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.