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Hundreds of Clinicians in Field of Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS Health Care to Gather in Las Vegas for Paralyzed Veterans of America’s 4th Annual Health Summit + EXPO

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Paralyzed Veterans of America (Summit Host)

Clinicians, researchers and health care professionals in spinal cord injury and disease


Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) will host its 4th annual Summit + EXPO, 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 (SCI/D), multiple sclerosis (MS) and ALS health care.
Highlights of this year’s Summit program include:

-- Opening Remarks—Tuesday, August 26, 7:45 a.m.—Al Kovach, National President, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Homer Townsend, Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America


-- Revolutionizing Prosthetics: Restoring Near-Natural Movement After Injury—Tuesday, August 26, 8:30 a.m.—Justin C. Sanchez, PhD, Program Manager, DARPA, DSO


-- Controversies in the Treatment of MS—Wednesday, August 27, 10:30 a.m.—Dennis Bourdette, MD, FANA, FAAN; John R. Corboy, MD; Mitchell Wallin, MD, MPH


-- Difficult Dialogues: Addressing Sexuality and Sexual Health for Veterans with a Disability—Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m.—Linda Mona, PhD; Maggie Syme, PhD, MPH; Marsha Sargeant, PhD; Linda Baggett, PhD; Gretchen Sholty, PhD; Katrina Crenshaw, PhD


-- Progressive Seating/Mobility Technology to Preserve Function-Considerations for Aging with Spinal Cord Injury—Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m.—Ginger Walls, PT, MS, NCS


-- Keynote Speaker—Thursday, August 28, 8:00 a.m.—Carolyn Clancy, MD, Interim Health Undersecretary, Department of Veterans Affairs

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/disorder and multiple sclerosis health care.


The EXPO will be open August 26 and 27 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.

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August 26-28, 2014


Paris Las Vegas Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

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Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded by a group of seriously injured American heroes from the “Greatest Generation” of World War II. They created a nonprofit organization to meet the challenges that they faced back in the 1940s—from a medical community not ready to treat them to an inaccessible world. For more than 68 years, Paralyzed Veterans’ national office and its 34 chapters across the nation have been making America a better place for all veterans and people with disabilities. (

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