Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) 6th Annual Summit + Expo: August 30 - September 1, 2016 - Orlando, FL     Register Now

The Summit Experience

About Summit

An intensive, three-day learning/sharing experience for SCI/D, MS, ALS, and TBI

Interdisciplinary Approach

Collaboration among your team of health professionals is critical for success.


Diverge, explore, and collaborate with 75+ Sessions and 23 ePoster Sessions.


Three days | 800+ great minds | All focused on care for those with spinal cord injury/disease.

Keynote and Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. David J. Shulkin, M.D. was nominated by President Barack Obama and sworn in as VA’s Under Secretary for Health on July 6, 2015.

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Rory Cooper, Ph.D. earned B.S. and M.Eng degrees in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Plenary Speaker:
Alicia M. Koontz, PhD, RET is the Associate Director for Research at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh HealthCare System and an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

Plenary Speaker:
Michelle Meade, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor with tenure in the University of Michigan (UM) Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Thomas Oxley is a Neurologist with an expertise in vascular neurology and neural engineering.

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. John Rose received a B.A. in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and an MD from the University of Maryland.

Plenary Speaker:
Catherine S. Wilson, Psy.D, ABPP (Rp) was a staff psychologist on the spinal cord injury/disability unit at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.

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 75+ Speakers

Keynote Address Guest Speaker TBA

 50+ Sessions

Including 5 Plenary sessions and 48 breakout sessions on holistic strategies and best practices for SCI/D, TBI, PTSD, MS and ALS

 3 Days

Including presentations from the nation’s leading research and clinical experts

 100+ Agencies

Interdisciplinary attendees and exhibitors from around the nation showcasing the latest medical innovations in the industry

Latest News

08 Aug 2016
Paralyzed Veterans of America is pleased with the results of The Joint Commission’s Special Focused Surveys on VA health care facilities, but is...
23 May 2016
The 2016 Summit PVA Program is now available.  Check out the full event schedule to review our sessions, speakers, honored guests, and more! 2016...
04 Apr 2016
The ALS Association will be hosting a two-day clinical conference for allied health professionals, clinic coordinators, practice administrators and...
24 Feb 2016
Hotel Reservations for the 2016 Summit + Expo are now available.  For more details about reservations, the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Hotel and...
29 Dec 2015
The online exhibitor registration portal is now open! We invite our returning exhibitors to take advantage of last year’s rates, but you must...
08 Dec 2015
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is pleased to announce that the platform and poster abstract submission will be open on December 7, 2015. The...
03 Nov 2015
Just a friendly reminder to all 2015 conference attendees and clinicians - please complete your online evaluations of the 5th Annual Summit + Expo....
27 Oct 2015
Registration for the 2016 Summit PVA + Expo is now available.  Visit our registration page for full details on the registration options that are...
23 Oct 2015
The November 2015 edition of PN Magazine is now available online.  In addition to the normal PN Magazine Columns, it features two key articles: Long-...
22 Oct 2015
The November 2015 issue of PVA's PN Magazine features article entitled, "Care Collaboration", which reviews many of the highlights of September 2015'...

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Paralyzed Veterans of America
6th Annual Summit + Expo
August 30 - September 1, 2016
Orlando, FL 32821

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Paralyzed Veterans of America has a long track record in helping to change lives and build brighter futures for all people who live with SCI and related diseases, such as MS. We look forward to partnering with you to hurry history in this vitally important area of medicine and health care.

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For general information about the Summit + Expo, including registration, please contact us at:

  • 1-800-424-8200
  • 801 Eighteenth Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20006-3517