Skoll Virtual Forum Panel Discussion

In place of their annual World Forum, the Skoll Foundation organized a Virtual Forum, consisting of independently-organized Virtual Ecosystem Events taking place between March 30-April 3, 2020.

World Spine Care hosted a panel discussion on “Pain and Related Disability: Making the Vulnerable More Vulnerable” on Apr 1, 2020. You can view a recording of the webinar below or on our YouTube channel.

Our first virtual panel discussion was a huge success! Thank you to all the attendees and especially the amazing panelists. Registration was limited and spots were gone within 12-hours. So if you weren’t able to join us on the webinar or view on Facebook Live, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it. The full discussion was recorded and is available to rewatch on our YouTube channel.

The discussion was moderated by:

  • Stefanie Ince, Executive Director of World Spine Care
  • Margareta Nordin, Research Professor at NYU, and past president of World Spine Care Europe and EUROSPINE.

Our panel included international spine care experts: 

This panel discussion reviewed the impact of pain and disability in vulnerable populations and current models to reduce this impact.

Our sincere thanks goes to The Skoll Foundation for their sponsorship and for facilitating this virtual forum.

Over 1 billion people in this world are partly or severely disabled. The greatest cause of disability is pain and specifically low back and neck pain.
Pain and related disability impact the most vulnerable people in the world: Women, the Elderly, the Lowest Quintile of the population and the poorest nations.

It impacts personal wellbeing and quality of life of the person who is disabled but also the community or country in which the person lives in the form of loss of productivity, stress on the health care system, support of the disabled person, loss of tax payments and reduced family and community functioning. This makes the most vulnerable people and communities vulnerable to the impact of pain and disability.

World Spine Care is committed to reducing the disability related to spine and musculoskeletal pain and to develop a model of care to reduce the incidence and impact of these condition.

If you would like to support World Spine Care, learn how you can Donate, Volunteer, or support in other ways.

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