On the cusp of a centennial celebration, the 99th National Assembly of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) was held September 8-11 in Boston. More than 2,200 O&P professionals and allied healthcare colleagues convened for educational and networking opportunities and to see the latest advances in O&P technology and materials. This year’s theme, “Lighting the Future,” had a visual representation of a lighthouse emitting a focused beam. As lighthouses offer a pathway for ships on stormy waters to find their way, the National Assembly and AOPA offer a path for the O&P industry.
“We must make a conscious decision to not allow the profession and industry to be defined or divided because of the challenges we face within this difficult climate,” said AOPA president James Campbell, PhD, CO, FAAOP, during Friday’s opening remarks.
Gain unlimited access to every O&P EDGE article ever published, more than 15 years of archived editorial content