PrimeFare West, the PrimeCare O&P Network’s scientific symposium for the western half of the United States, held February 20-21 in Salt Lake City, Utah, attracted attention and attendance from around the globe.
Nearly 100 attendees and exhibitors gathered at the Salt Palace Convention Center to sample the PrimeFare West smorgasbord of educational offerings presented by some of the industry’s distinguished leaders.
More than half of the participants took advantage of certification opportunities offered as part of on-site manufacturer-accredited courses on the iLimb™ prosthetic hand, the E-MAG active orthosis, and the SensorWalk orthosis.
Pedorthists were enthusiastic about a CPed educational track that focused on complex and challenging pathologies, and which featured Dennis Janisse, CPed, president and CEO of National Pedorthic Services, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Ty Oswald , CP, of Insight Orthotics & Prosthetics, Salt Lake City, Utah, a regular PrimeFare attendee, pronounced this the best symposium so far, and Russ Hornfisher, director of sales and marketing for Becker Orthopedic, Troy, Michigan, also saluted the symposium’s consistent growth by noting, “I always find new customers at the PrimeCare meetings.”
Yu-Lin Nichole Cheng crossed the Pacific Ocean to take advantage of PrimeFare West’s diversity of tracks and sessions, commenting, “I’m glad to be able to see many new orthoses, prostheses, materials, and equipment here, and to have the opportunity to learn from recent research on subjects like pediatric gait. I appreciate the exposure to new ideas, and the opportunity to share experiences with others in this field; the pedorthics sessions, especially, impressed me. This was like an ‘open mind’ trip for me from Taiwan!”
Plans are already under way for the PrimeFare West 2010 Scientific Symposium. The PrimeFare East seminar is slated to take place with a new, expanded format on June 5-6 in Nashville, Tennessee.
For more information, contact Jane Edwards, 888.388.5243, or visit www.primecareop.com