Collaboration grants awarded to 29 researchers

Our annual SCI Research Collaboration Grant provides an opportunity for researchers and clinicians from around the world to attend the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Scientific Meeting, which will again be held in a virtual setting for 2021.

This year we received an incredible amount of applications from individual researchers or clinicians as well as groups applications, spanning several research interest areas.

We are thrilled to announce that this year we have been able to support 29 researchers to attend the meeting, representing the following 10 countries:

  • Australia
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Pakistan
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom

Dr Diana Dorstyn was a 2020 SCI Collaboration Grant recipient and she shares with us wonderful insight of last year’s conference and how attending the event gave her opportunities to expand her network and maintain contact with colleagues.

“With the support of the Spinal Research Institute, our multidisciplinary team attended the 59th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting, held as a virtual event last year. The conference provided a much-needed opportunity to network with expert clinicians and researchers, having just experienced changes and delays in progressing our own research due to COVID. We have since maintained contact with our Australian and New Zealand colleagues through the SCoRH research hub and, with their support, published our own research in the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. We are very excited to be presenting at this year’s ISCoS where we hope to explore future research collaborations, both locally and internationally.’

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