Karen Ethans, MD, FRCP(C)is anAssociate Professor, Medical Director Internal Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg. She is also a Board member of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In this conversation, Dr. Ethans talks about her work researching and treating a wide range of complex secondary complications experienced by people living with SCI.
A freestyle skiing champion with his sights set on the Calgary Winter Olympics, Jim Milina’s spinal cord injury changed his physical world but not his inner resolve and can-do attitude. He became the first quadriplegic to ever climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and the first to climb up one side and down the other. He also set a World Altitude Record for a quadriplegic at 14,800 feet. Jim, who lives in Comox, BC, with his wife (and fellow Kilimanjaro teammate) Corrine, and their two children, talks about life since his injury.For more information about Jim, please click here.
With a special interest and experience in best practice implementation and chronic disease self-management, she is now on the frontline team of the Knowledge Mobilization Network, an innovative, science-based national (multi-site) initiative to implement best practices in spinal cord injury care and treatments.