Applied clinical research
At the Swiss Paraplegic Centre (SPC), we conduct applied clinical research to make improvements to the acute care and rehabilitation of people with paraplegia and other conditions associated with spinal cord injuries.
As a company, the goal of the SPC is to develop its research. SPC Director Hans-Peter Gmünder, M.D., sums it up nicely: “Without clinical research, there’s no such thing as clinical excellence.” Such an attitude highlights the importance of applied clinical research in the SPC’s ability to provide the best possible medical and therapeutic care to its patients. Clinical research is carried out by various departments within the SPC on an interdisciplinary basis, and in direct contact with patients.
Each year, around 15–20 new clinical research projects get underway at the SPC, while 50–60 scientific papers are published by or in conjunction with SPC employees.
Scientific prizes and distinctionsPrizes and awards received by SPC employees or departments
Best Clinical Poster
Gunther Landmann, M.D., and Lenka Stockinger of the Centre for Pain Medicine won the “Best Clinical Poster” award at the annual conference of the Swiss Association for the Study of Pain, for their work: “Sensory abnormalities in unaffected areas in individuals with spinal cord injury with and without neuropathic pain, a quantitative sensory testing study”.
This work was conducted by the SPC in collaboration with the School of Health Sciences (HESAV) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Lausanne (Natalya Korogod, Emmanuelle Opsommer).
Congratulations to all the prize winners!