The 13th annual Working 2 Walk (W2W) Science & Advocacy Symposium was held in Vancouver on October 19 and 20, 2018. Hosted by Unite2Fight Paralysis, W2W is a consumer-driven, cures focused meeting bringing together consumers, researchers, clinicians and other stakeholders. 2018 was the first year the symposium was held outside of the USA and attracted close to 200 delegates. RHI was the title sponsor and also sponsored the attendance of 25 individuals throughout Canada.
The SWAT is a guide for the progressive staging and assessment of standing and walking ability in individuals with SCI. It combines staging of mobility status with established measures of balance and walking in order to standardize walking assessment after SCI.
RHI and its research partners author a special focus issue on traumatic spinal cord injury based on research that examines the patient's journey through the health care system
Rick Hansen SCI Registry provides a baseline for the collection of critical data in Alberta
When you hear about spinal cord injury (SCI), you often hear about the traumatic causes – for example, those sustained from serious falls or car crashes. However, of the 86,000 Canadians living with a spinal cord injury, about half of those individuals sustain their injury from "non-traumatic" causes, such as infections, tumours, neurodegenerative or congenital diseases.
Dr. Stephanie Willerth has always been fascinated with how research intersects with technology. But, if someone told her fifteen years ago that she would be using 3D printing in research she says her response would have been "we have to finish sequencing the human genome first! I would also ask if I was using stem cells when printing tissues since I have been fascinated with them since high school."