The O&P Business News and Healio.com/OandP team will report live from the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium in New Orleans.
In addition to organized sessions which will take place throughout the meeting, the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) will host certificate programs for professional development, product display showcases, free paper presentations and professional development sessions on current health care trends, business management and practice development issues.
The meeting will feature presentations from this year’s Thranhardt Lectures Award recipients: Nikta Pirouz, CPO and Matthew Wernke, PhD. These lectures will highlight clinical findings, research, statistical analysis and results. Additionally, the meeting will recognize the recipients of the Titus-Ferguson Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Practitioner Awards.
Thursday’s events will include a residency networking event for O&P students as well as an O&P student social. Thursday evening’s Scientific Society Forums – in which society members will present education programs, preview future projects, and discuss cases in an informal setting – will cover the topics of gait and lower limb prosthetics; spinal orthotics; upper limb prosthetics; craniofacial; lower limb orthotics; and CAD/CAM.
Friday’s events will a programs on mastectomy as well as programs for technicians and pedorthists. The Women in Orthotics & Prosthetics Reception will be held Friday evening.
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