Utilizing Private/Public Partnerships

ATIA 2009 Conference Session

Orlando, Florida

January 28-31, 2009






Session Title:

Utilizing Private/Public Partnerships: Establishing and Maintaining Vendor Relationships



Lee Learson, Consultant to New England Assistive Technology Center, and

Rita Hostak, Sunrise Medical


Session Description:

This presentation will focus on the importance of establishing and maintaining vendor relationships within the assistive technology reuse community. Vendor relationships are an essential component of a successful AT reuse program. This presentation will explore the unique advantages of vendor/manufacturer involvement in assistive technology reutilization projects. Learn about the many current vendor models and the benefits of vendor/manufacturer participation in your project. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the issues, discuss the possibilities and understand the vendor/manufacturer prospective.


Session Objectives:

1. First Key Learning Point 

Current vendor models

2. Second Key Learning Point 

Understand the vendor/manufacturer prospective.

3. Third Key Learning Point 

The importance of establishing and maintaining vendor relationships


Experience Level:



Session Format:

Q & A:  Expert(s) allowing the opportunity for attendees to ask questions on a pre-determined topic


Technical Experience Level



Presentation Outline:

1. Current vendor models - Lee Learson

2. The Vendor/Manufacturer perspective - Rita Hostak

3. The advantages of involving vendors and manufacturers in your reutilization project - Lee Learson & Rita Hostak

4. Establishing and maintaining vendor relationships - Lee Learson & Rita Hostak

5. Q&A



Pass It On/ AT Reuse


Presentation Type:

Educational Session See attached presentation. Used with permission.





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Title: Utilizing Private/Public Partnerships
Module: Sustainability
Author: Lee Learson and Rita Hostak
Audience: Administrator
Sub Title: ATIA 2009 Session
Organization Source: PASS IT ON CENTER
Last Reviewed: 03-04-2009 7:07 AM