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Annual Research Meeting 2015

ICORD’s 12th Annual Research Meeting took place on March 3rd and 4th, and by many accounts, was our best yet. With more than 150 participants, 3 visiting speakers, 40 posters, 12 talks by ICORD researchers, and a special appearance by Rick Hansen, there was lots of SCIENCE and enthusiasm in air.

Plenary lectures

Trainee Jackie Soicher explains her research to Rick Hansen

Trainee Jackie Soicher explains her research to Rick Hansen

  • Dr. John Houle (Drexel University) Exercise after spinal cord injury as an agent for neuroprotection and regeneration in addition to rehabilitation
  • Dr. Vivian Mushahwar (University of Alberta) Restoring standing and walking after spinal cord injury using novel electrical stimulation and training interventions

Research talks by: Dr. Matt Ramer, Dr. Stacy Elliott, Dr. Ross Davidson, Dr. John Kramer, Dr. Reza Jalili, Dr. Janice Eng, Dr. Mélissa Nadeau, Dr Chris West , Dr Jaimie Borisoff, Dr Patricia Mills, Brett Hilton and Raza Malik

Special talks by: Dr. Lyn Jakeman (NIH) and Rick Hansen

One important part of the Annual Research Meeting is the trainee and staff poster session. ICORD is pleased to be able to present 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for $750, $500 and $250, in all 4 categories. The overall quality of this year’s posters was really high, and the judges had a very hard time making their decisions. It was an honour to have Rick Hansen attend the poster session on Tuesday evening and present the awards yesterday. Congratulations to everyone who presented this year, and to our winners:

Staff awards:

3rd: Jordan Squair, Krassioukov Lab
2nd: Kitty So, Kwon Lab
Winner, ICORD Award for best poster by a staff member: Elena Okon, Kwon lab

Drs. John Houle and Victoria Claydon judging posters.

Drs. John Houle and Victoria Claydon judging posters.

Masters / Undergrad trainees:

3rd: (+ first undergrad to ever win a prize in this category) Parry Mudhar, Sparrey lab
2nd: Freda Warner of the Kramer Lab
Winner, W.L. McLeod Award for best poster by a trainee at the Masters or undergrad level: Mei Mu (Annie) Zheng, Krassioukov lab.

PhD trainees:
3rd: Peggy Assinck, Tetzlaff lab
2nd: Jacqueline Cragg, Borisoff lab
Winner, Aaron Moser Prize for best poster by a trainee at the PhD level: Diana Hunter, Ramer Lab.

PostDocs:
3rd: Dr. Katharine Currie
2nd: Dr. Mincheol Joo
Winner, Gordon Hiebert Prize for best poster by Postdoc: Aaron Phillips
All from the Krassioukov lab!

Peoples’ Choice: Steve Mattucci, Oxland lab

Poster winners and Spinal Chord Awards for Staff Excellence winners with Rick Hansen after the meeting.

Back row (L-R): Franco Chan, Matt Sahl, Steve Mattucci, Diana Hunter, Katharine Currie, Annie Zheng, Elena Okon, Jordan Squair, Parry Mudhar, Mincheol Joo. Front row (L-R) Jacqueline Cragg, Freda Warner, Peggy Assinck, Rick Hansen, Aaron Phillips.

Back row (L-R): Franco Chan, Matt Sahl, Steve Mattucci, Diana Hunter, Katharine Currie, Annie Zheng, Elena Okon, Jordan Squair, Parry Mudhar, Mincheol Joo. Front row (L-R) Jacqueline Cragg, Freda Warner, Peggy Assinck, Rick Hansen, Aaron Phillips, Kitty So.