewell, President of ESCIF 
- Welcoming address from Dane Kastelic, President of SPA
- Welcoming address from Peter Bossman, Mayor of Piran

- Welcoming address from mag. Robert Cugelj, CEO IR-RS

- Welcoming address - Office of the President of the Republic Slovenia


General introduction to the topic of the congress: Mirjam Kanalec, SPA






General introductory lecture about on “Roadmap after SCI”
Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
“Speaker will be presented soon”
University rehabilitation institute Republic of Slovenia
“Speaker will be presented soon”

18.30 End of travelling and working day
19.30 Get-together dinner at the hotel


Thursday 11 May 2017








Slovenian model of “Follow up care”

Preventive in curative
University rehabilitation institute - “Speaker will be presented soon”
How the system work
Slovenian Paraplegic Association - “Speaker will be presented soon”
Social inclusion
Slovenian Paraplegic Association - “Speaker will be presented soon”

10:30 Coffee break

Different European models of “Follow up care”

Scandinavian model - “Speaker will be presented soon”
West country model - “Speaker will be presented soon”
East country model - “Speaker will be presented soon”




Workshop: discussion about different models

Moderator: Mirjam Kanalec

15:30 Coffee break


Assembly of Delegates

18:00 End of working day(more or less!)


Delegates’ Dinner at the hotel



Friday 12 May 2017


Examples of good practice



Presentation of the results of workshop
Moderator: Mirjam Kanalec
11:00 Coffee break


Members’ input

12:30 End of the Congress
12:45 Lunch


Optional sightseeing / guided panorama round trip along the coast
Dinner on the boat or in local restaurant –depending on whether

Extension of your stay

A Special Offer - to congress participants : We invited you to extend your stay in our resort before or after the congress for just 39 € per person / day - full board ! (subject to availability in bookings).

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