Winter
2018

ISSUE
No. 3

RESNA MEMBER NEWS
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Annual Conference

RESNA Joins 5 Industry Leaders for its 2019 Conference

As a part of RehabWeek 2019, RESNA will provide a new opportunity to introduce attendees to other facets of the industry.

I f we want to advance rehabilitation technology to the next level, a platform where all players in the field can join at the same table is a great opportunity. Come to present and exchange ideas, receive feedback on your work, and build long term partnerships.  The partners are...

* Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) 
* International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS)
* International Consortium on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)
* International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART)
* American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
* International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO Canada)

This will provide another level of networking and information sharing among some of the most respected experts in the field. Join us in Toronto June 24-28, 2019 for an engaging conference.

2019 Deadlines

Workshops and symposia submissions are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is December 19th. Workshops will take place June 25-28, 2019.

Student Design Competition submissions are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is March 25th. The final program will list the date of the Student Design Competition.

Take advantage of Early Bird rates!  Register online at rehabweek.org and mark yourself as a RESNA 100% attendee so we can count you. If you need help, please contact conference@resna.org or call (703) 524-6686, Ext. 306

The call for Scientific Papers and Student Scientific Papers will be announced soon. Please keep your eyes on your inbox. Check www.resna.org to keep up to date.

2018 Highlights

The RESNA 2018 Annual Conference proceedings are available. Workshops, instructional courses, scientific papers, and more have been published
 
2018 Annual Conference CEUs
Submit CEUS earned at the conference. If you need assistance, contact conference@resna.org or craphael@resna.org.

For attendees of the conference, RESNA has added a number off great photos from workshops and social events. This includes photos from the most recent conference and conferences back to the late 1990s. If you have submissions, please contact conference@resna.org.
Member News






RESNA's Board of Directors welcomes its newest members:
The leadership of the board includes: 
The board and their strategic plan will continue RESNA's position as a leader in the field of Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology.

The PSB welcomes its newest members:
The PSB is responsible for RESNA's certifications (ATP and SMS) and educational activities for RESNA, including webinars and the ATP Fundamentals Course. To learn more, contact craphael@resna.org.

RESNA has updated its procedures for the development and approval of position papers. We hope this update encourages experts in the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology field to submit a paper.

Thanks to Perry Loh, Chair of the International SIG, RESNAs position papers are being translated into Spanish and posted on the RESNA Website:
  • Posición de RESNA en la Aplicación de Inclinación, Reclinación y Elevación de los Reposapiernas para las Sillas de Ruedas (PDF)
    • The Application of Tilt, Recline, and Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs
  • Posición de RESNA sobre la aplicación de dispositivos para estar de pie en sillas de ruedas (PDF)
    • The Application of Wheelchair Standing Devices
  • Posición de RESNA sobre el uso de Sillas de Ruedas Manuales Ultraligeras (PDF)
    • The Application of Ultralight Manual Wheelchairs
RESNA International SIG Chair Interviewed in Reacao
Recently, Perry Loh was interviewed about a variety of topics including RESNA, the International SIG, Loh Medical, and a comparison of Latin American health systems.

We've produced materials to help you promote your membership to consumers, colleagues, and referral sources through press release tips, PowerPoints, and brochures. 

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Have RESNA member news to share?
Send items to membership@resna.org for the next issue. 
Organization News
CoA RATE is Proud to Announce its Accredited Programs
These are the programs accredited by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Education Committee on Accreditation (CoA RATE), in conjunction with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). 
To learn more about accreditation and how your program can apply, contact ymeding@resna.org.
The ATP Fundamentals Course is online.  Register for upcoming courses...

Courses are available online or you can inquire about private classes for organizations! For more information, contact Charlie Raphael, Director of Education and Certification, at craphael@resna.org.

 
 
Affiliated organizations:
 
2019 AgrAbility Virtual National Training Workshop (VNTW) is January 29-31
This year's sessions are planned for 12:00 p.m. EST and 3:00 p.m. EST. AgrAbility is accepting webinar presentation proposals. If you would like to give a webinar, please complete and return the linked form by Monday, December 3 to jonesp@purdue.edu
Member Benefits Spotlight
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AT Journal Member Access

Members have free, unlimited, on-line access to the Journal as a member benefit. 

Articles are posted to the Taylor & Francis website as soon as they are approved, which can be several months before they appear in the Journal. In addition, members have free access to the archives. 

Member Logo

Show Your RESNA member logo



RESNA has a logo just for member use. Visit  http://tiny.cc/RESNAMember  or contact membership@resna.org to access the member logo. 

To avoid using the member logo in a misleading or incorrect way, please review the RESNA Logo Guidelines.

ATP Exam Application


When members apply for the ATP exam, the  $100 application fee is waived.

This is the first step to validating your knowledge and professional experience by achieving the globally recognized designation of the ATP.








ATP Fundamentals Course Discount




Members receive a $150 discount for the online ATP Fundamentals Course.

This o nline instructor-led courses will meet two times per week in the evening for 2 hours over 4 weeks. 

For more information, please contact  Charlie Raphael
Mark Your Calendar
Opens December 15th

Deadline: December 19th

Deadline: March 15th

Opening soon

RESNA Members, Be Aware!
RESNA does NOT use text messaging to inform anyone of outstanding fees or complaint investigations. If you receive a text message soliciting money on behalf of RESNA, please do not click on any links within the message, do not submit any payment, and do not reveal any personal information about yourself. 

The following websites provide information about how to avoid and report phishing scams in the United States and Canada respectively:
If you receive any communication from RESNA that you find suspicious, please contact RESNA by phone at 703-524-6686 ext. 306 or email info@resna.org to verify the message.
RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions.