Dr Amit Gefen, chair of the Scientific Advisory Board at Permobil, gave presentations at two conferences held in Australia. More than 1,200 people attended the two meetings.
The first, according to a media release from Permobil/ROHO Inc, was a focused clinical conference hosted by Permobil-Australia that took place in Sydney and attracted more than 70 participants (nurses, PTs, OTs, and engineers). Gefen’s presentation at this conference focused on the etiology of pressure injuries and DTIs, the role of computer modeling in understanding what makes a good wheelchair cushion, and the efficacy of ROHO air-cell-based technology in achieving superior immersion/envelopment, adjustability, and adaptability.
Malcolm Turnball from Permobil-Australia and local clinician Amy Darval complemented Gefen’s presentation with examples from their own experience.
The second conference—the National Australian Wound Management Association Conference, held in Melbourne—followed the Permobil event, and focused on wound prevention in a broad perspective. At this conference, Gefen contributed a pre-conference workshop on both subsequent days—titled “Pressure Injuries” and “Controversies in Wound Care and the Future,” respectively—that detailed the causes of pressure injuries and how quickly they occur.
“This was my first time to visit and present in Australia,” Gefen shares in the release. “The audiences at both symposia were enthusiastic and open to gaining new knowledge on current research we are doing in conjunction with Tel Aviv University and asked many thoughtful questions. I would be honored to return to Australia in the future.”
To view a video from Gefen’s visit to Australia, visit YouTube.
[Source: Permobil/ROHO Inc]