Murphy Battista LLP is proud to be a sponsor for the 2nd International Symposium on Autonomic Dysfunctions following Spinal Cord Injury being held Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at ICORD’s Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Lecture Hall.
For those of you who don’t know, ICORD (International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries) is an interdisciplinary research centre focused on spinal cord injury. ICORD research is dedicated to the development and translation of more effective strategies to promote prevention, functional recovery, and improved quality of life after a spinal cord injury.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is associated not only with devastating paralysis but also with various autonomic dysfunctions such as disordered cardiovascular, bowel, bladder and sexual function. On a daily basis, individuals with SCI experience these issues which limit their activities of daily living, participation in sport and frequently result in life-threatening medical emergencies. Individuals with SCI rate the recovery of autonomic function as a top priority, higher even than finding a cure for paralysis.
The 2nd International Autonomic Symposium aims to improve the lives of people living with SCI by bringing together a panel of internationally renowned speakers with expertise in autonomic dysfunctions. They will introduce the latest advances in clinical and basic science research to the audience through presentations and interactive workshops. Participants of this unique symposium will be able to implement this knowledge gained in their research or clinical practice to reduce the secondary complications of autonomic dysfunction thus improving the care and quality of life among individuals with SCI.