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. -- by John Morrissey
Actor dies, was to speak at HIMSS
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