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11.1. Spinal Cord Injury Research and the Hope for Cure: Where are we Today? (2013)
2013 Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Summit
SCI Research and the Hope for Cure: Where Are We Today?
By Daniel Lammertse, MD
Internationally recognized as an expert in SCI rehabilitation, Dr. Lammertse is a Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado, Denver, and Medical Director of Research at Craig Hospital, where he is co-director of the Rocky Mountain Regional SCI System. In his talk, he lucidly explains the complex issues involved in SCI recovery, reviews the current state of SCI cure research worldwide, discusses the most promising avenues of investigation, and clarifies potential risks of participating in expensive experimental treatments available outside the U.S. Dr. Lammertse's talk was the keynote address at 2013 SCI Wellness Summit, which took place on May 18, 2013 at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle.