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Medtrade Spring Day One – New Faces, New Applications for DME

April 6, 2015

LAS VEGAS – The western version of the nation’s premiere HME trade show has a lot of new faces this year. Bonnie Arnwine (pictured), founder and chairman of National Autism Resources, Benicia, Calif, has never been to Medtrade Spring or Medtrade, but she believes DME could have many applications for autistic people. “I know nothing about being a DME provider,” says Arnwine. “But the needs of autistic people are not being addressed, and the equipment at this show could help.”

“They [first time attendees] came to Medtrade Spring with fresh eyes,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of the American Association for Homecare. “They were ready to learn and meet industry leaders.”

Dawn Domanski made the trip from the Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania, specifically to learn more about the burgeoning world of CPAP, and other devices for sleep disordered breathing. “I’m interested in the latest sleep medicine technology,” she says, “and in learning about how people are managing their sleep business and helping it grow.”

Other attendees such as electrical engineer Jaron Cherry (pictured), business development manager at PartnerTech Inc, Lawrenceville, Ga, made the trip in hopes of building partnerships with manufacturers. “We are looking to possibly contract with manufacturers who are looking for partners in the fields of electronics and sheet metal,” he says. “I will also be attending Medtrade when it comes to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Oct 26-29 this year.”

If you missed the educational sessions at Medtrade Spring, or if you wish to share them with staff members, crystal clear audio recordings with handouts are available. Lifetime access to all 36 sessions is $159 via the Medtrade Spring Conference Digital Library (CDL). A DVD-ROM (that includes CDL) is available for $199. Individual sessions via download are $10 each.

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