The ROHO Group is Proud to Sponsor the
First International Symposium on Seating and Posture in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The ROHO Group is proud to be the main sponsor of the first International Symposium on Seating and Posture in Buenos Aires, Argentina taking place August 18–20, 2011.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BELLEVILLE, Ill., (July 18, 2011) — The ROHO Group, manufacturer of support surface products for medical and consumer applications, is proud to be the main sponsor for the first International Symposium on Seating and Posture in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Symposium will be held August 18–20, 2011 at the Hotel Panamericano Buenos Aires (Carlos Pellegrini 551, C1009ABK Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina).

The main objectives of the Symposium are to: identify wheeled mobility and seating interventions for people with physical disabilities, discuss service delivery practices, identify and apply relevant current research and understand features and the clinical impact of wheelchair mobility and seating technologies. The Symposium is organized by the Asociacion Argentina de Tecnologia Asistiva (AATA), with help from The ROHO Group’s Latin America Regional Manager, Sebastian Salice.

The Symposium will have seven presenters from around the world. The ROHO Group’s Darren Hammond, MPT, CWS, Senior Director of The ROHO Institute, will present “How To Select The Best Seating System” on August 19. For the full program, visit the website at http://www.seating.com.ar.

“I’m excited to be a part of the first International Symposium on Seating and Posture in Argentina,” Salice said. “It will make a big impact in the medical seating market in Latin America.”

The ROHO Group will have a booth (Booth #9) in the exhibitor hall, where ROHO staff will conduct product presentations and answer any questions.

The other presenters are Mark Schmeler, PhD, OTR, Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; Bengt Engstrom, PT, Biomedical Analysis Specialist of sitting; Kendra Betz, Physical Therapist specializing in spinal cord injuries, assistive technology and adaptive sports; Simon Hall, Director of the European Symposium of Adapted Sitting and Coordinator of Assistive Technology and Adaptation of Sitting Posture at the Central Remedial Clinic; and David Brienza, PhD, Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

The ROHO Group will also be sponsoring a tango show dinner as part of the entertainment. More information can be found on the Symposium’s website at http://www.seating.com.ar.

Specializing in shape fitting technology, The ROHO Group manufactures and distributes a variety of standard and custom-size wheelchair cushions and accessories, back systems, powered and non-powered support surfaces and the full line of XSENSOR Pressure Mapping Systems. For more information, visit The ROHO Group’s website at www.therohogroup.com or contact customer service at (618) 277-9173.

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