Learn, Share, Inspire, and Connect at the
2012 Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium
The 2012 Academy Annual Meeting program offers a mix of clinical, scientific, and practice management techniques on the most current topics. Don't miss the world's best presenters as they share the latest evidence.
Preliminary Program in Flip Format
A Sneak Peek at This Year's Sessions...
Interdisciplinary Management of Patients with Lower-Limb Amputations
Join leaders in the field of prosthetics and physical therapy to discuss several complex cases of patients with lower-limb amputations. What's the latest evidence to support optimal short and long-term management? And, how do the experts adapt when complications, additional health issues, or lifestyle issues confound or "twist" the optimal approach?
Here is your opportunity to engage in a clinically pertinent discussion of best practice options that confront prosthetists and physical therapists in their daily practice. Two prosthetist/ physical therapist teams, who work together frequently, will present cases and engage in some "what if" discussions with expert colleagues.
This session is co-sponsored by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and will be presented at national conferences for both organizations in March 2012 in Atlanta, GA and in June 2012 in Tampa, FL.
Organized sessions are developed by the Annual Meeting Clinical Content Committee based on current interests in the O&P profession and attendee feedback. Previously identified as symposia, instructional courses, and special events, these courses are now labeled "organized sessions" to allow flexibility in the development and delivery of the programs and to accommodate the unique perspectives of the presenters.
- International Efforts to Improve O&P Care
- Contrasting AFO Approaches
- Showcase of PhD Student Work
- Facemasks: Treatment for Burns and Traumatic Injuries
- Treating the Adult with a Congenital or Acquired Pediatric Orthotic Diagnosis
- Discussion of Newer Myoelectric Hands
- Outcomes: Hands On with Orthotic Patients
- Elevated Vacuum Sockets
- Scoliosis: Focus on Unique Designs
- Skin Issues in O&P
- O&P Healthcare: What We Need to Know
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) Showcase highlights research conducted with support from the OPERF. Investigators, students, and residents will give an overview of their OPERF-sponsored research. The featured presenters are Jason Wening, MS, CPO; Sara Koehler; Kiki Zissimopoulos; Brock Sande, CPO; and John Frederick, CPO/ LPO.
Partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Academy is pleased to partner with the Georgia Institute of Technology to present a Musculoskeletal Assessment Workshop.
University of Washington/NIH Outcomes Grant
Discuss the results of PLUS-M: A New Measure of Lower-Limb Prosthetic Mobility developed by the University of Washington to measure the mobility of persons with lower-limb absence who are current users of lower-limb prostheses.
Established by Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc. in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, CP, the Thranhardt Lectures highlight clinical findings, research, statistical analysis, and results.
Free Papers offer solutions to common problems, patient and practice management techniques, innovative uses of technology, or current research findings. Free Paper content is unbiased and, as much as possible, based on evidence.
Poster Presentations will continue to be highlighted by the Academy. Posters will be available during the entire meeting. Authors will have the opportunity to showcase their poster at a Poster Presentation session.
The Academy will offer a full day of programming for CPeds and those interested in learning more about pedorthics.
Societies will again have the opportunity to compete to present at the Academy Annual Meeting.
These sessions, designed to help you manage your practice, will expand to offer more information on current healthcare trends.
A full day of technician programming will be offered. Details on the program will be published in the Preliminary Program.