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Latest Breakthroughs and Treatments in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Bring Top Clinicians and Researchers Together in Las Vegas
Date:8/27/2012

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The best and the brightest minds in spinal cord injury medicine will convene this week for Paralyzed Veterans of America's Summit 2012 to discuss the latest breakthroughs and treatments in spinal cord injury medicine. Renowned clinicians like Dr. Stephen Waxman and Dr. Jeffrey Kocsis from Yale, will cover topics such as the molecular revolution, technological advances and solutions to key parts of the multiple sclerosis (MS) puzzle. Experts in the field will also discuss how close we are to breakthroughs in this vitally important—yet often overlooked—area of medicine and health care.

"The big news out of Paralyzed Veterans' Summit 2012 is that we are getting much closer to curing paralysis and better treating spinal cord injuries, diseases and disorders," said Lana McKenzie, associate executive director of Medical Services and Health Policy for Paralyzed Veterans of America. "Paralyzed Veterans created the Summit to build on our 66 years of engaging and educating clinicians on behalf of our members. This Summit brings together leaders from all sectors, private and public, with the end goal of improving care for patients and one day finding a cure for paralysis."

Expected to be highlights of the Summit are presentations by Professors Stephen Waxman, MD, PhD, and Jeffery Kocsis, PhD, of Yale University. At the forefront of what has been called the "molecular revolution," Waxman and Kocsis have received international recognition for their research in spinal cord regeneration and neuropathic pain and for developing a better understanding of MS—research that holds out the real possibility of reversing some types of paralysis in the next decade.

Other highlights of this year's Summit program include:


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