Hundreds Of Health Care Professionals In Field Of Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis And ALS Health Care Gather In Las Vegas For Paralyzed Veterans Of America’s Annual Summit + EXPO

Staff Writer | | August 25, 2014

VA Interim Under Secretary for Health Carolyn Clancy will give Keynote Address on Thursday

Beginning tomorrow, Paralyzed Veterans of America will host its 4th annual Summit + EXPO, bringing together hundreds of researchers, clinicians and health care professionals to learn about the latest treatments and therapies in spinal cord injury/dysfunction (SCI/D), multiple sclerosis (MS) and ALS health care. The 2014 Summit + EXPO—‘Delivering Excellence, Achieving State-of-the-Art Health Care’ will take place August 26-28 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. Carolyn Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health for the Department of Veterans Affairs will give the keynote address at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday.

“Paralyzed Veterans is dedicated to providing support for educational programs that contribute to the care of individuals living with SCI/D, MS or ALS. That’s why we invest so much in clinical research and education initiatives like this Summit to work to improve health care,” said Lana McKenzie, associate executive director of Medical Services and Health Policy for Paralyzed Veterans of America, and chairman of the PVA Summit Task Force. “We are very proud to be able to provide a forum for healthcare professionals and researchers in these fields to come together and share best practices that they can take back to their respective hospitals and healthcare facilities and immediately put to use to improve the care of an SCI/D, MS or ALS patient.”

This year Paralyzed Veterans will host nearly 700 attendees at its annual Summit, which will offer 56 sessions and 25 E-learning posters over three days. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to earn 20-plus continuing education units while hearing from renowned leaders from medicine, health care, policy and government...