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24th Annual MetroHealth SCI Forum

Welcome to the landing page for the 24th Annual MetroHealth SCI Forum. Here, you will find all the videos/files for the day of the event. These will be up indefinitely, so feel free to come back to rewatch them.

We would like to take a moment to thank our wonderful sponsors for this event!  Please take some time to view their presentations and literature on our Sponsor Spotlight page.

Session I: Past, Present & Future: 30th Anniversary of ADA

This slide show was presented by Alexandra Bennewith, VP of Government Relations, United Spinal Association.  Unfortunately, we did not get this session recorded.  We did want to include the slides for you to have the information, as well as post the videos that could not be shared during the presentation.


Sen. Harkin discussing the ADA and what it means to him 

Karen Roy on how the ADA greatly impacted her life


Keynote Speaker: Hanane Hmada
Hanane describes her experience after sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2012 and shares with us her tricks to staying active and positive.
Session II: Fitness & Nutrition

Buckeye Wellness owner, Christopher Wynn, and MetroHealth Clinical Dietitian, Angela Majerle, discuss the importance of Fitness and Nutrition after a spinal cord injury, especially during this time of a global pandemic.

Session III: “Ask the Medical Panel”

Dr. James Wilson, DO, Director of SCI Medicine & Fellowship, MetroHealth 

Dr. Elizabeth Dreben, PhD, Rehab Psychology, MetroHealth

Bridget Blayney, BSN, RN, CRRN, Director of Nursing – SCI Rehab, MetroHealth

Laney Dalsky, BSN, RN, SCI Rehab Nurse, MetroHealth

Gillian Gullan, MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, MetroHealth

Session IV: Dating/ Sexuality/ Relationships

Megan Hammond, M.Ed, Certified Life Coach, leads a discussion with panelists Rob Ross and Kevin Sullivan about the experiences and best practices of dating and maintaining a relationship after a spinal cord injury