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Etac CPD seminars and expanded product showcase impress at OT Show

02. Dec. 2019.

We have successfully delivered our largest ever assistive equipment showcase alongside CPD-accredited manual handling seminars at the OT Show (Stand G30, NEC, 27-28 November).

The latest OT Show witnessed the most spacious Etac R82 stand ever at the OT Show which was custom-built to provide a welcoming environment for education and demonstrations.

Throughout the event, presentations were hosted by a range of international specialists who highlighted the latest techniques for effective movement and support of disabled adults and children. Visiting Occupational Therapists were able to gain knowledge to enhance everyday practice and to ensure clients benefit from better outcomes through appropriate product provision. We are renowned for a wealth of in-house experts with outstanding clinical knowledge with several product specialists and therapists attending the show from Sweden.


Members of the Etac education team, from left to right: Tove Filipsson, Education Manager; Ole Lindahl Thy, Etac International Education Manager – Transfer; Jo McConnell, OT and Etac Education Manager 


The practical sessions included:

  • Sit-to-Stand – Early Mobilisation
    Ole Lindahl Thy, Etac International Education Manager – Transfer
  • In-bed Systems – Single Handed Care Techniques and Tips
    Anette Repenning Raun, Etac International Product Manager – Transfer
  • The Importance of choosing the right spreader bars with an Overhead Hoist
    Colin Williams, Category Sales Manager – Molift Overhead Hoists
  • Swift Mobil 2 – reducing the costs of special shower chairs
    Jo McConnell, OT and Etac Education Manager


In terms of products, we displayed an impressive selection of examples from the Etac, R82, Molift, Immedia, Convaid and Star brands. Our holistic showcase provided ergonomically designed solutions for mobility, seating, sit-to-stand transfers, hoisting, in-bed management, toileting, bathing and independent living. Attendees were able to discuss individual client needs with our strong team of product specialists and discover the latest innovations within the Etac portfolio.

Single handed care was a common topic along with long term strategies that deliver sustainable, cost effective care. The durability and efficient re-issuing of Etac products was highlighted to illustrate the long-term value gained by specifying solutions from this established specialist.


 A popular hoisting seminar by Colin Williams, Category Sales Manager – Molift Overhead Hoists 


Jon Preater, Managing Director, Etac R82 in the UK, commented: "It was a pleasure to see so many professionals, peers and contacts benefiting from our educational programme at the OT Show. Our new larger stand facilitated engaged learning and the opportunity to understand more fully why Etac products provide better outcomes in appropriate scenarios. We will be delivering even more added value to our brands in 2020."


Ole Lindahl Thy, Etac International Education Manager – Transfer, demonstrates the Molift Raiser Pro.