2018 Program & Schedule


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Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Exhibitor Set up
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM  Pre-Conference Workshop: Contemporary Overview of Lower Limb Prosthetic Impression Techniques (C1)
*Tickets Requited* Limited space available

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

7:00 AM – 6:30 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Exhibitor Set up
8:00 AM – Noon Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier A
8:00 – 10:00 AM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier B
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier C
1:00 – 3:00 PM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier D
1:00 – 5:00 PM Thranhardt Golf Classic

(Buses depart form the Convention Center at Noon)

1:00 – 5:00 PM Business Certificate Program

1:00 – 5:00 PM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier E
3:30 – 5:30 PM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier F
5:30 – 7:30 PM Welcome to Vancouver Reception
5:30 – 7:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open

Thursday, September 27, 2018

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM Breakfast
7:15 – 8:30 AM

Keynote: Tobie Hatfield, Director of Innovation – Nike

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break in Hall
10:00 – Noon Concurrent Education

Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:30 – 3:00 PM Concurrent Education

3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 5:00 PM Concurrent Education

4:00 – 5:00 PM Poster Session
6:30 – 9:30 PM Party with a Purpose

Friday, September 28, 2018

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM Breakfast
7:15 – 8:00 AM AOPA Annual Membership Business Meeting
8:00 – 8:30 AM World Health Organization’s Standards for Prosthetics and Orthotics presented by ISPO
8:30 – 10:00 AM Break in Hall
8:45 – 9:45 AM Professional Women of O&P Celebrating Success Brunch
10:00 AM – Noon Concurrent Education

  • Award Winning Hamontree Lectures (B5)
    • Successful Contract Negotiations (B5-A)
    • Organizational Mission Possible: Top Ten Developmental Impacts with Increasing Employee Engagement and Lean Strategies (B5-B)
    • Top 10 Ways to Get and Keep Your Money (B5-C)
    • Certified Orthotists and Prosthetists: Product Supplier or Knowledge Based Healthcare Professional? (B5-D)
  • Technology for Geriatrics (C12)
  • Clinically Relevant Diagnostic Measures to Determine AFO Ankle Joint Stiffness with an Instrumented AFO (C13)
  • WHO Standards for Prosthetics and Orthotics (Policy, Products, Personnel, & Provision) (C14)
  • Top Ten Insights for Making and Keeping Your Pedorthic Practice Successful Part 3 (Continued)
  • Getting Your Feet with O&P 3D Printing (T7)
    • How Can 3D Printing Not be Disruptive? (T7A)
    • Design of Upper-Limb Prostheses using 3D Printing and Scanning Technologies (T7B)
 Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
 1:30 – 3:00 PM Concurrent Education

 3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
 3:15 – 5:00 PM Concurrent Education

4:00 – 5:00 PM Poster Session
5:00 – 6:30 PM Exhibitor Sponsored Happy Hour

Saturday, September 29, 2018

7:00 AM – Noon Registration Open
7:00 AM Breakfast
7:15 – 8:30 AM General Session:

8:30 – 10:00 AM Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM – Noon Concurrent Education

Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch on Own
1:00  – 5:00 PM