Following unanimous approval by the Board of Directors the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists announced effective immediately it was opening its membership to ABC-registered Fitters. Fitters will be admitted as Associate Members, a category that is also open to ABC-registered Technicians.
“We’re very pleased to extend Academy membership to this important part of the O&P team,” offered President-Elect David F. Moretto, CP, FAAOP. “The Academy is already developing continuing education programs to meet the needs of orthotic fitters, mastectomy fitters, and orthotic – mastectomy fitters.”
Associate Membership dues are $75 (plus a one-time $15 application fee) and include a personal subscription of the JPO, the Academician newsletter, and other publications such as the Best of the Thranhardt Lecture Series and Best of the Resident Research Series plus access to the exclusive Members Only section of the website that contains other special publications and services. Associate Members enjoy a special registration rate to attend the Academy’s Annual Meeting.
Fitters are encouraged to join online, download a membership application form from the Academy website (www.oandp.org
Tom Gorski, CAE