Plenary Sessions

Opening Plenary, Friday Morning: AT Around the World

Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Regency CD CTR EF, Ballroom Level

Summary: This high powered international panel includes leaders from three continents who will share perspectives on AT service provision and policies, including trends and best practices from various parts of the world.  Speakers include Natasha Layton, PhD, the President of Australia Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA), Evandro Guimarães, PhD, MS, AT, Ministry of Human Rights, General Coordinator of Assistive Technology for the Secretariat of People with Disabilities Rights (Brazil), and Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE (United Kingdom) Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Assistive Technology. This session will be moderated by RESNA’s executive director, Michael Brogioli.


 

Plenary, Saturday Morning: Perspectives from NIDILRR

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: 
Regency CD CTR EF, Ballroom Level

Summary: A keynote address from Robert Jaeger, PhD, the Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) on the agency’s plans and priorities. This session will be moderated by Heidi Koester, PhD, Chair of RESNA’s Research Committee.


 

Plenary, Sunday Morning: Colin McLaurin Memorial Lecture and RESNA Presidents' Remarks

Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 
Regency CD CTR EF, Ballroom Level

Summary: RESNA welcomes its past president, Gregg Vanderheiden, PhD, RESNA Fellow who will give the annual McLaurin Lecture.  In addition, RESNA’s current president, Roger Smith, PhD, OT, FAOTA, RESNA Fellow, will make remarks to conclude the 2018 Conference.  This session will be moderated by RESNA’s 2018 Conference Chair, John Anschutz.