<strong>Exclusive live coverage by <em>The O&P EDGE<\/em><\/strong>\r\n<div>\r\n\r\n[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="350"]<img src="https:\/\/opedge.com\/Content\/OldArticles\/images\/2013-05\/2013-05_16-1.jpg" alt="AOPA Policy Forum" width="350" height="158" \/> Photograph courtesy of PrimeCare O&P Network.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n<\/div>\r\nThe PrimeFare West Regional Scientific Symposium's relocation to Denver, Colorado, proved to be a popular move given that the event drew twice the number of attendees and a nearly 60 percent increase in the number of exhibitors over 2012, according to the symposium's organizers. Hosted by Prime Care Orthotics & Prosthetics Network, Germantown, Tennessee, PrimeFare West was held March 15-16 at the Denver Marriott City Center. O&P practitioners had the opportunity to network, visit with exhibitors, and earn up to 16 continuing education units in tracks focusing on prosthetics, orthotics, pedorthics, and administrative\/management.\r\n\r\nThe higher than anticipated attendance was evidenced by the need for additional seating in the Medicare policy overview session and the iWalk BiOM Ankle System precertification course during which practitioners had the opportunity to adjust the ankle system's settings while consumers demonstrated and described the immediate effects of the device's software changes. A session for practitioners interested in pro bono or mission work in developing countries, presented by Dennis Janisse, CPed, included teaching attendees to construct a low-cost sandal that can be made with available local resources in less-developed countries, and modified for patients with various foot pathologies such as lymphatic filariasis, diabetes, and leprosy.\r\n\r\n"Everyone was very much engaged in the learning process as well as with interacting with the exhibitors," said Cathie Pruitt, PrimeCare president. "People were very understanding...that the space was a bit tight due to our underestimating how well received the new location was going to be."\r\n\r\n"We have a much better idea as to what our numbers will be for 2014, and are already negotiating for increased space for classrooms and the exhibit hall," added Jane Edwards, PrimeCare vice president of operations.\r\n\r\nPrimeFare West's 2014 symposium is slated for March 7-8 at the Denver Marriott City Center.