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The Spinal Network is facilitating a meeting in Darwin on Friday, 7 April 2017 (9am to 12pm ACST), to discuss the difficulties encountered treating acute spinal cord injuries and providing subsequent follow up services in Central and Northern Australia. Spinal cord injury (SCI) people in remote and regional Australia may achieve greater functional movement if these difficulties were overcome. Read more

The Spinal Network’s Thought Leadership Forum held in conjunction with the ANZSCoS conference in November was a wonderful success if measured by communicating the need for and value of a whole of life registry of people who have a spinal cord injury. We heard from some leading clinicians and technicians who inspired us with visions of what could be done if we only had the data. Further information can be found <HERE>Read more

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr William Cafferty’s laboratory in the Neurology department at the Yale School of Medicine to study the molecular mechanisms that underlie spontaneous recovery of function after spinal cord injury. Read more

Tim was elected to the Board early-2013, bringing not only clinical expertise but level-headed, insightful counsel. He contributed to build bridges with ANZSCoS, was a grant reviewer, was instrumental in successfully securing sponsors and exhibitors for Connections 2014 and provided help early on with the Registry. He retired from the Board in November 2016.  Read more

After retiring as Head of the Department of Anatomy and Director of the Neural Injury Research Unit at the University of NSW in 2008, Phil established and led the Spinal Network’s Research Development Committee. She then joined the Board in 2011 and was appointed the Chair in 2014. On 4 November 2016 she retired from the Board after serving her maximum period. Read more

Globally, a total of 25 study sites have been identified for the RISCIS trial, mainly in USA, of which 21 are open for enrolment.  Read more

PhD Scholarship

The Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network is offering a PhD Scholarship through the Kevin Hortle Scholarship Fund to support research that aims to improve the bowel and/or bladder function for people with a spinal cord injury. Read more

Applications for conference travel in the financial year 2016/2017 have closed. Read more