Spinal centre celebrates 70 years with
A prestigious international conference in spinal injury
care is coming to Southport, in 2017.
The 34th Guttmann conference is hosted by the North West Regional Spinal
Injuries Centre which is part of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
Held at the Ramada hotel on 29 June and 30 June, the conference will feature guest
speakers from around the world.
In 2017 the centre will celebrate its 70th birthday.
Emily Hoban, who runs the Spinal Centre said:- "We are thrilled to host
this conference during our 70th birthday year. There has been a spinal unit in
Southport since 1947 and it has developed into an internationally recognized
centre for excellence.
We are honoured to welcome more than 200 delegates, experts and professionals in
the field of spinal injury rehabilitation and care. Ludwig Guttmann was the
founding father of care for spinal patients. He was knighted for this work and
we want the conference to be a celebration of his lasting legacy."
As well as setting up the world's first spinal injuries centre in 1944, Guttmann
was the founder of the Paralympic Games.
Emily added:- "Anyone watching the Rio Paralympics will have been inspired
by the dedication and brilliance shown by all the athletes. When the Paralympics
was launched by Ludwig Guttman in 1948 it was a small event. This year more than
4,000 Olympians competed in Rio watched by an audience of millions around the
Emily is looking for further sponsorship support for the Guttmann conference. If
your company can help email:-
The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre cares for people with spinal cord
injuries from Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria, Cheshire,
parts of North Wales and the Isle of Man.
It is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the treatment of
people with high cervical spinal cord injury.