26 June 2018

Experts gather in Sheffield for leading spinal cord injuries conference

Sheffield is hosting a leading national spinal cord injuries conference which will attract experts, speakers and delegates from across the country.

The 35th Guttmann Conference is this year being hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre, and will be held at Sheffield Hallam University’s City Campus.

The theme of this year’s conference, which takes place on 5-6 July, is Looking Ahead – the Future of Spinal Cord Injury.

Experts from Sheffield and other specialist centres across the country will address subjects including the latest treatments and research, nursing and occupational therapy, technological developments and psychological and outreach support for patients.

There will also be exhibitions, poster displays and networking opportunities.

Dr Andrew Beechey, Clinical Director for Spinal Injuries and Rehabilitation at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the conference and look forward to welcoming all the delegates to Sheffield.

“The Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre is one of the leading specialist facilities in the UK, and it is a great opportunity for us to both share our expertise and learn from other leaders in the field.”

Ludwig Guttmann was an internationally renowned neurologist who is considered as a pioneer of care for spinal injuries patients, particularly using physical activity.

The Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre at the Northern General Hospital is the second largest spinal cord injuries centre in the UK, offering acute care and ongoing rehabilitation for patients from Yorkshire, North and North-West England, the East and West Midlands and East Anglia.

Photos and updates from the conference can be viewed on Twitter @Guttmann2018 or using #guttmann2018.

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