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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.  (
LogographicFinal9 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.  (
ONF_web Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
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. (
AOSpine North Am_logo AOSpine North America
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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.  (
GlobalNeuro_web Global Neuro
Founded in the 2000s by the AO Foundation, Global Neuro is an independent, medically guided non-profit organization whose vision is to improve neurosurgical patients’ quality of life worldwide. Through excellence in education, training, research and consulting, we have established ourselves as a trusted resource for leaders in the neurosurgical field and are consistently recommended internationally as a leading course.
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. (
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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. (
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 EBIC- European Brain Injury Consortium
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.  (
NEU-web 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 Publishing
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. (
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. (
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.
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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