University of Pittsburgh RST Launches ISS Webinar Series

In the week it was scheduled to host the International Seating Symposium (ISS), the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology will launch a pre-Symposium Webinar series called “Network ISS: A Prelude to Pittsburgh.”

With the ISS now re-scheduled for Oct. 28-30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Webinar series offers continuing education unit (CEU) opportunities, as well as ISS updates and networking events.

The first Webinar, scheduled for Fri., March 19, at 3 p.m. Eastern time, is “Pandemic Recovery: Lessons Learned & Future Strategies.” Scheduled speakers include ISS Director Mark Schmeler, as well as panelists Mitch Bell, Filipe Correia, Brad Dicianno, Rachel Hibbs, and Karl Kemmerer.

A virtual happy hour, featuring a seating industry trivia contest and ISS prizes, will immediately follow the Webinar.

The other Webinars in the series are scheduled for April 23 (Empower Your Practice with Applied Product Standards); May 19 (Strategies for Worldwide Wheelchair Services in Less Resourced Areas); and Sept. 24 (CRT Service Delivery and Clinical Assessment Research: What Happens Behind the Curtain).

All Webinars are free to register and attend, and all offer CEUs to attendees who fulfill the attendance, post-test, and course evaluation requirements. Mobility Management Executive Editor Laurie Watanabe is hosting the Webinar series.

In the Webinar series announcement, Schmeler and Hibbs said ISS planning “continues for an in-person conference October 28-30, 2021, with fully remote options available for attendees, presenters, and exhibitors. The in-person conference will follow all safety guidelines in place at the time of the conference.”

ISS registration opens April 1.


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