The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium 2010
February 24 - 27, 2010 - Chicago, IL
Experience Exceptional O&P Education

Sponsors

As of 1/7/2010

Registration

Annual Meeting Registration will be available
onsite beginning Tuesday, February 23, 3-5pm.

Register By Fax

To register by fax, payment must be made by credit card. Complete the registration form and include your VISA or MasterCard information and fax the form to ExpoTrac at (401) 765-6677. To avoid duplicate charges and registrations do not mail your form after faxing it. Due to the high volume of faxes received, ExpoTrac is unable to confirm fax receipt. Registration confirmations will be sent approximately two weeks after receipt of complete registration form. Confirmations will be sent via email to registrants providing an email address and via US Mail to all others. For changes and cancellations, or questions regarding your registration, please send an email to , or fax (401) 765-6677. Early registration cut off date is January 22. Neither the Academy nor ExpoTrac are responsible for faxes not received due to mechanical failure or circumstances beyond our control.

Register By Mail

To register by mail complete the Registration Form and mail with your payment to:

The Academy c/o ExpoTrac
PO Box 1280
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Payment must be made by check, money order or credit card (VISA and MasterCard only). Registrations will not be processed without payment. Questions? Please call the Academy at 202-380-3663 or email .

Registration and Tickets

Everyone, including exhibitors, must complete a registration form. Badges and event tickets will be distributed on site. To avoid the early Wednesday morning rush you may register and pick up your meeting packet on Tuesday, February 23 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Press

Press registration is open only to editorial staff (credentials required) and admits the holder to the Exhibit Hall during exposition hours only. Individuals must pick up their badges on-site. Press passes will not be issued for sales, marketing or advertising personnel. There is a limit of two press passes per publication.

Policies and Payment

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Any cancellations made before January 22, 2010 are subject to an administrative processing fee of $75. After January 22, 2010 cancellation requests will be forwarded to the conference committee to determine if any refund will be granted. If a refund is approved a minimum $75 administrative fee will be charged. Refunds for optional functions will not be made after January 22.

No refunds will be given for Clinical Techniques sessions since they are a limited class size and interested attendees may have been denied the opportunity to participate based on other's planned attendance.

In the event that the Academy is forced to cancel the meeting refunds would be limited to not more than registration fees.

Registration fees paid to The Academy may be deductible for federal income tax purposes as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Please consult your tax advisor for assistance in specific situations.

Registration Category Descriptions

FULL CONFERENCE: Includes all meeting materials, Proceedings CD-Rom, lunches, continental breakfast, and the Welcome Reception.

EXHIBITORS: With each table and booth you continue to be entitled to two exhibitor badges with a value of $250 and have the option of purchasing up to two more exhibitor badges at $250 for your other employees. One of the badges you receive with each table or booth will now be a full registration with the option of receiving PCE credits for the person registered with that badge as long as that individual is a full-time employee of your company. All other badges may be upgraded to full registration for your full-time employees who need PCE credits with the payment of an additional fee to match the member registration fee. An illustration of this would be if the exhibitor badge is valued at $250 and member registration is $500 with an additional fee of $250 your full-time employees who need PCE credits will have their Exhibitor badge upgraded to a full participant badge.

SPOUSE OR CHILD: Spouses and children of registered attendees must complete a registration form if they wish to attend the programs or visit the Exhibit Hall. Those interested only in the optional functions need not register. Registered individuals may purchase tickets for spouses or family members. Children 10 & under are free; 11-18 pay $100; over 18 must pay the full applicable registration fee. Children and spouses who wish to attend the welcome reception must either be registered under this category or purchase a reception ticket. ABC and BOC certified practitioners attending the meeting for credits may not register under this category.

Membership Descriptions

ACTIVE/ASSOCIATE: Practitioners in orthotics and/or prosthetics who are certified by and are in good standing with the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) or state licensed practitioners.

AFFILIATE: Technicians, Fitters, Assistants and CPeds who are certified or registered and in good standing with the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC).

PROFESSIONAL: Individuals in other professional fields that are related to the orthotic and prosthetic profession and do not meet requirements for Active, Affiliate, Associate, or Candidate membership. This would include Pedorthists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Physicians, Rehabilitation Engineers, and Case Managers.

INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATE: International practitioners who are certified by a national or private organization outside the United States.

EMERITUS: Retired practitioners who have been granted Emeritus status with the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC).

CANDIDATE: Individuals in orthotics and/or prosthetics who have successfully completed an NCOPE-accredited practitioner-training program, but have not yet met the ABC postgraduate eligibility requirements for certification.

RESIDENT: Individuals currently enrolled in an NCOPE-accredited residency program. ABC certifees who are enrolled in an NCOPE-accredited residency program may not register under this category.

STUDENT: Individuals currently enrolled in a CAAHEP-accredited practitioner program or an NCOPE-accredited training program.

International Attendees

The Academy welcomes all international attendees to the 2010 Academy Annual Meeting to experience exceptional O&P education. To assist international attendees the Academy has provided the following information on entering the United States.

Temporary visitors to the U.S.

Determine if you need a visa. Citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) do not need a U.S. visa for business or tourism visits of less than 90 days, but must have a machine-readable passport. For more information, visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/temp_1305.html

Visa Types for Temporary Visitors

There are several types of visas for temporary visitors to the U.S. The type of visa needed is defined by immigration law, and relates to the purpose of your travel. For information specific to each visa type, visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1286.html

Travel Without a Visa

U.S. visa policy permits citizens of certain countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa. For information on the Visa Waiver Program and travel for Citizens of Canada, Mexico and Bermuda visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1261.html

Visa Wait Times

Advance travel planning and early visa application are important, since visa applications are subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. If you plan to apply for a nonimmigrant visa to come to the United States see how long you will have to wait to get an interview appointment. Visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/tempvisitors_wait.php

Questions About Visas

Have other questions regarding visas, visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/questions/questions_1253.html

Request an International Attendee Letter

Request an International Attendee Letter from the Academy to attend the 2010 Academy Annual Meeting. Contact