Healthcare summit to deliver cutting-edge research and technology to help paralyzed veterans and others with disabilities
Post Date:August 16, 2018
Lani Poblette 202-733-7838, LaniP@pva.org
||Over 500 clinicians — physicians, nurses, physical therapists, psychologists and more — will attend the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) eighth annual Healthcare Summit + Expo for a unique, hands-on look at the latest technology, research and care models in spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D), multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other diseases.
Summit is designed for experts from across the country to share information that will improve the care of veterans with paralysis and ultimately help all people with disabilities. Exciting technologies include:
These and many other breakthroughs for individuals living with SCI/D will be explored during educational sessions and demonstrated at the Summit. Many issues also pertinent to general healthcare, such as interdisciplinary care, telehealth, adaptive sports and alternative pain management will be discussed.
- PneuChair, developed by Rory Cooper, Ph.D.
Pneumatic powered light-weight wheelchair is waterproof and can be recharged in minutes.
Enables people with paralysis to walk again.
Phone app with live pressure mapping to help those with paralysis avoid injuries.
||Summit: Tuesday, August 28 – Thursday, August 30, 2018
Expo: Tuesday, August 28 – Wednesday, August 29
Media Window*: Tuesday August 28, 10 a.m. – Noon
*Demonstrations & interviews available
VA Secretary speech: Thursday, August 30, 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. (tentative)
||Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75202
||David Zurfluh, U.S. Air Force veteran, national president, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Carl Blake, U.S. Army veteran, executive director, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paul Gutierrez, M.S., M.D., Healthcare Summit + Expo program committee chair
Robert Wilkie, secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
Lucille Beck, Ph.D., acting deputy under secretary for Health for Policy and Services, Veterans Health Administration
Demonstrations of new technology, interviews on Summit topics and other veterans’ healthcare issues are available upon request.
Please contact Lani Poblete at LaniP@pva.org
For more information or to view the full agenda, please visit summitpva.org