Thought Leadership Forum, Brisbane 2017


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Our challenges were:

  • How do you get independent thinkers and resilient achievers to work together for their common good?

  • Scientific and medical researchers are very independent people. Indeed, they would not be able to make the advances they do, if they were not.

  • People with spinal cord injury are resilient people who face their challenges with singular resolve. They are overcomers.

Please sign our National Spinal Cord Injury Registry

ABC News: Push for spinal cord injury registry

An estimated 10,000 Australians live with a spinal cord injury - but data on their treatment and rehabilitation is scant. Now there's a push to set up a national registry, to follow patients' progress. Advocates say the database will help improve outcomes... And reduce costs in what can be a life-long recovery. > Click here to sign our National Spinal Cord Injury Registry


Latest News

The Neurotrauma Research Program (NRP) supports exemplary research projects, identified by external scientific review, with the aim of reducing the human and economic impact of catastrophic nervous system injuries such as acquired brain trauma and spinal cord injury.

In 2017 the Insurance Commission of Western Australia committed funding to the NRP of $200,000 per year for three years for innovative, patient-focussed research projects aimed at improving the recovery and rehabilitation of people with catastrophic injuries to the central nervous system.

Applications are now invited for the second round of research grants directed towards:

  • Increasing the independence of individuals with acquired brain or spinal cord injuries;
  • Improving functional recovery through rehabilitation;
  • Repairing and regenerating damaged human central nervous system tissue;
  • Utilising research discoveries to develop therapeutic interventions;
  • Reducing the physical and psychosocial burden on caregivers and families; and
  • Lowering costs for insurers.
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Scholarship contacts for further information:
  • QUT:  Professor Neil King, Director, Research Training, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, email: n.king@qut.edu.au
  • UQ:  Professor Christina Lee, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences, the University of Queensland, email: habs.adr@uq.edu.au

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QUT is pleased to announce a Spinal Cord Injury Travelling Fellowship named in honour of 2017 Australian of the Year Alan Mackay‐Sim who received his award in recognition of his work on olfactory ensheathing cells from nasal mucosa for treatment of spinal cord injuries. The fellowship is for up to $30,000 for overseas travel from 4 weeks to 6 months. For poster details please click >here  Read more

This motorised wheelchair is used and in good condition. It has been generously donated to us and is located in Sydney. Criteria: For a person with a spinal cord injury who cannot otherwise afford an electric wheelchair. For enquiries please contact info@spinalnetwork.org.au Read more