ISS Webinar to Discuss Cushion & Wheelchair Standards

The second Webinar of the University of Pittsburgh’s pre-International Seating Symposium (ISS) series will focus on everyday applications of cushion and wheelchair standards.

The 90-minute Webinar, Empower Your Practice with Applied Product Standards, takes place starting at 3 p.m. Eastern time on Fri., April 23.

Webinar panelists are David Brienza (University of Pittsburgh), Kendra Betz (Veterans Affairs), Gerry Dickerson (National Seating & Mobility, NRRTS), Todd Hargroder (Accessible Designs Inc./Stealth Products), Kara Kopplin (Permobil, RESNA Wheelchair and Related Seating Standards Committee), Jon Pearlman (University of Pittsburgh), and Rebecca Russell (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center).

The panelists will discuss case studies and how cushion and wheelchair standards can be used to evaluate and select products for consumers with complex seating and wheeled mobility needs. Panelists will also take live questions from attendees. Registrants who attend the Webinar and complete the post-event evaluation and test can earn 1.5 CEUs.

Friday’s event is the second of four pre-ISS Webinars being presented ahead of the October 2021 Symposium. To view and register for the pre-ISS series of Webinars, go to Or click HERE to go directly to a registration page specifically set up for the standards Webinar.

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