The ASIA 2018 Scientific Conference, May 2-4, promises a rich and diverse program that will benefit all disciplines working from bench to bedside with patients of all ages. Meeting highlights will include keynote speakers Lisa Harvey, PhD, a professor at John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research at the Sydney Medical School in Australia and Wolfram Tetzlaff, MD, PhD, Director of ICORD in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Mary Bartlett Bunge, along with her late husband Dr. Richard Bunge will be ASIA’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Mary Bartlett Bunge, PhD, is currently Professor of Cell Biology, Neurological Surgery, and Neurology and the Christine E. Lynn Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience at the Miller School of Medicine, working in The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Richard Bunge, MD spent his lifetime at the forefront of research efforts to understand and improve the processes of repair in the nervous system. The Distinguished G. Heiner Sell Lectureship will be presented at the 2018 ASIA Annual Conference by William “Zev” Rymer, MD, PhD. Dr. Rymer is Director of the Single Motor Unit Laboratory at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, RIC). Dr. Rymer has been a pioneer in adopting an integrative research approach to improve the lives of persons with spinal cord injury, combining aspects of bioengineering, neuroscience, neurology and physiology.
The Comprehensive Non-Traumatic Myelopathy Pre-course on May 1, 2018 will feature experts in neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis, neuro interventional and diagnostic neuroradiology, metabolic myelopathy; infection spinal cord relates diseases as well as neurosurgical management of spinal cord vascular lesions, tumors, and rehabilitation. Invited faculty include: Dr. Brian Weinshenker, Professor of Neurology; Dr. Raymond Razonable, Professor of Internal Medicine; Dr. Neraj Kumar, Professor of Neurology; Dr. Peter Rose, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery; Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino, Professor of Neurosurgery and other noted experts in non-traumatic spinal cord disease evaluation and management.
Americans with Disabilities Act: The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) has fully complied with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accessible accommodations, please contact ASIA at (804) 565-6396 for assistance.