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The Rick Hansen Institute is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization committed to accelerating the translation of discoveries and best practices into improved treatments for people with spinal cord injuries.

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Praxis 2016, hosted by RHI in Vancouver, Canada from April 25-27, 2016, assembled leaders and stakeholders in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) for a landmark conference to develop practical solutions for overcoming challenges to translating research into improved outcomes for people living with SCI.

This detailed report captures the presentations and discussions of the three-day international conference, including highlighted recommendations from participants, as well as an update on next steps for the Post-Praxis Executive Committee. View the report here.


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Spine team puts pressure on ulcer care

The Rick Hansen Institute is proud to support a Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) study to evaluate the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Initiative. This VCH article, originally published on their website, speaks to the multidisciplinary approach to addressing pressure ulcers in individuals who have sustained an acute spinal cord injury (SCI). More >
Author: Rennie Brown; Communications & Public Affairs, VCH.

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Researcher Spotlight: Dalton Wolfe

The Rick Hansen Institute is fortunate to count among its many valued partners Dr. Dalton Wolfe, a Scientist at Parkwood Institute in London, Ontario and Assistant Professor at Western University. RHI recently sat down with Dr. Wolfe to talk about his current research. More >

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Supporting quality of life initiatives in BC

Did you know that RHI's Consumer Program provides funding to community groups to support quality of life initiatives within BC? More >





Generating knowledge and establishing treatments that will lead to cures for paralysis after SCI




Establishing best practices to optimize and standardize care




Facilitating increased investment in innovative technologies




Engaging people with SCI, improving awareness and enhancing opportunities