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Andrea Van Hook

Mobility

RESNA brings tech focus to ISS

November 23, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA, for the first time, has its own track of 10 sessions at the upcoming International Seating Symposium.  “The purpose is to talk about the convergence of technologies,” said Andrea Van Hook, executive director of RESNA. “We know ATPs who are working in seating and mobility today need to know more than seating and mobility.”   ISS, organized and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, is scheduled to take place Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the...

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Mark Schmeler

Mobility

ISS prioritizes patient care

October 29, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH – Organizers have moved the International Seating Symposium from October to January, in large part, to make sure clinicians are free to help with COVID-19 patients who are in recovery, says Mark Schmeler.  “We are all, as clinicians, busy taking care of people,” said Schmeler, an associate professor in the Rehabilitation Science and Technology Department at the University of Pittsburgh, which is organizing the event. “You see on the news that ICU beds are...

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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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Event news: NCPA, ISS

June 10, 2021HME News Staff

Registration is now open for the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2021 Annual Convention, Oct. 9-12 in Charlotte, N.C. This year’s in-person event is a great opportunity to reconnect with neighborhood pharmacy colleagues and allies at the premier event for owners and their staff, says NCPA President Brian Caswell. “Though travel was curbed and meetings were held online, in many ways, independent pharmacy came together as never before to serve our communities, adapt to...

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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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