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Clinical Day 2023 - Spinal cord injury

Every year, NeuroMarseille*NeuroSchool organizes a thematic day about a pathology or advanced technology that brings together clinicians and researchers.

Join us on December 1st to learn more about spinal cord injury!

Keynote speaker: Michael Fehlings, University of Toronto: Repair and Regeneration of the Injured Spinal Cord: From Molecule to Man

Overview of clinical aspects by Dr Kaissar Farah and Dr Guillaume Baucher, neurosurgeons at Timone and Nord hospitals: Spinal cord injury : From trauma to operating room

Presentations by Marseille researchers:

  • Anne Kavounoudias, Laboratoire de neurosciences cognitives (LNC): Mapping spinal sensorimotor circuits through advanced functional MRI and clinical perspectives
  • Mostafa Seblani, Institut des Sciences du Mouvement (ISM) et Institut de NeuroPhysiopathologie (INP) : Challenges for improving animal models of spinal cord injuries
  • Morgane Evin, Laboratoire de Biomécanique Appliquée (LBA): Biomechanics of Spinal Cord Injuries: from injury prediction to patient management
  • Frédéric Brocard, Institut des Neurosciences de la Timone (INT): The activation of calpain fosters the hyperexcitability of motoneurons and leads to spasticity after spinal cord injury
  • Nicolas Serratrice, Institut des Sciences du Mouvement (ISM): Neuroprotective and neurotrophic effects of the autologous fat-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) in the acute management of spinal cord contusions: preclinical studies

Short (8 min + 2 min questions) oral presentations by selected younger participants.


Open to all NeuroMarseille members, NeuroSchool students, clinicians and medical students!


📅 Friday, December 1st, 2023

📍 Amphitheater HA3, Timone HOSPITAL (not the university campus!)

🇬🇧 In English

👉 Registration is free but mandatory!

👍 NeuroSchool PhD students can validate up to 6 hours of training.



We look forward to seeing you on December 1st!

For additional information, you may contact us by email.

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Our keynote speaker

Portrait de Michael Fehling
Michael Fehlings

Dr. Fehlings received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1983. Following a surgical internship at Queen’s University in 1983-84, Dr. Fehlings entered the University of Toronto Neurosurgical Training Program in 1984. During his residency, Dr. Fehlings worked towards and received his Ph.D. in 1989 in the Institute of Medical Sciences for his work on experimental spinal cord injury. Dr. Fehlings became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1990 and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2006. In 1991, he undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship at NYU Medical Center under Dr. Wise Young. This was followed by a clinical spine fellowship under Dr. P. Cooper at NYU. Dr. Fehlings joined the Neurosurgical Staff at the Toronto Western Hospital in 1992. He is currently a Professor of Neurosurgery and Vice Chair Research in the Department of Surgery, full member of the Institute of Medical Sciences School of Graduate Studies, a Scholar in the McLaughlin Centre of Molecular Medicine, a Scientist in the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, a Senior Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute, Co-Director of the University of Toronto Spine Program, Head of the Spinal Program at the Toronto Western Hospital, and Gerry and Tootsie Halbert Chair in Neural Repair and Regeneration. Previously, he was the Director of the University of Toronto Neuroscience Program and Medical Director of the Krembil Neuroscience Centre at the University Health Network. His main clinical interests are in spinal neurosurgery, and his research focus is in molecular mechanisms underlying spinal cord injury.

Michael Fehlings's webpage
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