Amputee Coalition National Conference

July 23-25, 2015 | Tucson, Ariz.

People with limb loss and their family members had the opportunity to join together for networking, education, clinics and adaptive sporting opportunities during the Amputee Coalition National Conference, held in Tucson, Ariz. More than 1,000 attendees gathered to learn about topics ranging from the navigation of airport security with a prosthesis, to disability access for hiking trails, to parenting with limb loss. Physical activities including swimming, dancing, yoga and more. Next year’s conference will be held July 11-16, 2016 in Greensboro, N.C.

From left: Hector Perez, Estefania Cisneros and Luis Ovando take a moment for O&P News at the 2015 Amputee Coalition National Conference’s informal meet-and-greet.
Veinita Jefferson (left), transfemoral amputee, takes some advice from Alan Voisard (right), on maximizing stamina and efficiency while swimming.
Alan Voisard, Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) swim instructor (center), enthusiastically prepares participants for the advanced water skills workshop.
From left: Thomas Brady, transfemoral amputee, and Nicole Buongiorne, take on the “mambo” at Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation’s First Dance.

Images: Carter SM, O&P News.

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