WASHINGTON — The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association has signed a purchase agreement with SLACK Incorporated to purchase O&P News, a longtime media presence in the orthotics and prosthetics community.
Peter N. Slack, president and CEO of the Wyanoke Group, the parent company of SLACK Incorporated, jointly announced the acquisition with AOPA President Michael Oros, CPO, FAAOP, who noted, “the perfect fit of O&P News with AOPA’s objective to expand communications with the O&P community to ensure that the latest in research and technology developments and information is served up in as many forums as possible. O&P News has the potential to play an important role in that endeavor.”
Slack commented “on the longtime relationship that O&P News has enjoyed with AOPA through membership and as a longtime exhibitor at the annual National Assembly and also the AOPA World Congress events held in 2013 and 2017, which makes us feel comfortable O&P News has found the perfect home.”
Oros noted that, “2017 has marked the 100th anniversary of AOPA and with this acquisition AOPA is better positioned to serve the interests of the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic community in the next 100 years.”
AOPA already publishes its longstanding O&P Almanac monthly publication, and AOPA plans to look at continued publication of O&P News through the lens where it offers opportunities to diversify content and audiences toward the practitioner and referral community, and potential refinements and new directions evolving perhaps into a modified publication that meets some unmet needs in the O&P profession and the patient community it serves, according to the announcement.