Cauda Equina Foundation is hosting its First Annual International Cauda Equina Syndrome Symposium which will consist of a curriculum specific to primary care physician's treatment of cauda equina syndrome (CES) in both acute and chronic patients.
We are building a database of primary care physicians from all over the world to invite them to attend the symposium and learn about the diagnosis and treatment of CES. But we need your help.
Simply search for "Primary Care Physicians near me" in your web browser, then when a list pops up, enter the contact information for each doctor/doctor's office into the form (one doctor/office perform)then hit submit at the bottom and move on to the next doctor/doctor's office on the list and repeat until you are done volunteering.
Be sure to log your hours so you get credit! For those of you that need to document your volunteer time, be sure to enter your email address and name into each form submission. Five minutes per submission will be credited to you. You must also let us know through volunteer match that you are volunteering, so we can track your hours for you.
For example: 12 submissions = 1 hour of volunteer time
On behalf of Cauda Equina Foundation and its constituents, thank you so much for your time and effort to help us get as many primary care physicians to attend our symposium as possible. We know that educating as many of them as possible can help prevent the devastating long-term effects of chronic CES.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CAUDA EQUINA FOUNDATION INC
PO BOX 381, HOWEY IN HLS, FL 34737, US
Cauda Equina Foundation, Inc. serves to improve the quality of life and care for individuals living with cauda equina syndrome and associated disorders.
Cauda equina syndrome is a collection of symptoms that result from injury to the spinal nerve roots (the lower back's nerves) in the lumbar spine leading to leg weakness, loss of bowel, bladder, and sexual function, chronic pain, and can lead to complete or partial paralysis. Not all patients have the same symptoms at onset or after diagnosis. It is possible to have a complete recovery if emergency medical intervention is performed under 24 hours.
Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is minimally understood by the community, much of the research being done on paralysis is being done on the spinal cord, not the cauda equina. Under-researched CES can lead to dangerous patient outcomes as CES is a diagnosis that can happen to anyone at any time in their lives.
Employers stress the importance of proper lifting to prevent injury but do not express the consequences of not doing so; do they know? Almost every individual in the world experiences low back pain at some point in their lives, yet they are not told when to see a general practitioner nor when to go to the emergency room. Timely diagnosis can mean the difference between a leaky bladder and complete paralysis from the waist down. We are striving towards a vision of eradicating the devastating neurological effects of CES. Will you join our cause?
Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Wed Apr 07, 2021 - Sun May 09, 2021
08:15 AM - 12:00 AM
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
April 7, 2021
Literacy / Reading
Reading / Writing
Basic Computer Skills
Must be at least 13
There is no maximum nor minimum time commitment, it's whatever time you have available to do a quick internet search and data entry.