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    Sask. joins spinal cord research initiative
    CBC News
    Posted: Mar 15, 2011 8:45 PM CST
    Last Updated: Mar 15, 2011 8:45 PM CST

    Rick Hansen, who has championed research into spinal cord injuries, praised Saskatchewan on Tuesday for spending $4.3 million on a five-year initiative in partnership with the foundation that bears his name

    "If I am going to complete the original dream of a cure for spinal cord injury, we need to have every province ensuring that their best researchers are thinking and applying their energy and knowledge to discovery," Hansen said in Regina on Tuesday.

    read....

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskat...5.html?ref=rss

  • #2
    Originally posted by manouli View Post
    Sask. joins spinal cord research initiative
    CBC News
    Posted: Mar 15, 2011 8:45 PM CST
    Last Updated: Mar 15, 2011 8:45 PM CST

    Rick Hansen, who has championed research into spinal cord injuries, praised Saskatchewan on Tuesday for spending $4.3 million on a five-year initiative in partnership with the foundation that bears his name

    "If I am going to complete the original dream of a cure for spinal cord injury, we need to have every province ensuring that their best researchers are thinking and applying their energy and knowledge to discovery," Hansen said in Regina on Tuesday.

    read....

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskat...5.html?ref=rss

    This article is very misleading, infact no money will go for research to cure SCI.

    Saskatchewan's Rick Hansen Institute Initiative is supported by several provincial ministries and agencies and consists of the following five-year commitments for Saskatchewan-based projects that will assist people with disabilities:
    • $1 million from the Ministry of Health for spinal cord injury related research;
    • $500,000 from the Ministry of Social Services in new funding for the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Saskatchewan;
    • $500,000 from the Office of the Provincial Secretary to fund the Clayton Gerein Legacy Fund; and
    • in December, the Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport and Sask Sport Inc. announced $2.3 million to help fund disability sports organizations, high-performance athletes with a disability, and accessible playgrounds.

    http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=b62...5-684ef772053f

    It's time that all of us start investgate on how the money related to SCI are spent.

    Paolo
    In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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    • #3
      Originally posted by paolocipolla View Post
      this article is very misleading, infact no money will go for research to cure sci.

      In december, the ministry of tourism, parks, culture and sport and sask sport inc. Announced $2.3 million to help fund disability sports organizations, high-performance athletes with a disability, and accessible playgrounds.

      Paolo
      are you kidding meeeeeeeeee.
      "I'm manic as hell-
      But I'm goin' strong-
      Left my meds on the sink again-
      My head will be racing by lunchtime"

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      • #4
        Not bad for a province with a population of just over 1 million. Shame that it is ALL being spent on Care only. But hey, maybe that is what Canadian SCIs want to do with their funds.

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        • #5
          http://site.rickhansen.com/interdepe...ceProgram.aspx

          "If I am going to complete the original dream of a cure for spinal cord injury, we need to have every province ensuring that their best researchers are thinking and applying their energy and knowledge to discovery," Hansen said in Regina on Tuesday.

          Advancing Spinal Cord Injury Research Toward a Cure

          Incredible progress has been made over the past 25 years in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) research, and improvement to the quality of life for those living with SCI. Interdependence 2012 will provide a rich environment for innovation leaders, SCI researchers, surgeons, government leaders, hospital administrators and healthcare professionals to reflect on the successes of the past quarter century through the sharing of international best practices and cutting-edge research.

          Captivating plenary-style sessions designed to bring together all areas of the field in an improved, collaborative global partnership toward the cure for SCI will be the legacy of this conference program.


          Program Themes:
          • Acute SCI Intervention
          • Chronic SCI Intervention
          • Neuroregeneration
          • Registry, Data Management and Clinical Trials
          • Rehabilitation
          I would like to be able to attend this conference. I'll be interested to see who will be speaking and presenting exhibits as the page is updated. I'm happy to see this being planned!
          Last edited by GRAMMY; 03-17-2011, 10:52 PM.
          http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fly_Pelican_Fly View Post
            Not bad for a province with a population of just over 1 million. Shame that it is ALL being spent on Care only. But hey, maybe that is what Canadian SCIs want to do with their funds.
            Not sure that this is so. The basic message on what is said at the outset does not indicate a care only application. Mr Hansen's original mission placed high emphasis on cure.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by chris arnold View Post
              Not sure that this is so. The basic message on what is said at the outset does not indicate a care only application. Mr Hansen's original mission placed high emphasis on cure.
              Do you still believe in Santa Claus?

              If "cure" is not specified there will be nothing toward a cure.

              And even if the cure would have been mentioned, then you want to find out what definition of "cure" they refer at.
              Last you want to look what research projects they give money at & possibly visit the labs where the money went to see what they are doing there...
              I am sorry but I have learned we should not have blind faith in anybody.

              If all the money spent for SCI research were spent.... let's say... just with "common sense"... we would be much closer to a cure, if not cured already.

              Common sense it's not so common.
              Last edited by paolocipolla; 03-18-2011, 08:40 AM.
              In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GRAMMY View Post
                http://site.rickhansen.com/interdepe...ceProgram.aspx

                "If I am going to complete the original dream of a cure for spinal cord injury, we need to have every province ensuring that their best researchers are thinking and applying their energy and knowledge to discovery," Hansen said in Regina on Tuesday.

                Advancing Spinal Cord Injury Research Toward a Cure

                Incredible progress has been made over the past 25 years in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) research, and improvement to the quality of life for those living with SCI. Interdependence 2012 will provide a rich environment for innovation leaders, SCI researchers, surgeons, government leaders, hospital administrators and healthcare professionals to reflect on the successes of the past quarter century through the sharing of international best practices and cutting-edge research.

                Captivating plenary-style sessions designed to bring together all areas of the field in an improved, collaborative global partnership toward the cure for SCI will be the legacy of this conference program.


                Program Themes:
                • Acute SCI Intervention
                • Chronic SCI Intervention
                • Neuroregeneration
                • Registry, Data Management and Clinical Trials
                • Rehabilitation

                I would like to be able to attend this conference. I'll be interested to see who will be speaking and presenting exhibits as the page is updated. I'm happy to see this being planned!

                The title is not very promising when it comes to a cure.

                "Creating Accessible Communities"


                Please if you can, gooooo!!!!!!! & put pressure in the cure direcrion.

                Don't let press release screw you up, look for facts.

                What have they been spending money for.. so far??
                In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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                • #9
                  If someone can go along to this meet it would be great.

                  There is the mention of "international"? I would be very interested to know which non-Canadian scientists and clinicians will attend this meet.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by paolocipolla View Post
                    Do you still believe in Santa Claus?

                    If "cure" is not specified there will be nothing toward a cure.

                    And even if the cure would have been mentioned, then you want to find out what definition of "cure" they refer at.
                    Last you want to look what research projects they give money at & possibly visit the labs where the money went to see what they are doing there...
                    I am sorry but I have learned we should not have blind faith in anybody.

                    If all the money spent for SCI research were spent.... let's say... just with "common sense"... we would be much closer to a cure, if not cured already.

                    Common sense it's not so common.
                    You're demanding people too many things... Giving opinions from the peace of the sofa is much much better...
                    Don't ask what clinical trials can do for you, ask what you can do for clinical trials.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GRAMMY View Post
                      http://site.rickhansen.com/interdepe...ceProgram.aspx

                      "If I am going to complete the original dream of a cure for spinal cord injury, we need to have every province ensuring that their best researchers are thinking and applying their energy and knowledge to discovery," Hansen said in Regina on Tuesday.

                      Advancing Spinal Cord Injury Research Toward a Cure

                      Incredible progress has been made over the past 25 years in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) research, and improvement to the quality of life for those living with SCI. Interdependence 2012 will provide a rich environment for innovation leaders, SCI researchers, surgeons, government leaders, hospital administrators and healthcare professionals to reflect on the successes of the past quarter century through the sharing of international best practices and cutting-edge research.

                      Captivating plenary-style sessions designed to bring together all areas of the field in an improved, collaborative global partnership toward the cure for SCI will be the legacy of this conference program.







                      Program Themes:
                      • Acute SCI Intervention
                      • Chronic SCI Intervention
                      • Neuroregeneration
                      • Registry, Data Management and Clinical Trials
                      • Rehabilitation
                      I would like to be able to attend this conference. I'll be interested to see who will be speaking and presenting exhibits as the page is updated. I'm happy to see this being planned!

                      They expect approximately 6,000 attendees for this large international conference. It runs several days covering multiple aspects of spinal cord injury. (It is not just a one day report on "cures" only). I've asked them if they plan to video tape the speakers and upload them to YouTube for those not able to attend. I'll watch the conference page for updates in May so we can see who will be speaking and presenting exhibits.

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Hansen

                      Saskatchewan Health Minister Don McMorris said the $1 million will go to the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation to manage spinal cord research. The foundation will put together a committee, which will include the Rick Hansen Foundation, to look at how the money should be spent and then make a call for research proposals.
                      Last edited by GRAMMY; 03-18-2011, 10:58 PM.
                      http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GRAMMY View Post
                        They expect approximately 6,000 attendees for this large international conference. It runs several days covering multiple aspects of spinal cord injury. (It is not just a one day report on "cures" only). I've asked them if they plan to video tape the speakers and upload them to YouTube for those not able to attend. I'll watch the conference page for updates so we can see who will be speaking and presenting exhibits.
                        I am not sure where you are from, but if you can you should go to this annual conference:
                        http://www.asia-iscos2011.org/

                        It's a big one and you can get a real idea of what's going on. It's in June.
                        In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by paolocipolla View Post
                          I am not sure where you are from, but if you can you should go to this annual conference:
                          http://www.asia-iscos2011.org/

                          It's a big one and you can get a real idea of what's going on. It's in June.
                          I'm hoping you will be there to report back on that one. There's no way I can schedule it in. I'll be in Washington D.C. Oct 2011, Vancouver, May 2012, Denver Colorado, June 2012. I have several other meetings and fundraisers already scheduled in addition to being out of the country at least one more time this year. I have to schedule conferences and meetings well in advance and can only spread myself so thin. Please let us know what you find out!
                          http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GRAMMY View Post
                            I'm hoping you will be there to report back on that one. There's no way I can schedule it in. I'll be in Washington D.C. Oct 2011, Vancouver, May 2012, Denver Colorado, June 2012. I have several other meetings and fundraisers already scheduled in addition to being out of the country at least one more time this year. I have to schedule conferences and meetings well in advance and can only spread myself so thin. Please let us know what you find out!
                            I am planning to go to ISCOS (sorry you won't be there as I was hoping to meet you) & to other 6 scientific meetings SCI related this year. I hope I will have enough energy & money to make it all.

                            BTW I have been to the ISCOS meeting in the past & reported here on CC..

                            I hope you will be able to do the same with the meetings you will attend.

                            Paolo

                            P.S. Did I miss some meetings you have been at and you have reported here on CC?
                            Last edited by paolocipolla; 03-19-2011, 07:05 PM.
                            In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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