LASS 2017 PROGRAM

  • WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 13TH
    • 11:00 - 17:00 Dr. María Luisa Toro: PROVISION OF A WHEELCHAIR APPROPRIATE for all parts involved in the Service Process, designed by the WHO.
    • 14:00 - 18:00 Lee Kirby: Wheelchair Skills Assesment & Training.
  • THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 14TH
    • 08:30 - 9:00: CERTIFICATION.
    • 09:00 - 09:15 Silvana Contepomi: Opening & Welcome.
    • 09:20 - 10:20 Mark Schmeler: Statistics showing benefits of the equipment we provide.
    • 10:20 - 10:30: POSTER PRESENTATION
    • 10:30 - 11:00: COFFEE BREAK - EXPO
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Sharon Sutherland: Respect the hips!
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Cher Smith: Development and supply of devices appropriate for wheelchairs seating and mobility in 2017.
    • 13:00 - 14:00: LUNCH BREAK - EXPO
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Amira Tawashy: Wheelchair supply to places with fewer resources: Discussion about recent experiences in Nepal and Uganda.
    • 15:00 - 15:45 Marcos Crespo: Bio-engineering Role in Asistive Technology.
    • 15:45 - 16:15: COFFEE BREAK - EXPO
    • 16:15 - 17:00 Valeria Prodan: Assistive Technology approach for neurological disorders in adults.
    • 20:00 Welcome Party: Place: BOUND. Address: Bv. Oroño 198.
  • FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 15TH
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Lee Kirby: Wheelchair Skills Assesment & Training: What´s happening around the world.
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Alejandra Gil: Building bridges between augmentative & alternative Communication - AAC.
    • 11:00 - 11:30: COFFEE BREAK - EXPO
    • 11:30 - 12:15 Kendra Betz: Seating adapted to sports and recreation.
    • 12:15 - 13:00 Orestes Freixes: Hand Propelling for people with Spinald Cord Injury: Impact on the cinematics regarding the rear axle position.
    • 13:00 - 14:00: LUNCH BREAK - EXPO
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Sharon Sutherland: The importance of the skin integrity and posture control in the bath.
    • 15:00 - 15:45 Carolina Ayllon: Equipment for Cerebral Palsy.
    • 15:45 - 16:15: COFFEE BREAK - EXPO
    • 16:15 - 17:00 Marcelo Lofiego / Diego Uberti: March with Robotic Orthesis. Exoesqueleto.

Program Goals

  • . Identify wheeled mobility and seating interventions for people with physical disabilities.
  • . Discuss service delivery practices.
  • . Identify and apply relevant current research.
  • . Understand features and the clinical impact of wheeled mobility and seating technologies.