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Right Arrow Trust hosts 23rd Guttmann conference for UK Spinal Injury Units
15 June 2006 at 10:28

Staff of the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport & Formby District General Hospital welcomed over 150 delegates to the 23rd Guttmann Multi-professional Conference. This established annual conference is attended by delegates from the other ten specialist Spinal Cord Injuries Centres across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The conference, which took place on Thursday & Friday 8th and 9th June at the Prince of Wales Hotel, gave delegates an opportunity to discuss new developments within each of the Centres and to share best practice.

Mr Pradip Sett, Clinical Director for the Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport said, “It is always an honour to host the Guttmann conference, and the last time we did so was in 1999. It is one of the few times a year when staff from the eleven units have an opportunity to get together to discuss key clinical and a spinal management issues. My thanks go to all who have helped in organising the conference, and to local solicitors Fletchers and to Coloplast for their financial support. I must also thank all who presented their research at the conference; they were all extremely interesting and thought provoking.”

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Pictures show: 
Mr Pradip Sett addressing the delegates 

Mr Pradip Sett giving the welcoming speech 










The delegates to the conference







The Guttmann Conference is named after Sir Ludwig Guttmann who is often quoted as the being the “father of Paralympics movement”. He opened the country’s first Spinal Cord Injury Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1944 and pioneered the use of sport as a rehabilitation aide for those with spinal cord injuries.

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714