Thursday, June 6, 2013
SCI Model System Releases SCI Forum Presentations on Streaming Video
The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center recently added To Walk or Roll: The Controversy Over Walking and Research and SCI Research and the Hope for Cure: Where Are We Today? to their SCI Forum Video archive. The presentation titled To Walk or Roll: The Controversy Over Walking and Research was given by Michael Boninger, MD, director of the University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury. In the presentation Dr. Boninger addresses SCI researchers’ focus on walking and the lack of emphasis on other issues that impact daily living. The presentation titled SCI Research and the Hope for Cure: Where Are We Today? given by Daniel Lammertse, MD , co-project director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System explains the complex issues involved in SCI recovery research, discusses the most promising avenues of investigation, summarizes the current state of SCI cure research worldwide today, and reviews the risks of participating in expensive experimental treatments outside the U.S.. These presentations are also available on YouTube.