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A podcast series brought to you by the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS). With each episode, we will speak with experts from all over the world to discuss various aspects of spinal cord injury including etiology, prevention and care, providing valuable insights regarding the most up to date information for those providing care for the spinal cord injured. Collaboration is the key and at the heart of what ISCoS does. The podcast series will be an extension of ISCoS, philosophy to make “Life after a spinal cord injury happy, meaningful and worth living..”

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A podcast series brought to you by the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS). With each episode, we will speak with experts from all over the world to discuss various aspects of spinal cord injury including etiology, prevention and care, providing valuable insights regarding the most up to date information for those providing care for the spinal cord injured. Collaboration is the key and at the heart of what ISCoS does. The podcast series will be an extension of ISCoS, philosophy to make “Life after a spinal cord injury happy, meaningful and worth living..”

    Ep 12 'Virtual Conference Success! Our Conclusion

    Ep 12 'Virtual Conference Success! Our Conclusion

    Join Prof Ruth Marshall and Dr Harvinder Chhabra for the final episode in series one of SCI Care: What Really Matters as they discuss the success of the 59th ISCoS annual scientific meeting from the concerns and apprehensions of going fully virtual to the pleasant surprises and highlights of what worked. 

    As well as the benefits of a fully virtual and the potential of future hybrid events offer and the further possibilities and opportunities for greater educational accessibility no matter where you are in the world and what your circumstances may be.  Having a virtual element to all events in the future will offer the luxury of time, you can revisit sessions you enjoyed or perhaps missed as well as ponder over the poster sessions in your own time and messaging the authors directly with your questions. 

    All content from the ISCoS 2020 live event is available until October 5th, you can sign in or register here to access

    If you have any questions or suggestions for future episodes or would like information on becoming an ISCoS member please email admin@iscos.org.co.uk

    This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Prof Ruth Marshall produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub










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    • 36 min
    Ep 11 'The Presidential Episode'

    Ep 11 'The Presidential Episode'

    In this Episode

    Join ISCoS President Dr Chhabra and ISCoS President-Elect, Prof Ruth Marshall as they discuss everything ISCoS past, present and future.  Prof Marshall discusses and provides an overview of Dr Chhabra's presidency and all he has achieved in this time and his time as an ISCoS member since 1993 and his career. Prof Marshall also discusses the continuation of exiting initiatives as well as implementing her own vision for the society.  They also talk about why they decided to go virtual with this year's conference rather than postpone. 

    Both guests are in an agreement that if you are a member of ISCoS then you are part of a family who will support and help each other to ensure the best care can be provided to persons with SCI.

    This episode is one of our final episodes of SCI Care: What Really Matters series one and we hope you have enjoyed listening.  If you have any topic ideas or questions for series two please do email admin@iscos.org.uk

    Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference 1-5 Sept 2020. You can access the preliminary programme here

    This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub








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    Ep 10 'Current scenario of Spinal Cord Injury services: The need for developing a grading system to standardize the services'

    Ep 10 'Current scenario of Spinal Cord Injury services: The need for developing a grading system to standardize the services'

    Prof Michael Fehlings and Dr Patrick Kluger join Dr Chhabra to discuss the 'Current scenario of Spinal Cord Injury services: The need for developing a grading system to standardize the services' within their regions and globally. 

    In this episode:

    3:50 Q1. What are the existing models of spinal cord injury services? 

    9:59 Q2. What are the benefits of grading and standardization of SCI units?

    12:19 Q3. The German Speaking Medical Society for Paraplegia (DMGP) has standardized and defined the ‘Paraplegic Centre of the DMGP’. Can you share details of the grading and the definition? 

    15:52 Q4. American College of Surgeons (ACS) has laid down specific criteria for grading trauma centres.   Could you elaborate on the salient features of this grading system?

    17:57 Q5. DMGP grading was evolved specifically for Germany. Can this be applicable across the globe? If not, can this or the ACS grading of trauma centres be a stepping stone for the larger picture we are looking at? 

    20:53 Q6. Do you foresee any challenges in developing a single grading system? Do you have any suggestions on how to overcome these challenges?

    This topic will be discussed in-depth at the 59th ISCoS Virtual Conference and the content will be available until the 1st Oct 2020. Sign up here

    Relevant websites:

    www.dmgp.de

    www.facs.org

    Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here

    Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes.

    This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub




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    • 27 min
    Bonus Track: Interview with DJ Aamish, India's first wheelchair DJ

    Bonus Track: Interview with DJ Aamish, India's first wheelchair DJ

    In this Episode:

    This week's bonus episode, guest host, Dr Ellen-Merete Hagen chats with Varun Khullar also known as DJ Aamish in this uplifting and inspiring interview as they discuss his life after spinal cord injury.  Varun talks about the aftermath, impact and challenges he has faced since he was involved in a life-changing accident in 2014. 

    Varun has faced this adversity with an unbelievable positive mindset, channeling his energy into his love for music which in his words 'makes his soul dance' and physiotherapy to ensure he is as strong as he can be. He believes that the key to a stronger recovery is acceptance. By accepting what has happened to you, he states you can make the decision to move forward and live the best life you can. 

    As DJ Aamish, Varun will be entertaining partygoers at the ISCoS Charity Get Together & Dancercise which will take place Friday 5th September after the conference sessions have finished. All proceeds will be donated to Humanity & Inclusion (the new name for Handicap International). DJ Aamish invites you to join the party and let your soul dance!

    Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What Really Matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice.

    Find out more about Varun's story on the links below:

    https://yourstory.com/2017/10/dj-varun-khullar-aamish-time-out-72/

    https://www.mid-day.com/articles/varun-khullar-to-wow-fans-from-his-wheelchair/18645171

    https://www.cnbctv18.com/videos/entrepreneurship/varun-khullar-indias-first-wheelchair-dj-46367.htm

    https://homegrown.co.in/article/803823/the-inspiring-tale-of-indias-first-differently-abled-dj-varun-khullar

    https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/varun-khullar-the-dj-who-works-his-wheels-well/315735

    Humanity & Inclusion website here 

    Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here

    Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes.

    This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub 






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    • 27 min
    Ep 9 'Sleep Disordered Breathing after Spinal Cord Injury'

    Ep 9 'Sleep Disordered Breathing after Spinal Cord Injury'

    This week Prof Ruth Marshall and ISCoS president-elect steps in as host to chat with her long time friend and colleague Prof David Berlowitz . Prof Berlowitz is a Physiotherapist with the Victorian Respiratory Support Service who holds the University of Melbourne Chair in Physiotherapy at Austin Health and will be giving the inaugural Anthony DiMarco lecture for this year’s ISCoS conference.

    In this episode:  

    Q1. 3:00 Prof Berlowitz discusses how he became interested in sleep apnoea / sleep-disordered breathing?

    Q2. 7:10 & 10:17 and what lead to his PhD work and what he has done since? 

    Q3. 13:35 Prof Marshall asks how Prof Berlowitz approached the supervision of PhD students. 

    Q4. 19:25 and what current research projects, the results and any outcomes that particularly exciting?

    Q5. 24.57 Prof Berlowitz ends this discussion with his future research plans for the future.  

    Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What Really Matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice.

    Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here

    Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes.

    This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media






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    • 33 min
    Bonus Track: Bitesize SCI Care: What really matters - Nursing management and SCI Ep 5

    Bonus Track: Bitesize SCI Care: What really matters - Nursing management and SCI Ep 5

    Welcome to our fifth episode of SCI Care: What really matters Bitesize. 

    This week we published the eighth episode of our podcast series with an incredibly insightful discussion and top tips on getting your work published in an ISCoS Journal with Prof Lisa Harvey and Dr Marcalee Alexander.  Following on from this for our Bitesize discussion we are joined by our guest Randi Steensgaard to discuss, nursing management education initiatives and the literature surrounding this area.   Randi is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN, MHSc(Nurs), PhD, Spinal Cord Injury Centre of Western Denmark, Department of Neurology, Regional Hospital Jutland, Denmark since 2006. In 2014 she became a member of ISCoS and is currently serving on the ISCoS Education Committee and the SCI Nurse Committee.

    In this episode, the following question is answered:

    ‘The Nursing SIG has been actively working to improve Nursing Management of Spinal Cord Injuries through various education initiatives. Are you happy with the available evidence in literature with regard to Nursing Management of SCI? What are the activities of the SIG to promote research in this field?'

    Thank you for listening, please do subscribe to SCI Care: What Really Matters, podcast series on the podcast platform of your choice.

    Click here to register for the 59th ISCoS conference and this year it is fully virtual. You can access the preliminary programme here

    Email admin@iscos.org.uk for any questions or topic suggestions you may have for future episodes.

    This show is brought to you by ISCoS, you can follow us on Twitter @iscosmeetings, hosted by Dr Harvinder Singh Chhabra produced and directed by Heather Pownall of HMH Consultancy Ltd @heathershub and Post-Production by Steven Perrie-Clyde of After 12 Media @After12Media


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    • 8 min

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