Pacific Rim 2016
- The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most ‘diverse gatherings’ in the world, encourages and respects voices from “diverse” perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world.
The 36th Annual Seating Symposium
- Online abstract submission is now available. Call for Abstract Deadline May 31, 2015 Dates March 1 – 4, 2016 Location The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC, Canada Description This international symposium addresses current and future developments in the areas of seating, positioning and mobility. Topic areas include service delivery, product development, research and outcomes. The format for the symposium will include pre-symposium, plenary, instructional, paper and poster sessions. Extensive opportunities will be provided for networking with colleagues. Learning Objectives At the completion of this symposium, participants will be able to: 1. Identify and compare new and existing positioning and mobility equipment 2. Discuss the emerging research evidence supporting seating and mobility practices 3. Identify resources for seating and mobility practice 4. Compare and discuss new seating and mobility techniques and interventions 5. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a number of innovative service delivery models