|Academy President Wendy Beattie, CPO, FAAOP, presents Maurice LeBlanc with the Titus-Ferguson Award. Photograph courtesy of Eric Chen.|
The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy)
34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium opened with good news for the association as its president, Wendy Beattie, CPO, FAAOP, announced the formation of a new O&P Education and Research Foundation. This fundraising arm of the Academy will help continue the organizations educational mission. Beattie said that the Academy received a $1 million grant for the new fund from the U.S. Department of Education, and representatives from the Academys New England and New Jersey chapters contributed additional funds. The Academy donated another $10,000 toward the foundation.