CRT Industry Prepares for ISS

The complex rehab technology industry is preparing for the 33rd edition of the International Seating Symposium, to be held next week in Nashville.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Be Empowered. The symposium, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, is taking place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

The educational program starts with pre-symposium workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 28 and March 1.

The exhibit hall opens Wednesday afternoon, March 1, and is open to registered consumers and symposium attendees. The hall will also be open intermittently on Thursday and Friday, March 2-3.

Symposium instructional sessions take place Thursday through Saturday, March 2-4.

Regular registration rates for the symposium end on Feb. 24 at noon Eastern time, after which the on-site rate applies. Separate fees are required for the pre-symposium workshops.

The ISS One Party, a fund-raiser to support complex rehab advocacy activities, is scheduled for Thursday night at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The University of Pittsburgh said on its event Web site that the symposium will offer more than 100 educational sessions and a 70,000 square-foot expo hall.

Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, Ph.D., OTR, is the opening keynote speaker. Soren Kaplan, Ph.D., will be the closing keynote speaker.

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