A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time. In just one moment life is changed forever. Our vision is to promote recovery from spinal cord injury and ultimately work towards a cure. 

Research Showcase

Riluzole Clinical Trial for Spinal Cord Injury in Australia

Sydney and Adelaide will join an international multi-centre clinical trial using the drug Riluzole. The Phase II clinical trial, known as RISCIS will be led by Dr Ralph Stanford across sites in Australia. The Spinal Cord Injury Network funded a feasibility study to conduct the trial in Australia and facilitated regular meetings to bring the sites together. It is believed riluzole may improve neurological recovery, reduce inflammation, and protect damaged neural tissue after injury.

News and Events

NSW Research Showcase

The Spinal Cord Injury Network and the Office for Health and Medical Research, NSW Ministry of Health are pleased to be hosting the New South Wales Research Showcase at the NSW Trade and Investment Centre, in Sydney on 21 April 2015. A number of guest speakers will talk about their research on spinal cord injury. 

Entry is free for Network members! RSVP by 31 March.

Latest News

Sydney is set to join an international multi-centre clinical trial using a neuroprotective drug known as riluzole. Read more

This media release was provided to the Spinal Cord Injury Network by the SpineCare Foundation. Read more

The National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) in Melbourne has released an overview that highlights three key forums on brain and spinal cord injury, conducted in January to July 2014.  Read more

The Network is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Travel Grants in Memory of Rosalind Nicholson are: Read more

This story was originally published on the Hunter Medical Research Institute website at www.hmri.com.au/2014/06/exercise-best-medicine-spinal-injury-recovery/ Read more

Thousands of Australians are injured at work every year; for many the injury is serious and changes their life forever. Two of Australia’s peak bodies for spinal cord injury, the Spinal Cord Injury Network and the Spinal Research Institute, have joined forces to launch an initiative called Pause for Safety, that they hope will dramatically reduce workplace accidents. Read more

For one young Melbourne couple, this Valentine’s Day will be particularly romantic. February 14 will be one week befre Jason Ellery, 27, marries his high school sweetheart Nicole Brockman, 26.  Read more