The Cuban Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and its Section
"Spinal Cord", with the auspices of the International Spinal
Cord Society (ISCoS), have the pleasure inviting you to "Spinal Cord
2003", 1st International Conference on Spinal Cord of Havana and
2nd National Workshop on Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, having as
central topic "Spinal Cord Injuries and Quality of Life".
This meeting will have the participation of well-known personalities
in the field of Spinal Cord Medicine who will approach the most important
topics in main lectures, round tables and symposiums.
Cuba with the Caribbean enchantment, its landscape beauty and the hospitality
characteristic of its people is inviting you to participate in the adventure
of this scientific and cultural meeting, which will enrich our knowledge
and facilitate the exchange of experiences among those present.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Havana
Dr. Pedro Orlando Mena Quiñones
President of the Organizing Committee "Spinal Cord 2003"
Dr. Pedro Orlando Mena Quiñones
Dr. José Julián Castillo Cuello
Mr. José Manuel Santos
Spanish and english
(Simultaneous translation service)
- Dr. Damodar Peña.
Minister of Public Health of Cuba
- Professor JJ Wyndaele. Belgium
- Professor John F Ditunno. USA
- Professor Hans L Frankel. UK
- Professor Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras. Cuba
- Professor Eulogio Montoya Guibert. Cuba
- Professor Hugo Martínez Sanchez. Cuba
- Pre-hospital management of SCI
- Management of the injured vertebral column
- Neuroplasticity and neurological recovery
- Neuropathic bladder and neuropathic intestine
- Sexuality and assisted fertility
- Neuropathic pain
- Respiratory disorders
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Pressure sore
- Spina bifida
- Gait systems
- Nursing care.
- Social integration
- Nursing care in Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
- Physiotherapy of spinal cord injury
||120 cm x 90 cm
Abstracts: with no more than 150 words, should summarize the essential
features of the paper in a logical sequence under the following headings:
title, author (s), institution, country, study design, objectives, methods,
results and conclusions and presentation modality.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 March 2003
Abstracts should be sent to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The scientific committee will award the best 3 posters!!
Physicians (Physiatrists, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic surgeons, Urologists,
Plastic surgeons,Neurologists) Physiotherapists,Occupational therapists,
Psychologists,Social workers, Nurses and other related profesions.
Among the personalities who have confirmed their participation
conducting main lectures are:
- Professor JJ Wyndaele. Honorary Secretary of the ISCOS.
Professor John F Ditunno Jr. Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Jefferson Medical College and Project Director of Regional Spinal
Cord Injury Center, Delaware Valley Thomas Jefferson University, USA.
Professor Hans L Frankel. National Spinal Cord Injury Center, Stoke
Mandeville Hospital, UK
12th 2003 Preconference training
08:00 - 16:00 Accreditation Hotel Nacional of Cuba
08:00-16:00. Pre-Conference Courses
- Physiotherapy in Spinal Cord Injury.
Prof. Pedro O Mena.MD
National Center of Rehabilitation Julio Díaz. Cuba
- Rehabilitation nursing in Spinal Cord Injury.Prof. Ms. María
R. Tarafa RNNational Center of Rehabilitation Julio Díaz.
- Physical Agents and Tissue regeneration.Prof. José A.
García MD.CIMEQ. Cuba
|May 13th 2003
Preconference training courses
08:00- 16:00 Accreditation Hotel Nacional of Cuba
08:00-16:00. Pre-Conference Courses Continuation.
Workshop: Early intervention and neuro developmental treatment Bobath
Concept high risk baby - what are we able to do?
Presented by: Gabrijela Vrabic, R.PT, NDT-Bobath Senior Tutor, Member
European Bobath Tutor Association.
Institute for Rehabilitation,
19:00- 22:00.Opening and welcoming activity
May 14th 2003
09:00 - 09:30. Neurotransplant in Spinal Cord Injury.
State of the Art. Prof. Antonio Santana,
MD Central Hospital "Carlos J Finlay",
09:30-10.30. Neurological Recovery in Spinal Cord Injured.
Professor Hans L. Frankel.
National Spinal Cord Injured Center Stoke Mandeville Hospital. UK.
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Brake
11:00 - 11:30.Early (acute) Management of Spinal Cord Injury. Conservative
and Surgical Management of the Injured Spinal Column. Peter C. Wing.
MB, ChB, MSc. FRCSC.
11:30-12:00 - Neurophysiological Studies in Spinal Cord Injuries.
Professor Jorge L Gonzalez Roig MD.
National Center of Rehabilitation Julio Díaz.
12:00- 12:30.Respiratory Physiotherapy in Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries.
Professor Pedro Vergara .Valence University, Spain
12.30- 14:00 Lunch
14:00- 14:30.Omentum Major Use in Spinal Cord Injury
Prof. .SC Dr. Rodrigo Álvarez Cambras.
Director. Orthopedic Hospital "Frank País".
14:30-15:00 Transplantation of genetically modified neural
stem cells for spinal cord injury
Prof. Shekar N Kurpad MD
Medical College of Wisconsin ,
15:00-15:30 "Spinal Cord Injury: A personal Perspective"
Susan Sheehy, RN, MSN, MS, CEN, FAAN
Department of Emergency Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
One Deaconess Drive Boston,
15:30-18:00. Oral presentations and posters discussion
May 15th 2003
09:00- 16:00. Conferences.
09:00-09:30. Cervical Stenosis. Controversies.
Professor. René Rubinos.MD
Central Clinic "Cira García"
09:30-10:30. Predicting Neurological Recovery and Potential Interventions
after acute SCI
Professor John F. Ditunno Jr. M.D.,
Jefferson Medical College Project
Director of Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley
Thomas Jefferson University.
10:30-11:00 Coffee Brake.
11:00- 11:30. Prevention and care of skin lesions.
Sergio Aito, MD.
Director of Spinal Unit. Careggi Hospital .
11:30-12:00 Thoraccolumbar Fractures: Classification, Management
and Surgical Approaches
Prof. Dr. Jamie Baisden, FACS
Medical College of Wisconsin,
12:00- 12.30. Spinal Cord Injured Gait Pedro O Mena Quiñones,MD
National center of Rehabilitation Julio Diaz,
12:30- 14:00. Lunch14:00-14:30 Interdisciplinary out patient management
of spinal cord injury patient.
Claire Weeks, MD, PhD, FRCPC.
14:30-15:30. Spina Bifida Round Table
Moderator: Anna Marucco, MD
Pediatric Department ,
Universita degli Studi di Padovi,
15:30-16:00 Tutor Nurse and Health Education of Hospitalized
Mario Aquino RN Asepeyo Coslada Hospital,
16:00-18:00 Oral presentations and posters discussion
May 16th 2003
09:00-09:30. Stems Cells and Neurotrophins. Which of them to use
for CNS repair?
Dr. Caridad Ivette Fernandez
"CIREN (International Center for Neurological Restoration)"
09:30-10:30. Urology in patients with spinal cord lesion: a comprehensive
Professor Jean Jacques Wyndaele.
Honorary Secretary of ISCoS.
10:30-11:00. Coffee Brake
11:00- 11:30. Spinal Cord Injured Sexuality
José Julián Castillo Cuello MD.
Joaquín Albarrán Hospital.
11:30-12:00.Augmentation Enterocystoplasty in the Neurogenic Bladder
Dr. James K. Bennett.Midtown Urology
12:00- 12.30.Spasticity and Intrathecal baclofen in spinal cord
injuries. Professor Fernando Martins, MD.
Coimbra Hospital Center.
12:30- 14:00. Lunch.
14:00- 14:30.Advancements in Spinal Spasticity Therapy: Intrathecal
Baclofen an Innovative Highly Effective Therapy for patients with
Severe Spasticity of Spinal Cord Origin
Donald Peck Leslie, M.D.
14:30-15:00 Neurogenic Bladder Past , Present and Future.
Prof. Inder Perkash, MD,FACS, FRCS
Professor Urology ,
PVA Professor of Spinal Cord Injury ,
Chief Spinal Cord Injury VA Palo Alto Health Care System
15:00-17:30 Oral presentations and posters discussion
18:00- 22:00.Closure and Farewell Activity
- Neurological Recovery in Spinal Cord Injured. Professor Hans L. Frankel.
National Spinal Cord Injured Center Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
- Predicting Neurologic Recovery and Potential Interventions after
Professor John F. Ditunno Jr. M.D. Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine,
Jefferson Medical College Project Director of Regional Spinal Cord Injury
Center of Delaware Valley
Thomas Jefferson University. USA
- Urology in patients with spinal cord lesion: a comprehensive approach.
Professor Jean Jacques Wyndaele. Honorary Secretary of ISCoS. Belgium.
- Early (acute) management of spinal cord injury. Conservative and
surgical management of the injured spinal column. Peter C. Wing. MB,ChB,
MSc. FRCSC. Canada
- Interdisciplinary out patient management of spinal cord injury patient.
Claire Weeks, MD, PhD, FRCPC . Canada. -Prevention and care of skin
lesions. Sergio Aito, MD .Italy. Spinal Unit Director.
Careggi Hospital. Florence, Italy
- Spinal Cord Injured Gait. Pedro Orlando Mena Quiñones,MD
Chairman of Spinal Cord Injury Service.
National Center of Rehabilitation Julio Díaz.Cuba
- Sexuality in Spinal Cord Injured. . José Julián Castillo
Cuello, MD. Chairman of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, General Teaching
Hospital. Joaquín Albarrán. Cuba
- Neurophysiological Studies in Spinal Cord Injuries. Professor Jorge
Gonzalez Roig. Chairman of Neurophysiology Department. National
Center of Rehabilitation Julio Díaz. Cuba
Respiratory physiotherapy in cervical spinal cord injuries. Professor
Valencia University, Spain.
Spasticity and Intrathecal baclofen in spinal cord injuries. Professor
Fernando Martins .
Coimbra Hospital Center.Portugal
Fees up to the 30th of March
Fees after the 30th of March
|Students (with certificates)
Registration fees include right to participate in the theoretical events,
credential, diploma with credits by the Scientific Council and participation
in cultural and recreational activities .
The offered price will increase in 25% after 30 March 2003.
For registration and further information contact to:
Mr. Erlén Cruz Guerrero.
Calle 3 # 33 611 e/ 4 y 6. Reparto Tarará. Municipio Habana del
Ciudad Habana. Cuba.
Phone. 53 7 853 440
Fax. 53 7 961064