United Spinal Represents SCI/D at World’s Largest Urology Conference

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United Spinal Represents SCI/D at World’s Largest Urology Conference

United Spinal Association is participating in the American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting–May 16-21 in Orlando, Florida–to show support for people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) that utilize services and treatment from the urological community.

United Spinal is attending the meeting to showcase the valuable resources and services it offers to the disability community, as well as to represent the urological needs and challenges of people with SCI/D.

“We are lending a face to the work the doctors do. It is a reminder that there are actual people behind the treatments,” said Nick LiBassi, United Spinal’s director of Special Projects, who is attending the meeting on behalf of the organization.

 

Nick LiBassi at United Spinal's booth located in the Patient Advocacy Pavilion

Nick LiBassi at United Spinal’s booth located in the Patient Advocacy Pavilion

Now in its 109th year, the annual meeting is the largest gathering of urologists in the world, providing unparalleled access to groundbreaking research, new guidelines and the latest advances in urologic medicine with presentations from experts across the globe. This year there were over 16,000 in attendance.

United Spinal recently created a Urology Coalition to help achieve high quality healthcare for people with disabilities that will lead to improved health outcomes and increased independence. Its mission is to counter restricted consumer access to medical supplies under Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. It will also closely monitor the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program and advocate against expansion of the program to include urological supplies. Learn more about the Coalition here.

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