Neurobiology of Disease


Date: April 23, 2008 (Wednesday)
Time: 10 a.m.
Theme: Regeneration and repair: brain and spinal cord trauma
Module: Clinical demonstration
Session: Spinal cord injury
Instructor: Westbrook
Description: The instructor and the class will interview a patient in recovery from a spinal cord injury. We will consider the physical aspects of the injury: the time course of recovery; and the issues that arise during recovery.
  1. Ackery A et al. (2007). An international review of head and spinal cord injuries in alpine skiing and snowboarding. Inj Prev 13, 368-375.
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  2. NINDS website. Spinal cord injury: Hope through research.
    NOTE: Although this summary is written for the lay audience, it provides a quick overview of the clinical and research issues associated with spinal cord injury.
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