Carsten Bach Baunsgaard, MD, PhD
Carsten Bach Baunsgaard, MD, PhD, is a medical doctor working in Neurology. He has recently relocated from Copenhagen in Denmark to Stockholm in Sweden where he is working at the Neurological department at Karolinska Hospital. Prior to this he performed clinical studies on as part of his PhD on rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury using exoskeleton gait training. In the studies the focus was on changes in locomotor function, spasticity, pain, cardio- and metabolic function during exoskeleton training.
Marlene Elmelund, MD, PhD
Marlene Elmelund, MD, PhD, graduated in 2014 and finished her PhD in 2018 on the subject of neurogenic bladder dysfunction and treatment of urinary incontinence in women with spinal cord injury. Marlene Elmelund has authored more than 10 papers in peer review journals in the field of urogynecology and spinal cord injury, and she has presented her research at several international urogynecological and spinal cord injury conferences. She has supervised two medical students with pre-graduate research year.
Dr. Bo Biering-Sørensen
Dr. Bo Biering-Sørensen is neurologist and the director of the Spasticity Clinic, Neurological Pain Clinic as well as the Movement Disorder Clinic at the Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dr. Biering-Sørensen has accomplished the “Nordic Diploma course in Advanced Pain Medicine (NDAPM)”, as well as the “Scandinavian Movement Disorder Specialist Diploma Education”, and is currently obtaining a “Master of Public Governance (MPG)”.
As Chairman of the steering committee of the “Danish Diploma education in Dystonia and Spasticity Treatment” (www.dandyspas.com), he has been a founder of this Danish education program.
He is a former associate professor at Roskilde University.
Dr. Biering-Sørensen holds a lot of lectures and workshops especially on the topics Spasticity, Dystonia, Botulinum toxin treatment and ultrasound guidance, Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and Neuropathic Pain. Lectures are being held at Congresses, Meetings and Educational courses.
Dr. Biering-Sørensen conducts research especially in the area of Spasticity treatment, Advanced Parkinson’s treatment, Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and has written a book chapter on CRPS.
He is an author of the Danish National Guidelines on Neuropatic Pain Treatment, Spasticity treatment and Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
Prof. Fin Biering-Sørensen
Fin Biering-Sørensen has worked clinically with individuals with spinal cord lesions since 1982. Is senior consultant at the Clinic for Spinal Cord Injuries, Rigshospitalet and professor in spinal cord injuries at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has written more than 330 peer-reviewed papers (h-index 66), 35 book chapters, 75 proceedings, etc. as well as books on hitchhiking in Africa! He is past president of Nordic Spinal Cord Society and International Spinal Cord Society. He was part of sports for disabled since 1978 including changing the classification system to be sports specific and the name to be Paralympics.
Leo Thomsen, MD
Leo Thomsen graduated as a medical doctor in 1982 and has been a general practitioner for 25 years. He had an accident in September 2014. It occurred due to a hit to the head, where he got a C5 lesion. Leo was primarily paretic, but with intensive rehabilitation throughout a year, he regained some function in the left arm, and was able to walk with a modified walker. He was primarily plagued by very strong spasms, but refused to get a Baclofen pump. Leo began medicinal cannabis in early 2017. In November 2018 he got the Baclofen pump. Besides the cannabis, he has been treated with medicine for the spasms and the neuropathic pain, as well as with Botox.
Naja Bøje Casupei
Naja works as a Clinical Psychologist at the Department for Spinal Cord Injuries, Rigshospitalet, Denmark. She has a BSc in Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London and a MSc in Psychology (cand.psych) from Copenhagen University. Her work is concentrated on helping newly injured SCI patients dealing with the psychological impact of SCI. She also provides supervision for health care professionals working at the clinic.