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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ABC News: Push for spinal cord injury registry

An estimated 10,000 Australians live with a spinal cord injury - but data on their treatment and rehabilitation is scant.

Now there's a push to set up a national registry, to follow patients' progress.

Advocates say the database will help improve outcomes... And reduce costs in what can be a life-long recovery.


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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 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 have closed. Read more