Announcement

Dear friends:

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
kindest regards

Dr. Pedro Orlando Mena Quiñones
President of the Organizing Committee "Spinal Cord 2003"
Email: pomenaq@infomed.sld.cu


Infomed Red Telemática de Salud en Cuba

 

Organazing committe

Dr. Pedro Orlando Mena Quiñones
President 
Dr. José Julián Castillo Cuello       
Vice-president
Mr. José Manuel Santos
Treasurer         

Official languages

Spanish and english
(Simultaneous translation service)
 


Honorary presidency

  • 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

 

Topics

  • Pre-hospital management of SCI
  • Management of the injured vertebral column
  • Neuroplasticity and neurological recovery
  • Neuro-transplant
  • Neuropathic bladder and neuropathic intestine
  • Sexuality and assisted fertility
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Aging
  • Spasticity
  • Pressure sore
  • Spina bifida
  • Gait systems
  • Nursing care.
  • Social integration
  • Sports

     Pre-conference training courses

  • Nursing care in Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy of spinal cord injury

 

Participation modalities

Free papers 15 mint
Posters 120 cm x 90 cm
Video 15 mint
Lectures 30 mint
Round Tables 1 hour
Symposium 2 hours

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: pomenaq@infomed.sld.cu
                                                                      jjcast@infomed.sld.cu


The scientific committee will award the best 3 posters!!

 

 

Participants profile

Physicians (Physiatrists, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic surgeons, Urologists, Plastic surgeons,Neurologists) Physiotherapists,Occupational therapists, Psychologists,Social workers, Nurses and other related profesions.

 

 

Confirmed personalities

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

 

 

Preliminary Program

May 12th 2003 Preconference training courses

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. Cuba
  • 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 of EBTA,
European Bobath Tutor Association.
Institute for Rehabilitation,
Slovenia.
19:00- 22:00.Opening and welcoming activity


May 14th 2003

09:00-15:30. Conferences
09:00 - 09:30. Neurotransplant in Spinal Cord Injury.
State of the Art. Prof. Antonio Santana,
MD Central Hospital "Carlos J Finlay",
Cuba
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.
Canada
11:30-12:00 - Neurophysiological Studies in Spinal Cord Injuries. Professor Jorge L Gonzalez Roig MD.
National Center of Rehabilitation Julio Díaz.
Cuba
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".
Cuba
14:30-15:00 Transplantation of genetically modified neural stem cells for spinal cord injury
Prof. Shekar N Kurpad MD
Medical College of Wisconsin ,
USA
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,
Massachusetts, USA
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"
Cuba
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.
USA
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 .
Florence, Italy.
11:30-12:00 Thoraccolumbar Fractures: Classification, Management and Surgical Approaches
Prof. Dr. Jamie Baisden, FACS
Medical College of Wisconsin,
USA.
12:00- 12.30. Spinal Cord Injured Gait Pedro O Mena Quiñones,MD National center of Rehabilitation Julio Diaz,
Cuba.
12:30- 14:00. Lunch14:00-14:30 Interdisciplinary out patient management of spinal cord injury patient.
Claire Weeks, MD, PhD, FRCPC.
Canada.
14:30-15:30. Spina Bifida Round Table
Moderator: Anna Marucco, MD
Pediatric Department ,
Universita degli Studi di Padovi,
Italy
15:30-16:00 Tutor Nurse and Health Education of Hospitalized Patient.
Mario Aquino RN Asepeyo Coslada Hospital,
Madrid Spain.
16:00-18:00  Oral presentations and posters discussion


May 16th 2003

09:00-15:00. Conferences
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)"
Cuba.
09:30-10:30. Urology in patients with spinal cord lesion: a comprehensive approach.
Professor Jean Jacques Wyndaele.
Honorary Secretary of ISCoS.
Belgium.
10:30-11:00. Coffee Brake
11:00- 11:30. Spinal Cord Injured Sexuality
José Julián Castillo Cuello MD.
Joaquín Albarrán Hospital.
Cuba.
11:30-12:00.Augmentation Enterocystoplasty in the Neurogenic Bladder Population.
Dr. James K. Bennett.Midtown Urology 
Atlanta,
EEUU
12:00- 12.30.Spasticity and Intrathecal baclofen in spinal cord injuries. Professor Fernando Martins, MD.
Coimbra Hospital Center.
Portugal
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.
Shepherd Center,
Atlanta, Georgia.
USA
14:30-15:00 Neurogenic Bladder Past , Present and Future.
Prof. Inder Perkash, MD,FACS, FRCS
Professor Urology ,
PVA Professor of Spinal Cord Injury ,
Stanford university
Chief Spinal Cord Injury VA Palo Alto Health Care System
USA
15:00-17:30 Oral presentations and posters discussion
18:00- 22:00.Closure and Farewell Activity

  Confirmed lectures
  • Neurological Recovery in Spinal Cord Injured. Professor Hans L. Frankel.
    National Spinal Cord Injured Center Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
    UK.
  • Predicting Neurologic Recovery and Potential Interventions after acute SCI
    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 L
    Gonzalez Roig. Chairman of Neurophysiology Department. National
    Center of Rehabilitation Julio Díaz. Cuba
  • Respiratory physiotherapy in cervical spinal cord injuries. Professor Pedro Vergara
    Valencia University, Spain.

  • Spasticity and Intrathecal baclofen in spinal cord injuries. Professor Fernando Martins .
    Coimbra Hospital Center.Portugal

 


Registration fees

Occupational category

Fees up to the 30th of March
(USD)
Fees after the 30th of March
(USD)
Physicians
180
225
Nurses
150
187
Physiotherapists
150
187
Occupational therapists
150
187
Psychologist
150
187
Social workers
150
187
Students (with certificates)
80
100
Accompanies
50
63

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.
Address
Calle 3 # 33 611 e/ 4 y 6. Reparto Tarará. Municipio Habana del Este.
Ciudad Habana. Cuba.

Phone. 53 7 853 440
Fax.     53 7 961064
E-mail. ec@ip.etecsa.cu