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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Brisbane doctors believe tackling the damage in the first 12 hours could prevent an otherwise debilitating outcome for patients. Read more

The Spinal Network is facilitating a meeting in Darwin on Friday, 7 April 2017 (9am to 12pm ACST), to discuss the difficulties encountered treating acute spinal cord injuries and providing subsequent follow up services in Central and Northern Australia. Spinal cord injury (SCI) people in remote and regional Australia may achieve greater functional movement if these difficulties were overcome. Read more

The Spinal Network’s Thought Leadership Forum held in conjunction with the ANZSCoS conference in November was a wonderful success if measured by communicating the need for and value of a whole of life registry of people who have a spinal cord injury. We heard from some leading clinicians and technicians who inspired us with visions of what could be done if we only had the data. Further information can be found <HERE>Read more

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr William Cafferty’s laboratory in the Neurology department at the Yale School of Medicine to study the molecular mechanisms that underlie spontaneous recovery of function after spinal cord injury. Read more

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