Perth Research Showcase Draws Local Crowd

Monday, December 07, 2015

The Neurotrauma Research Program and the Australian Spinal Cord Injury Network would like to thank everyone who attended the 2015 Perth Research Showcase at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, on the 24th of November. 

We also wish to thank our guest speakers for continuing to share their research and expertise in the field.

A special thank you to Nicole Evans, Katie Ferguson, and Jasmin and Shawn Koric for attending. Your individual fundraising efforts have raised more than $60,000, all of which contribute towards spinal cord injury support, advocacy and research.

The popular Showcase drew more than 108 registrations and received positive feedback from attendees - including requests to host future Showcases in Western Australia.

The successful half-day event featured presentations by the following guest speakers:

  • Professor Sarah Dunlop from the University of Western Australia who gave an update about how 'ICED' (Immediate Cooling and Early Decompression) can save the spine.

  • Dr Ralph Stanford from the Prince of Wales Hospital who talked about the Riluzole clinical trial for spinal cord injury in Australia.

  • Esther Jacobson from the Trauma Research Group at the Queensland University of Technology who gave an update on Minocycline in acute spinal cord injury (MASC).

  • Marnie Graco from the Institute for Breathing and Sleep at the Austin Hospital who talked about how her research 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.

  • Associate Professor Jillian Swaine from the Institute for Health Research at the University of Notre Dame who spoke about the latest results on how "WA leads the way on pressure ulcer research following spinal cord injury."

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