About the 31st International Seating Symposium
The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology Continuing Education Program (RSTCE) announces the 31st International Seating Symposium (ISS).
The ISS is the lead educational and scientific conference in the field of wheelchair seating & mobility and related technologies. The 31st ISS expects to host over 1800 people from around the world.
The Symposium will include scientific and clinical papers, research forums, in-depth workshops, panel sessions, and an extensive exhibit hall. Presentations will address the wheeled mobility and seating challenges and solutions for people with disabilities across the lifespan and conditions such as neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury and diseases of the spinal cord, orthopedic conditions, systemic conditions, obesity, and polytrauma.
The conference will take place from February 26 – 28, 2015 (pre-symposium workshops February 24-25) at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN USA.
The 31st ISS will feature;
- 140 sessions that includes pre-symposium workshops, plenary sessions, instructional courses, papers, posters, and manufacturer product demonstrations.
- 85,000 square foot Exhibition Hall of 117 exhibitors of products and services (February 25-27).
- The Exhibit Hall will be open a full-day early to Consumers and Attendees on Wednesday, February 25 during pre-conference workshops.
- Thursday night Social Event.
- Assistive Technology Professionals (ATP)
- Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS)
- Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist (RET)
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Recreational Therapists
- Product Developers
- People with Disabilities
- Rehabilitation Engineers & Technicians
- Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
- Policy Makers
The 100,000 square foot exhibit hall will include commercial products and services from North America and abroad. There will be ample unopposed exhibit time during breaks, walk-about lunches, and evening receptions. The Exhibition Hall is also open all day on Wednesday, February 25 during pre-conference workshops.
Attendees with Disabilities
The ISS supports participation by all individuals. Attendees with a special need should notify RSTCE as soon as possible and at least 30 days prior to the ISS in order to arrange for reasonable accommodations.
Consent to Use Photographic Image
By attending the 31st ISS, attendees give the University of Pittsburgh permission to use the attendee's image or voice in photographs, video recordings, electronic reproductions, social networking, and audio recordings both now and in the future.
The ISS reserves the right to cancel and/or replace sessions including Pre-Symposium Workshops due to insufficient registrations.
Updated | 02.11.2015