Paralyzed Veterans of America (Summit Host)
Clinicians, researchers and health care professionals in spinal cord injury-disease , MS, ALS and TBI specialty
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) will host its 5th annual Summit + EXPO, bringing together hundreds of doctors, nurses, occupational, recreational, physical therapists, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists and researchers to learn about the latest scientific achievements, treatments and therapies in spinal cord injury/dysfunction (SCI/D), multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) health care.
Highlights of this year’s Summit program include:
Advocacy/Clinical Excellence Awards will be presented to four recipients on Tuesday morning after opening remarks. Paralyzed Veterans of America established the Advocacy/Clinical Excellence Award in 2013 to recognize clinicians for providing exceptional professional achievement, contributions, and advocacy for spinal cord injury/dysfunction and multiple sclerosis health care.
The EXPO will be open September 1 and 2 and will feature the latest in technology, medical devices, supplies and other equipment to help individuals living with spinal cord injury live life to their fullest, including Quantum Rehab’s new iLevel technology allowing the wheelchair user to elevate to eye level standing height and be mobile up to 3 mph, and the ReWalk exoskeleton, the only exoskeleton that has FDA consumer approval and leads the exoskeleton market.
For more information, please visit www.summitpva.org.
September 1-3, 2015
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
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Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, we have ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.
As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (www.pva.org)