2011/2012 Spinal Network travel grant winners

The Spinal Network travel grants 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. These travel grants are in memory of Rosalind Nicholson who was just 17 when she sustained a spinal cord injury in a horse riding accident. She refused to be overwhelmed by her injury and became an active member of the local community.

The 2011/2012 Spinal Network travel grant winners were:

Damien Barratt, Royal North Shore Hospital Spinal Cord Injuries Unit

The use of bronchodilators in people with recently-acquired tetraplegia: A randomised cross-over trial

Australia and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Conference 2011

Date: 13 - 17 September 2011

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

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Jamie Flynn, University of Newcastle

Intrinsic and synaptic properties of mouse propriospinal neurons

Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS) Annual Meeting

Date: 29 January – 1 February 2012

Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

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Jackie Francis, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Spinal Injuries Unit

Building resilience among family members providing support to people with spinal cord injury (SCI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI): Introducing a new program

Australia and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Conference 2011

Date: 13 - 17 September 2011 

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

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Laura Gainche, University of Melbourne, Institute for Breathing And Sleep (IBAS), Austin Hospital

Pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnoea in quadriplegia

American Thoracic Society International Conference

Date: 18 - 23 May 2012

Location: San Francisco, USA

 

Dr Mariannick Le Guen, Institute for Breathing and Sleep

Continuous positive airway pressure requirements are lower in those with quadriplegia and obstructive sleep apnoea compared with able-bodied individuals with obstructive sleep apnoea

Sleep Downunder 2011: 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association

Date: 27 - 29 October 2011

Location: Sydney Convention Centre

 

Nicola Hunter, Sir George Bedbrook Spinal Unit, Royal Perth Hospital - Shenton Park Campus

The importance of considering outcomes when reviewing current splinting practice

Australia and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Conference 2011

Date: 13 - 17 September 2011

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

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Andrew Tosolini, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales

Spatial characterization of motor neuron columns supplying the rat forelimb

22nd International Symposium on ALS/MND

Date: 30 November – 2 December 2011

Location: Sydney

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