RESNA/NCART 2016 Call for Papers now posted

Date: 
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 2:45pm
Category: 
Conference News

 

RESNA/NCART 2016 is now accepting submissions for workshop and instructional course proposals. Submissions are due November 19, 2015.  Link to Call for Papers

RESNA/NCART 2016 is July 10-14, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. This is the first-ever collaboration between RESNA and NCART, the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology. The conference will include the "best of both worlds" from both events, and will feature:

  • Clinically-focused workshop sessions
  • Scientific research platform and poster sessions
  • Professional development and leadership training
  • Interactive exhibits with free public hours
  • Capitol Hill visits
  • Networking events
  • Student competitions
  • Instructional courses, including RESNA's Fundamentals in Assistive Technology course

The conference is seeking proposals for innovative, interdisciplinary, informative and practical workshops and instructional courses in the following topic areas:

  • Computer applications and communications
  • Cognitive and sensory impairments
  • Internationally appropriate technology
  • Job and environmental accommodation
  • Emerging technology
  • Service delivery and outcomes
  • Public policy and advocacy
  • Seating and mobility, including complex rehab technology
  • Other

In the "Other" category, the requested topics are psychosocial aspects associated with accepting assistive technologies at different stages of life and for different diagnoses; serving baby-boomers; assistive technology and end-of-life issues; grant writing and how to identify partners and resources; strategies for cognitive rehab, and aging into multiple disabilities. Other topics will also be considered.