Speaker Name(s): Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Description: The human spinal cord is exquisitely vulnerable to injury and displays very limited capacity for self repair or regeneration. The past 15 years have seen dramatic advances in our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms underlying the progressive cell death and failed regeneration following spinal cord trauma. The promise of regenerative medicine for spinal cord injury is now beginning to be realized.