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ISS to hold series of webinars

February 24, 2021HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – The 37th International Seating Symposium in March will launch a webinar series, “Prelude to Pittsburgh,” to offer education ahead of its in-person event scheduled to take place Oct. 28-30. The first webinar, “Pandemic Recovery: Lessons Learned and Future Strategies,” will be held Friday, March 19, from 3:00-4:00 pm EST, with a virtual happy hour immediately following the session. Three additional webinars will follow in April, May and September....

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ISS reschedules for Oct. 26, 2021

October 7, 2020HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The 37th International Seating Symposium, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, has been rescheduled for Oct. 26-30, 2021, in Pittsburgh. The main conference will begin on Oct. 28 and end mid-day on Oct. 30. Pre-conference workshops will take place Oct. 26-27. “We attempted to confirm that the revised schedule does not directly conflict with other events; however, the October 2021 dates are the only option to reschedule the 37th ISS,” said Mark Schmeler, associate professor/vice...

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ISS: On a mission to educate

January 24, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

VANCOUVER - The organizers of the International Seating Symposium say they are trying to make it as easy as possible to attend the March 3-6 event at the Westin Bayshore here.For one thing, they've kept the registration fee the same this year at $569 before and $619 after Jan. 17.“We just really want people to come,” said Maureen Story, ISS conference chair and a physical therapist on the Positioning and Mobility Team at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children in Vancouver. “We don't...

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Repair report: How to connect colleges, state programs to build base of repair techs

May 31, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PORTLAND, Ore. - As a leading advocate of the repair industry, Matthew Macpherson, ATP, is pleased that tech training and certification had an even bigger presence at the International Seating Symposium this year.But ISS, March 20-22 in Pittsburgh, is only one of many pieces that Macpherson is trying to put in place to advance the tech profession. Macpherson, director of FIOS DME Repair Training and a member of the executive oversight board of directors of The DMERT Group, which certifies repair...

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Join 'the movement' at ISS

January 4, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH - The theme for the 35th International Seating Symposium in Pittsburgh is “Bridging the gap between data and value.” “Five years ago, people looked at me like I had two heads when I talked about data and outcome measures in this field,” said Mark Schmeler, an associate professor and vice chairman of education and training in the Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology at the University of Pittsburgh, and director of ISS. “Now all you have to do is...

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Specialization pays off for ISS

December 29, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Exhibit space for the upcoming International Seating Symposium is such a hot commodity that there are 40-plus companies on a waiting list.Exhibit space for ISS, March 6-9, at The Westin Bayshore, here, is locked in at 75 companies, including Inspired by Drive, Permobil and Invacare.Maureen Story, who co-chairs the committee charged with planning ISS, spoke with HME News about why the event, which hops between Canada and the U.S. each year, has seen such dynamic growth.HME...

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ISS releases program, opens registration

November 15, 2017HME News Staff

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The program and registration for the 34th International Seating Symposium, March 6-9 at the Westin Bayshore here, is now available online. The event's program addresses current and future developments in seating, positioning and mobility, with topic areas that include service delivery, product development, research and outcomes. It features pre-symposium, plenary, instructional, paper and poster sessions. Sponsors of the event include Inspired by Drive, Invacare, Ki...

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Two longtime complex rehab advocates honored

March 9, 2017HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Michele Gunn of Browning's Pharmacy and Health Care, and Gerry Dickerson of National Seating and Mobility were named the inaugural recipients of the Simon Margolis Fellow Award at the International Seating Symposium this month. Gunn, a NRRTS registrant since 1996, currently serves on the NRRTS and NCART boards, and the Professional Standards Board. Dickerson, a NRRTS registrant since 1994, currently serves on the NRRTS Executive Board. Margolis, a longtime leader in the complex...

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Q&A with ISS co-chair Dave Cooper

February 22, 2016Tracy Orzel

Vancouver, BC - It's Canada's turn to host the International Seating Symposium on March 1-4 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC. Dave Cooper, a rehabilitation technologist on the positioning and mobility and assistive technology teams at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and co-chairman of ISS Vancouver, spoke with HME News about what attendees can expect at this year's conference.HME News: How is registration going?Dave Cooper: Right now registration is higher than it's been in past years....

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UsersFirst launches mobile registration

March 6, 2013HME News Staff

NEW YORK - United Spinal Association's grassroots advocacy program, UsersFirst, has developed a mobile registration form to rally wheelchair users and advocates in their fight against policies that limit access to mobility equipment, according to a press release. UsersFirst is introducing the Mobile Registration Form at the 2013 International Seating Symposium (ISS), March 5-9 in Nashville, Tenn. "ISS is the perfect venue to continue strengthening and amplifying the voice of wheelchair users and...

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