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About us - Milestones and Achievement
Since the establishment, the Fund and ChinaSCINet have accomplished the following milestones and achievement:

1. Hold multiple events to raise funds for spinal cord injury clinical trials and research. Major events are:

  2017 Fundraising Concert "A Night of Movie, Music & Melodies"
  2016 Fundraising Gala Dinner
  2013 Fundraising Gala Dinner and TV Variety Show hosted at the ATV
  2011 Fundraising Gala Dinner and TV Variety Show hosted at the ATV
  2008 Fundraising TV Variety Show broadcasted on the TVB Jade channel
  2007 Fundraising event : FC Barcelona and the Mission Hill Invitation
  2005 Fundraising event : "Perfume" Drama Premiere
  2004 Fundraising event : "Kung Fu Hustle" Charity Film Gala

2. Identify the promising SCI therapies and conduct a series of clinical trials to test their safety and efficacies:

  • Launched first world umbilical cord blood cell transplant trial for SCI
  • Completed Phase I and II trials to study the safety and efficacy of oral lithium treatment in chronic SCI.  The studies discovered potential effect of lithium in neuropathic pain.  The studies were published in the journal Spinal Cord.
  • Completed first and largest multi-center observational study of SCI in Chinese population.  Over 500 SCI patients in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were recruited and followed up to 1 year to study the etiology and progress of the injury.

3. Organize international symposia, training program and workshops to promote the collaboration and knowledge sharing in SCI research.  Selected symposia organized by ChinaSCINet are highlighted:

  2014 The Sixth ISCITT, Nanjing
  2013 The Fifth ISCITT, Shenyang
  2012 The Fourth ISCITT, Xi'an
  2010 Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Buddhist Tzu-Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
  2008 The Third ISCITT, Beijing
  2006 The 2nd ISCITT and 19th Annual Congress of Chinese Spine & Spinal Cord, Guangzhou
  2005 First International Spinal Cord Injury Treatment & Trial Symposium (ISCITT)

4.   Raise public awareness in SCI

 2018 Launch of SCI Prevention Education Programme
 2017-2018 SEYSA Youth Programme - The Youth Difference Makers Award
 2015-2016 SEYSA Youth Programme - The Youth Difference Makers Award
 2014 SCI Awareness - The Youth Difference Makers Award
 2012 SCI Awareness - The Youth Difference Makers Award
  2011
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day - Man in Motion, Celebration of Difference Maker
 2008 HKSCIF TV documentary : " I can stand up again."
 2005 School Talk - Public Awareness of SCI
 2005 Promotion of the China Spinal Cord Injury Network in China and met with Mr. Deng Pufang, Chairman of China Disabled Person's Federation

 
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