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    The Spinal Cord Injury Project

    Norway ... Edison ... Hong Kong ... Believe Bowl ...

    Two Unique Open House Programs: Norway and Edison.

    (No First Friday Open House at the W. M. Keck Center)

    Sunday, May 8th, 10:00 - noon, Bergen, Norway
    The Norwegian Spinal Cord Injuries Association is sponsoring a three-day conference, May 6-8 in Bergen, Norway. Chaired by Leif Arild Fjellheim, the conference will feature both practical and scientific presentations. Speakers include Drs. Wise Young and Patricia Morton. The program will culminate with an Open House on Sunday morning at which members of the community will hear about clinical trials and have the opportunity to ask questions.

    The program is at the Radisson Blu Hotel Norge. For additional information, contact:

    Saturday, May 21st, 2:00, Abilities Expo, Edison, New Jersey
    People in the U.S. will have an opportunity for a program in May when Dr. Young does a workshop at the Abilities Expo. The program Clinical Trials for Spinal Cord Injury will be Saturday from 2-3:00, at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey. See for the complete Expo program and free admission.

    Clinical Trial Principal Investigators Meet in Hong Kong
    The beautiful city of Hong Kong was the site of the recent meeting of the Principal Investigators of ChinaSCINet, key scientists, and the ChinaSCINet Scientific Advisory Board.

    The meeting opened with detailed updates on the present trial and the plans to expand the trials to Kunming and the United States. Other sessions consisted of advances in research and clinical experiences with various cell-based therapies. The Scientific Advisory Board met to discuss additional treatments for future trials.

    ATV, a major television station in Hong Kong, which also broadcasts into China, filmed a fundraising gala for re-broadcast on April 30th with information for phone-in donations.

    'Believe Bowl I' to Honor Eric LeGrand
    Donations Support Spinal Cord Injury Research at Keck Center.
    The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee announced that 'Believe Bowl I' will honor Eric LeGrand by raising funds for spinal cord research at the W. M. Keck Center. Activities will feature games for children of all ages including high school and college students. Starting at 10:30 on Saturday, April 30, on the Soccer Practice Field, winners will be announced at half-time and have pictures with NFL players. Proceeds will support spinal cord injury research at Rutgers. See for details. If you cannot attend and want to donate, click here. Under Special Projects, write Believe.

    Congratuations to Javier Robles!
    The Hispanic Research and Information Center (HRIC) recently presented their top award to Javier Robles, J.D. At a special dinner at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, New Jersey, Javier was honored with the Maria De Castro Blake Award for Outstanding Community Service.

    Know someone who received a special honor? Send the information to so we can share the good news.

    *** Regular First Friday Open House, June 3rd***

    Special Summer Open House, Thursday, July 21st
    Two Outstanding Guest Speakers
    5:00 - 6:00 Displays and Exhibits 6:15 Program
    Make plans now to attend!


    Donations to The Spinal Cord Injury Project are tax-deductible per IRS regulations and are held in a designated account at the Rutgers University Foundation to be used for spinal cord injury research.

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    JIM, WILL We GET INFORMATION FROM THE MEETING IN Hong Kong? We will all be interested in any updates of the Hong Kong trial and any news on upcoming trials in the States.

    keeping on

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    Wise is traveling the globe and will post when he gets a chance I'm sure.

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    Thanks Jim,

    Great surprise we was included in the newsletter.

    Here is the Norwegian conference program in English language. sociation.pdf

    Friday and Saturday will be live streamed on Web-TV, please check this link when the conference starts (Norway is GMT+1).

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    Great work Leif, congratulations.

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    Thank Patricia when you see her next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post

    Thank Patricia when you see her next week.
    Ahh I should have figured that out

    Anyway, as for the program above and the Web-TV live streaming (we will also do videos of all the lectures later on) there will be three events that will be in the English language (the rest will be in Norwegian), if any wants to watch, these events are:

    2 pm - 2.45 pm
    Clinical studies on the regeneration of spinal cord injuries in China and the USA

    • Ongoing clinical trials for the regeneration of chronic spinal cord injury
    • SCINetChina and SCINetUSA, and the road ahead
    Professor Wise Young, W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience. Rutgers, The State University of New
    Jersey, USA

    2.45 pm - 3 pm
    The Spinal Cord Injury Project

    • Introduction to the Spinal Cord Injury Project at the W.M. Keck Center, USA
    Dr. Patricia Morton, W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience. Rutgers, The State University of New
    Jersey, USA

    5 pm - 6 pm
    Panel discussion on clinical trials for regeneration of spinal cord injury

    Prof. Joel Glover (UiO, Oslo Norway), Prof. Wise Young (Rutgers, USA), Dr. Thomas Glott (Sunnaas rehabilitation hospital, Oslo Norway), Prof. Claes Hulting (Spinalis and Karolinska Institute, Sweden) and Dr. Tiina Rekand (Haukeland University Hospital, Begen Norway).

    Last edited by Leif; 04-29-2011 at 10:00 AM.

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    Thanks Leif

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    The lectures from our conference can be viewed on this link.

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