Agenda: Medical Diagnostic Equipment (MDE) Public Information Meeting

July 29, 2010 (9AM - 5PM)

(The last 15 minutes of each panel will be open to the public for questions and comments.)

9:00 - 9:20

Call to order: Gary Talbot, Chair, MDE Ad Hoc Committee
Welcome: Nancy Starnes, Vice Chair, U.S. Access Board
Introduction: David Baquis, Access Board staff

9:20 - 9:45

Legislative Background
Lee Perselay, JD, Disability Counsel
Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

9:45 - 10:45

MDE Barriers: Impact and Recommendations
June Isaacson Kailes, MSW, Associate Director and Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Disability and Health Policy, Western University of Health Sciences
Roberta Carlin, JD, Executive Director, and Janet Kreitman, MSW, MAPA, Program Coordinator, American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)
Florita Toveg (Maiki), Manager, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities (BHAWD)

10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Discrimination Law, Equipment Barriers, and Legal Settlements
Renee Wohlenhaus, Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Lainey Feingold, JD, Disability Civil Rights Attorney

12:00 - 12:45

Healthcare Providers
Rosemary Ciotti, MSN, RN, CRNP, National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities
Carol J. Bradley, JD, Disability Access Officer, Sutter Health

12:45 - 1:45

Lunch on your own

1:45 - 2:00

Demonstration of Exam Table Accessibility
Jon Wells, Midmark Corporation

2:00 - 3:00

Jack Winters, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, to discuss ANSI/AAMI HE75 Standard
Carol Herman, Director, Standards Program, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

3:00 - 3:15

Afternoon Break

3:15 - 4:00

MDE Manufacturers
David Fisher, Executive Director, Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA)
Bernie Liebler, Director, Technology & Regulatory Affairs, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

4:00 - 4:45

MDE Research and Recommendations
Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School,
Margaret Stineman, MD, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Pennsylvania

4:45 - 5:00

Wrap - up/ Closing Remarks