Workshop Sessions

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
10:45 AM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
RESNA WS01 - LiveWell RERC State of the Science Conference: The Future of mHealth for People with Disabilities (NEW) Emerging Technology

John T. Morris (Shepherd Center)

Frank DeRuyter (LiveWell RERC)

June Kailes (Disability Policy Consultants, LLC)

Devin Mann (NYU, Langone Health)

RESNA WS02 - Building Capacity in Assistive Technology: Innovative Strategies in Pre-Service and In-Service Education (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

David McNaughton (RERC on AAC ( Penn State))

Daniel Cochrane (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Lynn Gitlow (2020)

Dave Jaffe (Stanford University)

Caren Sax (San Diego State University)

Therese Willkomm (University of New Hampshire)

RESNA WS03 - Watch Your Language: Communication for Power Mobility Training (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Angie Kiger (Sunrise Medical)

RESNA WS04 - Updating Seating and Mobility Practice for Older Adults (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Brenlee Mogul-Rotman (Permobil Ltd.)

RESNA WS05 - Web Accessibility 101: A DIY Starting Point for Finding and Fixing Website Accessibility Problems (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Heidi Koester (Koester Performance Research)

RESNA WS06 - Training Program to Increase Access to Public Transportation Through the Use of Smartphone Technology (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Olivia R Vega (The Ohio State University)

Julie Faieta (The Ohio State University)

Carrnen DiGiovine (The Ohio State University)

Sandra Metzler (The Ohio State University)

4:00 PM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
RESNA WS07 - ACT Sharing Solutions, Igniting Ideas (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Adina Bradshaw (Shepherd Center)

Alisa Brownlee (ALS Association)

RESNA WS08 - The Use of Video Visual Scene Displays to Provide Integrated Support for Participation and Communication for Persons with Complex Communication Needs (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

David McNaughton (RERC on AAC (Penn State))

Erik Jakobs (Invotek)

Tom Jakobs (Invotek)

RESNA WS09 - Manual Wheelchair Skills Training – a Practical Workshop on Popping Over Obstacles (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Lee Kirby (Dahlousie University)

Cher Smith (Dalhousie University)

RESNA WS10 - Using Wheelchair Cushion Performance Standards to Enhance Product Selection (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Patricia Karg (University of Pittsburgh)

David M Brienza (University of Pittsburgh)

Alexandra Delazio (University of Pittsburgh)

RESNA WS11 - Benefits of Accrediting Assistive Technology Certificate/Degree Programs

Mary Goldberg (RESNA)

Roger Smith (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Anne Cronin (West Virginia University)

RESNA PP12 - Scientific Paper Platform Session # 1
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
10:45 AM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
RESNA WS13 - Adaptive and Therapeutic Approaches to Videogaming (NEW) Emerging Technology

Erin A Muston-Firsch (Craig Hospital)

Marla Calder (Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation)

RESNA WS14 - Implementing a Novel Eye Gaze Assistive Technology Evaluation (EGATE) in Clinical Practice with Children with Disabilities (NEW) Emerging Technology

Claire Davies (Queen's University)

Erin Perfect (Queen's University)

Amir Moslehi (Queensu.ca)

Roderick Spender (Queen's University)

RESNA WS15 - Manual Wheelchair Skills Training – a Practical Workshop on Wheelie Skills (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

R. Lee Kirby (Dalhousie University)

Cher Smith (Nova Scotia Health Authority)

RESNA WS16 - More than mobility: Providing Power Mobility Training to Children and Adults with Cognitive Impairments (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Lisa  K. Kenyon  (Grand Valley State University)

Emma M Smith (University of British Columbia)

William C. Miller (University of British Columbia)

RESNA WS17 - An Interactive Symposium on the Barriers Associated with Assistive Technology Technology Transfer (NEW) Emerging Technology

Michelle Zorrilla (University of Pittsbrugh)

Mary Goldberg (RESNA)

Jon Pearlman (University of Pittsburgh)

RESNA PP18 - Scientific Paper Platform Session # 2
4:00 PM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
RESNA WS19 - “Accommodations Show and Tell” (JEA) Job & Environmental Accommodations, including Ergonomics

Therese Willkomm (University of New Hampshire)

RESNA WS20 - Macro Express, Auto Hot-key and VBA: An Introduction to Software Shortcuts (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Alan Cantor (Cantor Access Incorporated)

RESNA WS21 - Material Matters: The Substance and Design of Seating Components (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Brenlee Mogul-Rotman (Permobil Ltd.)

RESNA WS22 - A Conversation: Dr. Marcia Scherer and the Genius of Assistive Technology (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Mary Ellen Buning (RESNA)

Dr. Marcia J. Scherer, PhD, MPH (Institute for Matching Person and Technologies)

RESNA WS23 - Night and Day Posture Care Management: A Toolkit To Get Started! (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Tamara Kittelson-Aldred (Posture 24/7)

Lee Ann Hoffman (Numotion)

RESNA WS24 - Building Better Together: Leveraging Academic Resources to Meet Assistive Technology Needs (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Claire Davies (Queen's University)

Katie Vantil (Queen's University)

Elizabeth Hoskin (Queen's University)

Caryn Voules (Queen's University)

Thursday, June 27, 2019
10:00 AM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
Student Design Challenge
10:45 AM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
RESNA WS25 - Certification and Ethics: Raising the Bar of Professionalism

Brian Burkhardt (Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center)

Julie Piriano (Pride Mobility)

Charlie Raphael (RESNA)

RESNA WS26 - Hands-free Mice: What’s Currently Available and How to Make the “Right” Choice (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Heidi Koester (Koester Performance Research)

RESNA WS27 - Knowledge Translation: The Missing Link (PP) Public Policy and Advocacy

Sheilagh Sherman (Sunrise Medical Canada)

RESNA WS28 - Hammie: Using 3D Printing to Build a Teaching Tool for Understanding Implications of Hip and Knee Flexion Contractures on Sitting and Lying Postures (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Tamara Kittelson-Aldred (Posture 24/7)

Sammie Wakefield (Eleanore's Project)

Brian W Burkhardt (Richmond VA)

RESNA WS29 - Building Relationships Around Assistive Technology in Brazil, Peru and Colombia (INT) International Appropriate Technology

Kim Adams (University of Alberta)

Dana Corfield (EquipKIDS International)

Teodiano Bastos (Universidad Federal do Espirito Santo)

Adriana Rios-Rincon (University of Alberta)

RESNA PP30 - Scientific Paper Platform Session # 3
4:00 PM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
RESNA WS31 - Care Robots in Asia, Europe and North America; a Multicultural Perspective (NEW) Emerging Technology

Won-Kyung Song (National Rehabilitation Center, Korea)

Jon Sanford (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Luc de Witte (Univ. of Sheffield, AAATE)

Stephen Potter (Univ. of Sheffield)

Hyunki In (Center for Medical Robotics, Korea Institute of Science and Technology)

Myung Joon Lim (National Rehabilitation Center, Korea)

RESNA WS32 - Programming iOS Recipes, Gestures, and Shortcuts: Promoting Engagement Through Alternative Access (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Loren F McMahon (Boston Children's Hospital)

Jennifer C. Buxton (Boston Children's Hospital)

Alyia Berg (Boston Children's Hospital)

RESNA WS33 - Job Accommodations: “Works in Progress” (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Claire Davies (Queen's University)

Katie Vantil (Queen's University)

Elizabeth Hoskin (Queen's University)

Samantha Noyek (Queen's University)

RESNA WS34 - Unlocking Your Smartphone’s Potential: Considerations and Application (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Karen Engstrom (Craig Hospital)
Sarah Sanderman (
Craig Hospital)

RESNA WS35 - Development of a Hybrid Telehealth Service Delivery Program (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Carrnen DiGiovine (The Ohio State University)

Theresa Berner (The Ohio State University)

Julie Faieta (The Ohio State University)

RESNA WS36 - Smart Hospital Room: Full Automation for Rehab Patients with UE Deficits (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

James D Gardner (University of Utah)