Thanks to our posting on the listserve last week, we had an overwhelming
response to OPGA’s MAS seminars scheduled for this September 10-11 and
November 12-13. So much in fact that the September course only has a couple
of spaces open and the November course is filling up quickly. It really
shows me two things: 1) There is a tremendous need for this new technology
in socket design in our profession, and 2) The list serve is a great forum
for getting information on educational opportunities.
For those of you that have already registered, you should have received a
confirmation. For the nearly 100 that responded and expressed an interest
and received the additional information, please register at your earliest
convenience before both courses are filled.
Please read the information contained below in my original posting and if
you are interested in attending or would like more information, reply to me
via email or call Kelly at 800-214-6742. Include your fax number so we can
fax you the information and registration form.
email: [email protected]
From: Jim Andreassen
To: [email protected]
Sent: 3/16/2004 11:30 AM
Subject: [OANDP-L] Marlo Ortiz Anatomical Socket Seminars
Dear list serve,
Recently, OPGA has teamed with Marlo Ortiz, creator of the Marlo Ortiz
Anatomical Socket (M.A.S.*) in order to make available this outstanding
socket design to the O&P profession on a wide-scale basis. An initial
course was hosted in January by OPGA and O&P1 in Waterloo, IA. It was
taught by Marlo Ortiz, and attendees included John Michael, CPO from CPO
Services, Inc., Andy Steele, CPO from O&P1, Agnes Curran, CP from OPGA,
Rosenberger, CPO and Randy Brown, CP from Nebraska O&P Services, Bob
Tillges, CPO from Tillges Certified P&O, and Matt J. Hutchings, CP from
Clark & Associates. Dennis Clark, CPO attended the planning session
immediately following the course.
For those of you not familiar with the M.A.S.* socket, it is a
new socket design created and patented by Marlo Ortiz from Guadalajara,
Marlo and his socket design were featured at the AAOP National Meeting
the Thranhardt lecture series and generated significant interest amongst
attending practioners. To read more about the socket design, read a
article in the O&P Edge at
The course was an overwhelming success and all attendees agreed that the
profession and many transfemoral patients would benefit greatly from
new socket design. OPGA will be offering a two-day course to be held at
O&P1 in Waterloo, IA and will be taught by Marlo Ortiz and John Michael
that all independent practitioners and their patients might benefit from
this new design. Dates for 2004 are September 10-11 and November 12-13.
Additional seminars will be held in 2005 in different regions of the
Attendees will receive 13.25 Category I CEUs from ABC. Attendance will
limited at each seminar.
Two separate tiers will be offered for prospective attendees. 1.)
“Hands-on” course, which will include patient casting, modifications,
fitting of two test sockets, and 2.) “Observers” which will be able to
observe the patient aspects of the seminar and participate in all
If you would like more information about the course, please contact me
email at [email protected] or call Kelly Weidman at 800-214-6742.
email: [email protected]