2015 Tator-Turnbull Symposium Announced

The Annual Tator-Turnbull Symposium features some of the best and most promising researchers from around the world in the field of spinal cord injury. As well as the keynote speaker, some former Barbara Turnbull Award recipients will also occasionally return to present updates on their research. 2015 marks the 14th instalment of this special event.

This year, we are pleased to announce Jan Schwab as our keynote speaker

Jan Schwab Jan Schwab, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Head, Spinal Cord Injury Division
William E. Hunt & Charlotte M. Curtis Chair
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
(Formerly at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

Research Focus:
Spinal Cord Injury, Interactions of the CNS with the immune system

The 2015 Tator-Turnbull Symposium will take place Friday, November 13th, 1:00-6:00 pm. The event will be held at the Krembil Discovery Tower, Toronto Western Hospital, BMO Education & Conference Centre, 60 Leonard Ave. Toronto, ON M5T 2S8. The Barbara Turnbull Award (for outstanding new research related to spinal cord injury) will be awarded during the Symposium.

Other confirmed speakers include:
Dr. Samuel David, University of McGill
Role of iron in nervous damage and repair

Dr. Derek van der Kooy, University of Toronto
Are some cell types more reprogrammable?

Dr. Cindi Morshead, University of Toronto
Regulating neural stem cells behaviour in the adult spinal cord: a role for myelin basic protein

Dr. Andrea Mothe, University Health Network
Reducing inhibition to promote spinal cord injury repair

Dr. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto
Combined delivery strategies: Challenges and opportunities in spinal cord injury repair

Dr. Michael Fehlings, University of Toronto and University Health Network
Repair and regeneration of the injured spinal cord: What is new? What is hot?

Dr. Kristin Musselman, University of Toronto and University Health Network
Learning not to fall after a spinal cord injury

Dr. Milos Popovic, University of Toronto and University Health Network
Functional electrical stimulation post-spinal cord injury improves locomotion and increases afferent input into the central nervous system in rats

Dr. Cathy Craven, University of Toronto and University Health Network
Endocrine-Metabolic Disease Risk after SCI: Worthy Intervention Targets

This Tator-Turnbull event will be the first since the tragic passing of Barbara Turnbull in May of this year.

A pdf flyer for the event can be downloaded here:
Tator Turnbull Symposium- November 13-2015

2015 Tator-Turnbull Program

Previous Speakers include:
2014 – Dr. Ole Kiehn, Karolinska Institute
2013 – Drs. Derek van der Kooy, Cindi Morshead, and Andras Nagy, University of Toronto
2012 – Dr. Susan Harkema, University of Louisville
2011 – Dr. Armin Curt, University of Zurich
2010 – Dr. V. Reggie Edgerton, Brain Research Institute, UCLA
2009 Dr. James Fawcett, Cambridge University Centre for Brain Repair, United Kingdom
2008 Dr. Jerry Silver, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
2007 Dr. Serge Rossignol, University of Montreal
2006 Dr. Arthur Prochazka, University of Alberta
2005 Dr. John Steeves, International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD), Vancouver, BC
2004 Prof. Eva Sykova, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
2003 Dr. Lars Olson, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
2002 Mr. Rick Hansen, Rick Hansen Institute, Vancouver, BC