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vertexlogoR_colorRGB Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex’s headquarters is now located in Boston’s Innovation District. Today, the company has research and development sites and commercial offices in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia. Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry’s top places to work, including being named to Science magazine’s Top Employers in the life sciences ranking for eight years in a row. (
Codman Specialty Surgical Logo 300C (002) Codman Specialty Surgical
Codman Specialty Surgical, a Division of Integra LifeSciences is a global leader in neurosurgery that combines the renowned brand of Codman with Integra’s leading advanced technologies.  Our portfolio includes world-recognized brands such as Certas® and Hakim® valves, Licox® Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring System, ICP Express® and Directlink®, CUSA® tissue ablation platform, DuraGen® and DuraSeal®, Mayfield®, Jarit® and MicroFrance® surgical instruments and Integra® lighting.  (
FortunaFix_square_white Fortuna Fix
Fortuna is a regenerative medicine company focused on direct cell reprogramming (drNPC) for CNS diseases.  The approach is personalised and customised to address the underlying neuropathology: drNPC-O2 biased to motor neuron and oligodendrocyte lineages for Spinal Cord Injury; drNPC-A9 to replace A9 dopaminergic cells in Parkinson’s.  Fortuna has a fully automated manufacturing system for the production of autologous drNPCs.  (


Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation / Rick Hansen Institute
The partnership between the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science to conduct research and implement results that improve care and quality of life for individuals living with spinal cord injury. ( (
NIH_Logo National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Funding made possible by Grant #R13NS108672
AOSpine North Am_logo AOSpine North America
AOSpine is an international community of spine surgeons generating, distributing, and exchanging knowledge to advance science and the spine care profession through research, education, and community development. With this collaborative approach AOSpine continues to advance spine care worldwide.
Druck AOSpine Knowledge Forum
The Knowledge Forums are expert surgeon-driven working groups in five spine pathologies: tumor, deformity, spinal cord injury, trauma, and degenerative disease. They identify knowledge gaps, assess the best evidence for current practices, developing AOSpine classifications, staging of the disease, guidelines, and outcome measures.
CHNF_web Craig H Neilsen Foundation
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s funding is dedicated to supporting both programs and scientific research to improve the quality of life for those affected by and living with spinal cord injury. The vision of the Foundation is such that individuals with spinal cord injuries, and those who care for them, live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities.  (
Global Neuro
Global Neuro is an independent, medically guided, nonprofit, organization committed to improving neurosurgical patients’ quality of life worldwide. Originated within the AO Foundation more than a decade ago as AONeuro, Global Neuro is trusted for its educational excellence, research and consulting. Its representatives are key opinion leaders in the neurosurgical field, and its courses are consistently overwhelmingly recommended by participants. (
L&K BIOMED is a global spinal medical device company delivering high quality, innovative medical devices to contribute to healthier lives. L&K’s mission is to provide extremely dependable implants and instruments healthcare professionals and patients can trust. This is possible due to continual effort in innovation, sustainable growth, and product diversification. (
Print Medtronic
As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic helps to improve the lives and health of millions of people each year. We use our deep clinical, therapeutic, and economic expertise to address the complex challenges faced by healthcare systems today. Let’s take healthcare Further, Together.  (
Mission Connect_logo_web-01 Mission Connect, a program of TIRR Foundation
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Foundation, created, directs, and funds Mission Connect, a collaborative neurotrauma research project. Mission Connect is focused on supporting the discovery of preventions, treatments, and cures for central nervous system damage caused by brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases. (
RHI_BICP_Logo-web Blusson Integrated Cures Partnership
Established by the Rick Hansen Foundation, the Blusson Integrated Cures Partnership (BICP) is a collaboration between ICORD and the Rick Hansen Institute that works to improve outcomes and health of people living with SCI by advancing research and improving the kind and quality of care available for people with SCI. ( (
4.27.12_DPS_LOGO_SS DePuy Synthes
DePuy Synthes, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies, offers the most comprehensive portfolio of products for Spine, Cranio-Maxillofacial, Trauma, Joint Reconstruction, Sports medicine, Neurovascular, power tools and biomaterials. Our innovative products have made us a leader in the management of spine and cranial trauma pathologies.  (
EBIC-Logo European Brain Injury Consortium (EBIC)
The European Brain Injury Consortium (EBIC) is a collaborative group of European researchers and Centres that aims to provide a strong, independent clinical perspective in promoting and conducting research aimed at improving outcome of patients with acute brain injury. Over the last few years EBIC has concentrated on the CENTER-TBI study ( and on global collaborations, including partners in low and middle-income countries.  (
European Neurotrauma Network_Logo European Neurotrauma Network
The ERA-NET NEURON is a trans-national European funding network that supports basic, clinical and translational research in the diverse fields of disease-related neuroscience. Funding organizations across Europe, Israel, Turkey and Canada have joined forces to conquer diseases of the brain and the nervous system. The current symposium will give an overview over four ERA-Net Neurons funded research consortia investigating the pathophysiology of TBI.
Journal of Neurotrauma_Logo Journal of Neurotrauma
Journal of Neurotrauma is the only peer-reviewed journal focused exclusively on the clinical and laboratory investigation of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. The Journal focuses on the basic pathobiology of injury to the central nervous system, while considering preclinical and clinical trials targeted at improving both the early management and long-term care and recovery of traumatically injured patients. For more information, please visit  (
KARGER_logo_web Karger Publishers
Karger Publishers in Basel, Switzerland, is a globally active medical and scientific publishing company. The publication program comprises 50 new books per year and 105 peer-reviewed journals with a growing number of open-access publications, covering all fields of medical science. (
Neural Outcomes_logo Neural Outcomes
Neural Outcomes Neural Outcomes Consulting Inc. (NOCI) is a health and research consulting company that combines skills and expertise in knowledge generation, synthesis, and translation. Comprised of clinical education leaders related to clinical trials implementation and outcomes, NOCI works with pharmaceutical companies enhancing trial designs through development and implementation of endpoints for FDA approval. (
Neuraxis Logo_web Neuraxis
Local cooling for neuroprotection. (
OIRM Logo Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine
The Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM) is a non-profit stem cell institute funded by the Ontario government and dedicated to transforming discoveries into clinical trials and cures. Through our commitment to collaboration and partnerships, we leverage our resources to fund and support promising advances. (
SCoBIRC_Logo_web Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC)
The Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center at the University of Kentucky houses researchers and clinicians from a variety of disciplines, working next to each other to promote the cross-fertilization of ideas and multidisciplinary interactions. The studies range from fundamental neuroscience research to clinical applications. (
University-of-Pittsburgh_web University of Pittsburgh
The mission of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of individuals and populations through cutting-edge biomedical research, innovative educational programs in medicine and biomedical science, and leadership in academic medicine. The School, together with the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ( and Critical Care Medicine (, are happy to provide support for this important conference.
University of Toronto Spine_Logo-01 University of Toronto (U of T) Spine Program (Local Host Site)
The U of T Spine Program and the Co-Director Dr Michael Fehlings are pleased to host the Neurotrauma 2018 in Toronto this year. The Program has a rich history dedicated towards enhancing the functional integration of clinical care, research, teaching, and educational activities at both local and universal levels. The Program implements an academic framework spanning the fundamental sciences through to the clinic. (
WFL_web Wings for Life
A personal stroke of fate provided the impetus for establishing the research foundation Wings for Life. The goal: a cure for people living with the lifelong consequences of a spinal cord injury. To this end, the foundation funds top-class scientific projects and clinical studies worldwide.” (







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