RESNA and NCART will host a collaborative joint conference in the Washington, DC Metro Area on July 12-15, 2016. This joint conference will be held in lieu of each organization's separate conferences. The theme is "Promoting and Protecting Access to Assistive Technology."
Together with NRRTS, this collaborative conference will offer the "best of both worlds" from each conference experience. There will be clinically-focused, practical workshop sessions, research platforms and poster sessions, student competitions, professional development and leadership training, and advocacy sessions, including Capitol Hill visits.
The conference will include:
Clinically-focused workshop sessions on best practices in all aspects of assistive technology
Scientific research platform and poster sessions
Professional development and leadership training
Interactive Exhibits Pavilion with free public hours
Capitol Hill visits
Instructional courses, including RESNA’s “Fundamentals in Assistive Technology” course
Conference attendees are key decision makers influencing purchasing decisions in their clinics, schools, agencies, AT centers, universities, private practices and other settings. They form an active international network that quickly spreads the word about products, services and new technologies.
RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency.
NCART, the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology, is a national organization of suppliers and manufacturers of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) products and services used by individuals with significant disabilities and chronic medical conditions. NCART seeks to ensure these individuals have appropriate access to CRT products and supporting services. In pursuit of that goal, NCART works with consumers, clinicians, and physicians along with federal, state and private policy makers to establish and protect appropriate coverage, coding, supplier standards, and funding policies.
NRRTS, the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers, is a professional association supporting individuals who provide Complex Rehab wheelchairs and seated positioning systems for people of all ages and diagnoses who have postural or mobility deficits. These professionals offer quality care and service using specialized knowledge, training, experience and skills to match the consumers' needs to appropriate equipment.