Conference 2014 – Understanding Spinal Cord Injury & the life after

Firstly with this conference Fundashon Alton Paas will bring together doctors and practitioners from 3 continents – USA, Europe and Latin America and from the Caribbean islands such as Bonaire, Jamaica and also our local experts – to share their expertise around 10 topics about spinal cord injury. Dr Oswald Steward, the founding director of the Reeve-Irvine Research centre will be our distinguished keynote speaker and he will address a topic about cure. Within this group we have two speakers who have spinal cord injury – one is a doctor and Ambassador for the Christopher (Superman) and Dana Reeve Foundation and the other is a businessman and board member of the Association for Spinal Cord Injury Organization Netherlands who can speak directly from their experience.

Secondly Fundashon Alton Paas will expose Curaçao as the Caribbean conference destination where other islands in the Caribbean can come together to raise the quality and standard care of spinal cord injury for the benefit and quality of life of people with spinal cord injury in the Caribbean.

In accordance with the WHO report spinal cord injury is preventable and survivable. Spinal cord injury can be turned from a threat to an opportunity. Fundashon Alton Paas with the contribution of these experts and third parties will make the first step to help turn spinal cord injury from threat to opportunity for the whole Caribbean.

For more details please visit the website conference.fundashonaltonpaas.org.