SCIRE Version 5.0 Launches

The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) Project has just launched it's latest version on-line. SCIRE Version 5.0 covers a comprehensive set of topics relevant to SCI rehabilitation and community reintegration. SCIRE reviews, evaluates, and translates existing research knowledge into a clear and concise format to inform health professionals and other stakeholders of best rehabilitation practices following [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:49:24-05:00 September 9th, 2014|Blog|

SCI Research Studies and Other Events

Hello We hope your summer has been going well.  Here are a few interesting activities currently on-going in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI): The Rick Hansen Institute, along with several partners, is doing a study on barriers and faciliators on doing international research in the field of SCI.  To learn more, go to [...]

By | 2018-06-14T15:46:36-05:00 July 3rd, 2014|Blog|

November 2014 – ABC of Autonomic Dysreflexia in spinal cord injury.

There is a new online course to help clinicians learn about managing Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) called the 'ABC of Autonomic Dysreflexia'. AD, also called hyperreflexia, is a condition that results from overactivity of the autonomic nervous system in individuals with SCI. It is characterized by increased arterial blood pressure [...]

By | 2018-06-26T16:06:34-05:00 June 25th, 2014|Blog|

2014 Paralympics

The Paralympics opening ceremony is today! We salute the participating athletes and look forward to an exciting series of sporting events. As a Canadian-based website, we like to highlight a few Canadians with spinal cord injury taking part of this historic event: Two-time gold medallist Sonja Gaudet will be Canada's flag-bearer at the 2014 [...]

By | 2018-06-26T16:12:03-05:00 June 7th, 2014|Blog|

Funding Opportunities and Meetings for 2014

We hope that 2014 has been off to a good start to all of you.  To start off our year here at PAR-QoL, we thought we would share some notices for funding and upcoming meetings. FUNDING The Rick Hansen Institute is launching two new funding opportunities: Emerging Interventions & Innovative Technologies and Preclinical SCI Research Towards [...]

By | 2018-06-14T15:49:31-05:00 February 20th, 2014|Blog|

PAR-QoL – Year End Message and Request for Feedback

As 2013 comes to  close, the PAR-QoL team would like to thank all of our visitors for your interest in our site, and your continued support. Since starting in 2011, the number of visitors have grown from a few hundred to over 5,000 a month, and we are gaining traction at the international level. In addition to [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:54:10-05:00 December 12th, 2013|Blog|

PAR-QoL Expert Spotlight – Answers On-Line

Dr. Brett Smith The PAR-QoL team held an expert spotlight event with Dr. Brett Smith from Loughborough University, UK. Between October 11 and November 11 (2013), visitors to the PAR-QoL website submitted a question to Dr. Smith to obtain his thoughts about spinal cord injury (SCI) and quality of life research (or other related research). Selected [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:55:32-05:00 December 2nd, 2013|Blog|

SCIRE Outcome Measures Version 4 Now Online

The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) project has just launched version 4 of its outcome measures section. SCIRE is a synthesis of the research evidence underlying rehabilitation interventions to improve the health of people living with SCI. The products of SCIRE result from the combined efforts of expert scientists, clinicians, consumers and stakeholders to increase the [...]

By | 2018-06-14T15:50:16-05:00 November 22nd, 2013|Blog|

PAR-QoL October Blog – Expert Spotlight with Dr. Brett Smith

Dr. Brett Smith The PAR-QoL team is proud to present an expert spotlight event with Dr. Brett Smith from Loughborough University, UK. Between October 1 and November 11 (2013), visitors to the PAR-QoL website may submit a question to Dr. Smith to obtain his thoughts about spinal cord injury (SCI) and quality of life research (or [...]

By | 2018-06-26T16:14:51-05:00 October 1st, 2013|Blog|

6th National SCI Conference – October 2014

The 6th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference has a website put up to provide information on this upcoming event. The theme for the conference is: Bioinformatics Inform SCI Rehabilitation The 6th National SCI Conference organizing committee is putting together an exciting program featuring keynote addresses, podium and poster presentations, workshops and breakout sessions. Additional highlights will include [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:58:54-05:00 September 25th, 2013|Blog|