Our Board recently reviewed our strategy and concluded that we have achieved the purpose of our formation in 2008 and that we should now CEASE OPERATIONS and let the spinal research community get on with the job. Read more

The 2018 ISCoS Annual Meeting took place in Sydney Australia in September. There were 842 attendees from 46 different countries. You are now able to see the winning posters and poster presenters and watch the six plenary sessions if you missed them the first time. Also you can read all the meeting abstracts and see how many people you can recognize in these pictures taken at the meeting. Read more

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:
  • UQ:  Professor Christina Lee, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences, the University of Queensland, email:

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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 Read more