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Dr. Brian Kwon

Event Start: Apr 04, 2017 1:00 pm
Location: Botterell Hall, Room B139

Dr. Brian Kwon
Canada Research Chair in Spinal Cord Injury
Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Spine Surgeon, Vancouver Spine Program, Vancouver General Hospital
Associate Director, Clinical Research, ICORD
Director, Vancouver Spine Research Program

‘Bench to Bedside and Back: Translational Research in Acute Spinal Cord Injury’


The term “translational research” is frequently invoked as a desirable / necessary endeavour to bring effective therapies to fruition in biomedical research.   But what exactly is it?   Why has it failed to deliver such therapies in so many areas of medicine?   And importantly, what role can front-line clinicians / surgeons play in translational research?   Here we use the backdrop of acute spinal cord injury to provide a perspective on the bidirectional flow of investigation and knowledge generation from both bench to bedside and bedside back to bench.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
1:00 - 2:00pm
Botterell Hall, Room B139