Dr Buddharaksa Rajchagool
Dr Buddharaksa Rajchagool is a member of the research group led by Dr Sintip Pattanakuhar that received a 2020 SCI Collaboration Grant to attend ISCoS2020:Virtual.
Buddharaksa is a second year Rehabilitation Medicine resident in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at Chiang Mai University in Thailand.
She shares her experiences of the conference.
“This was my first time ever of participating in an international conference, even though it was virtual the experience and knowledge I received were invaluable. As I have only been in rehabilitation medicine and worked with SCI patients for just over a year, there is much more to learn about. The contents that were particularly interesting were how well healthcare systems in developed countries provide SCI patients, from emergency helicopter patient transfer to incredibly early decompression surgery to great rehabilitation facilities and staff, and social reintegration for patients. Moreover, many studies and research about technology and stem cells are emerging so quickly! On the other hand, getting to know similar challenges in caring for patients with SCI among developing countries like mine also inspire me. People work dedicatedly to constantly find new ways to improve SCI patient’s quality of life. Seeing this as a big picture, I will endeavour to contribute to lives of people with disabilities.”