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 Paul Named Virginia Advocate of the Year
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The Medical Device and Regulatory Compliance Congress
Harvard University Campus

Paul Berger:  “How Access to Medical Technology Improves Quality of Life,
From the Patient’s Perspective”

Stephanie Mensh: Moderator & Presenter, Reimbursement Track:
“Best Practices in Medicare Coverage, Coding, and Payment”

“Paul, I hope you have some idea of the respect I have for you.  You are a real inspiration...I will look forward to reading [your book].”
-George M. Burditt, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC

 We've always wanted to study at HARVARD, and now we had the chance to learn and to TEACH there!

Stephanie moderated panels of experts, and shared her expertise in Medicare reimbursement policy as a co-chair of "The Medical Device Regulatory and Compliance Congress," sponsored by the Harvard Health Policy Review, Health Affairs, her former employer AdvaMed, and other leaders.

Paul was on a panel with another survivor during the general session on March 31, talking about “How Access To Medical Technology Improves Quality Of Life - From The Patient’s Perspective.”  He shared sharing his story, and discussed:

  • the parallel between recovery and bringing a product to          market,
  • how medical devices can help stroke survivors, and
  • how to see the survivor as a customer.

PAUL:  “This program gave me the chance to show that, despite my aphasia, I can be very cool and commanding. Since I was first up on the third morning of the program, and attendees were having their morning cup of coffee, I found a way to wake them up--accidentally:

    The lecturn at Harvard was an old, solid wooden structure, with a hole drilled for the microphone. However, the mikes for the Congress' state-of-the-art video-CD recording system didn't fit through the hole, so the A.V.guys clipped them to the edge of the lecturn. When I opened my notebook to turn to my speech, I accidentally knocked the mikes off, causing a loud clatter and spine-piercing audio-feedback. I was a little nervous, but I didn’t show it.  Instead, I smiled, let the A.V. guys fix the mikes, then delivered a fluent, memorable presentation to an attentive audience.”

"I did enjoy Paul's presentation very much." --Peter Grant, Ph.D., Partner, Davis, Wright, Tremaine, LLP.

For details on my presentation, please
download this PDF flyer.

Classes were held in Harvard University's Annenberg Hall, Lowell Hall Science Center and the Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA, on March 29-31,
2006. For a complete schedule here.

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You are marvels!  I just read the newsletter ... and it is simply priceless (I always read them, and they are all noteworthy, but this one is beyond good.)  Paul, your book is in my book as something that all clinicians should have, read, pass on (ie, make them buy) to their clients.
 -Audrey Holland, Professor Emerita,University of Arizona

I came across your website today and just wanted to congratulate you on providing a helpful resource for stroke survivors and healthcare professionals.
     -Marisca Baldwin, The Pat Arato Aphasia Centre, Toronto,,Canada

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