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The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology has been awarded a grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP). ISWP will be built around a federation of regional and international Affiliate Members and Partners which will help ensure ISWP activities are culturally relevant, timely, and focused on the most important WC-related issues. 

ISWP will initially be led by a group of WC experts at University of Pittsburgh, with strategic partnerships that have already been established with USAID & The World Health Organization (WHO).  ISWP’s mission will be that WC users are provided the best technology with the best service worldwide.  This will be accomplished by promoting the WHO Guidelines on the Provision of Manual WCs in Less Resourced Countries, promoting training and research activities and improving WC design, manufacturing and coordinating services.  To that end, ISWP Affiliates will be representative of all of the stakeholders with the addition of research institutions dedicated to improving WC services through evidence-based practice.

The current website is being developed, however we still would like to hear from you as please join our contact list below.

Sincerely,

Jon Pearlman, PhD
ISWP Director

Rory A. Cooper, PhD
ISWP Co-Director

Mark R. Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
ISWP Training Lead

Mary R. Goldberg, PhD
ISWP Advocacy & Outreach Lead

Richard M. Schein, PhD, MPH
ISWP Core Resources Lead

Padmaja Kankipati, PhD
ISWP Interim Project Manager

Kimberly A. Robinson
ISWP Project Assistant

 


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