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RESNA to hold virtual event 

February 1, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA will hold its annual event virtually July 7-9. “The RENA 2021 Virtual Conference will bring together assistive technology professionals from a variety of disciplines to exchange ideas about the latest innovations and research helping with disabilities lead independent, healthy lives,” the organization stated. RESNA will announce the conference program in the coming weeks and will kick off registration in late February. The organization also held...

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RESNA seeks board noms, ATP volunteers 

January 20, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – The deadline for nominations to fill three seats on RESNA’s board of directors is Feb. 15. Candidates must be a RESNA member in good standing for a period of three years immediately preceding their nomination. It is also preferred they have a history of participation in and contribution to RESNA organizational activities. The Governance Committee will review nominations and forward proposed candidates to the board of directors...

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RESNA supports dynamic seating 

January 14, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – RESNA has released a new position paper on dynamic seating. The paper, an official statement by RESNA on clinical and professional practice, is available for free download at resna.org. It shares typical clinical applications and provides evidence from the literature supporting dynamic seating to assist practitioners in decision-making and justification. It is not intended to replace clinical judgment.   

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Carmen DiGiovine readies to ‘guide ship’

December 29, 2020Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON – RESNA has spoken and Carmen DiGiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET, has been named its new president-elect. HME News spoke to DiGiovine, who will serve two years as president-elect before becoming president, about what kind of leader he will be and how many paths there are to specializing in rehab engineering. HME News: What sparked your interest in rehab engineering? Carmen DiGiovine: When I went into engineering, I didn’t know which field I wanted to go into exactly and...

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RESNA calls for presentations

October 7, 2020HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - RESNA has put out a call for presentations for its 2021 Annual Conference scheduled for July 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Its submission system will open on Nov. 1 at noon ET, and it will accept proposals through Nov. 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. RESNA seeks presentations that deliver current information, have a well-organized structure that stimulates and facilitates learning, and include discussions that draw on the expertise of participants. It's accepting...

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Importance of IT and accessibility

September 1, 2020Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON - Bill Peterson, RESNA's 2020 Colin McLaurin Lecturer, has spent most of his career working with government agencies to standardize testing for IT for accessibility. He worked for the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Accessible Systems and Technology (DHS OAST), and became a RESNA Fellow in 2006. HME News spoke to Peterson about what drives him and his legacy. HME News: How has your personal experience...

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RESNA names Carmen DiGiovine president-elect

July 24, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - RESNA has announced the results of its annual board elections, including Carmen DiGiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET as president-elect. DiGiovine is a rehabilitation engineer and clinical associate professor in the Occupational Therapy Division-School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Ohio State University. He will serve a two-year term as president-elect and then become president. Maureen Linden, MS, will become president Aug. 1, replacing Mary Ellen Buning, PhD, OT, ATP/SMS, who will...

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Challenging fall awaits complex rehab providers

July 17, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Complex rehab providers could see a downturn in revenues in late summer, early fall, says Don Clayback.“The next three months are going to be challenging,” said Clayback, executive director of NCART, during a recent webcast on CRT and COVID-19 sponsored by NCART, NRRTS, The Clinician Task Force and U.S. Rehab. “As we all know, the evaluations that are being done this month are the deliveries and revenues (we'll have) three months from now, and the three months...

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In brief: Woman of the Year, brace fraud, AdaptHealth offering

July 17, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM has begun accepting nominations for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year.Now in its fifth year, the award recognizes one woman in the industry who has made increasingly significant contributions throughout her career to her company, community and the HME industry.“The HME Woman of the Year award provides recognition and visibility for exceptional leaders in our industry,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “Whether through advocacy work, sharing expertise...

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Registration opens for RESNA conference

July 17, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Registration is now open for RESNA's 2020 Virtual Conference, Sept. 23-24. This event will bring together assistive technology professionals from a variety of disciplines to exchange ideas about the latest innovations and research helping people with disabilities lead independent, healthy lives. The conference features 20 educational workshops, a student design competition, virtual exhibit hall and the RESNA Awards. Register here.

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