The Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC) has issued a call for papers for its 2012 Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for April 11-14 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 1.
ACPOC is particularly interested in the following specific topics for symposia and instructional course development, according to an association press release:
- Spinal orthoses.
- Orthoses used with limb lengthening.
- Tibial deficiency: salvage versus amputation.
- Clubfoot orthoses.
- Limb salvage in the treatment of malignant tumors.
- Orthotic use in arthrogryposis.
Surgical presentations require a review of appropriate imaging studies for proper planning and execution. All presenters are strongly encouraged to include not only clinical photos but also radiographs in their presentations.
Due to continuing medical education (CME) requirements by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), “We have to be aware of any conflicts of interest or commercial bias,” ACPOC noted. “Scientific Paper and Poster presentations, as well as Creative Solutions, must be non-biased and conflict-free.” Presenters are required to follow the abstract they submitted when making their presentations. Presentations of a commercial nature should be submitted for Technical Workshops, ACPOC said. More information on Technical Workshops will be available in the Exhibitor Prospectus.
Types of presentations desired include New Investigator Research Award, Scientific Paper, Scientific Poster, Creative Solutions, Challenging Case, Symposia, Scientific Workshops, and Physician-Guided Case Study Forum.
ACPOC has indicated that all presenters are required to register for the meeting.