Paralyzed Veterans of America to Host Third Annual Health Summit in Orlando

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Paralyzed Veterans of America will host its Third Annual Summit + EXPO August 27-29, 2013, in Orlando, Florida, bringing together hundreds of doctors, nurses, occupational, recreational and physical therapists, social workers, and researchers to learn about the latest scientific achievements,  treatments and therapies in spinal cord injury/dysfunction on (SCI/D) and multiple sclerosis (MS) health care. 

Highlights from this year’s Summit program include:

  • Opening Remarks—Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 a.m.Bill Lawson (US Army veteran), National President, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Homer Townsend (US Marine Corps veteran), Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Assistive Technology: Research to Clinical Practice—Tuesday, August 27, 8:15 a.m. – Rory Cooper, PhD and Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh & Rosemarie Cooper, MPT, ATP and Director, Center for Assistive Technology
  • Keynote Speaker—Wednesday, August 28, 7:45 a.m. – Sherman Gillums (US Marine Corps veteran), Associate Executive Director, Veterans Benefits Department, Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Plenary Session: Wednesday, August 28, 8:15 a.m. – Barry Goldstein, MD, VHA National SCI Chief Consultant
  • Cell-Based Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury—Wednesday, August 28, 10:30 a.m. – Dennis Bourdette, MD and Michael Carrithers, MD

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