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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

Pre Conference Workshops

The Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Wednesday 27 October 2021.

Pre-Conference Workshop registration fee is $50 AUD (including GST) per workshop, and can be selected via the conference registration form. The workshops will run for 2-3 hours, specific timings TBC.

Morning/AM Workshops

  • Time is Spine
  • Ventilation
  • Peer Support (ANZSIPs) Group

Afternoon/PM Workshops

  • Rugby SCI: Past, Present and Future
  • Physiotherapy
  • Paediatric Workshop -  Towards an Australasian Paediatric SCI/D Registry - Sponsored by SpineCare Foundation

Pre-Conference Workshop descriptions

Paediatric Workshop - Towards an Australasian Paediatric SCI/D Registry
Sponsored by

In this workshop, notable speakers with extensive registry and dataset experience will share relevant learnings and offer recommendations for development of a Paediatric Spinal Cord Injury and Dysfunction (SCI/D) Registry.

It is proposed that a data repository specific to paediatric SCI/D would provide more comprehensive epidemiological data than currently available, enhance understanding of secondary complications and associated health service use, enable monitoring of trends over time and identification sub-sets for preventative campaigns, provide insight into treatment approaches and highlight areas of unmet need.

Facilitated discussion will engage all workshop participants to reach consensus on;

  • Registry objectives and applications 
  • Core data + collection schedule 
  • Registry structure (e.g. state, national or Australasian)
  • Formation of an Advisory Group 

Peer Support (ANZSIPs) Group
The importance of Family Support particularly by family 'peers' and challenges and approaches to delivering this work.

Ventilation Workshop
The chronic spinal cord population and the need for home ventilation or long term weaning following CAP or HAP or as a result of intubation post planned procedure.

In this workshop we attempt to answer some questions regarding the acute interface with medical, physio, nursing, occupational therapy, community providers and funders.  

What challenges are posed in these circumstances for this population of patients and healthcare professionals?

What future does diaphragmatic pacing or phrenic nerve stimulation have for these patients.  What is involved in the set up and ongoing requirements?