Travel Grants

Dr Mohit Arora

Dr Mohit Arora received a 2019 Travel Grant, which enabled him to attend the 58th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting held in Nice, France.

Mohit completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Professional Diploma in Clinical Research in India, before undertaking his PhD at The University of Sydney. He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Sydney, Australia.

Mohit’s key areas of interest for research includes clinical trials and cohort studies, and he presented his research at a workshop during ISCoS 2019.

“The SRI travel grant enabled me to attend the closed group International Spinal Cord Injury (InSCI) survey workshop. Attending this workshop was a great opportunity to network with researchers from 21 countries that participated in InSCI. I also presented my research presentation entitled Shoulder pain, it’s prevalence, patterns and impact on people with spinal cord injury in Australia: Sub-study of the Aus-InSCI Community Survey as a platform presentation. This presentation was very well received and led to a few discussions with colleagues around the world related to this and other topics.

As a newly appointed young member of the External Relation Committee (ERC) of ISCoS, I attended and participated in various meetings like ERC, Affiliated Societies/Networks (Sub-committee of ERC) and the ISCoS AGM. The SRI travel grant facilitated my ability to represent my voice as a passionate and proud young member of Spinal Cord Society – Indian Chapter and Asian Spinal Cord Network in the Committee/Sub-Committee discussions and future planning.

In addition, I also attended the SRI early career researcher breakfast which in my opinion was a great event. The event provided an excellent opportunity to meet with the other travel grant recipients. I really valued meeting the three invited international mentors and an amazing SRI team.

I would like to extend my gratitude to the SRI for shortlisting me as one of the recipients for this prestigious travel grant. The SRI travel grant has provided me the opportunity to attend ISCoS to update myself with new evolving research in the field of SCI, as well as potential to collaborate with international researchers globally, which is crucial for me as an early career researcher.”

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