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Ulrika Lundström, graduate student in occupational therapy, lectures on ISCOS conference. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Recognized at international conference

Published: 18 September 2014

Ulrica Lundström's study on how it is to grow old with a spinal cord injury and how it affects the ability to perform everyday activities featured prominently on the global conference.
- The study adds a new perspective to those already available in medical research.

It was at the annual conference organized by the International Spinal Cord Society, ISCOS, Ulrica Lundström lecture in front of 200 audiences. She was the first presenter after the welcome speach and keynote speaker.
- It was a very large conferense room and it felt very special to be the first presenter at the conference, said Ulrica Lundström, graduate student in occupational therapy.

The study "Experiences of Aging with a traumatic spinal cord injury" shows that rehabilitation and community support may have to be changed for these people to continue to participate in everyday activities.

The conference is a platform where various professionals, who are interested in spinal cord injuries, meet. This year it was held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, on the 2-4th of September.