Research & Clinical Trials
Grant winners announced!
The travel grants in memory of Rosalind Nicholson aim to help emerging researchers, clinicians, postgraduate students, people with a spinal cord injury and people working in the spinal cord injury community attend conferences to increase communication and collaboration within the field.
Register for Connections 2014
We are delighted to invite you to Connections 2014 on 13th October at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. Connections 2014 brings together researchers, clinicians, decision-makers and the community in a single interactive forum to discuss spinal cord injury research Down Under. As well as some of our best and brightest home grown experts, we will welcome two leading international speakers including Dr Kim Anderson from the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
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
The Spinal Cord Injury Network needs your help to name a racehorse leased to the Network for 12 months by Ramlegh Park Pastoral Co. owner and Network Chairman, Ian MacDonald. 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
The Spinal Cord Injury Network is pleased to announce that Marnie Graco based at the Institute for Breathing and Sleep at Austin Health has been awarded the Network’s inaugural PhD Scholarship. Marnie’s project “Towards better management of obstructive sleep apnoea in acute tetraplegia” aims to improve sleep, and therefore the quality of life of people with spinal cord injury. Up to 83% of people with acute tetraplegia have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) which has been linked to; poor health, problems with memory, learning and concentration. Read more