Actor Christopher Reeve's death on Sunday from complications of an infection caused by a bed sore silenced his message of hope and inspiration that he delivered at speeches to healthcare audiences, including a pending keynote address scheduled for the close of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference on Feb. 17. Reeve, 52, paralyzed from the neck down since a horseback-riding accident in 1995, was to speak on the topic, "Nothing is Impossible." The final speaking slot at the annual HIMSS conference, scheduled Feb. 13-17 in Dallas, traditionally has been reserved for inspirational addresses. Past speakers include astronaut James Lovell, unconventional physician Patch Adams, actor Ben Vereen and Mount Everest explorer Seaborn Beck Weathers.
Actor Christopher Reeve dies, was to speak at HIMSS
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