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September 2017
VENTure Think Tank Hosts Disability Emergency Planning in Suffolk County, September 29, 2017
Join together to create a local disability advisory council to FEMA for the purposes of Emergency/Disaster Planning. This is a chance for local disability communities to let FEMA and local Emergency Responders know what we need, what would actually help us! More information to RSVP

October 2016
Avery Biomedical Devices 6th International Workshop on Breathing Pacemakers, October 22, 2016, Sheraton Times Square, New York, NY
The Avery Breathing Pacemaker System is a phrenic nerve stimulator, also called a diaphragm pacemaker. It consists of surgically implanted receivers and electrodes mated to an external transmitter by antennas worn over the implanted receivers. Phrenic pacing provides ventilatory support for patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency whose diaphragm, lungs, and phrenic nerves have residual function. For more information on the upcoming Workshop contact Event flyer  here

January 2015
VENTure's Nick Dupree Selected Artist for the 2015 Wynn Newhouse Awards
The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation awards program provides grants to artists of excellence who happen to have disabilities. The Foundation currently allocates $60,000 per year for these Awards.These funds are distributed among winners at the discretion of the five invited judges on the selection committee. Works by winning artists will also be on exhibition at the Palitz Gallery, at the Joseph I. Lubin House at 11 East 61st Street in New York.

December 2015
NEW! PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

October 2015
2015 VENTure E-Vent
Information Technology and Communication Access for Vent Users
at the CEWIT2015 Conference
October 19 & 20, 2015 
The Melville Marriott Long Island
Melville, New York, 11747
Smart Devices connect us to the world. So much is available at our fingertips. This is especially important for Vent-users, many of whose lives rely on the interface of complex equipment, requiring specialized supplies, maintenance and adjustment. Many Vent-users rarely get outside their home -- which may be in the community or in a residential institution. A vent-user's home is their daily world. How can we use technology to make that world as comfortable as possible? Technology can connect Vent-users to friends, family, health providers outside the home. Many vent-users have speech/communication challenges. How can technology assist with that? Technology can provide essential information in times of emergency. How can we better insure that vent-users can communicate in all the ways necessary to them?
Call for Papers - We encourage submissions in the following areas:

  • medication/supplies/equipment management
  • tele-health
  • emergency response
  • daily routines, staffing, individualized information resources (what - do vent-users want shifting staff to know?)
  • assistive technology for speech-communication
  • emergency response
  • essential news and weather information

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2015. To submit your contribution, visit: . And we are most especially eager for activists and Vent-users to participate and present!

October 2014
When Losing Power Means Life or Death, Brooke Ellison, The Weather Channel
The VENTure Team Presents at the Annual CEWIT2014 Conference
Pamela Block with Brook Ellison and Ari Sonesh: The Relevance of Wireless Information Technology for People Dependent on Mechanical Ventilation

September 2014
The First Annual VENTure E-Vent, Friday, September 12, 2014
Hosted at The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University
Sponsored by CEWIT , The School of Health Technology and Management , and Teaching & Learning Tools at Stony Brook University , in conjunction with United Way Long Island , Long Island State Veterans Home , and Meditel 360 View Event Program | Participate Virtually  | Preview Artworks by Nick Dupree

August 2014
Announcing VENTure's First Annual E-Vent, September 12, 2014

June 2014
VENTure welcomes United Way of Long Island to our list of sponsors for the upcoming E-Vent. A big thank you for supporting the VENTure Think Tank and our initiatives!
Those additionally interested in sponsoring and/or exhibiting, please contact the Organizing Committee at 

May 2014
Save the Date: VENTure E-Vent September 12, 11-3pm at Stony Brook University's  CEWIT
Join us live or virtually for our first annual E-Vent with technology, policy, and services information especially for people who are Vent-users. Information and registration through 
Life Support exhibits at Gallery Gordilloscudder in Brooklyn this Spring

March 2014
New York Rising, Housing Recovery Program
FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council
Building Sustainable Disaster Networks, Resources and Support Exchange
Publication: Life Support by VENTure Leader Nick Dupree

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