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  • ICORD building opens

    In about 10 minutes.

    122,000 sq ft and $45 million at Vancouver General Hospital. It was supposed to open this summer but better late than never.


  • #2
    Yay Canada!!

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    • #3
      And what is Icord?
      "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

      -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

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      • #4
        http://www.icord.org/
        http://justadollarplease.org/

        2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

        "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

        .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Norm View Post
          And what is Icord?
          ICORD (International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries) is an interdisciplinary research centre for the development of effective strategies to promote functional recovery after spinal cord injury. This unique initiative brings together spinal cord injury researchers from the Sciences, Medicine, Surgery, Rehabilitation, Engineering, Education, and community-based Humanities research. ICORD is working to facilitate the discovery and implementation of relevant solutions to improve functional recovery, mobility, community integration and quality of life for people with spinal cord injury.

          http://www.icord.org/

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          • #6
            Now that the building is finally done I hope that they can attract enough funding dollars to fill it with researchers ready to get done to work.

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            • #7
              I still think less money should have been spent on the cosmetic aspects of the building & that money put into research/equipment/operations. But at least everything is now under one roof & who knows maybe the design of the building my provide some inspiration.

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              • #8
                I was there for the grand opening! It was wonderful! I happened to be sitting up front with all the dignitaries -those known in B.C. anyway, like Mike Harcourt and Sam Sullivan. And here's the man of the hour with our premier behind him.

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                • #9
                  Wow. Canada's committment to SCI research is encouraging.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks! That's wonderful. Way to go Canada!
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                    • #11
                      It looks beautiful! How does Rick Hansen never age!?!? lol
                      Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                      T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lynnifer View Post
                        It looks beautiful! How does Rick Hansen never age!?!? lol
                        Maybe it's the fishing

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                        • #13
                          Nice place you got there. Congrats.

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                          • #14
                            Everyone here should know that the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre is A REAL BIG DEAL.

                            From their phamphlet:

                            "A shared Vision. A Common Goal.

                            Blussom Spinal Cord Centre is home to the largest and most comprehensive interdispinary SCI research and care program in the world. This unique initiative brings together over 300 SCI researchers and practitioners from the sciences, medicine, surgery, rehabilitation, engineering, and community-based humanities and services who will work with people with SCI to facilitate the discovery and implementation of relevant solutions to improve functional recovery, mobility, community integration and quality of life."

                            And as Dr. FInk (HSP/PLS researcher) once told us HSPers, spinal cord research will certainly help us too. The research is about managing messages travelling down the spine and that will help those with many disorders. There's a lot for everyone to be hopeful for.

                            The biggest thing I think is, the researchers are actually talking to one another. They are not competing for the next drug, the next quick fix. They're working as a team and their information is open to the public, and other doctors.

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                            • #15
                              A REAL VERY BIG DEAL.

                              Thanks to all u Canadians.

                              Originally posted by Funny Walker View Post
                              Everyone here should know that the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre is A REAL BIG DEAL.

                              From their phamphlet:

                              "A shared Vision. A Common Goal.

                              Blussom Spinal Cord Centre is home to the largest and most comprehensive interdispinary SCI research and care program in the world. This unique initiative brings together over 300 SCI researchers and practitioners from the sciences, medicine, surgery, rehabilitation, engineering, and community-based humanities and services who will work with people with SCI to facilitate the discovery and implementation of relevant solutions to improve functional recovery, mobility, community integration and quality of life."

                              And as Dr. FInk (HSP/PLS researcher) once told us HSPers, spinal cord research will certainly help us too. The research is about managing messages travelling down the spine and that will help those with many disorders. There's a lot for everyone to be hopeful for.

                              The biggest thing I think is, the researchers are actually talking to one another. They are not competing for the next drug, the next quick fix. They're working as a team and their information is open to the public, and other doctors.
                              http://justadollarplease.org/

                              2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

                              "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

                              .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."

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