Welcome to the Spinal Cord Injury Iberian Symposium – 2015 (SCiS-2015). The 1st edition of this symposium will be dedicated to “New Paradigms in Spinal Cord Injury Regenerative Medicine”. Registration for the Symposium is free.
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) are one of the most severe problems that can afflict the Central Nervous System, with devastating consequences in the life of the patients. So far there are no effective therapies targeting this problem. Having this in mind the main objectives of SCiS-2015, a two day event fully dedicated to SCI, are:
– To discuss the most recent advances within the field and their possible translation to clinical practice. In order to do so a list of leading experts in the field will present and discuss their most recent data on topics such as clinical applications, stem cells, biomaterials and regenerative medicine, pharmacotherapies and new models to study SCI repair.
– To bring the community closer to the scientists and clinicians. Several sessions will be open to the public in general, namely to SCI patients and their relatives. Additionally participants will have the chance to directly interact with scientists in a “Meet the Scientist” lunch session. Finally, sessions on daily life routines, such as sports, physiotherapy and a small job fair will also be organized.
– To foster collaboration between groups from Portugal and Spain, with the rest of Europe and North America, by bringing closer these scientific communities and stimulate the discussion so big steps can be given towards the progression of the field. Plenary and keynote talks, short oral presentations and poster sessions will be the basis for this.
We have thus put together an exciting and vibrant program for both scientists and public in general.
Hope to see you at the Symposium!!
SANTA CASA DA MISERICÓRDIA DE LISBOA
Santa Casa aims to improve the well-being of the person as a whole, especially the underprivileged.
The goal of Associação Salvador is to promote the social integration of people with motor disability thus improving their quality of life.
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO EM CIÊNCIAS DA VIDA E SAÚDE
The Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) was created in 2003 and aims at improving human health.