Healthcare summit to deliver cutting-edge research and technology to help paralyzed veterans and others with disabilitiesPost Date: January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Lani Poblette 202-733-7838, LaniP@pva.org
|WHAT:||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.
|WHEN:||Summit: Tuesday, August 28 – Thursday, August 30, 2018Expo: Tuesday, August 28 – Wednesday, August 29
Media Window*: Tuesday August 28, 10 a.m. – Noon
VA Secretary speech: Thursday, August 30, 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. (tentative)
|WHERE:||Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75202|
|WHO:||David Zurfluh, U.S. Air Force veteran, national president, Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaCarl 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 or 202-733-7838.
For more information or to view the full agenda, please visit summitpva.org.