International Spinal Cord Conference - Havana (Spinal Cord 2003)

Venue: Hotel Nacional

Location: Havana, Cuba, Other

Event Date/Time: May 14, 2003 End Date/Time: May 16, 2003
Registration Date: Apr 12, 2003
Early Registration Date: Mar 30, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 30, 2003
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May 14th 2003
09:00-14:30. 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

Transplantation of genetically modified neural stem cells for spinal cord injury
Prof. Shekar N Kurpad MD
Medical College of Wisconsin ,USA

Oral presentations and posters discussion

May 15, 2003
09:00- 14.30. Conferences.
09:00-09:30. Cervical Stenosis. Controversies.
Professor. René Rubinos.MD
Central Clinic “Cira García” Cuba

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. Italy. Director of Spinal Unit. Careggi Hospital .Florence, Italy.

11:30-12: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. Lunch

14:00-14:30 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

Oral presentations and posters discussion
May 16, 2003
09:00-14.30:00. 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.

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

Oral presentations and posters discussion

18:00- 22:00.
Closure and Farewell Activity


Additional Information

International Spinal Cord Conference in Havana May 13-16 -We are offering the following "turn key" travel options to the International Spinal Cord Conference in Havana May 13 - May 16 with Pre-Conference Course May 12 & May 13. If your schedule requires that you travel on different dates, we can also make those arrangements. -All travel arrangements are fully licensed by USDT OFAC for legal travel to Cuba from the US. Family members may accompany you, they will participate in a program allowing opportunities to enjoy beautiful Havana, learn about Cuba's rich colonial history and feel the warmth of the Cuban People. This program is also licensed by USDT OFAC. Travel Option 1 - Tuesday, May 13 - Saturday, May 17; Direct roundtrip flight Miami - Havana; Package includes air fare, conference registration, transportation & some meals. Evenings will include: dinner in colonial Old Havana (dating from 1500s to 1700s); dinner & visit to jazz club, opening and closing activities of the conference. Family members accompanying you will have a daily program to include Old Havana walking tour, art galleries & museum, Hemingway Finca (home he lived in for 20 years maintained exactly as he left it); art & craft market shopping; visits to cathedrals/cemetaries; tour of Castillo de los Tres Santos Reyes Magnos del Morro (Morro Castle overlooking Havana Harbor built in 1589 - 1630) and much more. Travel Option 2 - Saturday, May 10 - Saturday, May 17; Direct round trip flight Miami - Havana; Package includes above program plus: day trip to Pinar del Rio enjoying the lush tropical Cuban countryside; visit to the Latin American School of Medicine; relaxing in Old Havana; cigar factory tour; & numerous historic places in Havana. This schedule will also allow you to attend the pre-conference course on May 12 & 13. -La Perla del Caribe is one of the largest travel agents in the US with permission from USDT OFAC to arrange travel to Cuba. Each year travel is arranged for more than 10,000 people making legal visits to Cuba from the US. -Our Services Include: Arranging your flight (from your home city to Miami & then direct flight 42 minute flight to Havana), hotel, conference registration; providing documentation of your legal travel for US customs; making you aware of US regulations regarding all aspects of your licensed travel; applying for USDT OFAC permission for professionals presenting at this conference (OFAC asks for 2 months to review the application); arranging for your Cuban Visa; providing travel tips & answering all questions about Cuban travel; package includes medical insurance; US representative with you in Cuba to assist with any problems; and group activities available during the entire program. Program Cost: Contact me to indicate your interest and dates you will consider traveling so that I may give you the costs. Contact me any time with any question via email or phone: All travelers to Cuba have many questions; after 12 trips to Cuba I can answer them all! Phone (630) 539-2558 or email Vicki Martin (630) 539-2558 Cuba Seminars / La Perla del Caribe [Travel provided by La Perla del Caribe and complies with USDT OFAC travel restrictions to Cuba.]