NSM holds ‘a real rehab show’

Saturday, May 31, 2008

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--National Seating & Mobility’s 122 RTSs attended the provider’s annual symposium April 30 to May 4, brushing up on education and visiting with 50 exhibitors.

At this year’s event, held at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort here, NSM divided RTSs into several groups so they could attend smaller-sized workshops. The workshops covered everything from collaborating with physicians to setting up clinics.

“In years past--when you have endless general sessions, people tend to go to sleep,” said Bill Noelting, NSM’s vice president of marketing.

“This was a way, every hour and a half, to get people moving.”

This year, NSM also dedicated one full day to visiting with exhibitors instead of parts of two days.

“We did it on Saturday, so they wouldn’t be distracted by a lot of business calls,” Noelting said. “It worked great.”

NSM holds the symposium each year to offer its RTSs “a real rehab show,” Noelting said.

“One of our soap boxes is that rehab is not DME, and when we put a show together, we leave DME at Medtrade,” he said.

At the symposium, NSM announced that Hymie Pogir, formerly of Sunrise Medical and Invacare, has joined the provider’s team to help with product selection.