Hanger, headquartered in Austin, Texas, recently hosted its Annual Education Fair and National Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. According to a Hanger news release, 900 clinicians attended the event to learn about advanced rehabilitative solutions implemented worldwide. The release notes that more than 120 exhibitors with 350 representatives also attended the conference.
The event follows the recent celebration of Hanger’s 150th anniversary, in which the company unveiled a new brand identity for its parent company, which was renamed Hanger and its patient care business, now known as Hanger Clinic.
“We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. Members of the Hanger family left feeling energized, with their sights set on the next 150 years of empowering human potential,” Tom Kirk, CEO, says.
The news release reports that more than 90 instructors participated in numerous course sessions that included clinical courses such as “Pediatric Orthotics Program,” “Post-Operative Prosthetic Care,” and “2012 Coding and Compliance Updates.” Patients also reportedly shared their stories and helped unveil the company’s new brand name during the opening ceremony for the 2012 Annual Education Fair and National Meeting. Awards were also distributed during the conference, including the newly established James Edward Hanger Awards of Excellence and the Excellence Award for Operations.
Hanger notes that included in the technologies displayed at the event was WintersGel. The product is a silicone gel sleeve developed to fit a prosthetic tail for the dolphin, Winter. The product has also been developed to add comfort to prosthetic limbs for human amputees. Another product featured at the event was the Pediatric WalkAide System, an electrical stimulation device designed to restore mobility to children with foot drop as a result of cerebral palsy (CP), traumatic brain injury (TBI), incomplete spinal cord injury, and other diseases.
Hanger adds that the 2013 Education Fair and National Meeting is slated to be held at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
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