Whether we realize it or not, the spinal cord injury community is vast and familiar. Perhaps a friend or neighbour is living with SCI. Or perhaps you are a researcher, involved in searching for the cure. Most pressing, of course, is the desire of the injured person themselves to stay on top of the latest research, and advocate with the community for an improvement to his or her quality of life. But it is more than that - more than knowledge, or facts and statistics - that will take SCI research results to the next level - it is the concerted, consistent effort of a passionate and educated group.
At the CSRO we believe that we can achieve that level of advocacy, partly through the development of a series of videos entitled SCI Research Today, which we have funded with the goal of educating and empowering our extended network so that we are all working from common ground. Beginning with the basics of the biology of the spine, we move into the most promising and exciting fields of current research. We interview industry experts, and leading researchers who give us their unfiltered insights into what to expect from the most promising of their studies. With timelines, and a cohesive overview of what is both in progress, and on the horizon, we can begin to formulate strategies of our own as a community around where we feel our efforts are best directed. It is both an exciting and crucial time, and we hope that this series serves as a reference for everyone impacted by spinal cord injury so that we can spend less time speculating and searching individually - and more time directing our combined efforts for a cure.
The first video is set to be released in Fall 2017. Sign up to be a member and be notified when videos are released. Please note you must become a member to access the videos.*