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. 


Research & Clinical Trials

Spinal Cord Injury Network Travel Grants

The Spinal Cord Injury 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.

Events

Pause for Safety

On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Monday, 28th April 2014, we are encouraging workplaces to literally PAUSE for safety. Workplace health and safety leaders will gather staff together and hold sessions focused on preventing workplace accidents.

Latest News

Thousands of Australians are injured at work every year; for many the injury is serious and changes their life forever. Two of Australia’s peak bodies for spinal cord injury, the Spinal Cord Injury Network and the Spinal Research Institute, have joined forces to launch an initiative called Pause for Safety, that they hope will dramatically reduce workplace accidents. Read more

For one young Melbourne couple, this Valentine’s Day will be particularly romantic. February 14 will be one week befre Jason Ellery, 27, marries his high school sweetheart Nicole Brockman, 26.  Read more

Marnie GracoThe Spinal Cord Injury Network is pleased to announce that Marnie Graco based at the Institute for Breathing and Sleep at Austin Health has been awarded the Network’s inaugural PhD Scholarship. Marnie’s 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. Up to 83% of people with acute tetraplegia have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) which has been linked to; poor health, problems with memory, learning and concentration. Read more

December 3rd marked the ‘International Day of People with Disability’ for 2013. We were pleased to partner with photographer Sue Murray and Accessible Arts to pilot a new initiative called "MySCI / Imagine Me": a series of self-portrait photographic workshops to raise awareness and foster greater community understanding towards people living with spinal cord injury.  Read more

The Prime Minister, the Honorable Tony Abbott MP and the Minister for Health, the Honorable Peter Dutton MP announced the outcomes of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants and fellowships for funding, on October 23rd 2013. Read more

It is with great pleasure that the Spinal Cord Injury Network and the Melbourne Racing Club invite you to a Christmas Race Day on Wednesday 11th December at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. Read more

Immediate Cooling and Emergency Decompression (ICED) Update October 2013 Read more