COVID-19 update

If you have a question about an appointment with the Brenda and David McLean Integrated Spine Clinic, please call 604-875-4992.


The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation supports emergency relief fund for people with SCI

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has generously provided funding to support the urgent needs of of people with SCI in BC facing the COVID-19 pandemic. ICORD researcher Dr. Krassioukov is in collaboration with Spinal Cord Injury BC to facilitate the following:

  1. Provision of personal protective equipment to people with SCI in Vancouver and rural BC.
  2. Provision of services for sanitizing apartments for people with SCI who are most at risk/need.
  3. Web-based “Ask an Expert” sessions for people with SCI to chat with and ask questions of medical personnel and peer-support individuals. The first session will take place April 27, with further sessions to be posted on Spinal Cord Injury BC’s online calendar.

To learn more about any these initiatives, please contact Dr. Chris McBride at Spinal Cord Injury BC.

ICORD activities at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre during COVID-19 (updated April 6)

UBC’s remote work arrangement and research curtailment have been extended to the end of April. ICORD researchers, staff, and students are currently working from home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Administrative staff can be reached by phone or email.

PARC is closed until further notice. Contact the PARC Manager for resources and support available to PARC participants during this period.

Bookings are suspended until further notice. All bookings of the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Lecture Hall and Atrium have been cancelled until April 30 (further cancellations may be necessary).

Clinical studies have been suspended for the time being. If you are a current research participant, please contact your study coordinator for information.

Please follow current health recommendation to stay home, maintain social distance, wash your hands regularly, and check out this great infographic on prophylactic measures for wheelchair users during the pandemic, prepared by SCI & U.

This page will be updated when new information or procedures are announced.


Read UBC’s official response to COVID-19 here.

Read the Vancouver Coastal Health policy here.