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27th Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society

27th Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord SocietyAnnual Scientific Meeting | Paddling our waka together27 - 29 October 2021 | Virtual Meeting

Program Snapshot

Paddling Our Waka Together

The ANZSCoS 2021 program will offer interesting topics for policy makers and professionals involved in the management of spinal cord injuries. The sub-themes cover professional standards and ethics; education and training; management of complex cases.

The virtual meeting will commence with Pre-Conference workshops on Wednesday 27 October, followed by Discipline Specific Meetings. and with conference sessions to be held on Thursday 28 October and Friday 29 October, including expert Keynote Speakers, abstract presentations and industry sessions.

View the ANZSCoS 2021 Program HERE


The Committee are pleased to confirm a number of esteemed speakers have already agreed to present including:

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr Richard Acland, New Zealand
  • Dr Marcalee Alexander, USA
  • Associate Professor Doug Brown, VIC Australia
  • Professor Michael Fehlings, Canada
  • Sara Granda, USA
  • Professor Lisa Harvey, NSW Australia
  • Dr Bensy Mathew, New Zealand
  • Professor Ruth Marshall, SA Australia
  • Professor James Middleton, NSW Australia
  • Dr Colleen O'Connell, Canada
  • Dr Raymond Onders, USA
  • Professor Julian Paton, New Zealand
  • Grant Sharman - Mouth Artist, New Zealand
  • Andrew Slorance, UK

View the speaker profiles here.

The conference will focus on the following themes for both invited and submitted papers:

  • Time is Spine
  • Spine Surgeon – Spinal Rehabilitation Specialist Interface
  • Team and Geographic Nursing
  • Cultural Diversity Enriches Nursing Delivery
  • Balancing Rehabilitation with Chemotherapy
  • Bariatric Challenges
  • Medicinal Cannabis
  • Revolving door patients – pressure injury
  • Neuromodulation in Spinal Cord Injury
  • Paralysis and mental health challenges
  • Community Rehabilitation
  • Paediatric spinal cord injury
  • Sex in spinal cord injury
  • Environmental sustainability in rehabilitation
  • Surgical upper limb reconstruction
  • Ageing in spinal cord injury

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