Spinal Cord and Brain Regeneration and Repair - Pipeline from Basic Science to Clinical Cure

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Registration: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Civic Hospital | Amphitheater | 1053 Carling Ave.

Admission: Free

Often the damage caused by a spinal cord, stroke or brain injury cannot be repaired due to the loss and damage of tissue.  In the past, it was believed that spinal cord and brain tissue could not be regenerated or repaired. However, recently there has been an improved understanding of how these injuries can be repaired and indeed several promising therapies have been developed in animals.  The translation of these therapies to humans, however, requires the cooperation and interaction of both basic scientists and physicians to bring these therapies to fruition.

Join our expert panel to review some of the most promising therapies that have been developed in animals and learn how the translational research team here in Ottawa is working to develop a pipeline to develop these innovative basic science advances, that include novel neural targets, stem cell, biomaterial and gene therapies towards a clinical cure.  Dr. Andrew Pelling, will talk about novel methods to repair, rebuild and augmenting the human body.  His work has been featured in TED, Wired, Scientific American, Popular Science, BBC, and Discovery Channel.  Dr. Eve Tsai, a practicing neurosurgeon and the Suruchi Bhargava Chair of Spinal Cord and Brain Regeneration, will talk about the challenges in translating promising therapies in animals to humans, and how we can overcome these challenges.  Among our speakers will be spinal cord injury survivors and caregivers sharing their personal perspective on how this promising research can be encouraged and facilitated.

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Spinal Cord and Brain Regeneration and Repair - Pipeline from Basic Science to Clinical Cure
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October-18-17 at 5:30 PM
 
Participants/tickets: 1 No Charge

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