Third Caribbean Congress on Paraplegia Concluded in Curaçao

The organizers look back on a very successful conference. Photo: Alton Paas Foundation.
third congress on paraphlegia in Curacao 2018

The organizers look back on a very successful conference. Second from left Alton Paas, who founded the Alton Paas Foundation on Curaçao. Photo: Alton Paas Foundation.

Willemstad- Willemstad – On 28, 29 and 30 September 2018, the 3rd Caribbean congress on paraplegia was held at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. The congress has brought together various continents, including Europe, America and the Caribbean, to share knowledge about eliminating the barriers that prevent a person with paraplegia from having high quality care and good quality of life.

The central theme of this congress was ‘Accessibility in a broader perspective’, which was shared in three parts: ‘Accessibility with emphasis on policy’, ‘Accessibility on suitable medical care’ and ‘Positive attitude towards social support’.

The third and final day ended with a panel discussion with panelists Andy Krichner, Alton Paas, Dr Juan Martina and Dr Ayal Zahavi. The aim of the congress is working to work together for an improvement for patients with paraplegia and other physical disabilities.

Alton Paas Foundation
Fundashon Alton Paas and Rehabilitation Center Curaçao look back on a very positive conference.

Fundashon Alton Paas is a non-profit organization founded by the young Curaçaon Alton Paas, when he suffered a serious accident at the age of 21. The accident left Paas with a severe spinal cord injury.

On his path to recovery Paas made himself a promise to work for a better quality of life for himself and his fellowman with a SCI or with other physical disabilities.

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