Expanding educational programs to dealers, physical therapists, occupational therapists and caregivers is high on the priority list for Convaid | R82 in 2018.

The inaugural educational initiative for the company is a 6-month roadshow that brings former R82 Managing Director and Early Intervention advocate, Kieron J. Slocombe out of semi-retirement and out in the field across North America where he will spend one week in each of the Convaid | R82 service territories.

The Convaid | R82 educational in-field roadshow will be supported by an aggressive schedule of webinars and other live educational events, many for CEU credit, by thought-leaders in pediatric seating and mobility.

Etac trainer and former R82 UK Managing Director, Kieron J. Slocombe

The veteran seating and mobility expert said that outcomes of earlier use of R82 seating and mobility products have been “nothing short of life-changing” for many of the families he has touched over his career. During his North American tour, Mr. Slocombe will discuss clinical applications and provide hands-on demonstrations of R82 seating, walking, standing and gait-training solutions in the relational frame of each product’s all-day, whole-life and condition-specific applications.

Mr. Slocombe has spent over 30-years as a vocal and visible advocate of Early Intervention where he worked closely with the British Health Trades Association, UK government and other stakeholders to help bring the age of first treatment of special needs children from five years of age down to three months.

The Convaid | R82 educational tour will kick-off in Northern California on January 22, 2018 for a week centered in the San Francisco Bay area followed by the following educational tour dates and locations. Click on locations to reach local Business Development Representatives:

February 5-9:              Texas

February 12-16:          Florida

February 19-23:         Georgia and Tennessee

March 5-9:                  Western Canada

March 12-16:              Carolinas

March 19-23:              Eastern Canada

April 2-6:                     New York

April l 9-13:                 Washington, D.C. and Virginia

April 16-20:                 New Jersey

April 30-May 4:          Ohio

May 7-11:                     Michigan and Indiana

May 14-18:                  Illinois

May 28-June 1:         Oklahoma (contact Jason Barrett) | Kansas & Colorado (contact Chris Reidmiller)

June 4-8:                    Southern California

Anyone interested in attending the educational roadshow is encouraged to click here to contact the Business Development Representative corresponding to the Convaid | R82 service territory.

“I am excited to be part of this phenomenal educational initiative. Everyone knows that knowledge is power. It is my intent that every stakeholder I reach during this educational tour will be fully briefed on our products and their clinical applications ready to make a marked difference in the quality-of-life for the children we serve,” said Mr. Slocombe.

R82 seating products to be discussed during the Convaid | R82 educational tour include: Kudu, x:panda, Wombat Living and Stingray; R82 standing products Caribou, Toucan and Gazelle PS; and, R82 walking products Mustang and Crocodile.

Convaid | R82 develops and manufactures pediatric products typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spina Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.

The Etac Group

For more than 40 years, Etac has developed products and services that create possibilities for users and caregivers. Our products are aimed for people with physical disabilities and their caretakers. We provide a well-designed product range for short and long term care whether this be in the home, hospital or other healthcare setting.  Etac’s track record in functional, innovative and comfortable products includes a number of international design awards that have repeatedly set new standards in the market. The Etac Group has six product brands; Etac, Immedia, Molift, Star, Convaid and R82.

Headquartered in Stockholm, the Etac Group has sales companies in Australia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States with supply units in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United States.

Convaid | R82

Convaid | R82 enriches the lives of special needs families by developing and manufacturing best-in-class, easy-to-use, convenient and attractive seating, standing, walking / gait, transportation and hygiene products for all stages of a young person’s life – from childhood through young adult. We develop products tailored to individual needs. Through comprehensive development, Convaid | R82 is constantly moving forward — without compromising quality of service and closeness to the customer.

The objective of each and every Convaid | R82 employee is: adjustment to individual needs to provide the child the greatest possible freedom – in a world in movement. As part of Etac, the company believes that everyone should be able to live a free and independent life and pursue their dreams regardless of any physical circumstances.


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