Unite 2 Fight Paralysis Announces Working 2 Walk Symposium Agenda

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Unite 2 Fight Paralysis (U2FP) is pleased to offer an outstanding list of speakers for its 7th annual Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium, a leading educational conference focused on research aimed at repairing the chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). The 2012 conference will be held November 1-2, 2012, at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport in Irvine, California.

The Reeve-Irvine Research Center is a co-organizer of the Symposium, and its team of top-notch research scientists will be presenting the results of their latest work. Speakers from RIRC include Drs. Aileen Anderson, Leif Havton, Hans Keirstead, and the Center’s Director, Dr. Oswald Steward.

In addition, scientists from around the country who are working to solve various pieces of the SCI neurological puzzle will share their progress. Included are: Drs. Justin Brown and Mark Tuszynski, University of California, San Diego; Dr. Jerry Silver, Case Western Reserve University; Dr. Ravi Bellamkonda, Georgia Institute of Technology; and Dr. Murray Blackmore, Marquette University.

The Working 2 Walk symposium offers a unique opportunity in the spinal cord injury community, bringing scientists together with investors, practitioners, and advocates in a supportive and strategic environment. Speakers from these segments of the community include: Jonathon Thomas, JD, PhD, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine; Stephen Huhn, MD, Stem Cells, Inc.; Ida Cahill, President and CEO, Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation; Damodar Thapa, PT, Kathmandu, Nepal; Frank Reynolds, InVivo Therapeutics; and Anthony Caggiano, MD, PhD, Acorda Therapeutics.

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis works hard to build the knowledge base and resources for those living with SCI, leading to informed advocacy efforts and wise investment in research. Advocates Dennis Tesolat, Bob Yant, and Roman Reed will speak to the importance of community advocacy during the conference.

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis was founded and is led by people who have a personal connection to spinal cord injury. U2FP’s staff and Board of Directors are comprised of SCI survivors and family members who are determined to accelerate the progress of science toward achieving regeneration and repair of the injured spinal cord.

For more information: http://www.u2fp.org or http://www.working2walk.org.

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
Marilyn Smith, 1-888-202-1992

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