We are offering 2 opportunities to attend the 2016 NU-FlexSIV Socket Course, a free, hands-on, 2-day Continuing Education course (15.5 ABC/BOC CEUs) that trains experienced Certified Prosthetists in the fundamentals, fabrication and fitting of a subischial vacuum socket.
SESSION #1: June 8 and 9, 2016 (Wednesday and Thursday)
SESSION #2: July 22 and 23, 2016 (Friday and Saturday)
Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO(Hons) and Ryan Caldwell, CP/L, FAAOP, developers of the NU-FlexSIV Socket
The cost of the NU-FlexSIV Socket Course is supported by Department of Defense (DOD) grant W81XWH-10-0744 as part of the research project “Development of Subischial Prosthetic Sockets with Vacuum-Assisted Suspension for Highly Active Persons with Transfemoral Amputations
Submit your registration as soon as possible. We will accept the first 12 completed registrations for each of the 2 sessions. Registration is complete when we receive full documentation for both the Certified Prosthetist and his/her Patient Model.
Complete information is on the website page, NU-FlexSIV Socket Course
1. 2016 NU-FlexSIV Course Flyer
2. Agenda for 2016 NU-FlexSIV Socket Course
3. 2016 NU-FlexSIV Application
If space remains available, the deadline for you and your Patient Model to register is:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 for Session 1 (to be held June 8 and 9, 2016)
Friday, June 24, 2016 for Session 2 (to be held July 22 and 23, 2016)
This time frame allows us to order the correct sized liner that will fit your Patient Model and be used with his/her subischial socket.
We hope to welcome some of you to the 2016 NU-FlexSIV Socket Course!
R. J. Garrick
R. J. Garrick, PhD
Project Director, Resource Unit
for Information and Education Services
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center
680 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611