Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Research

The next biannual Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Research meeting will take place April 8-9, 2019, in Vancouver, BC.

This is the continuation of a series initiated in 2006 by Drs. Wolfram Tetzlaff (ICORD / UBC) and Karim Fouad (University of Alberta) and held alternately in Eastern and Western Canada in such locations as Banff, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.

Invited speaker: Dr. Philip J. Horner

Professor of Neuroregeneration, Institute for Academic Medicine; Scientific Director, Center for Neuroregeneration; Houston Methodist, Weill Cornell Medical College



The full program will be posted here in early 2019.

The conference will feature short talks, posters, and plenty of networking opportunities. Poster abstracts will be requested in early February.


Trainees (undergrad and grad students, postdoctoral fellows): $52
Members of the SCI community: $52
Research staff: $52
Principal Investigators: $156

Your registration fee includes:

  • Welcome reception on April 7
  • Scientific program April 8-9
  • Lunch and dinner on Monday
  • Lunch on Tuesday

Click here to register

Accommodation information:

A limited number of rooms is available for $149/night (+ taxes) at the Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre (2 blocks from the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre). The conference room block will be held until January 25. Call 1-604-707-1939 to reserve. The room block is held for ICORD – International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries.

Please note that accommodation and travel costs are not included in the registration fee.

Space at the conference and hotel rooms are limited so please register as soon as possible (by January 15 at the latest). Do not book your hotel room until your conference registration is confirmed.

Please consider sharing rooms. If you know someone you’d like to share with, one of you should make the hotel reservation and request a room with two beds. If you’d like to share but don’t have a roommate in mind, please indicate this on your registration form and the organizers will link people wishing to share rooms to each other.

Vancouver in April

Compared to the rest of Canada, the weather in Vancouver is usually quite mild and pleasant in early April, although you should bring a raincoat or umbrella just to be safe.

The Cherry Blossom Festival starts April 4 and you will see blossoms and spring flowers around the city.

If you like to ski, one of North America’s top ski resorts is a two-hour drive from downtown Vancouver (usually–depending on traffic).




Thank you to these generous sponsors: