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2012 Big Sky AMES Conference Agenda

Track 1

Rehab Track

Track 2

Respiratory Track

Track 3



Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Vendor set up


Mandatory Board Meeting/Conference Preparation (Board Room)


1:00 – 3:00pm

3:00pm–3:30 pm

3:35pm– 4:35 pm


Exhibits open

Registration Desk Open

Steps in provision of wheeled mobility Parts 1&2. Elizabeth Cole, US Rehab

What do you need in your files, Peggy Walker, VGM


The Matt Evaluation for Wheeled Mobility $ Seating, Elizabeth Cole, US Rehab

Repairs and ABN’s, Peggy Walker, VGM

Horse Shoe Tournament

Thursday, August 16, 2012

8:00 am– 9:00 am


Registration/Breakfast (Provided)


8:30am– 9:00am


Registration Desk Open


9:05 am– 10:05am

Non-progressive Disorders affecting the Brain, Elizabeth Cole, US Rehab

Quantum Products Troubleshooting and Q-Logic Programming, Pride Mobility

Oxygen Therapy, Operational Efficiency, Bob Messenger, Invacare

MAE from a cane to high end POWER what NOW, Peggy Walker, VGM


The Oxygen Dependant COPD Patient, Bob Messenger, Invacare






Exhibits Open

Biomechanics of Seating, Elizabeth Cole, US Rehab

Quantum Products Troubleshooting and Q-Logic Programming, Pride Mobility

Fundamentals of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Respironics

Order intake – hold your CSR’s Responsible, Peggy Walker, VGM



Lunch Break (Provided)


1:30 pm– 2:30 pm


Biomechanics of Seating,

Quantum Products Troubleshooting and Q-Logic Programming, Pride Mobility

A new patient-centered approach for initiating BiPAP AVAPS, Respironics

Audits the big W’s what – who – when – why – where? Appeals, Peggy Walker, VGM

2:35 pm-3:30 pm

Elizabeth Cole, US Rehab Continued

CoughAssist approach to secretion management, Respironics

3:35 pm– 5:00 pm

Legislative Update, John Gallagher VGM. Come ride the bus! We will be making a visit to Senators Tester and Baucus’ offices. John will update while on the bus.



Banquet dinner and bon fire off site at Peterson’s Corral. Bus transportation provided. First bus leaves at




Friday, August 17, 2012

Registration (Breakfast on own)

Manual mobility, Invacare 9:00am – 10:30am Accessing wheelchair functions, Joe Shoemacher, Invacare 10:35am – 12:00pm

1 hour Rehab track

1 hour Rehab track

Respronics Concentrator Repair, Philips Respironics

Jodi Whitten, Noridian

Montana Medicaid

1 hour general track

1 hour general track

8:30 am – 9:00 am

9:00 am – 10:00

10:05 am – 11:00 am


12:05pm,- 1:00pm

100 pm – 2:00 pm

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm