Speakers & Agenda

October 19-20 | Vancouver, Canada

Confirmed speakers as of September 17th, 2018.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 - Arrival Day

5:00 - 7:00pm:       Early Registration & Check-In

Friday, October 19th, 2018

7:30 - 9:00am:       Registration & Plated Breakfast in the Ballroom — Exhibitor Visits

9:00 - 9:10am:       Opening Remarks - Matthew Rodreick, U2FP

9:10 - 9:30am:       So You’ve Suffered a Spinal Cord Injury, They Say You’ll Never Walk Again, You Say You Will. Now What Are You Going to Do About It? - Barry Munro, CSRO

9:30 - 9:50am:       Spinal Cord Neuromodulation for Restoration of Autonomic Cardiovascular Function in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. - Andrei Krossioukov, ICORD

9:50 - 10:00am:     Question & Answer Session

10:00 - 10:20am:   Activity and Physical Therapy After Incomplete SCI in the Rat - David Magnuson, University of Louisville

10:20 - 10:30am:   Question & Answer Session

10:30 - 11:00am:   Break — Exhibitor Visits

11:00 - 11:20am:   Spinal Cord Epidural Electrical Stimulation: An Update on Motor and Mobility Outcomes. - Megan Gill, Mayo Clinic

11:20 - 11:30am:   Question & Answer Session

11:30 - 11:50am:   Panel Discussion with David Magnuson, Andrei Krossioukov and Megan Gill - Lyn Jakeman (Moderator)

11:50 - 12:10pm:   Table Discussion

12:10 - 12:30pm:   Follow-Up Panel Discussion with David Magnuson, Andrei Krossioukov and Megan Gill - Lyn Jakeman (Moderator)

12:30 - 1:30pm:     Lunch

1:30 - 1:50pm:       The Breadcrumb Path from Bench to Bedside - Lyn Jakeman, NINDS

1:50 - 2:00pm:       Question & Answer Session

2:00 - 2:20pm:       Biomarkers of Acute Spinal Cord Injury - Brian Kwon, University of British Columbia/ICORD

2:20 - 2:30pm:       Question & Answer Session

2:30 - 2:50pm:       Locomotor Recovery Following Moderate or Severe Contusive Spinal Cord Injury does not Require Oligodendrocyte Remyelination - Wolfram Tetzlaff, ICORD

2:50 - 3:00pm:       Question & Answer Session

3:00 - 3:30pm:       Break — Exhibitor Visits

3:30 - 3:50pm:       Panel Discussion with Brian Kwon, Wolfram Tetzlaff - Lyn Jakeman (Moderator)

3:50 - 4:15pm:       Table Discussions

4:15 - 4:35pm:       Follow-up Panel Discussion with Brian Kwon, Wolfram Tetzlaff - Lyn Jakeman (Moderator)

4:35 - 4:55pm:       Welcome Message - Rick Hansen, Rick Hansen Foundation

4:55 - End:              Wrap up

5:00 - 7:00pm:       Networking Reception

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

7:30 - 9:00am:       Registration & Plated Breakfast in the Ballroom

9:00 - 9:10am:       U2FP Intro - Matthew Rodreick, U2FP

9:10 - 9:30am:       The Path to Resolving Bowel & Bladder Problems Following Spinal Cord Injury is Becoming Clear - Tracey Wheeler, Neilsen Foundation

9:30 - 9:50am:       Non-invasive Genital Nerve Stimulation for Neurogenic Bladder - Dennis Bourbeau, Cleveland FES Center

9:50 - 10:00am:     Question & Answer Session

10:00 - 10:20am:   Nerve Transfer to Restore Bladder Function After Spinal Cord Injury - Justin Brown, Massachusetts General Hospital

10:20 - 10:30am:   Question & Answer Session

10:30 - 11:00am:   Break — Exhibitor Visits

11:00 - 11:20am:   Sexual and Fertility Rehabilitation after SCI - Stacy Elliott, ICORD

11:20 - 11:30am:   Question & Answer Session

11:30 - 11:50am:   Panel Discussion with Dennis Bourbeau, Justin Brown & Stacy Elliott - Tracey Wheeler (Moderator)

11:50 - 12:15pm:   Table Discussion

12:15 - 12:30pm:   Follow-up Panel Discussion with Dennis Bourbeau, Justin Brown & Stacy Elliott - Tracey Wheeler (Moderator)

12:30 -1:30pm:      Lunch

1:30 - 1:50pm:       Promoting the Effect of Rehabilitative Training following Spinal Cord Injury in Animal Models - Karim Fouad, University of Alberta

1:50 -2:00pm:        Question & Answer Session

2:00 - 2:20pm:       Acute Intermittent Hypoxia: a Scientific and Personal Odyssey - Tommy Sutor, University of Florida

2:20 - 2:40pm:       Paying for After-Hospital Rehabilitation Through State Legislation - Dale Hull, Neuroworx

2:40 - 3:00pm:       Panel Discussion with Karim Fouad, Tommy Sutor & Dale Hull - David Magnuson (Moderator)

3:00 - 3:30pm:       Break — Exhibitor Visits

3:30- End:                Context-Strategy-Voice: A Discussion on the SCI Community's Role in Expediting Cures