Institute of Medicine Committee on Spinal Cord Injury Workshop

September 27, 2004


Welcome and Introductions

Richard T. Johnson, Johns Hopkins University


Review of State-Sponsored Spinal Cord Injury Research Programs

Mary Bunge, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Marie Filbin, Hunter College of the City University of New York

Rajiv Ratan, Burke/Cornell Medical Research Institute

Christopher Shields, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center


Discussion: How Can State-Run Programs Maximize Their Impact?


Spinal Cord Injury Therapeutics—Regulatory Challenges

Cynthia Rask, Director, Division of Clinical Evaluation and Pharmacology/Toxicology, Food and Drug Administration


Discussion: How to Overcome the Challenges in Getting Drug Therapies and Devices Approved by the FDA?

September 28, 2004

Community Perspectives


Welcome and Introductions

Richard T. Johnson, Johns Hopkins University


Community Perspectives Session

John Bollinger, Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paul J. Tobin, United Spinal Association

Z. Alexander Gentle, an individual with arachnoiditis


Discussion of Community Needs and Priorities


Community Perspectives (continued)

Congressman James Langevin,

2nd Congressional District, Rhode Island

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