45th Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium
March 6–9, 2019 Caribe Royale Orlando, Florida

Why You Should Attend

At the Academy Annual Meeting, you’ll discover new ideas and learn practical strategies that deliver real results for your patients.

Why You Should Attend

Why You Should Attend

What's NEW in 2019

Studio Sessions

Studio Sessions

Take the opportunity to explore leadership and best practices topics in small group settings throughout the meeting site.

The 3 Rs of the JPO

"The 3 Rs" of the JPO

Attend this new session and brush on "the 3 Rs" - Reading, wRiting and Reviewing scientific papers for the JPO.

Wine & Walking

Wine & Walking

Join the Gait Society and Lower Limb Orthotics Society for a fun evening of wine and walking! Find out more about these societies and connect with other gait nerds before jumping into a friendly game of Gait Deviations Bingo.

The Heart of the Program

Education Content to Captivate

Hands-on Sessions

Hands-on sessions are a great way to learn. The 2019 Annual Meeting features three hands-on sessions: two on socket design, and one on CAD/CAM and AFOs – all led by well-known experts in the profession.

Thranhardt Lectures

These featured presentations are chosen from all submitted abstracts and focus on clinical findings, research, statistical analysis, and results.

Professional& Business Development

Designed to enhance your personal and professional life, these sessions focus on business and financial management and current trends in healthcare.

Technical Workshops

Technical workshops offer a comprehensive look at manufacturer products and services that could be used to improve your practice.

Lounge and Learn

Lounge and Learn sessions are 15-30-minute bursts of education scheduled at various and locations throughout the conference area.


Crowd-Sourcing gives you the control. Using the meeting App, you will get to vote for the topic that interests you.

Learning Labs

Learning Labs focus on your personal well-being. Topics may include social media, your health, wellness and other tools to improve your personal and professional lives

Can We Talk

Roundtable discussions with specific table topics offer you the opportunity to participate in at least three group discussions to brainstorm, sound off and share challenges, experiences and ideas while strengthening ties to your professional community.

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Maximize Your Orlando Experience!

Whether you have a few evenings or several days to enjoy Orlando after you have experienced the top-notch sessions at the Academy Annual Meeting, be sure to take advantage of the thriving dining scene, see a show, experience the great outdoors, or hit the parks.

The Academy has limited rooms available at a reduced rate for the three days preceding the Annual Meeting. You must act now to secure these rates by calling (407) 238-8000 or (800) 823-8300 and referencing the 45th Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium.

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