Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) 7th Annual Summit + Expo: August 29 - 31, 2017 - National Harbor, MD     Register Now

The Summit Experience

About Summit

An intensive, three-day learning/sharing experience for SCI/D, MS, ALS, and TBI

Interdisciplinary Approach

Collaboration among your team of health professionals is critical for success.


Diverge, explore, and collaborate with 75+ Sessions and 23 ePoster Sessions.


Three days | 800+ great minds | All focused on care for those with spinal cord injury/disease.

Keynote and Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Yehia is the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care and is a leading expert in HIV medicine.

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. David Carroll is the Executive Director in the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention at the Veterans Health Administration.

Plenary Speaker:
Kathleen Costello is the Associate Vice-President of Healthcare Access for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Sunil Sabharwal is Chief of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) at the VA Boston Health Care System.

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Justin Sanchez is serving as the Director (SES) of the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at DARPA.

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Caitlin Thompson, Ph.D., is Vice President of Risk Management and Program Evaluation at the Cohen Veterans Network.

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Wise Young, founding director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and a professor at Rutgers.

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 75+ Speakers

Keynote Address Guest Speaker TBA

 50+ Sessions

Including 5 Plenary sessions and 48 breakout sessions on holistic strategies and best practices for SCI/D, TBI, PTSD, MS and ALS

 3 Days

Including presentations from the nation’s leading research and clinical experts

 100+ Agencies

Interdisciplinary attendees and exhibitors from around the nation showcasing the latest medical innovations in the industry

Latest News

29 Aug 2017
'On a busy city corner, there’s a man playing a trumpet with a bucket nearby holding a few dollar bills and a little bit of hope. His song echoes off...
18 Aug 2017
An article featured on the Huffington Post discusses how the Paralyzed Veterans of America are life-long advocates for its members and the only...
13 Feb 2017
Every veteran who has survived catastrophic injury, such as blindness, amputation, spinal cord injury, and severe head trauma, will likely have a...
06 Feb 2017
It will not be enough for the VA secretary to say his hands are tied by law or bureaucratic procedure. Assuming Dr. David Shulkin will be confirmed...
27 Dec 2016
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ problems don’t start at the top with the secretary. Nor do the problems begin with the frontline clinical and...
05 Oct 2016
Registration for the 2017 Summit PVA + Expo is now available.  Visit our registration page for full details on the registration options that are...
08 Aug 2016
Paralyzed Veterans of America is pleased with the results of The Joint Commission’s Special Focused Surveys on VA health care facilities, but is...


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Paralyzed Veterans of America
7th Annual Summit + Expo
August 29 - 31, 2017
National Harbor, MD 20745

About Us

Paralyzed Veterans of America has a long track record in helping to change lives and build brighter futures for all people who live with SCI and related diseases, such as MS. We look forward to partnering with you to hurry history in this vitally important area of medicine and health care.

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For general information about the Summit + Expo, including registration, please contact us at:

  • 1-800-424-8200
  • 801 Eighteenth Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20006-3517