2022 Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Research Meeting

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  • 2022 Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Research MeetingJul 10, 2022 - Jul 12, 20225:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Room-Frederic Gaspard Theatre

University of Manitoba, 745 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0J9

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Welcome Remarks

Dear colleagues,                

I would like to extend a warm welcome to join us for the 2022 Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Research Meeting. The meeting is the next in a series of biennial meetings that Drs. Wolfram Tetzlaff and Karim Fouad initiated in 2006.

This long-awaited meeting after few years of pandemic will allow us to see everyone in person, catch-up with old friends and foster new collaborations. More importantly, CSCIRM provides the opportunity for SCI researchers to connect with clinicians, people living with SCI, industry and stakeholders.

For the 2022 meeting, we have planned an exciting scientific program. We will keep a format that is designed to maximize the exchange between research groups and feature three invited speakers. Our international featured speaker this year will be Dr. Murray Blackmore, a leading basic science researcher in spinal cord regeneration at Marquette University. We will also feature Dr. Vanessa Noonan who is a clinician/scientist and Research Director of the Praxis Spinal Cord Institute working on translational research projects towards implementing best practices to improve SCI care. We are also pleased to host Mr. Barry Munro, a leading philanthropist and advocate for increased consumer focus and participation.

We are excited for July, and hope to see you all in Winnipeg!


Soheila Karimi, Chair and Organizer of the 2022 CSCIRM
Professor, University of Manitoba



Sunday July 10

17:00–21:00  Welcome Reception and Dinner
Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R3


Monday July 11

08:00–8:15 Opening and Welcome Remarks
Soheila Karimi and Karim Fouad

8:15–09:45 Regeneration and Repair
Six speakers (TBD from participants)

09:45–10:15 Break

10:15–11:00 Plasticity/Circuit Reassembly
Four speakers (TBD from participants)

11:00–12:00 Plenary Lecture: title TBD (spinal cord regeneration)
Murray Blackmore

12:00–13:15 Lunch

13:15-15:00 Neuromodulation/Locomotion
Six speakers (TBD from participants)

15:00–15:30 Break

15:30–16:45 Selected Trainee Talks
Data blitz- top 8 trainees selected from abstracts

16:45–18:00 Posters and Tours
Formal Poster Session (with judging)
Posters will be on display throughout the conference
Small group tours of the Human Spinal Cord Facility (SCRC) (sign up for tours at the registration desk)

18:00–21:00 Gala Dinner
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Garden and Buhler Hall, 85 Israel Asper Way Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5


Tuesday July 12

08:15–09:15 Open Data Commons
Karim Fouad

09:15–10:00 Glial and Immune Response
Three speakers (TBD from participants)

10:00–10:30 Break

10:30–12:00 Rehabilitation
Six speakers (TBD from participants)

12:00–13:15 Lunch

13:15–14:00 Clinical Sci
Three speakers (TBD from participants)

14:00–14:45 Plenary Lecture: Understanding the needs and priorities following SCI to inform care and improve quality of life
Vanessa Noonan

14:45–15:15 Poster Prizes and Closing Remarks
Soheila Karimi and Karim Fouad



Faculty, scientists, clinicians, industry professionals:  $250
Students (graduate, undergraduate and medical), residents, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and technicians: $60

Registration includes all agenda events as listed.



Canada Inns Destination Centre Health Sciences Centre – $146 per night
Group identification: # Canadian Spinal Cord Injury
Recommended for students (graduate, undergraduate and medical), residents, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and technicians

Inn at the Forks – $164 per night
Group identification: Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Meeting or #510278
Recommended for faculty, scientists, clinicians, industry professionals


Onsite Health & Safety Measures

Please note that the health and safety of all who attend CSCIRM  2022 is a priority for us.

All conference delegates must adhere to the following terms and conditions while attending. By registering for the event you are agreeing to the terms below. If you are registering on behalf of another it is your responsibility to ensure that the person attending is aware of these terms and accepts them, and by completing the registration you are warranting that you have made the attendee aware of these terms and that they understand and have accepted these terms.

  1. All registered attendees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to entry into the event. All registered attendees will be asked to present proof of full vaccination prior to entry into the event. Access will be denied if proper proof of full vaccination is not provided.Accepted forms of proof: (Note: Proof of vaccination must match Attendee’s name)
    – Copy of an official certificate from your Country/State/Province
    – Photo of the official certificate
    – Digital PDF or document of official certificate on mobile device
  2. We recommend physical distancing to be maintained whenever possible during the event and on University of Manitoba grounds. The wearing of KN95 masks is required if distancing cannot be maintained or 3-ply if distancing is possible. Participants should fit their mask properly. Masks can only be removed when you are eating, drinking or taking medication.
  3. Hand sanitizer and wipes are provided for the participants.



The Meeting organizers cannot accept liability for injuries or losses arising from accidents or other situations during or as a consequence of attending the 2022 CSCIRM. In the unlikely event that the meeting is cancelled, travel and accommodation cost will not be refunded by the organizers.



If you have questions, please contact Soheila.Karimi@umanitoba.ca.

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