WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to attend and cover the 7th annual Paralyzed Veterans of America Healthcare Summit & Expo (Summit). The Summit brings together doctors; nurses; occupational, recreational and physical therapists; social workers; psychologists; pharmacists and researchers to learn about the latest scientific advances, treatments and therapies in spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) health care. These healthcare professionals come to this annual event to share an interactive networking and learning experience about caring for patients with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D), and exchange best practices for frontline staff who are caring for our nation's veterans.
The Expo showcases products and services from companies all over the world that offer the latest advancements in mobility, assistive technology and medical quality of care for people with spinal cord injury or disease. There are nine interactive product demonstrations for which media may be admitted with permission (please contact in advance).
WHEN: August 29 - 31, 2017
(Expo August 29-30 only)
WHERE: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
WHAT: Healthcare Summit & Expo
Program Highlights Include:
7:45am: Opening Remarks, Paralyzed Veterans' President David Zurfluh
8:15am: Session, Justin Sanchez, PhD, Director of Biological Technologies Office at DARPA, "Neurotechnology: Bridging the Gap Between Mind and Machine
Product Demonstration, Arrow Electronics, SAM Car"
7:45am: Opening Remarks, Executive Director Sherman GIllums Jr, "Compassion in Healthcare: Where Practicality and Efficiency Meet Humanity."
9:00am: Session, Sunil Sabharwal, MD; David Carroll, PhD; Caitlin Thompson, PhD; "Addressing Suicide Prevention in Spinal Cord Injury Practice"
10:30am: Session, Jeanine Penzo, MSW, LICSW "The Impact of Caregiver Burden Over Time on Veterans with SCI/D and Their Caregivers"
1:30pm: Session, Panel Discussion, "Opioid Use in Spinal Cord Injured Population: Considerations for Treatment and Monitoring"
3:30pm: Session, Andrea Dube, CRRN, RN; Kevin Stone, US Army (Retired); "PAWS for Independence"
FOR MORE INFORMATION & A FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: summitpva.org
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
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 more than 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans has 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 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico (www.pva.org).
SOURCE Paralyzed Veterans of America