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Early intervention impossible for spinal cord injured people in remote and regional Australia

The Spinal Network Expert Meeting held in Darwin on 7 April 2017 was an initiative of the Spinal Network and partly funded by the Northern Territory Motor Accidents Compensation Commission and Keep Moving. Participants included clinicians from the spinal unit in Adelaide, representatives from the Department of Health in NT, community groups, paramedics and emergency, and remote medicine specialists.

The Expert Meeting was conceptualised as a strategic activity to facilitate discussions on early intervention for people suffering a spinal cord injury in remote and regional Australia and to continue the discussion on the difficulties encountered treating acute spinal cord injuries and providing subsequent follow up services in Central and Northern Australia.

The meeting was commenced by a foreword of Chris Bertinshaw, CEO of the Spinal Network. Read more.

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