For rehab professionals who need to keep up their continuing education units (CEU) requirements, it can be tough to both collect enough classroom hours and spend time educating legislators about the unique value, needs and services connected to rehab.
Now, the National Registry of Rehab Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), the National Coalition for Assistive & Rehab Technology (NCART) and the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology/Continuing Education have joined forces to create a time- and cost-effective way to accomplish both goals.
The 2008 Continuing Education and Legislative Advocacy Conference (CELA) — April 23-25 — will offer rehab professionals the opportunity to both earn CEUs and lobby on Capitol Hill. In keeping with the “Don’t break the bank” philosophy that’s also part of this event, headquarters for the conference will be the Holiday Inn Washington Dulles International Airport. Event literature noted, “Round-trip airfares to Washington Dulles International Airport are some of the lowest in the country.”
The event fee for NRRTS registrants is $125, with Friends of NRRTS and NCART members paying $175 and all others paying $250. Fees include all course materials, an opening reception, transportation to and from Capitol Hill, and appointment scheduling with attendees’ members of Congress and their staffs.
Online registration is due to start this month; visit www.nrrts.org for more information.