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Institute of Medicine Committee on Spinal Cord Injury Workshop Tuesday, February 24, 2004

8:30

Welcome to the Workshop

Richard T. Johnson, Johns Hopkins University

Session I: Basic and Clinical Research Needs

8:40

What Do Basic Scientists Most Need to Apply Their Knowledge About Neural Injury and Repair to Clinical Use?

Moses V. Chao, New York University

9:00

What Do Clinicians Need Most to Improve Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries?

John A. Jane, University of Virginia

Session II: Clinical Trials in Industry

9:35

Challenges of Developing New Treatments from the Context of Current Industry Models

Dennis W. Choi, Merck & Company, Inc.

9:55

Challenges of Conducting Clinical Trials on Spinal Cord Injury in Industry

Andrew R. Blight, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

Session III: Translational Research

10:45

The Reeve-Irvine Research Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Oswald Steward, University of California, Irvine

11:05

Translational and Clinical Research in a Related Disorder (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

Jeffrey D. Rothstein, Johns Hopkins University

11:40

General Discussion



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