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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:07 AM

Who is attending from ?
We trust it won't be either Denise Cosgrove or Dr Kevin Morris.
Sorry ladies the James Middleton is not the now Duchess Catherine of Cambridge's brother.

[Connections 2012]

Invited Speakers
Organising Committee
Connections 2012 Awards
Sponorship & Trade Opportunites


Join us on Monday, 13th August 2012 at the Bayside Grand Hall - Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

Building on the “Making Connections: NSW Premier’s Forum” attended by the late Christopher Reeve in 2003 and the “Re:Connections Forum” in 2006...

Connections 2012 brings together researchers, clinicians, allied health professionals, decision makers and the community in a single interactive forum to discuss the future of spinal cord injury research Down Under.

As well as some of our best and brightest homegrown experts, we are thrilled to welcome three international speakers including:

Matthew Reeve
Member of the Board of Directors, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

For more information on the invited speakers click here

Community Survey

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Invited Speakers

Dr David Berlowitz,
Institute for Breathing and Sleep. Dr David Berlowitz is a cardio respiratory and research physiotherapist at the Victorian Respiratory Support Service and the Institute for Breathing and Sleep at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne....Read More>>

Emeritus Professor Volker Dietz, Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich. Professor Volker Dietz completed medical training and specialisation in neurology and neurophysiology at the University of Freiburg, Germany. His research was devoted to human motor control and movement disorders....Read More>>

Professor Sarah Dunlop, University of Western Australia. Professor Sarah Dunlop is a National Health & Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellow. She heads Experimental and Regenerative Neurosciences at The University of Western Australia and leads an integrate program of laboratory and clinical......Read More>>

Professor Mary Galea, University of Melbourne. Professor Mary Galea is Foundation Professor of Clinical Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. She is a physiotherapist and neuroscientist whose research program includes both laboratory-based and clinical projects with the overall theme of......Read More>>

Cameron Gosling, Monash University. Cameron is a Research Fellow within the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne Australia. He has just completed his PhD in the field of sports injury prevention....Read More>>

Dr James Guest, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Dr James Guest has had a career long interest in spinal cord injury. He completed medical training at the University of Alberta in Canada, and neurosurgical residency at the University of British Columbia....Read More>>

Associate Professor James Middleton, NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service. James is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine with expertise in the field of spinal cord injury medicine and rehabilitation....Read More>>

Dr Kathryn Nicholson Perry, University of Western Sydney. Kathryn Nicholson Perry is a clinical psychologist and researcher interested in the experiences of people living with spinal cord injury....Read More>>

Matthew Reeve, Member of the Board of Directors of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Award-winning filmmaker Matthew Reeve joined the Board of Directors of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation in 2006....Read More>>

Prof Phil Siddall, HammondCare at Greenwich Hospital, Sydney. Philip Siddall is Senior Staff Specialist in Pain Medicine with HammondCare at Greenwich Hospital, Sydney and Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Northern Clinical School....Read More

Program - Monday 13th August

8.00 am Registration
8.30 am Welcome to country
Opening given by the Minister followed by a brief welcome
from SCI Network
9.00 - 10.30 am Keynote Presentations
9.00 am Matthew Reeve - Member of the Board of Directors,
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

9.30 am Dr James Guest - Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery,
Neurological Surgery and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis,
Miller School of Medicine
Cell transplantation to repair spinal cord injury.

Are autologous Schwann cells or allogeneic stem cells more suitable
for testing in a multi-center network?
10.00 am Emeritus Professor Volker Dietz - Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist
University Hospital, Zurich
Neuroplasticity after spinal cord injury
10.30 am Morning Tea
11.00 - 12.00 pm Strategic Workshop: Developing a road map for the future
Dr David Berlowitz - Institute for Breathing and Sleep
Engaging clinicians in research
Professor Sarah Dunlop - University of Western Australia
Can we do better with clinical trials Down Under?
Cameron Gosling - Monash University
Joining the dots: Linking clinical and research data to really
make a difference
Associate Professor James Middleton, NSW State Spinal Cord
Injury Service
Right care, right time, right place: Working in partnership to
improve outcomes
12.00 pm Panel Discussion
Opportunity for audience to fill out worksheets
1.00 - 2.00 pm Lunch

1.30 pm Registration for Community Forum
2.00 pm Welcome to Community Forum
2.15 pm Matthew Reeve - Member of the Board of Directors, Christopher &
Dana Reeve Foundation

2.30 - 3.30 pm Community FAQ's
Dr Kathryn Nicholson Perry - University of Western Sydney
What research does the community think is important?
Dr James Guest - Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Will stem cells deliver on their promise?
Professor Philip Siddall, University of Sydney
Where are we going with pain treatments?
Professor Mary Galea - University of Melbourne
Does exercise really matter?
3.30 - 4.30 pm Ask the expert
4.30 pm Wrap up
4.45 - 6.00 pm

Mixer until 6 pm

If you could gain one function which one would it be?

Our Alliance
The Spinal Cord Injury Network alliance currently consists of 39 organisations around Australia and New Zealand as well as almost 1000 indviduals.

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