Learn, connect, discover, and inspire at the
2015 Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium.
Experience the BEST in O&P education.
The 2015 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.
2015 Annual Meeting Opening Session on Wednesday Evening
The Opening Session will be held on Wednesday, February 18, at 5:10 pm, followed immediately by the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, February 18, 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 Tamarack Award to a distinguished O&P researcher.
Wednesday, February 18, 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 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.
The Thranhardt Lectures are one of the most 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 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.
Posters will be on display during the entire meeting. Authors will have the opportunity to showcase their posters at a Poster Presentation session.
The Academy will offer a full day of programming for pedorthists and others interested in learning more about pedorthics.
Societies will share insights on their specialty areas.
These sessions, designed to help you manage your practice, will offer information on current healthcare trends, business management, and practice development issues.
NEW! Building a Professional Profile
Designed for students, residents, and new clinicians, this session focuses on resume writing, interview skills, and creating professional networks through social media.
A full day of technician programs will be offered.