February 26 - March 1, 2014
40th Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium
Hyatt Regency Chicago
American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
Chicago

Sponsors

As of 10/15/2013


Learn, connect, share, and inspire at the
2014 Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium
Celebrating 40 years of excellence in O&P education & research

The 2014 Academy Annual Meeting program offers a mix of clinical, scientific, and practice management courses on the most current topics. Don't miss the world's best presenters as they share the latest evidence.



2014 Highlights

Celebrate 40 years with the Academy during the Opening Session and Welcome Reception.

The Opening Session will be held on Wednesday, February 26, at 5:10 pm, followed immediately by the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall at 6:30 pm.

Preliminary Program
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2014 AAOP Preliminary Program

Opening Session

Wednesday, February 26, 5:10 - 6:30 pm
The Opening Session will highlight the recipients of the Academy's awards. The Titus-Ferguson Lifetime Achievement and the Distinguished Practitioner Awards will be showcased at this session. The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) will present the new Carlton Fillauer Prize to a prosthetist who has actively engaged in clinical care, research, and publication.

The Titus-Ferguson Award

recognizes an O&P professional whose accomplishments and contributions have made a significant impact on the growth and development of the profession. The recipient of the Titus-Ferguson Award will offer a personal presentation providing a perspective on the O&P profession past, present, and future.

Carlton Fillauer Prize

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) will present the Carlton Fillauer Prize. This award, sponsored by the Fillauer Companies Inc., recognizes prosthetists who have actively engaged in clinical care, research, and publication. The $5,000 unrestricted cash prize will be presented biennially.

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Opening Session will lead directly into cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall. Enjoy this opportunity to relax and unwind as you explore the Exhibit Hall to view the latest O&P devices and technology. It is a networking opportunity you don't want to miss!

Organized Sessions

Organized Sessions are developed by the Annual Meeting Clinical Content Committee based on current interests in the O&P profession and attendee feedback from previous Annual Meetings.

Session Topics

Rapid Prototyping and Materials
Outcomes Program
Control Strategies for the Upper Limb (presented by the Upper Limb Prosthetic Society)
The Scoliosis BRAIST Study
Gait: Rocking and Rolling with O&P
Challenging Prosthetic Case Presentations
Joint Academy and Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society session
Geriatric Mobility
How to Become a Better Consumer of Research
Current Best Practices for Cerebral Palsy
Wound Care for the Diabetic/Dysvascular Patient
The Use of Floor Reaction AFOs on Patients Post-CVA
Subischial Sockets with Vacuum Assisted Suspension for Persons with Transfemoral Amputation
Future Political Climate for Healthcare
Medicare Updates
Business Management and Development Presentations

OPERF Showcase

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) Showcase highlights research conducted with support from OPERF. Investigators, students, and residents will give an overview of their OPERF-sponsored research.

Thranhardt Lectures

The Thranhardt Lectures are one of the most popular and anticipated events at the Academy Annual Meeting. Thranhardt Lecture finalists will present their research beginning at 8:00 am Thursday morning. The Thranhardt Lecture Honorarium was established by Hanger, Inc. in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, CP. The Thranhardt Lectures highlight clinical findings, research, statistical analysis, and results.

Free Papers

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

Poster Presentations will be on display during the entire meeting. Authors will have the opportunity to showcase their posters at a Poster Presentation session.
Poster presentation submission deadline is September 27, 2013.

Pedorthic Program

The Academy will offer a full day of programming for pedorthists and others interested in learning more about pedorthics.

Society Presentations

Societies will share insights on their specialty areas. The 2014 Academy Annual Meeting program offers a mix of clinical, scientific, and practice management courses on the most current topics. Don't miss the world's best presenters as they share the latest evidence.

Professional Development

These sessions, designed to help you manage your practice, will offer information on current healthcare trends, business management, and practice development issues.

Technician Program

A full day of technician programming will be offered.

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