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Anjita Khadka

Anjita Khadka has eight years’ experience as a clinical nurse in the pediatric hospital setting. She worked for two years in the community sector and completed her Masters degree in food and nutrition. During her clinical experience, she became aware of the importance of nutrition and sees it as essential to public health and quality life in the context of Nepalese society.

Ms Khadka has a keen interest in research and is involved in various research conducted at the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC), Nepal, including ISCoS database, telerehabilitation, and urological study of people with SCI. In future she has planned to conduct food and nutrition related research for SCI patients and is seeking to explore more opinions and guidance for this. Attendance at ISCoS provides a great opportunity to link with experts from different parts of the world to discuss these issues and to build a mixed-skills team.

Anjita shares her experiences from the conference.

“The 60th ISCoS The International Spinal Cord Society Annual Scientific Meeting was a great platform to insight innovative ideas and research of Spinal Cord Injury. I am very proud to be Participated for the 1st time in the ISCoS Annual Scientific meeting. I am very thankful to SRI and acknowledge SIRC (Dr Raju and Dr. Christine) for making this possible for me. Though it was totally a virtual platform I found it interactive, and openness and participatory Q and A section like in person and the 1st attraction was its set up like help desk, auditorium, poster presentation, Exhibition all were like in physical excess. There I got chance to be live, listen pre recordings, views and read lots of research abstracts, ideas, research big data and other topics related SCI from experts. It was my great opportunity to be a part of it and linked up with this huge broad family, gathered with experience Speakers, Researchers and experts from parts of the world who really provided broad ideas on the SCI related topics, its care, management, prevention of both Traumatic and Non traumatic SCI.  The ideas and topic discussed here in this meeting help me to generate new research ideas in our Rehabilitation set up like “Perception of people with SCI during admission and discharge. Dietary pattern of the patient living with SCI and so on. Hopefully in coming future I would be able to accomplish at least in the topic related to Nutrition for the SCI. This Annual meeting had a significant impact on me and new beginner like me directly and indirectly as a light of hope to explore something new in the mass of such great platform.”

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