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RESNA announces dates, location for annual conference 

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has announced that its annual conference will take place July 24-26 at the New Orleans Marriott. The event, which has the theme “Move to the BeAT of Innovation,” will feature two and a half days of education, networking, product demos, scientific paper platforms, student competitions and roundtables. Registration for the event will open in February. Listen to a full announcement with RESNA President Carmen DiGiovine here.    

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ISS registration opens 

November 15, 2022HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – Registration is live for the 38th International Seating Symposium, which will be held in person at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on April 13-15. Early bird registration is $779; standard registration, after Feb. 28, is $859. Pre-conference workshop rates are also available: $199 for a half-day and $379 for a full day. The event offers a comprehensive education program with topics like “Denials: Evidence for Practice and Policy Change” and “Standards:...

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NSM takes NSM Momentum Academy to Oregon

June 22, 2022HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility will host an NSM Momentum Academy event August 18, 2022, to educate clinical partners, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other healthcare providers, on mobility solutions, industry best practices and the latest in assistive technology. The event will consist of three different morning and afternoon educational tracks encompassing a variety of topics, including the impacts of wheelchair configuration, therapeutic interventions,...

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Abilitech enters Canadian market 

February 28, 2022HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – Abilitech Medical, which introduced Abilitech Assist in the U.S. last year, has been issued a Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) from Health Canada (License Number 18519). The license allows patients in Canada to obtain the Abilitech Assist device and sanctions the company to work with partners in the country. “We’re proud to have entered the Canadian marketplace,” said Angie Conley, founder and CEO. “There are many individuals with spinal cord...

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United Spinal backs BBB

November 9, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The United Spinal Association has come out in support of the Build Back Better Act, which cleared a key procedural vote in the House of Representatives over the weekend. The BBB would fulfill key goals for the disability community by providing a permanent improvement in Medicaid home and community-based services, with an investment of $150 billion over the first 10 years after enactment. The funding to states would be used to clear waitlists for home-based care, which can be years...

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RESNA calls for proposals for 2022 conference

October 26, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA will accept session proposals for its annual conference from Nov. 1 to Nov. 29. RESNA 2022 Conference: Driving the future of Assistive Technology is scheduled to take place in Arlington, Va., July 14-16. RESNA is accepting proposals for “buzz” sessions, 30-minute sessions devoted to one hot topic; general sessions, 60-minute sessions that are interactive; and master classes, 90-minute sessions that are more in-depth. The organization is not accepting proposals...

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RESNA publishes standard for travel 

October 12, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has published the new AT-1 Standard for Assistive Technology for Air Travel. This standard specifies requirements and test methods for efficient and safe handling and storage of many different types of assistive technologies (AT) for passengers with mobility impairments on aircraft. “Many mobility device users travel by air but are discouraged from doing so because of the high incidence of damage that presently occurs to mobility devices during air travel,”...

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ISS reschedules Pittsburgh event

August 26, 2021HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – The International Seating Symposium at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh has been rescheduled to Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2022, due to the COVID-19 Delta variant. Pre-symposium workshops will take place Jan. 29-30, 2022. “With aggressive vaccination programs being implemented in many countries, we are hopeful that moving to a later date will maximize the number of attendees, presenters and exhibitors who are able to safely participate in person,” show...

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ISS 2022 cancelled

July 14, 2021HME News Staff

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Sunny Hill Health Centre has cancelled the International Seating Symposium scheduled for March 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia, due to “uncertain times” and the decision by its conference partner, Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE), to close. “The future format and way forward for ISS Vancouver is still under discussion,” Sunny Hill stated in an announcement on its website. “More information will be forthcoming.” The...

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Abilitech Medical seeks participants for study 

May 19, 2021HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – Abilitech Medical, which makes an assistive technology device that helps restore use of weak upper arms called the Abilitech Assist, has begun recruiting people with muscular dystrophy for a study. “The amount of progress in research and the increase of clinical treatments for neuromuscular diseases in the last 15 years has been incredible,” said Dr. Molly Stark, physical therapist at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center at the University of Minnesota...

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