At the Academy Annual Meeting, you’ll discover new ideas and learn practical strategies that deliver real results for your patients.
Take the opportunity to explore leadership and best practices topics in small group settings throughout the meeting site.
Attend this new session and brush on "the 3 Rs" - Reading, wRiting and Reviewing scientific papers for the JPO.
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.
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.
These featured presentations are chosen from all submitted abstracts and focus on clinical findings, research, statistical analysis, and results.
Designed to enhance your personal and professional life, these sessions focus on business and financial management and current trends in healthcare.
Technical workshops offer a comprehensive look at manufacturer products and services that could be used to improve your practice.
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 focus on your personal well-being. Topics may include social media, your health, wellness and other tools to improve your personal and professional lives
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.
"As students we hear about all the feet, knees, and sockets that are out there but at the Academy meeting you get to see them on someone and learn about the them from people who are knowledgeable. You can see yourself applying that knowledge in the future. That is really cool."
- Stella Thai
"I have been coming to the Academy Annual Meeting for more than 30 years because there is always something new at THIS meeting."
- Marlo Ortiz Vasquez, CP
"Coming to the Academy Meeting allows you to grow as a practitioner."
- Yavonne Money, BOCCP
"Networking, education and finding out what is new in technological developments, that is why I attend the Academy Annual Meeting."
- Larry Word, CPO, LPO, FAAOP
"I like to learn about new trends in care and new products that are coming out."
- Kinsey Herrin, MSPO, CPO
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.