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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...

Assistive Technology, Complex Rehab, RESNA, RESNA conference, seating and mobility

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Permobil launches resources for cushions

May 24, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil has launched several solutions-based selection tools and resources for clinics and providers to easily find the right cushions based on an individual’s needs. On the company’s new website, clinics and providers can now focus their search for cushions based on product features such as skin protection, positioning, medium and more. Clinicians and ATPs can also...

Cushions, Permobil, resources, seating and mobility

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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...

Assistive Technology, Complex Rehab, International Seating Symposium, seating and mobility, University of Pittsburgh

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ISS calls for abstracts

May 12, 2020HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The 37th International Seating Symposium is accepting abstracts for conference courses through July 12. ISS, which is scheduled to take place March 18-20 in Pittsburgh, will evaluate and score proposals based on: innovation (new topics that have not been presented at prior/other conferences), evidence and quality of references. The event will consider the following types of courses: 1-hour conference presentation, 15-minute paper presentation, poster presentation, 4-hour preconference...

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Ki Mobility ramps up sales with dedicated reps

August 24, 2016HME News Staff

STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Ki Mobility has begun hiring dedicated sales reps, the manufacturer announced Aug. 23. “We want to offer more education on our products and services, respond quicker to our customers' needs, and have greater availability to support product evaluation,” stated Douglas Munsey, president, in a letter to customers. Many of Ki Mobility's independent sales reps will remain with the company, Munsey said. “We are deeply indebted to our current representatives for what...

Ki Mobility, sales, seating and mobility

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Grant funds new mobility training

September 25, 2015HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Craig H. Nielsen Foundation has awarded a one-year, $49,000 grant to Barbara Crane and Laura Cohen to develop and deploy a seating and wheeled mobility training curriculum for entry level physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, and for continuing education for practicing clinicians. “There are limited training opportunities for professionals to gain the skills needed to prescribe a wheelchair effectively, particularly at the pre-professional level,” a...

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Expert boosts Convaid's webinar program

April 14, 2015HME News Staff

TORRANCE, Calif. - Convaid has aligned with seating and mobility expert Missy Ball, a PT and ATP, to expand its webinar program. The first webinar scheduled for April 17, entitled “The Use of Equipment to Improve Future Outcomes for Clients,” will discuss how to manage and facilitate best outcomes for wheelchair users with musculoskeletal issues. Ball, a 38-year healthcare veteran, is the former acting director and past assistant director of the physical therapy department at Children's...

Complex Rehab, Convaid, seating and mobility, Webinar

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Guest Blog

Shelly Torres West will miss a lot about seating and mobility, but not the paperwork

June 22, 2012HME News Staff

For the past 30 years, Shelly Torres West has served on the front lines of the seating and mobility industry, mostly as a rehab technology supplier (RTS) and technician. She has experienced first-hand the changes made within the industry, the impact the seating and mobility industry has on its clients, and exactly how hard work, compassion, and simply caring can go a long way at making a life better. In the beginning In December, Shelly will retire from a 30-year long career. She accidentally entered...

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On the Editor's Desk

Did the new SMS exam make this ATP shake in his boots?

October 29, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I spoke with Chris Rea this week about becoming one of the first assistive technology professionals (ATPs) in the country to get RESNA's new seating and mobility specialist (SMS) certification. We'll have a story about Rea, who works for Total Medical Solutions in Orlando, in our December issue. There were a few questions that I asked Rea, however, that I thought you'd want the answers to sooner rather than later. The first: So was the exam hard? "It was challenging," he said. "But one of the points...

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