Unite 2 Fight Paralysis (U2FP) welcomes The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis as a partner and Title Supporter for the 2017 Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium. This year’s Symposium will be held October 13 & 14, 2017, at the Hilton Miami Airport in Miami, Florida.
The Miami Project, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is considered the premier investigative research program conducting cutting edge discovery, translational, and clinical investigations targeting spinal cord and brain injuries. The Miami Project’s international team includes more than 300 scientists, researchers, clinicians, and support staff who take innovative approaches to the challenges of spinal cord and brain injuries.
The Miami Project was co-founded in 1985 by internationally recognized spinal cord injury (SCI) expert, Barth A. Green, MD, and three families, including NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc, who had experienced SCI first hand. From 1997 to today, W. Dalton Dietrich, PhD, has led The Miami Project team, with the goal of accelerating the translation of new laboratory findings to clinical studies involving humans.
Unite 2 Fight Paralysis was founded in 2005, and has fostered the growth of consumer advocacy to help advance science to the clinic. Its mission is to “unite and empower the international spinal cord injury community to cure paralysis through advocacy, education, and support for research”. “We look forward to partnering with the Miami Project for this year’s Symposium as we build new collaborations that will accelerate progress,” said Marilyn Smith, Executive Director of U2FP.
The Working 2 Walk Symposium provides a unique opportunity for persons living with paralysis to interact with scientists, advocates, and clinicians in a dynamic environment that fosters a powerful exchange of ideas and strategies to find advanced treatments for paralysis. “The Miami Project is very excited about teaming up with Working 2 Walk 2017 to help foster partnerships and collaborations with all stakeholders focused on finding new treatments for spinal cord injury” – W. Dalton Dietrich.
The Miami Project Education Department