The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is seeking papers for the 2023 National Assembly being held September 6-9 in Indianapolis. The program will consist of general sessions, as well as five concurrent breakout tracks, an expo, networking events, and workshops.
The deadline for submission is March 31. Confirmation letters to presenters will be sent May 5.
Proposals should be submitted to the appropriate workgroup:
All clinical submissions will be considered for the prestigious Thranhardt Award. Additionally, through a partnership with RATE, plans to publish in a Journal of Proceedings are in progress.
The workgroup will select the top submissions to compete for the Sam E. Hamontree Business Education Award during the National Assembly, then the audience will select the winner.
The post-mastectomy education workgroup is interested in reviewing a variety of submissions, but especially case studies, physiological/emotional care and innovations, and technology.
The workgroup is looking for a wide variety of education to accommodate all levels of experience.
This session will be based on short videos featuring a fabrication tip or trick on a fabrication method. Videos should be two to three minutes in length and can be on a tool, fabrication technique, design, or other technical problem-solving method. It is open to technicians and fabricating practitioners.
The digital O&P care workgroup is interested in a variety of education topics but are specifically interested in the following:
- Data (Remote patient monitoring, app-based data, DATA–what, when, how–synthesis, and implementation of an outcomes measuring program)
- Design (Modification software, remote education tools, CFab services, and proper limb alignment in digital shape capture.
- Application (Telehealth, HIPAA compliance online digital, collaborative–EMR with referrals, digitizing fee schedules through AI, and robotics in O&P.
- Symposia, all areas of learning