Welcome to the Event Room for the AO Spine Research Webinar—Defining the knowledge gaps to accelerate progress and advance outcomes in DCM
Chairperson: Brian Kwon, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- Benjamin Davies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
- Michael Fehlings, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
- Mark Kotter, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Description: Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is a common condition, which despite treatment, will leave most with disabilities: research progress is urgently needed to improve outcomes.
Today, DCM research is often duplicated (studies repeat the same research question), difficult to generalize (studies measure different outcomes, at different time points using different tools, and fail to account for key baseline determinants) and/or immaterial to DCM users (research focus or design is not aligned with needs of those living with or caring for DCM).
AO Spine RECODE-DCM [Research Objectives and Common Data Elements for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy] is a multi-stakeholder, co-production initiative, led by the AO Spine Spinal Cord Injury Knowledge Forum, to develop guidance that can change this and accelerate practice changing research by:
1) Establishing the top unanswered research questions, ranked according to priority.
2) Establishing a standardized set of baseline characteristics and outcomes that should be measured in DCM research.
More Info: https://recode-dcm.com/
Target audience: Spine researchers, spine practitioner; orthopedic, neuro- and spine surgeons, therapists, nurses, family doctors, people with lived experience, industry partners, funding bodies, policy makers.
The event starts on May 27th at 15:00 Central European Summer Time.
Please check your local time for the webinar here
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