A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time. In just one moment life is changed forever. Our vision is to promote recovery from spinal cord injury and ultimately work towards a cure. 

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We have launched an online petition seeking funding from the Australian Federal Government to use ‘SpinalCARE’ to accrue data on all new cases of spinal cord injury across Australia.

The Network is actively campaigning the Federal Government, and we have been collecting support from various units, institutions, organisations and education bodies –but we need your support!  

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Thought Leadership Forum

The Spinal Network is holding a Thought Leadership Forum to discuss the value of quality and safety registries on Tuesday 15th November 2016.

The Forum starts at 12:00 noon with a light lunch and concludes at 5:00pm. It will be held at the Stamford Grand Glenelg in Adelaide, South Australia.

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Globally, a total of 25 study sites have been identified for the RISCIS trial, mainly in USA, of which 22 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 will close Friday, 14 October 2016. Read more

Traumatic injury to the spinal cord generally results from fracture and dislocation of vertebra. Injury to the spinal cord occurs not just at the time of impact, but also as a result of compression of the spinal cord due to the displaced vertebra. Animal and human data demonstrate that urgent relief of compression appears to greatly improve outcome. However, urgent decompression in humans is difficult to achieve because of the time occupied by transportation, investigation, and stabilisation of the patient as well as the organisation of surgery. Animal data demonstrate that hypothermia can suspend the progressive damage caused to the spinal cord by compression thereby allowing decompressive surgery to be performed in a clinically achievable time frame. Read more

A report received by Dr Sridhar Atresh as follows: Read more