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A WHOLE NEW WORLD

September 18-21, 2013 O r l a n d o, F lo r i da , U S A G A Y L O RD P AL M S R E S O R T & CONVENTION CENTER

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The 2013 O&P World Congress is already the most talked about event for 2013—It is the premier destination for the world-wide orthotic and prosthetic community. Register today to participate in an expanded National Assembly as AOPA and global partners work to create an O&P World Congress experience for practitioners in the Western Hemisphere and around the world.

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About the Congress

Planning Committee

The 2013 World Congress presents a Whole New World of collaboration and opportunities for practitioners in the Western Hemisphere and around the world to participate in a World Congress forum similar to opportunities available to practitioners in Europe. The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and its partners, the U.S. National Member Society of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (USISPO); the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology/Con.fair.med; the Amputee Coalition, the Canadian Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CAPO), Uniting Fronteras and the Mexico Member Society of ISPO invite you to participate in the 2013 World Congress to be held September 18-21, 2013, at the Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA.

The esteemed planning committee represents the best of the best from all corners of the globe. Committee Chairs David Boone, PhD, CP, Chairman James H. Campbell, PhD, CO, Vice Chairman Committee Members Africa Archille Otou Essono, CPO (G) Masse Niang, CPO Canada Leslie Pardoe, CO (C) Colombia Jose Miguel Gomez, MD, LO Germany Bernhard Budaker, Dr.-Ing. Urs Schneider, MD, PhD Hong Kong Aaron Leung, PhD

Who Should Attend The World Congress will bring together prosthetists, orthotists, physicians, technicians, scientists, researchers, engineers, programmers, clinicians, pedorthists, fitters, physical therapists, manufacturers, suppliers, patient care facility owners, managers and executives, and other rehabilitation care givers. This diverse community of professionals focusing on different aspects of orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics will provide a unique and powerful environment to advance the field forward.

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Italy Andrea Giovanni Cutti, Meng, PhD India Ritu Ghosh, CPO Mexico Marlo Ortiz Vazquez del Mercado P.O Netherlands Klaas Postema, MD, PhD Sweden Nerrolyn Ramstrand, PhD

Not Your Ordinary Orlando Meeting In addition to premier scientific and business education by leading experts, you will have the opportunity to participate in an event like no other. World Congress attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a special event at Universal Studios on Friday, September 20. Luxury coach buses will transport you to Universal Studios for a memorable experience as the park closes to the public. You and your colleagues will have exclusive access to the Island of Adventures at Universal. Special entertainment, refreshments, and exclusive access to the park are all included in this optional event.

USA Representatives Lisa Arbogast Jon Batzdorff, CPO Frank H. Bostock, CO, FAAOP Thomas V. DiBello, CO, LO, FAAOP Dianne Farabi Mark Geil, PhD Thomas Kirk, PhD Robert S. Kistenberg, MPH, CP, LP, FAAOP Geza F. Kogler, PhD, CO Karen Lundquist, MBC Brad Mattear, CPA, CFo Stephanie Olivo-Schulte Michael Orendurff, PhD Karen Peters Anthony Potter Jack E. Uellendahl, CPO Jason Douglas Wening, MS, CPO, FAAOP Linda Wise

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A Whole New World—International Collaboration Creating Innovative Solutions

The World Congress provides access to the best presenters from around the world. An innovative schedule provides A Whole New World of solutions. The preliminary schedule is outlined below:

TUESday // September 17

FRIday // September 20

10:00 AM 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

7:00 AM 7:30 – 8:30 AM

Registration Open AOPA Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony

9:30 – 10:30 AM 10:30 AM 10:30 – 11:00 AM

General Session featuring Congress Keynote Jan Geertzen, PhD, and Congress Partner Keynote Urs Schneider, PhD, and Bernhard Budaker, Dr.-Ing. Exhibit Hall Open Break in Exhibit Hall

Noon 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Lunch in Exhibit Hall Poster Presentations

Registration Open Exhibitor Set up

Wednesday // September 18 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM 8:00 AM – Noon 8:00 AM – Noon 8:00 – 10:00 AM 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM 12:30 – 1:30 PM 1:30 – 5:30 PM 1:30 – 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Registration Open Thranhardt Golf Classic Exhibitor Set up Manufacturers’ Workshops—Tier A Business Certificate Programming Manufacturers’ Workshops—Tier B Manufacturers’ Workshops—Tier C Lunch on your own Manufacturers’ Workshops—Tier D Business Certificate Programming Exhibit Hall Opening Ceremony Shrek Welcomes You to Orlando (Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall)

THURsday // September 19 7:00 AM

Registration Open

8:00 – 9:30 AM Concurrent Education ICRC Total Thermoplastic Prosthetic Technology (USISPO Sponsored) Systematic Review and Clinical Trial Symposium Post Stroke Systematic Review and Interdisciplinary Symposium Optimum Profitability—A Case Study of Four Facilities

9:30 – 10:30 AM

10:30 AM 10:30 – 11:00 AM

General Session

Featuring Congress Keynote Professor Yoshiyuki Sankai and Congress Partner USISPO Keynote Heinz Trebbin, CPO, MSc

Exhibit Hall Open Break in Exhibit Hall

11:00 AM – Noon Concurrent Education Symposium: Appropriate Technology for Developing Countries (USISPO Sponsored) Symposium: Microprocessor Controlled Feet Symposium: Stance Control Orthotics Technical Education—Safety in the Laboratory Survival Imperatives Panel Discussion: Don’t Be Absent From the Battlefield— Control Your Destiny

Noon 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Lunch in Exhibit Hall Poster Presentations

1:30 – 2:30 PM Business Education - Selling Your Business Preparation and Valuation Beyond the Selling Price 2:00 – 3:30 PM Concurrent Education Lessons Learned from Haiti—Three Years After the Earthquake (USISPO Sponsored) The Transfemoral Challenge, Part I Orthotic Treatment Options for Today, Part I Upper Limb Prosthetics—A Clinical Specialty Technical Education—Demonstrations in Laboratory 2:30 – 5:30 PM Business Education—Good Business $ense How to Really Use Social Media Entry Level Masters in O&P, Challenges for the Next Generation Electronic Health Records

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Break in Exhibit Hall

4:00 – 5:30 PM Concurrent Education Humanitarian Care in O&P (USISPO Sponsored) The Transfemoral Challenge, Part II Orthotic Treatment Options for Today, Part II Upper Limb Prosthetics—A Clinical Specialty, Part II Technical Education—Demonstrations in Laboratory

5:30 PM 6:30 – 8:00 PM

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Happy Hour Reception (Exhibit Hall) Wine Tasting and Auction*

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8:00 – 9:30 AM Concurrent Education Caring for the Transtibial Amputee (Prosthetic Free Papers) Sensible Solutions in Pediatric Care (Orthotic Free Papers) Technical Education—Demonstrations in Laboratory Sam E. Hamontree, CP, Business Education Lecture Series

11:00 AM – Noon Concurrent Education Symposium: Focus on the Amputee—End User Demands Drive the Future IC: Discrimination Between Outcome Measurement Tools IC: Adoption and Utilization of Lower Extremity Orthotic Technologies Technical Education—Demonstrations in Laboratory Preparation is Key (DME MAC Contractor hosted business education)

2:00 – 3:30 PM Concurrent Education Technology Developments in P&O OF SHOw Thranhardt Lecture Series Technical Education Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Compliance for Patient Care Facilities, Manufacturers, and Distributors

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Everything You Need to Know to Survive RAC and Prepayment Audits in a Desperate Environment Break in Exhibit Hall

4:00 – 5:30 PM Concurrent Education Modern Prosthetics Caring for the Transtibial Amputee Caring for Our Service Members—Prosthetic Advancements Technical Education—Demonstrations in Laboratory

7:30 PM Special Event at Universal Studios* Buses depart every 15 minutes from the lower level entrance of the convention center. Last bus returns to the Gaylord at 10:00 PM.

SATURday // September 21 7:30 AM

Registration Open

8:00 – 9:30 AM Concurrent Education Healthcare Delivery Systems from Around the World Gait Analysis in the Clinical Setting Symposium: AFOs and Cerebral Palsy—Current Thinking IC: Basic Biomechanics for Understanding the Effects on Orthoses and Prostheses

9:00 AM 9:30 – 10:30 AM 10:30 – 11:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Open General Session Featuring Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Professor Roy D. Bloebaum, PhD Break in Hall with $5,000 Cash Giveaway

11:00 AM - Noon Concurrent Education Symposia Upper Extremity Orthotic Interventions Microprocessor Knees—Ten Considerations to Maximize Functional Ability Hamontree Lecture Series Pedorthic Education Noon – 2:00 PM Concurrent Education Pediatric Clinical Care Protocols for Prosthetists Transtibial Care and Prosthetic Innovations Clinical Care—Pedorthic Free Papers Business Skills for Today’s Savy Manager

*Additional registration and fee required.


Exhibits and Sponsors The centerpiece of the 2013 O&P World Congress is the massive 140,000 square foot exhibit hall. Encounter a Whole New World as you experience a show-floor theater, international pavilions, two lunch-lounge areas, the International Showcase, poster presentation and of course over 200 providers of every type of component, device, product and service you can imagine.

Sponsors AOPA extends special thanks to our sponsors:

BOLD listings indicate the exhibitor is a member of the American Orthotic & Prosthetics Association (AOPA). indicates the exhibitor is a Supplier Plus Partner with AOPA . List as of 5/20/13.

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Ability Dynamics LLC Abletech Orthopedics Corp. ACOR Orthopaedic Inc. Acsys Orthopedic Adaptec Prosthetics LLC Advanced O&P Solutions LLC Aetrex Worldwide Inc. Algeos USA LLC Allard USA Inc. ALPS Alternative Prosthetic Services Inc. American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP) American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) American Prosthetic Components Inc. AMFIT Inc. Anatomical Concepts Inc. AON Apis Footwear Co. Aqualeg, Inc. Arizona AFO Inc. ARTech Laboratory Inc. Aspen Medical Products Association of Children’s ProstheticOrthotic Clinics (ACPOC) Atlantic Rim Brace Mfg. Corp. Becker Orthopedic Appliance Co. BiOM BioSculptor Corp. Bort-Swiss Orthopedic Supply Boston Brace International Inc./dba NOPCO Bowman Enterprise Services Inc. Brightree LLC Bulldog Tools Inc. Cadence Biomedical Cailor Fleming Insurance Canadian Association for Prosthetics and Orthotics (CAPO) Cascade Dafo Inc. Cascade Orthopedic Supply Inc. Center for Orthotic Design—A Fillauer Company Centri—A Fillauer Company CJ Socket Technologies College Park Industries Inc. Comfort Products Inc. Con.Fair.Med Coyote Design CustomFacemasks.com/Michigan Hand & Sports Rehab Centers CYBERKINETICS Cybertech Medical Dan Yan JingBo Prosthetics & Orthotics Technology Co. LTD DAW Industries Inc. Delcam Dr. Comfort Dr. Ho’s Drew Shoe Corporation Emotis—A Fillauer Company

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EMR Stat Endolite Euro International Inc./Streifeneder Fabtech Systems LLC Fillauer Companies Inc. Fillauer LLC—A Fillauer Company FLO-TECH® Orthotic & Prosthetic Systems Inc. Florida Brace Corp. Footcare SRL Footmaxx Fraunhofer IPA Freedom Innovations LLC Friddles Orthopedic Appliances Inc. Futura International Inc. Gaitrite-CIR Systems Game Ready Grace Prosthetic Fabrication Inc. Guard Industries Inc. Hope Orthopedic Hosmer Dorrance Corp.—A Fillauer Company IB-ER Prosthetics Ltd. STI International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) JANCO Inc. JMS Plastic Supply Kinetic Research Inc./Bader Prosthetics & Orthotics KISS Technologies LLC KLM Labs Knit-Rite Inc. KRJ SRL LAD-ON Systems/Lawton Brace & Limb Co. Inc. Levy & Rappel Liberating Technologies Inc. Life-Like Laboratory LLC Linkia, LLC MD Orthopaedics Medex International Inc. Medex Intl (Holdings) Limited Medicare Contractors Medi USA Med Spec (ASO) MJ Markell Shoe Co. Inc. Motion Control Inc.—A Fillauer Company NABTESCO PROTEOR USA National Association for the Advancement of O&P (NAAOP) National Commission on O&P Education (NCOPE) Nearly Me Technologies LLC New Step Orthotic Lab Inc. nora systems Inc. North Sea Plastics O&P 1 Central Fabrication O&P Business News/SLACK Inc. O&P EDGE/Western Media LLC O&P Solutions/Optimus Prosthetics OKM Quimica Ortopedica On Going Care Solutions

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OPIE Software/oandp.com OP Marketing OPTEC USA, INC Orfit Industries America Orthocare Innovations Orthofeet Orthomerica Products Inc. Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation—OPAF & The First Clinics Orthotic & Prosthetic Equipment Corporation Orthotic & Prosthetic Group of America (OPGA) Össur Americas Inc. OTS Corp—A Fillauer Company Ottobock PEL Supply Co. Pine Tree Orthopedic Lab Inc. POSI (Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International) Pro-Tech Orthopedics Prosthetic Design Inc. ProtoKinetics LLC Provel Inc. Quality Outcomes Rebound Medical Solutions Inc./TOAD Medical Renia GmbH. Chemische Fabrik Restorative Care of America Inc. ROADRUNNERFOOT Engineering S.R.L Rodin 4D Royal Knit Inc. RX Textiles Inc. Silipos Inc. Soletech Inc. Spinal Technology Inc. SPS Spyder Technologies ST&G USA Corp. SteeperUSA SureStep Tamarack Habilitation Technologies Inc. TechMed 3D Inc. Tekscan Inc. The Bremer Group Co. The Pedorthic Foundation ThyssenKrupp AIN Plastics TillgesTechnologies LLC Top Shelf Orthopedics Touch Bionics Townsend Design TRS Inc. (Therapeutic Recreation Systems Inc.) Trulife Ultraflex Systems Inc. United States Member Society of ISPO Uniendo Fronteras UPS Vorum Research Corporation VQ Orthocare WBC Industries Inc. WillowWood

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Not your Ordinary SPEAKERS Gain a world of experience from key international speakers representing the best in the orthotic and prosthetic industry. Here are just a few of our recognized global leaders.

Dan Berschinski is a combat wounded double amputee and retired Army captain. He recently founded and serves as president of Two-Six Industries, LLC, a service-disabled veteranowned small business. He also serves as vice-chairman for the Amputee Coalition.

Roy D. Bloebaum, PhD is a Research Scientist and CoDirector of the VA Bone and Joint Research Lab at the Dept. of VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. Dr. Bloebaum’s publications include more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts on bone and joint replacement topics. He has been a lecturer all over the world.

Professor Frank Braatz, MD currently serves as professor at Private Hochschule Göttingen University in Deutschland. He is an internationally renowned researcher and frequently lectures around the world.

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Bernhard Budaker, Dipl.-Ing serves as group manager of Motions Systems for Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering in Stuttgart Germany.

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district since 2013. She is the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress in Illinois, the first disabled woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first member of Congress born in Thailand. Duckworth previously served as Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and as the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. An Iraq War veteran, Duckworth served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and suffered severe combat wounds, losing both of her legs and damaging her right arm. She was the first female double amputee from the war. She continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.

Jan Geertzen, MD, PhD currently serves as Immediate Past President of ISPO and Head of the Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine, Center for Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen. Dr. Geertzen is a researcher, international speaker and author of numerous papers that have been published worldwide.

Andrew Hansen, PhD is the Director of the Minneapolis VA Rehab Engineering Research Program and Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hansen is an internationally recognized expert in ankle-foot prosthetics. His team is actively developing rehabilitation technologies and performing research studies to evaluate effects of medical devices on user performance.


Kenton Kaufman, PhD is the W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Research Professor at Mayo Clinic and a registered professional engineer. He has published over 185 scientific peer-reviewed papers and holds 6 patents. He has developed novel devices and rehabilitation programs for individuals with disabilities. He has also worked with industry to get third-party reimbursement for prosthetic devices.

Johannes Schneider Littfeld, MSc currently serves as corporate Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurostimulation for Ottobock Healthcare. Mr. Littfeld’s wealth of experience includes various university research positions and consultant for the international corporation Sudler & Hennessey.

Urs Schneider, MD, PhD is head of the Fraunhofer Orthopedics Research Department in Stuttgart. He is a medical doctor and leads an interdisciplinary engineering team with research focused on improved mobility solutions in rehabilitation and orthopedic surgery.

What participants said about the 2012 Meeting:

Mary Kwasniewski currently serves as Senior Director, Global Health Programs for Physicians for Peace (PFP). A Cornell University graduate, Ms. Kwasniewski started her international career working for a State Department contractor in Washington, DC supporting international peace keeping programs. Having traveled globally, Mary has a first-hand understanding of the extensive need for medical programs such as those that PFP has been able to cultivate and foster throughout its 20 year history.

Professor Yoshiyuki Sankai currently serves as professor of the Graduate School of Systems & Information Engineering at the University of Tsukuba, and president and CEO of CYBERDYNE Inc. He is the inventor, creator and driving force behind the advanced robotics, Robot Suit HAL® (Hybrid Assistive Limb®) and various Cybernetics, medical care and welfare technologies.

Heinz Trebbin, CPO, MSc has been working in developing countries since his first experience in Tanzania in 1985. His area of expertise is the education of ortho-prosthetists and the clinical rehabilitation of people with disabilities. He gained experience with emergency aid projects through a 3 year assignment with the ICRC. He has developed extensive experience in the planning, implementation and evaluation of sustainable rehabilitation and education projects. He is currently working as an independent consultant and as a manager for DOI ortho-innovativ.

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The conference was awesome. The vendors and AOPA staff

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impressive. “Great conference!”

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Wednesday // September 18 Tier A

MANUFACTURER’s WORKSHOPS The O&P World Congress provides A Whole New World of clinical education in the form of workshops on the first day of the Congress. Choose from over 43 workshops featuring the newest products and latest technology, presented by leading manufacturers and suppliers from the O&P industry. Because manufacturers’ workshops are intense, often hands-on learning experiences, participation is limited to 50 participants per workshop. Workshops will be held during four different sessions: 8:00 AM – Noon MWA (12 workshops to choose from) 8:00– 10:00 AM MWB (7 workshops to choose from) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM MWC (7 workshops to choose from) 1:30 – 5:30 PM MWD (18 workshops to choose from) Additionally two business certificate programs will be offered on Wednesday, September 18. For workshop descriptions and updates, visit www.opworldcongressusa.org.

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8:00 AM – Noon (4-Hour Workshops) MWA-1 Socket Selection Criteria & Alignment Considerations Sponsor: ALPS MWA-2 The Providence Nocturnal Scoliosis System Sponsor: Spinal Technology MWA-3 The K2 Patient: What Do They Really Need? Overview and Evaluation of Both Functional Characteristics and Needs as Defined by their Ability Parameters Sponsor: Nabtesco Proteor USA MWA-4 Case Studies with Ottobock Cooperative Care Sponsor: Ottobock MWA-5 Gomez Orthotic Spine System Sponsor: Friddle’s Orthopedic Appliances MWA-6 POWER KNEE— Motorized Prosthetic Bionic Technology by Össur Sponsor: Össur Americas MWA-7 Unique Materials, Newly Developed and Innovative Products for O&P Sponsor: ST&G USA Corp. MWA-8 Fillauer Advance Prosthetic Foot Systems— Hydraulic and MPAS Advanced Training Sponsor: Fillauer Companies Inc.

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MWA-9 Knit-Rite’s Certified Fitter Training Course for Fitting and Selling Compression Hosiery Sponsor: Knit-Rite

MWB-2 Bartlett Tendon Knee: Understanding the Unique Tendon Technology in Amputee Sports Applications Sponsor: Fabtech Systems LLC

MWA-10 Canfit: Transforming P&O Practices using CAD/CAM Solutions Sponsor: Vorum Research

MWB-3 Medi Panthera CF Carbon Feet—Innovations in Carbon Technology Sponsor: Medi USA

MWA-11 New Function in Orthotics—Ottobock KAFO Technology and Outcomes Sponsor: Ottobock

MWB-4 Townsend Knee Bracing: Reducing Costs, Improving Outcomes Sponsor: Townsend Design

MWA-12 Prosthetic Solutions for Partial Foot Prostheses Sponsor: Allard USA

Tier B 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (2-Hour Workshops) MWB-1 ABC’s Facility Accreditation—Improve Your Practice, Care, and Business Sponsor: American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC)

MWB-5 Upper Extremity Essentials for Motion Control TDs and Wrists Sponsor: Fillauer Companies Inc. MWB-6 Dynamically Walk or Run…Advanced Clinical Outcomes for Your Drop Foot Patients Sponsor: Fillauer Companies Inc. MWB-7 CentralEuropean LE-Orthotic Design—New Techniques and Applications for the Tamarack Flexure Joint Sponsor: Tamarack Habilitation Technologies Inc.


Wednesday // September 18

Business Certificate Programming Earn your business certificate in O&P Business Management from AOPA, in partnership with the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). With over 95 years of service to the O&P profession, AOPA is the natural partner for the University to provide high-quality and relevant business education to the O&P community. SCPS opens the doors of the University of Virginia to nontraditional adult learners by providing high quality continuing education opportunities that help them achieve their personal and professional goals. By simply completing four core and four elective courses (and passing the accompanying quizzes) you will earn your certificate in O&P Business Management and receive a beautiful diploma from AOPA and the University. We hope you will be among the first class to graduate in 2014. For more information about the program, please visit www.aopanetonline.org/education. 8:00 AM - Noon Business Certificate Programming How to Read a Financial Statement (B1) Presented by the University of Virginia, this course is designed to help you gain a basic understanding of how to read financial statements and give you the confidence to be able to look at a set of financial statements and make sense of them. We will begin with what financial statements do. We all remember Cuba Gooding Junior’s immortal line from the movie Jerry Maguire, “Show me the money!” Well, that’s what financial statements do. They show you the money. They show you where a company’s money came from, where it went, and where it is now. We will cover the four main financial statements: • Balance sheets • Cash flow statements • Income statements • Statements of shareholders’ equity

Tier C 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (2-Hour Workshops) MWC-1 Eureka-EVA and Density Sponsor: NORA Systems Inc. MWC-2 High Performance Prosthetic and Orthotic Laminations Utilizing New Synthex© Composite Fibers Sponsor: Fabtech Systems LLC MWC-3 Sports and Recreation Options with UE Prostheses Sponsor: TRS Inc. (Therapeutic Recreation Systems Inc.)

MWC-4 Townsend’s Specialty Bracing Sponsor: Townsend Design MWC-5 Building your Practice with Ultraflex Sponsor: Ultraflex Systems LLC MWC-6 Core Positioning of the Elite Athlete Sponsor: Soletech Inc. MWC-7 Restoring the Joy of Fabrication with Health Moldable Carbon Sponsor: Comfort Products Inc.

Tier D 1:30 – 5:30 PM (4-Hour Workshops) MWD-1 Introduction to Dynamic Pediatric Bracing Sponsor: Cascade DAFO Inc. MWD-2 The Pedorthic Part of your Practice Sponsor: Aetrex Worldwide Inc. MWD-3 Touch Bionics’ Upper Limb Prosthetic Solutions Sponsor: Touch Bionics MWD-4 Advances in Vacuum Fittings from Ottobock Sponsor: Ottobock MWD-5 Navigate an Evolving Industry with Real World Lower-Limb Prosthetic Education Sponsor: Freedom Innovations LLC MWD-6 Össur Workshop— “Orthotic Management of the Hip & Spine” Featuring the New Rebound Hip & Miami LSO & TLSO Sponsor: Össur Americas MWD-7 OMEGA® 2013 Sponsor: WillowWood MWD-8 Treatment of Comprised Skin in Patients with Silver Based Fabrics Sponsor: Comfort Products Inc. MWD-9 bebionic3: A Complete System Overview Sponsor: SteeperUSA MWD-10 Comprehensive Upper Extremity Prosthetics: Expert Tips and Case Studies for Myoelectric and BodyPowered Systems Sponsor: Fillauer Companies Inc.

MWD-11 VHold Active Vacuum System Sponsor: SPS/Innovative Neurotronics MWD-12 Utilizing the PreStride Immediate Fit Orthosis for the Dual Track of Chronic and Acute Lower Extremity Orthotic Management Sponsor: Becker Orthopedic Appliance Co. MWD-13 “Let’s Get It On” with LAD-ON Vacuum Donning Systems Sponsor: LAD-ON Systems/ Lawton Brace & Limb Co. Inc. MWD-14 SMARTPUCK Intelligent Prosthetic Socket System with Integrated Vacuum Sponsor: Adaptec Prosthetics LLC MWD-15 Charleston Bending Brace Certification Workshop Sponsor: SPS/Charleston Bending Brace MWD-16 Gait Analysis on Post-Operative Immobilization Sponsor: Euro International Inc./ Streifeneder MWD-17 Documentation Requirements for Medicare Sponsor: Medicare Contractors MWD-18 Transfemoral Clinical Review and Documentation—The Complete Solution: Clinical and Technical Solutions Plus Justification and Medicare Documentation Requirements Review. Sponsor: Ottobock

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Wednesday // September 18 1:30 – 5:30 PM Business Certificate Programming Using Cost Accounting to Maximize Your Practice’s Profitability (B2) Presented by the University of Virginia, this program will cover basic cost accounting principles and how to use them to identify all costs that go into the delivery of a product and the development of fees that provide a practice with reasonable profits. • Learn to determine the financial impact of a proposed discount. • Learn to develop an operations and financial budget. • Learn to implement cost accounting principles in your practice. Embrace the concept that, even though an O&P company has little or no control over reimbusement rates, it must know if it can operate profitably at a given reimbusement rate.

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Welcome Reception

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception Join your colleagues at 6:00 PM for the exhibit hall Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception. Enjoy a fun evening as Shrek and Fiona welcome you to Orlando and the 2013 O&P World Congress. Enjoy a beverage and light snacks while you mix and mingle with your colleagues. The Welcome Reception is included with your full conference registration.

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THURSday // September 19 8:00 – 9:30 AM Concurrent Education

Instructional Course: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Total Thermoplastic Technology (C1/T1) Peter Poetsma, CP, MSC Join us for a live demonstration at the Congress’ Technical Fabrication Laboratory to learn how the ICRC is utilizing thermoplastic technology.

Systematic Review and Clinical Trial Symposium (C2) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Prosthetic Management Following Transtibial Amputation: A Systematic Review to Establish Assessment and Treatment Pathways (C2A) Jason Highsmith, PhD, DPT, CP, FAAOP This presentation will update participants on the strategy, procedures and outcomes of a literature review to evaluate evidence and its availability to devise potential treatment algorithms. Perspectives will include information science, economic, prosthetic and physical therapy. Symposium: Microprocessor Knee Clinical Trial Symposium (C2B) Jason Highsmith, PhD, DPT, CP, FAAOP Jason Kahle, CPO, FAAOP Derek J. Lura, PhD Bryce S. Sutton, PhD This symposium will present data from a clinical trial of 25 subjects (20 unilateral transfemoral amputees and five nonamputee controls). All subjects utilized a C-Leg for over one year prior to enrolling in the study. At enrollment subjects were switched to a Triasa foot and randomized to either continue C-Leg use or accommodate with a Genium prior to initial testing. Subjects who continued with C-Leg use were given two weeks to acclimate with the Trias foot and those who tested on Genium first were given between three weeks and three months to demonstrate proficiency and accommodation prior to testing. After data collection, subjects received the alternate method of treatment followed by retesting. Subjects used the same socket throughout the study.


THURsday // September 19

8:00 – 9:30 AM Concurrent Education (Cont’d.)

Post Stroke Systematic Review and Interdisciplinary Symposium (C3) Orthotic Management of Patients Post-Stroke: A Systematic Review of the Literature (C3A) Marcus Besser, PhD A systematic review of the literature published within the last 15 years is being conducted on orthotic management of patients post-stroke. Upon completion of the literature review, the results will be shared with the Stroke Evidence-Based Practice Statement Working Group, a group of experts assembled by AOPA to create a framework for an assessment and treatment pathway. Symposium: Advances in Lower Limb Orthotic Management for Post Stroke Hemiparesis—An Interdisiplinary Approach (C3B) Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS Thomas DiBello, BS, CO, LO, FAAOP Jason Jennings BS, CPO, LPO, FAAOP Jennifer Hale, PT, DPT, NCS Genevieve Oliver, PT, DPT, NCS More than seven million stroke survivors are currently living in the United States. Projections indicate that by 2030, an additional four million people will have had a stroke (a 25% increase in prevalence from 2010). Stroke is the leading cause of longterm disability in the U.S., and there has been a shift toward a younger onset of stroke. A recent study of 7740 stroke victims found that 45% were less than 65 years old and approximately 25% were less than 55 years of age. This is significant because it demonstrates that there is a large population living longer with the disabling conditions of stroke. Given this, the need for more evidence based interventions which positively impact gait, overall activity levels, and quality of life are imperative. In summary, in the words of Thomas DiBello, “it is quite reasonable to say that research in the orthotic management of stroke will have a greater impact on a larger number of people than research in any other area of orthotics and prosthetics.”

Optimum Profitability—A Case Study (B3) Pamala Filippis-Lupo, CO Ralph Hooper, CPO Jon Naft, CPO Michael Oros, CPO, FAAOP Hear a summary of research and the profitability of 4 varying facilities. The facilities vary in location, size, clinical staff make-up, scope of practice, and technology available for documentation. Studied will be the breakdown or percentage of Footcare, Diabetic, Custom fitted high and custom made, and custom fitted low. Prosthetics will be broken down into AK, BK, Preparatory, Definitive, and Upper extremity. The information will then compare the gross profitability of the facilities. This program will also look at the effectiveness of delivering care via single discipline vs. dual disciplined practitioners. The use of time studies to identify practitioner time and analysis will be presented to assist you in analyzing your facility’s productivity.

9:30 - 10:30 AM Opening General Session Participate in the opening General Session as we present the Congress keynote speaker and our partner USISPO kicks off their education program track. The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Sankai Keynote (C4A) Yoshiuyki Sankai, Professor, University of Tsukuba & CEO of Cyerdyne Cybernics is a new interdisciplinary academic field of human-assistive technology to enhance, strengthen, and support human cognitive and physical function, which integrates and harmonizes humans and robots with information technology in a functional, organic, and social manner. A pioneering achievement of Cybernics is Robot Suit HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limbs) developed by Yoshiyuki Sankai. HAL is the world’s first cyborg type robot that enhances and strengthens the limb motion of human bodies by detecting the weak bioelectrical signal through the body from the brain which generates the nerve signal to control the musculoskeletal system. In his presentation, Dr. Sankai will outline the Cybernics approach and introduce the work performed in Cybernics and the application of the HAL® technology for the benefit of senior citizens, physically challenged people and patient groups with specific diseases. Heinz Trebbin CPO, MSc, USISPO Keynote (C4B) Heinz Trebbin, CPO, MSc Heinz Trebbin has been working in developing countries since his first experience in Tanzania in 1985. His nearly 30 years of service have been in countries including Pakistan, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Angola and El Salvador. His field of expertise is mainly the education of ortho-prosthetists and the clinical rehabilitation of people with disabilities. He gained experience with emergency aid projects through a 3-year assignment with the ICRC. He worked mostly in long-term development projects with the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) for more than 10 years. Overall, he has developed extensive experience in the planning, implementation and evaluation of sustainable rehabilitation and education projects. He is currently working as an independent consultant and as a manager for DOI ortho-innovativ.

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Symposium: Appropriate Technology for Developing Countries (C5) Matt Pepe, MSc Roger Gonzales, PhD, PE Hector Casanova, CP Ray Pye, Director of Program Quality & Emerging Programs, Prosthetic Outreach Foundation Learn from several experienced organizations the types of technology they have found most appropriate and how shelf life, cost, import and export are all important considerations.

11:00 AM – Noon Concurrent Education (Cont’d.)

Safety in the Laboratory (T2) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Safety in the Orthotic & Prosthetic Lab for the Technician (T2A) John Schulte, CPO, FAAOP The typical O&P lab uses unique and specialized tools and equipment. The safe operation of this equipment will be discussed and presented. The ‘Safe Operational Zone’ will be discussed so that the attendee will be able to take the information presented for safe operation within their lab.

Symposium: Microprocessor Controlled Feet (C6) Hans Dietl, PhD David Boone, PhD Hugh Herr, PhD Saeed Zahidi, PhD Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, MD, PhD Philipp Kampas Hear from relevant researchers of MicroProcessor controlled Feet (MPF) as they compare and explain how an individual BK Amputee benefits from his/her specific design in ADL situations. Each researcher has received a video consisting of a combination of ADL situations for walking and moving, descending and ascending of ramps and slopes, moving between tables or catching a bus. Each researcher will utilize the video as a basis for their presentation and allow you, the audience, to compare the different solutions.

Instructional Course: Stance Control Orthotics (C7) James Campbell, PhD, CO Karyn Ross, BSc (Hons) FHEA Kenton Kaufman, PhD, PE Lower limb orthosis design has been advanced by the introduction of knee mechanisms that provide stance phase control and swing phase freedom, referred to as a stance control orthosis (SCO). This course will provide a foundation of biomechanical principles and specific examples of effective use of SCOs. The course will also provide a summary of current research on SCOs and areas that require future development efforts.

BloodBorne Pathogens Specific to the O&P Technician with Case Studies (T2B) John Schulte, CPO, FAAOP Superbugs continue to be a challenge to physicians and healthcare workers worldwide. The list of offending bacteria resistant to antibiotics continues to grow within health care facilities, and some have spread into the community. These potentially deadly pathogens are oftentimes found within the O&P lab.

Don’t Be Absent from the Battlefield— Control Your Destiny (B4) Thomas Kirk, PhD James Campbell, PhD, CO Thomas DiBello, BS, CO, LO, FAAOP Thomas Fise, JD Michael Hamontree, Anita Liberman-Lampear, MA Michael Oros, CPO, FAAOP Paul Prusakowski, CPO, FAAOP Scott Schneider, CMO & Regional President – OttoBock North America During last year’s National Assembly we launched Six Survival Imperatives to ensure our profession’s future. Learn how AOPA’s commitment to these Imperatives will help us master the health care challenges ahead. Know how dollars invested in a patients’ registry and outcomes research will be a huge factor in safeguarding reimbursement....how comparative effectiveness research can help policymakers and you make better decisions....how practice standards will guide better outcomes...how educating payers means a better bottom line....how identifying health care provider comrades in arms will strengthen our survival chances...and how various payment systems and new business models can work to your benefit. Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch available in Exhibit Hall 1:00 – 2:00 PM Presentations Visit www.opworldcongressusa.org for a complete list of poster presentations.

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Prosthetic Free Papers—The Transfemoral Challenge, Part I (C9) The following presentations run consecutively within this program.

1:30 – 2:30 PM Business Education

Selling Your Business (B5) Are you thinking about selling your business—now, in the future, or as an exit strategy solution? If so, why not take advantage of this session to learn what steps you should take now to prepare for the negotiating table. The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Selling Your Business—Preparation and Valuation (B5A) Barry Smith, Esq This session will cover the ten most commonly asked questions about business valuation and the actual sale, including, is the window closing? What are the pitfalls? Who is buying? Timing? What pre-planning should I consider now? Selling Your Business—Beyond the Selling Price (B5B) Michael Schlesinger, CPA This two part program will help you understand the business valuation process as well as help you figure out what you really want to get from the sale of your business. The selling price is only part of the process.

2:00 – 3:30 PM Concurrent Education

Lessons Learned—Haiti Three Years After the Earthquake (C8) Allen Ingersoll, CP Mary Kwasniewski, Sr. Director Physicians for Peace Peter Poetsma, CP, MSc Heinz Trebbin, CPO, MSc Haiti was forever changed when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck on January 12, 2010. Nearly 300,000 people lost their lives, hundreds of thousands were injured and the property loss is inconceivable. Considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the country suffers from unemployment, extreme poverty and lack of access to basic needs, such as education, healthcare and food. Add a devastating earthquake to this mix, and the challenges for Haiti seem overwhelming. Hear an update on progress made, what still needs to be done, and what four organizations learned.

Comparison of Step Uniformity for Two Transfemoral Socket Designs: A Case Study (C9A) Randall Alley, BSc, CP Hear a comparison of two of the latest interface designs for transfemoral applications with a focus on step uniformity. It is surmised that improved control of the femur within the interface will improve proprioception and hence positional accuracy during the gait cycle. Comparison of Weight Distribution Symmetry and Time Duration During Sit-to-Stand Movement of Unilateral Trans-Femoral Amputees (C9B) Enrique Quinonez, MSc Vibhor Agrawal, PhD Review a study on weight distribution symmetry between the intact and amputated limbs of unilateral trans-femoral amputees (TFAs) using the Power Knee and C-leg during a Sit-to-Stand movement (STS). Functional Outcomes of Different Microprocessor Controlled Knees—A Technological Study (C9C) Bettina Westebbe, Dipl.-Ing Malte Bellmann, Dipl.-Ing A technological analysis was performed to identify different functional outcomes of the four MPKs. Static Load Bearing Exercises During Rehabilitation of Individuals with Transfemoral Amputation Fitted with Osseointegrated Implant: Load Compliance (C9D) Sofie Vertriest, MD Laurent Frossard, PhD This presentation will provide a thorough understanding of the load compliance variables in transfermoral amputees fitted with an osseointegrated implant. Patients’ Satisfaction with C-Legs and Mechanical Knee Prostheses—A Comparative Analysis Using SAT-PRO, EQ-5D AND EQ-VAS in Italy (C9E) Andrea Giovanni Cutti, PhD Emanuele Lettieri, PhD The aim of this work was to analyze the performance of the C-leg compared to a limited set of mechanical knees, differentiating subjects in specific subgroups.

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Orthotic Free Papers—Treatment Options for Today, Part I (C10) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Energy and Loading Considerations for Stance and Swing Control KAFO Systems (C10A) Roland Auberger, Dipl.-Ing Measurement results of various walking situations will be presented outlining the exchange of energy between the KAFO and the users limb. Early Facilitation of Step Training in Over the Ground SCI Therapy (C10B) Gary Bedard, CO, FAAOP Hear a case that demonstrates the integration of an immediate fit stance control orthosis into acute over the ground gait retraining in SCI management. An Orthotronic Mobility System Improves the Walking Ability of Traditional KAFO Users (C10C) Andreas Kannenberg, MD, PhD Assess a systematic pilot study that evaluates the benefits of an orthotronic mobility system in comparison to KAFOs and SCOs. Case Study: Use of Bilateral Microprocessor Controlled Hydraulic KAFO in Quadriceps Paresis (C10D) Brian Arndt, CPO Review a case study of a patient that was fitted with bilateral microprocessor controlled hydraulic KAFOs and then performed ramp and stair descent and controlled stand to sit. Advanced Clinical Applications of the RGO and Systemic Benefits of Ambulation in the Traumatic Lower Limb Loss Person (C10E) John Schulte, CPO, FAAOP The systemic benefits of ambulation in the SCI person and clinical case studies of traumatic LE limb loss and the application of the RGO are presented within this lecture.

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Upper Limb Prosthetics—A Clinical Specialty (C11) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Clinical Testing with Vibratory Haptic Feedback in Upper Limb Prostheses (C11A) Teri Rosenbaum-Chou, PhD Gain knowledge from a study that accesses a vibratory haptic device using a sensor on the prosthetic thumb and vibratory tactors in the prosthetic socket. Enhancing Prosthetic Function with Wireless Identification Capabilities (C11B) Martin Vilarino, BS Learn how MORPH augments traditional electromyogram based control methodology with a complementary way of switching modes and grips utilizing radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags for multiarticulated prosthetic devices. Less is Really More: What Django Can Teach Us About Prosthetic Control (C11C) Michael Wininger, PhD Django Reinhardt was the guitar-toting pioneer of the Hot Jazz movement coming out of France in the 1930s. Amazingly, Reinhardt achieved world renown despite (or perhaps, because of) his possession of only 2 functional fingers on his fretting hand. We have analyzed the only known surviving footage of Reinhardt, and report our observations on how Django could do so much more with so much less. Development of Flexible Electrode Interface for Robust Control of Myoelectric Prostheses (C11D) Deena Jamal, BS Rahul Kaliki, PhD Learn about a newly developed flexible textile-based electrode. Wireless Implantable Multichannel Myoelectric System for Prosthesis Control (C11E) Daniel McDonnall, BS, PhD Review a newly developed prototype of an implantable myoelectric device for recording multiple independent channels of EMG and the ability to send those signals wirelessly to an external receiver.


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2:00 – 3:30 PM Concurrent Education (Cont’d.) User Experience of Controlling an Upper Extremity Prosthesis with Foot Controls (C11F) Katherine Etter, MS Shana Lieberman Klinger, MS Linda Resnik, PT, PhD The purpose of this presentation is to report user perspectives from 36 VA subjects who used foot controls to operate the DEKA Arm. Adaptation of the Goss Method for Tri-Plantar Postural Measurement in Standing to Sitting (C11G) Katherine Petrocci, MPT Jose Miguel Gomez Torres, MD, LO The development of the clinical method for seated postural measurement, GOSS-Petrocci, based on the adaptation of the GOSS method for standing postural measurement, will be presented using data from one patient.

Technical Demonstrations in Laboratory (T3) Join your colleagues in the technical fabrication laboratory for live demonstrations and in-depth education. Thanks to many of the exhibitors we have a technical fabrication laboratory set up similar to a cooking show where you will have the opportunity to participate in the best learning available.

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2:30 – 5:30 PM Business Education

Good Business $ense (B6) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. How to REALLY Use Social Media (B6A) Karen Lundquist, MBC, Director of Communications Linda Williams, Director of Consumer Engagement Take your social media to a new level by tying it to your business strategy. Learn what drives interaction, where to find content, and measure the results. We’ll share examples that you can take back to the office and put into action right away and methods for using the information manufacturers and industry organizations already supply. Finally, you’ll explore new ways to build relationships and generate results while maximizing your time and effort. Entry-Level Masters in O&P, Challenges for the Next Generation of Practitioner (B6B) Chrysta Irolla, MS, MSPO, CP Charles Kuffel, CPO, FAAOP Chris Robinson, MS, MBA, CPO, ATC, FAAOP The entry-level master’s degree is the current standard for practitioner education, but how does the paradigm shift impact the profession? A masters level graduate, educator and business owner will share their perspectives and discuss the challenges and impacts that have resulted from the transition to the masters level standards. Electronic Health Records (B6C) Timothy M. Greco Katie Hundley, CPO, LPO, Director, Clinical Systems Support, Hanger Clinic Gus Strand, Learning Leader, Hanger Clinic While the increased efficiency of electronic medical records can lead to significant cost savings over paper records in the long term, the conversion process can be overwhelming. This program will discuss the world of electronic health records, clinical practice impacts and change management.

One winner and one runner-up will be selected in each of the three categories: Practitioner, Technician, and Student. All three categories will also be entered into the People’s Choice Award—where congress attendees will vote and select their favorite prostheses.

• First Place Winners receive a $500 Cash Prize • Runners up receive a $200 Cash Prize • The People’s Choice Award recipient will receive $300 Special recognition in the form of a Trophy and Press Release will be awarded to the school representing the winning students. Sponsored by

ABC, OPTA, OttoBock, Cascade-USA and AOPA

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Humanitarian Care in Orthotics and Prosthetics (C12) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Responsibility in Humanitarian Action: Upholding the Code of Conduct for International Non-Governmental Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Mobility Assistance (C12A) Mary Kwasniewski, Sr. Director, Physicians for Peace Innes Boland, MPH The code of conduct for international non-governmental prosthetics, orthotics, and mobility assistance, developed by USISPO, focuses on ensuring ethical standards of assistance and culturally appropriate interventions and treatment when conducting outreach initiatives around the world. This panel will bring together experts from a variety of agencies to increase awareness and promote adherence to the Code, as well as discuss the challenges faced and best-practices established through years of experience in the field. Evolution of the Dilatancy Plaster-less P&O Technologies (C12B) Yeongchi Wu, MD Chris Robinson, CPO, LPO Hear a P&O technique, based on the dilatancy principle initially investigated 70 years ago, that has been utilized for fabricating more than 7,000 prostheses in India and Thailand and for fitting two landmine-injured elephant amputees in Thailand. A State Initiative—Integrating Physical Rehabilitation Program with Community Based Approach (C12C) Rajesh Tiwari, Deputy Director, Dept. of Social Welfare, India Soikat Ghosg Moulic, Assistant Director, Dept. of Social Welfare, India A summary of the first state initiative to integrate a physical rehabilitation program into a community based approach. Assessing Learning-Style Preferences of Rehabilitation Professional Students in India (C12D) Ritu Ghosh, CPO Review a study that was conducted to assess the learning styles of a diverse group of Mobility India students using the VARK questionnaire. Medi for Help: Providing Lower Limb Prostheses for Earthquake Victims in Haiti (C12E) Carsten Stauf, CPO This presentation will focus on the ongoing relief efforts of the organization medi for help. Specifics regarding deployment of staff, components, training, international partnership involvement, and future plans will also be covered.

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Prosthetic Free Papers—The Transfemoral Challenge, Part II (C13) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. A Preliminary Evaluation of a Hydro-Cast Trans-Femoral Prosthetic Socket Design, A Proof of Concept Study (C13A) Arjan Buis, PhD Learn about a research project that has utilized, for the first time, a hydro-casting technique to create a trans-femoral prosthetic socket. Impacts of an Integrated Control Structure on Transfemoral Gait (C13B) Nadine Stech, Dipl.-Ing David Moser, MD The impact of an integrated control structure controlling both foot and knee simultaneously on transfemoral gait will be presented. Influence of Malalignment on Socket Reaction Moments in Transfemoral and Knee-Disarticulation Prostheses (C13C) Toshiki Kobayashi, PhD This study investigated the effect of malalignment on socket reaction moments in transfemoral and knee-disarticulation prostheses. Benefits of Microprocessor Controlled Hydraulic Prosthetic Knee Joints to Limited Community Ambulators: A Systematic Review (C13D) Andreas Kannenberg, MD, PhD A systematic review was conducted to analyze the scientific literature for proven effects of the use of MPKs in the MFCL-2 amputee population. A Kinematic and Kinetic Comparison Study Between Two Microprocessor-Controlled Knees in Transfemoral Amputees (C13E) Ilanit Evron, MSc, PT Adi Marom, PT A gait analysis evaluation comparing two microprocessorcontrolled knees for transfemoral amputees will be presented. Improvement in Quality of Life, Mobility and Social Participation by Using a Microprocessor-Controlled Knee (C13F) Knut Lechler, CPO-d Learn about a study involving 12 transfemoral amputees who were asked to compare function, mobility and social participation using a mechanical knee versus a microprocessorcontrolled knee.


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Orthotic Free Papers—Treatment Options for Today, Part II (C14) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Orthotic Control of Long Term Posterior Tibialis Dysfunction (C14A) Mark Taylor, MLS, CPO, FAAOP Long term posterior tibialis dysfunction can be devastating to older adults causing the loss of normal ambulation. A flexible supramalleolus orthosis with a rigid frame can help provide support lost by a dysfunctional posterior tibialis and prevent further deformity. Comparison of Custom Posterior Leaf Spring and Dynamic Carbon Composite AFO in a Subject with Charcot-Marie Tooth (C14B) Pamela Hale, CPO Bilateral custom molded Posterior Leaf Spring AFOs were compared to custom fit rigid dynamic carbon composite AFOs. The data collected using a portable computerized gait analysis system is presented to confirm orthotic intervention choices. Influence of Plantarflexion Resistance of an Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) on Knee Flexion Angles in Patients with Stroke (C14C) Toshiki Kobayashi, PhD This study investigated the effect of varying plantarflexion resistance of an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) on knee flexion angles in patients with stroke hemiplegia.

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Upper Limb Prosthetics—A Clinical Specialty, Part II (C15) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Functional, Biomechanical and Psychosocial Assessment of the Michelangelo Hand: Description of the Protocol and Functional Outcomes (C15A) Andrea Giovanni Cutti, PhD Martina Luchetti, PsyD Hear a new approach for the assessment of multi-articulated prosthetic hands. Five Year Experience Fitting Partial Hand Prostheses Using Powered Fingers (C15B) Jack Uellendahl, CPO Learn which partial hand candidates may be appropriate for powered finger fitting and control options that have been successful. Rehabilitation and Outcome of Osseointegrated Amputation Prostheses on Upper Limbs (C15C) Kerstin Caine-Winterberger, OT Review a study consisting of 37 upper limb amputees who were fitted with osseointegrated prostheses. Review a Study Consisting of Prosthetic Use and Rehabilitation Treatment (C15D) Ecaterina Vasluian, MSc Hear personal views of youngsters with congenital belowelbow deficiency, and those of their parents and professionals concerning prosthetic use and rehabilitation treatment. Creating New Opportunities for Partial Finger Amputees: A Functional Solution (C15E) Matthew Mikosz, CP, LP Partial finger amputees now have the option of a functional design that can allow them to improve their functionality in daily activities. Learning Curves of Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure Tasks in Novice Prosthesis Users (C15F) Ecaterina Vasluian, MSc Understand reliability issues of the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure which is used by clinicians to determine the functionality of normal, injured, and especially of prosthetic hands. Confronting the Complex Challenges of the Partial Hand Patient (C15G) Diane Atkins, OTR, FISPO Finding an appropriate solution for the partial hand amputee that addresses their functional as well as aesthetic requirements has been one of the most complex and challenging tasks of the upper limb prosthetist. 5:30 PM

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FRIday // September 20 7:30 – 8:30 AM AOPA Annual Membership Business Meeting AOPA members and those interested in the Association are invited to a VIP breakfast meeting, awards program and an update on what’s happening in the profession and your organization. Voting will be done in advance by electronic ballot and results will be announced at the annual meeting this year and moving forward. Don’t miss the first ever presentation of the International Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Prosthetic Free Papers—Caring for the Transtibial Amputee, Part I (C16) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Minimal Clinically Important Difference in Biomechanical Characteristics of Prosthetic Feet— Randomized Double-Blind Laboratory and Community Testing (C16A) Michael Orendurff, PhD This double-blind randomized controlled trial found that over a wide range of functional levels transtibial amputees indicated a preference for prosthetic feet that had lower peak moments during late stance. A Clinical Comparison Between Two Common Transtibial Prosthetic Suspension Systems (C16B) Sadeeq Ali, PhD A comparison of two common prosthetic suspension systems in ten transtibial amputees: Less pistoning versus easy donning and doffing. Identification of Sensory Contributions to Stance Control in Transtibial Amputees (C16C) Adam Goodworth, PhD Systems identification modeling was used to identify sensory contributions to balance in three transtibial amputees. Results indicate the three amputees differed from controls in their use of sensory orientation information for stance control.

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Stride Length-Cadence Relationship is Disrupted in Below-Knee Prosthesis Users (C16D) Charla Howard, Doctoral Student Stride length and cadence exhibit a strong linear relationship in healthy controls. This relationship was found significantly altered in below-knee prosthesis users and permits control for discriminating prosthesis users with high sensitivity and specificity. Active Dorsiflexing Prosthesis May Reduce Trip-Related Fall Risk (C16E) Angela Bauer, CO, LO Noah Rosenblatt, PhD In this study we hypothesized that regardless of speed or incline, the foot would significantly increase toe clearance during swing and in turn significantly decrease the likelihood of tripping on an unseen obstacle. Influence of Transtibial Prosthetic Alignment Perturbations on Socket Reaction Moment Interactions (C16F) Toshiki Kobayashi, PhD This study investigated the effect of systematic alignment changes on socket reaction moment interactions in 11 amputees with transtibial prostheses.


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Orthotic Free Papers—Sensible Solutions in Pediatric Care (C17) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Spine Bone Mineral Density Associated with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (C17A) Ghazi Alamrat, CPO Fatima (Mohammed Zaki) Ahmad Al-Rousan, BME A study at Prince Rashed Military Hospital determined the spine bone mineral density associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The age range of the study subjects was 15-29 years. Analysis of a New Radiographic Evaluation Tool for Idiopathic Scoliosis, The Overall Coronal Trunk Symmetry Index (C17B) Sun Hae Jang, CO A new posterior-anterior (PA) radiographic evaluation tool was created by the PI for studies to determine whether a wellbalanced and properly aligned spine and a symmetric trunk, achieved by an orthosis are useful parameters in predicting a successful orthotic outcome. Ankle Foot Orthosis: Effects on the Gait of Children with Myelomeningocele Under a Dual Task Paradigm (C17C) Nikta Pirouz, CPO Tasos Karakostas, MPT, PhD Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) have been shown to be effective at providing balance, stability and efficiency during gait in children with myelomeningocele (MMC). This study assessed changes in gait and cognitive performance of ambulatory MMC as a function of the use of an AFO. The Effective Outcomes of Utilizing a Tuned DRAFO with a Part Time Wear Protocol (C17D) Davin Heyd, CO The presentation demonstrates an effective outcome based protocol that is repeatable and predictable. The key is utilizing biomechanical principles and methods. Gross Motor Skill Changes in Children with Developmental Delay, Hypotonia and Significant Pronation (C17E) Megan Smith, CO This presentation will discuss the gross motor skill changes of four patients with developmental delay, hypotonia and significant pronation wearing SureStep SMOs. A Novel Spinal Brace in Management of Scoliosis Due to Cerebral Palsy (C17F) Yu Moriguchi, MD, PhD Yoshihiro Matsui, PT A novel spinal brace was applied for management of scoliosis due to cerebral palsy. Radiological evaluation and subjective/ objective assessment of activities of daily living after at least one year of treatment was performed.

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Hamontree Lecture Series (B7) The Sam E. Hamontree, CP Business Education Award was created to recognize the best business education paper, or proposal submitted for presentation at the National Assembly. This award is envisioned as a counterpart to the Thranhardt Award given each year to the best clinical abstract(s). The audience will be invited to cast their vote for the award winner. The winner will be announced at the Saturday morning General Session. Using Lean Principles to Document Changes in Staff Workflow and Patient Services (B7A) Donald E. Katz, MHA, CO/L, FAAOP Lean can be described as a management strategy that is based on removing waste in a process with the aim of increasing workflow and improving outcomes. Another key premise of any lean initiative is to measure the results of such efforts to quantify whether meaningful improvements were realized. These principles were employed in the structural redesign of a lab supporting a busy, hospital-based pediatric orthotic practice. The presentation will illustrate how staff contributed to the redesign effort, the effects the new design had on staff performance, and its impact on patient care. Comprehensive Evaluations, Documentation and Education are Worth More than any Device (B7B) Bret Bostock, CO In our device-driven field, orthotists and prosthetists often forget the value of their patient evaluations, clinical documentation, and patient physician and payer education in their day to day care of patients. As health care in the United States continues to focus on “what things cost”, O&P clinicians need to focus on communicating to physicians, payers, and state and national congressional leaders the life-changing outcomes they provide their patients, and the value it brings to the U.S. healthcare system. Marketing Your O&P Facility: Tips, Tools and Best Practices (B7C) Karen Henry As U.S. healthcare continues to undergo sweeping changes, many O&P facilities are retooling their marketing approach in order to maintain success. This presentation will outline some of the factors that make marketing essential for today’s O&P practice.

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General Session (C18A) Jan Geertzen, MD, PhD The 2013 O&P World Congress is pleased to have Jan Geertzen as our day two keynote speaker. Dr. Geertzen, immediate past president of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and has been very supportive of the Congress and the partner organizations. Dr. Geertzen serves as immediate past president of ISPO International and Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Center for Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen. Dr. Geertzen is a researcher, international speaker and author of numerous papers that have been published worldwide. This presentation will focus on research at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Groningen. Skin problems of the residual limb in lower limb amputees are relatively common in daily clinical practice, possibly impeding prosthetic use. This impediment may influence the level of activity and level of participation in the daily life of a lower limb amputee. However, the knowledge concerning these skin problems was based on published expert opinions, without the availability of a systematic evaluation of present epidemiological evidence.

Biomechatronic Research in Prosthetics & Orthotics (C18B) Urs Schneider, MD, PhD Bernhard Budaker, Dr.-Ing. This presentation is hosted by Congress partner Con. Fair.Med, a subsidiary and education arm of the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology. Drs. Schneider and Budaker have been an Urs Schneider, MD, PhD Bernhard Budaker, Dr.-Ing. integral part of the congress planning committee. This presentation will focus on Biomechatronics Research in Prosthetics & Orthotics. Biomechatronics is an applied interdisciplinary science that aims to integrate biology, mechanics, and electronics. It also encompasses the fields of robotics and neuroscience. Biomechatronics is how the human body works. For example, four different steps must occur to be able to lift the foot to walk. First, impulses from the motor center of the brain are sent to the foot and leg muscles. Next the nerve cells in the feet send information to the brain telling it to adjust the muscle groups or amount of force required to walk across the ground. Different amounts of force are applied depending on the type of surface being walked across. The leg’s muscle spindle nerve cells then sense and send the position of the floor back up to the brain. Finally, when the foot is raised to step, signals are sent to muscles in the leg and foot to set it down.

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10:30 – 11:00 AM Break in Exhibit Hall 11:00 AM – Noon Concurrent Education

Symposium: Focus on the Amputee— End User Demands Drive the Future (C19) Dan Berschinski, Lt.Col. (Ret.) Marshall Cohen, Esq., PhD Andrew Hansen, PhD Dieter Juptner, CEO, Federal Amputees Assoc. Germany Urs Schneider, MD, PhD Join us for a real world panel discussion as representatives from the Federal Amputees Association of Germany and the Amputee Coalition take a look at the future requirements as end users drive future developments.

Instructional Course: Discrimination Between Outcome Measurement Tools to Assess Clinical Effectiveness: Is there one Right Tool for Prosthetics? (C20) Robert Gailey, PhD, PT Ignacio Gaunaurd, PhD, MSPT Michele Raya, PhD, MSPT, ATC The clinical use of outcome measures has become a standard in many specialty areas of rehabilitation and healthcare. The need to begin the conversation of “standardization of outcome measures” is of paramount importance when attempting to demonstrate accountability in regards to quality of care, improved performance, and cost-effectiveness. The presenters will demonstrate a systematic approach to determining the most effective outcome tools for different amputee populations, with the intention of allowing participants to determine which instruments best apply to their clinical practices. Finally, participants will be able to build their own outcomes “tool box” to promote the best possible documentation of efficacy related to their prosthetic intervention and patients’ performance.

Advancing the Adoption and Utilization of New Lower Extremity Orthotic Technologies (C21) Kelly Clark, CO Deanna Fish, MS, CPO Cheryl Kosta, PT The adoption and utilization of advanced lower extremity technologies occurs at multiple levels; specifically the patient, the clinician, the payer and the medical community at large. Effective implementation and provision is imperative to the acceptance of the technology into the medical marketplace. This symposium will focus on the 10 critical dynamics of the diffusion of innovation in today’s current orthotic practices.


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11:00 AM – Noon Concurrent Education (Cont’d.)

Technical Demonstrations in Laboratory (T6) Join your colleagues in the technical fabrication laboratory for live demonstrations and in-depth education. Thanks to many of the exhibitors we have a technical fabrication laboratory set up similar to a cooking show where you will have the opportunity to participate in the best learning available.

Preparation is Key: Prosthetics, Errors and Audits (B8) Zita Upchurch, Provider Outreach and Education Sr. Analyst, CGS Administrators, LLC In this session the CMS contractor will provide real claims submitted. The claims will be dissected along with actual medical documentation, assessments, etc. to determine where errors and justifications can be found. This interactive session will walk the supplier through the process from the beginning to claim completion. Attendees will provide feedback on how the claim should be developed and processed. Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch available in Exhibit Hall

Stratified Cost-Utility Analysis of C-Leg vs. Mechanical Knee Prostheses: Findings From a Retrospective Study on 127 Transfemoral Amputees (C23B) Andrea Giovanni Cutti, PhD Emanuele Lettieri, PhD A prosthetic component can have very different impacts depending on the specific patient. The aim of this work was to analyze the cost-utility of the C-leg compared to a limited set of mechanical knees, differentiating subjects in specific sub-groups. Can You Tell Which Foot is Which? (C23C) Silvia Raschke, PhD Michael Orendurff, PhD This double-blind randomized controlled trial offers evidence that prosthetic foot design has a quantifiable effect on amputee gait kinetics and preference during community ambulation. Prosthetic Limb Users Survey of Mobility (PLUS-M) (C23D) Brian Hafner, PhD Learn about the development of a prosthetic limb users survey of mobility and validation efforts that has been undertaken to assess the psychometric properties of this instrument.

1:00 – 2:00 PM Poster Presentations Visit www.opworldcongressusa.org for a complete list of poster presentations. 2:00 – 3:30 PM Concurrent Education

German and American Technology Developments in Prosthetics and Orthotics (C22) Urs Schneider, MD, PhD Bernhard Budaker, Dr.-Ing. Johannes Schneider-Littfeld, MSc Eric Nickle, PhD Ralf Link Learn about the latest technology developments in P&O from top German and U.S. researchers.

Award Winning Thranhardt Lecture Series (C23)

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Don’t miss the “best of the best” at the awardwinning Thranhardt Lecture Series. Launched by a gift from JE Hanger in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, CP, the series offers an honorarium to the winners. This years’ contenders are outlined below. The following presentations run consecutively within this program.

Technician Program (T7) Join your colleagues in the technical fabrication laboratory for live demonstrations and in-depth education. Thanks to many of the exhibitors we have a technical fabrication laboratory set up similar to a cooking show where you will have the opportunity to participate in the best learning available.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Compliance for Patient Care Facilities, Manufacturers and Distributors (B9) Larry Pilot, Esq. What suppliers—domestic and international—need to know about FDA rules and how patient care facilities and central fabrication facilities may find themselves at risk. It is important for the entire profession to be aware of the FDA’s role as it relates to the O&P field and specifically how to prepare your business for compliance with FDA regulations. This program is geared to address the needs of patient care facilities, manufacturers and distributors doing business in the USA, but can also be a useful learning experience for all global attendees.

Effect of Compliance Counseling on Brace Use and Success in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (C23A) Kevin Felton, CO, LO If we can counsel and show a patient how much they are actually wearing a brace at each visit, are they more likely to have increased compliance with their actual wear time? w w w . o p w o r l d c o n g r e s s u s a . ORG

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Everything You Need to Know to Survive RAC and Prepayment Audits in a Desperate Environment (B10) Peter Thomas, Esq. Joseph McTernan, Director of Coding & Reimbursement Services, Education & Programming, AOPA Devon Bernard, Manager of Reimbursement Services, AOPA Christina Hughes, Esq. Make sure you are properly armed to defend your business and your patients! There is no place other than AOPA to get the best advice and ammunition you need to be ready for the continuing battle against unfair and egregious audit activity by Medicare and its contractors. Medicare audits are on the rise and are here to stay. Orthotics and prosthetics are no longer flying under the radar of Medicare auditors. The release of the OIG report on Medicare payments for lower limb prostheses in August of 2011 effectively placed O&P providers in the auditing spotlight and the resultant delays to cashflow have been devastating. Waiting for the audits to go away on their own is simply not an option. You must be willing to face them head on, modify your standard operating procedures to help reduce your risks, but also be braced to actively fight for the reimbursement you deserve through every step and every level of the appeals process. This 2 ½ hour session, presented by the most knowledgeable experts in O&P reimbursement, including attorneys with direct Medicare audit litigation experience, will help you to defend your practice from egregious audits on both a pre-payment and post-payment basis. Attendees will: • Learn to understand the differences between audit types (RAC, CERT, Pre-Payment Probe, Post-Payment Probe, SMRC, etc.) • Learn how to develop audit response strategies based on the specific audit types • Discuss strategies to reduce the likelihood of: (1) being audited; and (2) having reimbursement either delayed or clawed back if you are audited • Learn how to maximize the use, and prospects for success within the appeals process • Understand the legal limits on the number of audits that can be performed and how far auditors can go back (auditors often do not, and if you don’t know to prostest you will be at their mercy) • Learn how O&P audits differ from DME audits • Learn how to continue to provide excellent patient care in a volatile audit environment • Discuss the Physician Documentation Template being developed by CMS • Learn how to collect interest on recouped monies • Receive a Compendia of Key Documents relating to what CMS has said, on the record, about perceived compliance shortfalls, as well as AOPA efforts to address unfair Medicare audits • Receive an update on AOPA advocacy and litigation efforts. AOPA continues to fight the war against arbitrary and egregious audits by Medicare contractors but, as a matter of survival, members must be prepared to fight and win the continuing day-to-day battles. Join your colleagues at this unprecedented, one-of-a-kind crucial session and make sure you are properly armed to defend your business and your profession.

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3:30 – 4:00 PM Break in Exhibit Hall 4:00 – 5:30 PM Concurrent Education

Modern Prosthetics (C24) Alan Kercher, BOCP Merkur Alimusaj, Dipl.-Ing Adam Baier Frank Braatz, PhD Recent developments and contemporary systems will be shared during this session, including state of the art hip disarticulation treatment and initial experience with a new combination of components. 4:00 – 5:30 PM Concurrent Education (Cont’d.)

Prosthetic Free Papers—Caring for the Transtibial Amputee, Part II (C25) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Hip Disarticulation into Above Knee Amputation and Prosthetic Management (C25A) Burhan Dhar, CPO A novel surgical procedure converts a hip disarticulation surgery into an above knee amputation wherein a viable residual limb and functional hip joint is created. Conversion of hip disarticulation into above knee amputation goes a long way in energy saving and better gait. Development of Quality Control Tools for Prosthetics and Orthotics—A Consensus Initiative (C25B) Soikat Ghosh Moulic, CPO, Assistant Director, Mobility India Learn to utilize quality controls and check lists to ensure that each step involved in the fabrication of P&O devices is reviewed to identify errors to minimize rejection and ensure overall quality standards. Novel Methodological Approach to Measure the Functional Significance of Elevated Vacuum Suspension on Residual Limb Circulation (C25C) Maria Gerschutz, PhD Cameron Rink, PhD Review a novel methodological approach to assess residual limb circulation in acute and chronic response to elevated vacuum suspension. Modalities include in-socket probe based measurements and out-of-socket imaging platforms. Biomechanical and User Testing of the Vari Flex XC Rotate (C25D) Christophe Lecomte, MSc Hear a study that shows user acceptance of a prosthetic foot that allows shock absorption and rotation. Most interesting in this study is the clear use of rotation in straight walking (2.8 degrees).


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4:00 – 5:30 PM Concurrent Education (Cont’d.) Comparative Outcome Assessment using Video Gait Analysis: A Case Study (C25E) Cara Negri, BSME, CP Observational Gait Analysis (OGA) is the most common practice of assessing gait in orthotics and prosthetics. Hillman developed a Prosthetic Observational Gait Score (POGS) based on the Edinburgh Gait Score for Cerebral Palsy because of its excellent reliability. The POGS protocol was used in a video gait analysis software to aid in observational gait analysis. Comparison Between Carbon Fiber Feet with Interposed Elastomeric Layers and Systems with Energy Storing or Damping Components Within Users of Mobility Classes Two and Three (C25F) Oliver Pape, CPO Discover the results of an observational multi-center study on the use of carbon fiber feet with integrated elastomer units. Surveys of amputees and prosthetists were conducted regarding stancephase characteristics of traditional damping and energy-storing feet in contrast with that of the test foot. A System for Evaluating and Training Amputees in the Effective Use of a Pattern Recognition-Based Prosthesis (C25G) Michael Powell, PhD Rahul Kaliki, PhD Learn about a newly developed novel patient evaluation and training platform for the use of myoelectric pattern recognition control for upper limb prosthesis.

The Use of Computer Aided Design and Additive Manufacturing (CAD-CAM) in the Rehabilitation of Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (C26B) Todd Sleeman, CP The use of CAD-CAM has streamlined the process of moving from an idea to a functioning product. Using the technology, prosthetists at Walter Reed National Military Medical center have increased patients’ independence with ADLs and allowed them to return to specializing recreational activities. Factors Related to High-Level Mobility in Service Members With Traumatic Lower Limb Loss (C26C) Ignacio Gaunaurd, PhD, MSPT Although many service members who experience traumatic lower limb loss seek to return to active duty and high-level mobility activities such as sports, not all are able to achieve this goal. This research examines the possible relationship between factors modifiable by rehabilitation intervention, other factors related to lower limb loss, and high-level mobility in service members with traumatic lower limb loss. Evolutionary Advancements in Modular Socket Interface Designs—NASA Robotics Research Enhances Socket Interface Capabilities (C26D) Jay Martin, CP, LP, FAAOP This presentation will discuss specific clinical case studies, fabrication, and fitting of a modular fabric-based interface design in upper and lower extremity prosthetics, and orthotics.

Technician Program (T8) Transfemoral Suspension Systems: A Comparison Between Common Suction Socket and Seal-In liner (C25H) Sadeeq Ali, PhD Review a survey to compare a seal-in liner with the common suction socket with regards to patient satisfaction and problems experienced with the prosthesis.

Caring for our Service Members—Prosthetic Advancements (C26) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Fall-Prevention Training for Warfighters with Transtibial Amputations (C26A) Kenton Kaufman, PhD, PE A novel rehabilitation program has been developed for individuals with lower extremity amputations. Trained subjects have reduced falls and retained improved recovery skills for 6 months after receiving the training.

Join your colleagues in the technical fabrication laboratory for live demonstrations and in-depth education. Thanks to many of the exhibitors we have a technical fabrication laboratory set up similar to a cooking show where you will have the opportunity to participate in the best learning available. 7:30 – 10:30 PM Special Event at Universal Studios

Marvel Super Hero Island® Street Party at Universal Orlando (Buses depart the Gaylord beginning at 7:15 PM) Universal Studios Theme Park Take part in this incredible event as World Congress attendees enjoy exclusive use of Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal Studios after the park closes to the public. You will receive a red carpet welcome as you are escorted to Marvel Super Hero Island where the street party begins. We hope you are looking forward to joining the fun. Additional fees apply. Guest tickets available.

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Symposium: Healthcare Delivery Systems from Around the World (C27) The provision of orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic care varies from country to country due in part to differences in their Healthcare Delivery Systems. Government regulations, financing, patient access, and the integration of new technologies into O&P are just a few of the topics that an international panel of invited speakers will discuss in this symposium. Attendees will listen to a series of overview presentations on the subject followed by a moderated panel discussion that hopes to provoke a stimulating and informative discourse with relevance to orthotists and prosthetists worldwide. The discussions will focus on the impact different healthcare systems have on the quality and delivery of orthotic and prosthetic care in each respective country represented.

Gait Analysis in the Clinical Setting (C28) Mark Geil, PhD Nerrolyn Ramstrand, PhD Performing gait analysis in the clinical environment can be a challenge for clinicians. While options for instrumented systems are increasing, they are not always affordable or appropriate for the clinical setting. This symposium aims to discuss and demonstrate alternatives for performing gait analysis in the clinical environment, including; pressure measurement systems, activity monitors, force plates and low cost video based gait analysis systems.

AFOs and Cerebral Palsy—Current Thinking (C29) Thomas V. DiBello, CO, FAAOP Additional Speakers to be announced The orthotic management of the lower extremity in children with cerebral palsy has always been a challenge. Recently, techniques involving a focus on the alignment of the involved limb or limbs has shown promising results. This symposium will review these new concepts and discuss there application.

Instructional Course: Basic Biomechanics for Understanding the Effects on Orthoses and Prostheses (C30) Prof. Klaas Postema, MD, PhD Michael Orendurff, PhD Attend this interactive course and learn the basics of biomechanics and its effect on orthoses, prostheses, and pedorthic footwear.

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9:30 - 10:30 AM General Session

General Session (C31) The last day General Session of the World Congress promises to be as spectacular as the first. Make sure your travel plans include the Saturday programming. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) (31A) Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district since 2013. She is the first AsianAmerican woman elected to Congress in Illinois, the first disabled woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first member of Congress born in Thailand. Duckworth previously served as Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and as the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. An Iraq War veteran, Duckworth served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and suffered severe combat wounds, losing both of her legs and damaging her right arm. She was the first female double amputee from the war. Bloebaum Keynote (C31B) Roy Bloebaum, PhD Roy Bloebaum, PhD is a Research Scientist and Co-Director of the VA Bone and Joint Research Lab at the Dept. of VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. Dr. Bloebaum’s publications include more than 100 peer reviewed manuscripts on bone and joint replacement topics. He has been a lecturer all over the world. 10:30 – 11:00 AM Break in Exhibit Hall

$5,000 Cash Giveaway–Enter to Win! Visit Booth #1127 for information. 11:00 AM - Noon Concurrent Education

Symposium: Upper Extremity Orthotic Interventions (C32) Frederick Nahm, MD, PhD Jonathan Naft, CPO Danica Nordstrom, CO New, innovative research on managing paralysis and tone in upper extremity orthotic solutions has gained significant momentum. As a result, many O&P facilities are now able to offer patients devices for the upper extremity that both improve therapeutic value as well as the functional outcomes. A panel of speakers including a leading


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neurologist, researcher, CPO, will outline the medical need, summarize the outcomes, and provide recommendations in order for the O&P community to begin using new techniques. The O&P practitioners in the audience will be presented with the various new orthoses that have gained momentum. Outcomes have been collected from seven independent O&P offices to review the progress. Devices include powered upper extremity exoskeletons that are now being considered as the next standard of care in O&P upper extremity treatments.

Symposia: Microprocessor Prosthetic Knee Symposium: Ten Considerations to Maximize Functional Ability (C33) Robert Gailey, PhD, PT Mike Corcoran, CPO John Fergason, CPO As prosthetic knee systems with sophisticated microprocessor controls continue to improve, with features such as increased stance control, greater cadence variance and the ability to negotiate environmental barriers such as stairs or rugged terrain, the need to explore the functional differences between knee systems becomes critical. The process of matching a specific microprocessor knee (MPK) systems with the appropriate prosthetic candidate can be complex and currently there is little comparative effectiveness research available to clinicians. Many factors should be considered to enable people with limb loss to take full advantage of MPK enhancements including the residual limb’s anatomy, socket design, alignment, biomechanical considerations and each specific MPK’s capacity to augment the amputee’s life style. 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Concurrent Education

Hamontree Lecture Series (B11) The Sam E. Hamontree, CP, Business Education Award was created in 2010 to recognize the best business education paper, idea and/or proposal submitted for presentation at the AOPA National Assembly. If you missed one of these sought after business presentations you will have another chance to hear their award-winning concepts. If you were one of the fortunate and did hear the presentation, the winners promise updated material. Hamontree Lecture Series—2010 Winner: Reducing Time Demands While Increasing Asset Utilization: Why it Still Matters More than Ever (B12A) Brian Gustin, CP Hamontree Lecture Series—2011 Winner: The Total Patient Care Model Today (B12B) Bret Bostock, CO Hamontree Lecture Series—2012 Winner: The View From Beyond: Once You are on Top of Your Box, How to Step Back and Analyze the Forces Effecting Your Business (B12C) Jeff Nemeth, CPO, FAAOP

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Concurrent Education

Pedorthic Free Papers—Clinical Care (C34) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Usability of Orthopaedic Footwear (C34A) Klaas Postema, MD, PhD About 20% of all patients who receive orthopaedic footwear don’t use their shoes or usage is limited. 503 questionnaires were given to patients who would get their first ever pair of orthopaedic footwear, with a response of 81%. Results of the questionnaires showed that a difference between expectations and experiences are the main cause for non use. Dilatancy-Based Impression Technique for Foot Orthoses (C34B) Larissa Conner, CO Chris Robinson, CPO, LPO Discover a new dilatancy-based impression and fabrication technique that has been developed and field tested for transtibial prosthetic sockets and has been successfully modified for foot orthoses. Effects of Designed Tactile Insoles on Standing Balance in Diabetic Neuropathy (C34C) Mahboobeh Mehdikhani, MSc Learn the results of a study on the effect of tactile insoles on the standing balance of individuals—18 diabetic patients with neuropathy and 16 nondisabled subjects were included in the study. The Diabetes Epidemic and Reducing Risk for Amputations: A Pedorthic Perspective (C34D) Dennis Janisse, CPed This session seeks to highlight both the foot-related complications of diabetes and what can be achieved through the use of proper therapeutic footwear.

Brachymetatarsia “One Toe Makes a Difference” (C34E) Teresa Alpert-Leibman, BOCO Pedorthist Brachymetatarsia or hypoplastic metatarsal is an abnormality of the metatarsal creating a short toe. Brachymetatarsia makes shoe fitting challenging, effects gait and leads to pain. Operative options to lengthen the metatarsal is changing the lives of thousands. Foot Insole Materials in Plantar Pressure Relief— A Comparative Study (C34F) Savita Goel, PhD Ajay Mishra, MPO Planter pressure was studied with the use of both silicone gel insoles and micro-cellular rubber. The aim of this study was to check the efficiency of both these commonly prescribed insoles. Analysis of the Motion of the MTP Joint Using a New Gait-Analysis Software and New Wound-Care Shoe (C34G) Martin Pasurka, PO Dominik Rudolph, CPO This study examines the motion of the MTP-Joint I while walking barefoot in comparison to the walking with wound-care shoes by using a new gait analysis software. Effects of a Rockerbar During Slow Running (C34H) Klaas Postema, MD, PhD Achilles Tendinosis is a common overuse injurie in runners. In daily practice a proximally placed rocker at the shoe is prescribed regularly, in order to reduce tension on the Achilles Tendon. The Masai Barefoot Technique shoe in fact is provided with a proximally placed rocker bar. It produces a small decrease of the external ankle dorsal flexion moment during the third rocker while walking (Nigg et al, 1992).

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Pediatric Clinical Care Protocols for Prosthetists (C35)

Prosthetic Free Papers— Transtibial Care and Innovations (C36)

The following presentations run consecutively within this program.

The following presentations run consecutively within this program.

Children With Limb Loss Utilize A Prosthetic Knee Joint When Crawling (C35A) Mark Geil, PhD Traditional clinical care protocols do not provide an articulating prosthetic knee to young children until they are capable of independent standing and walking on a knee locked into full extension. This project found that when younger crawling children are provided with an articulating knee, they utilize the knee joint for flexion. Challenges for Children’s Prosthetic Feet— Kinetic Data for Walking and Running in Real-World Locations (C35B) Michael Orendurff, PhD This project provides kinetic data on children running and walking on their prosthesis in real-world environments. The data may be used for design criteria to produce more high performance and durable children’s prosthetic feet. Postural Control Strategies and Balance in Children with Unilateral Lower-Limb with Heavy Backpack Loads (C35C) Mark Geil, PhD The effects of heavy backpacks on the standing posture of schoolchildren has been well-studied in typically developing children, but there is a gap in the literature concerning children with limb loss. This study analyzed postural sway in children with unilateral Syme’s limb loss vs. age-matched controls. Tibial-Fibular Synostosis and Outcome in Pediatric Bilateral Amputees (C35D) Burhan Dhar, CPO Amputation in children is unique. Bone growth after initial amputation requires multiple reconstruction surgeries throughout life. Bone synostosis can help create a permanent viable residual limb with weight bearing capabilities. Gait Symmetry in Children with Limb Loss Wearing Heavy Backpacks (C35E) Mark Geil, PhD This study analyzed the ground reaction forces in walking by children with unilateral limb loss wearing backpacks loaded up to 25% of body weight. The project determined whether these children favor the prosthetic limb or the contralateral limb in walking as backpacks got heavier.

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Hydraulic Foot/Ankle System with Adaptable Dorsi-Flexion Stop (C36A) Edwin Iversen, MSE Review proximal limb loading data for individuals with lowerlimb amputations. Elevated Vacuum Socket Suspension Improves Balance and Gait Performance in Elderly Dysvascular Transtibial Amputees (C36B) Andreas Kannenberg, MD, PhD The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a vacuum assisted socket suspension system (VASS) improves the control of the prosthetic limb. Biomechanical Effects of an Adaptive Ankle Foot System During Ramp Ambulation (C36C) Merkur Alimusaj, PhD, Dipl-Ing. A microprocessor controlled ankle adaptation might lead to more physiologic kinematics and kinetics in TTA during ramp ambulation. The Endo-Exo-Prosthesis— 10 years Experience with an Intramedullar, Percutaneous Implant for Rehabilitation of Amputees (C36D) Horst-Heinrich Aschoff, PhD This presentation outlines data on the design of an intramedullar percutaneous implant. Prosthetic Coupling System with Acoustic Alarm System for Lower Limb Prostheses (C36E) Arezoo Eshraghi, Registered P-O, Malaysia Hossein Gholizadeh, MEngSc Hear a biomechanical analysis on a new magnetic prosthetic suspension system.

Mobility India Gait Training Approach for Unilateral Lower Limb Amputee (C36F) Soikat Ghosh Moulic, Assistant Director, Mobility India Riyaz H, MPT Review of a study done by Mobility India rehab team members to determine the effectiveness of outcome measures like AMPPRO and LCI 5 with lower extremity prosthetic users. Innovative Software to Design and Test Leg Prosthesis (C36G) Caterina Rizzi, Prof., Univ. Bergamo Review a new software platform to design lower limb prosthesis centered on the patient’s digital model. Understanding Residual Limb Volume Loss; Utilizing a Physical Model (C36H) Arjan Buis, PhD This study investigated if it is physically possible to manage volume changes in a controlled environment in a lower limb amputee. A Novel, State-Of-TheArt, Complete Prosthetic Solution for Developing World Countries and Beyond (C36I) Van Phillips Van Phillips, inventor of the Flex-Foot line of products and founder of Second Wind Foundation, will introduce four new device proto types for developing-world amputees.


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12:30 – 2:00 PM Business Education

Advanced Business Skills for Today’s Savvy O&P Manager (B12) The following presentations run consecutively within this program. Selecting and Implementing Computer Technology for Your O&P Business: A Practical Toolkit (B12A) Andrew Ullman, BSME, MSM The purpose of this session will be to show attendees how to determine what types of computer technology can benefit their business, how to choose from several different options of software, hardware, and vendors/consultants, and how to manage the implementation of a new technology. The objective is not to present specific software/hardware, but rather provide attendees with a structured process for evaluating and implementing these technologies within the framework of their business. Busyness Is Not Good Business: How to Accomplish More By Doing Less (B12B) Frank Marqulis, BA Are you overwhelmed, burning out or burning up? Learn the secret that world-class athletes and top CEOs apply to not only get more done in less time but actually enjoy the tasks set before them. The issues discussed in this practical seminar can actually reverse your slide into mediocrity and dissatisfaction. A MUST for anyone who wishes to become more valuable to their company. Building Collaboration Within a National Clinical Team (B12C) Dan Conyers, CPO, FAAOP Tiffany Ryan, MOT, OTR, CSCS It is an essential goal for organizations with multiple geographic locations to create a consistent and positive patient experience at every location. This presentation outlines specific, proven methods for establishing a collaborative process among a national clinical team. It also delineates actual examples of measurable results, including improved functional outcomes for patients and increased job satisfaction for staff. Empowering Practitioners to Innovate—Practical Steps of Bringing Innovative Ideas to Fruition (B12D) Jay Martin, CP, LP, FAAOP How do you turn an invention idea sketched on a napkin into a multimillion dollar practice? This presentation will share specific strategies and tools that can be used by practitioners to maximize the economic and societal impacts of their ideas. We will discuss specifics on how to develop, patent, acquire grant funding, launch new prosthetic and orthotic innovations, and use them to enhance your clinical practice. Taking Care of Business with Social Media (B12E) Christina Throndson In this session you will learn to establish social media goals and desired outcomes, create a plan and execute it. You will also learn to determine a brand voice for social media as well as increase your conversion rate by identifying and targeting your segmented audiences.

Product Preview Theater Presentations A Whole New World of Learning takes place in a theater atmosphere on the show floor. The Product Preview Theater gives manufacturers the opportunity to showcase their products in a high energy setting. Please visit www.opworldcongressusa.org for a complete list of Product Preview Theater Presentations and times. Product Preview Theater Presentations scheduled at press time include the following: Ability Dynamics • Innovations in Composites & Materials: A Paradigm Shift Adaptec Prosthetics LLC • SMARTPUCK Intelligent Prosthetic Socket System with Integrated Vacuum Allard USA • Exceeding Bracing Challenges in Ghana

LAD-ON Systems/Lawton Brace & Limb Co. Inc. • “Let’s Get It On” with LAD-ON Vacuum Donning System Medi USA • Medi Panthera CF Feet: Innovations in Carbon Technology

Aspen Medical Products • Aspen Medical Products Update

Nabtesco Proteor USA • Allux––The World’s Safest Microprocessor Knee • “The Complete Solution” offered by Nabtesco Proteor USA

Cascade Orthopedic Supply Inc. • New Hands-Free Shoes Utilizing the Step-in-Go System

O&P EDGE/Western Media LLC • EDGE Custom Publications: Marketing your Facility

Delcam • Patient Facing Custom Orthotic Insole CAD—Your Custom Insole Design Solution, from 3D Patient Scans to Finished Design in Seconds

Ossur Americas Inc. • Unity—Elevated Vacuum Technology by Össur • Advancements in Custom Brace Measuring & Technology

Fillauer Companies Inc. • The Hosmer Raize Microprocessor Ankle • ETD: Clinical Advantages of Using an Electric Terminal Device • Introducing One Smooth Joint Freedom Innovations LLC • Deliver Clinical Outcomes that are Extraordinarily Normal with the Kinterra™ Prosthetic Foot/Ankle System • Inception™ Liners—Gel ‘Durability You Can See’ and Silicone ‘Performance You Can Feel’

Ottobock • Advantages of the Ottobock Upper Limb Axon-Bus Prosthetic System WillowWood • Tackling Uneven Terrain with a New WillowWood® Foot

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A W H O L EEvents NEW WORLD Special

Wednesday // September 18

Thranhardt Golf Classic 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Buses depart the Gaylord at 7:30 AM and 7:45 AM) Celebration Golf Course AOPA’s Capitol Connection and OPAF have joined forces to cosponsor the fall Thranhardt Golf Classic. This iconic event benefits the inspiring efforts of OPAF in promoting personal achievement, physical fitness and social interaction of those served by the O&P community, and the legislative research and education efforts of the Capitol Connection to further the O&P advocacy policy agenda. Where: Celebration Golf Course—located in Disney’s picturesque town of Celebration When: Wednesday, September 18—in conjunction with the 2013 O&P World Congress What: A fun day of “Orlando Golf at its Finest” with your O&P colleagues to support two great causes.

Wednesday // September 18

Celebration golf course has been chosen by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the Best-Designed Golf Courses in Florida, and one of the top 25 public courses in the country. The renowned fatherson team of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr. sculpted a park-like atmosphere within the natural wetland environment, creating a truly serene golf experience just 5 minutes from the Gaylord Palms. Make sure your World Congress travel plans include playing the Thranhardt Golf Classic on one of the best courses in central Florida. Fees include green fees, cart fees, practice balls, breakfast, an awards banquet with a southern style BBQ menu, open bar, transportation from the Gaylord, and a priceless afternoon of golfing fun with your O&P Colleagues.

THURsday // September 19

Welcome to the World Congress Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 PM Florida Exhibit Hall Start your World Congress experience with a fun reception in the exhibit hall as Shrek® and Fiona® welcome you to Orlando, FL, USA! Enjoy refreshments and an open bar as you get a firsthand look at the massive World Congress exhibit hall. The welcome reception is included in your full conference registration. Guest tickets are available for a fee.

Happy Hour Reception

5:30 – 6:30 PM Florida Exhibit Hall Enjoy a happy hour reception “Florida Style” as exhibitors sponsor various fun Florida refreshments. The Happy Hour reception is included in your full conference registration.

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Sixth Annual O&P Wine Tasting & Auction Fundraiser 6:30 – 8:00 PM Take part in the annual O&P wine tasting and auction fundraiser. Spend a fun evening learning about and tasting different wines. Enjoy both a silent and live auction. Registration is required. Help shape the future of O&P by supporting AOPA’s government relations efforts. As a special thank you, registrants receive a $100 voucher that can be used toward your first winning bid. Last year’s auction included much more than fabulous wines, participants had the opportunity to bid on sought-after items such as Tiffany Crystal, jewelry, and a fine selection of cigars, not to mention the opportunity to mix and mingle with the profession’s finest. Additional fees apply.

FRIday // September 20

AOPA Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony 7:30 – 8:30 AM Join us for a VIP breakfast, presentation of awards, and interesting updates on what’s been happening with your organization and profession. Hear the Treasurer’s Report; learn the results of the new electronic voting system. Understand the strategic direction your association is taking and how it will affect you.

Marvel Super Hero Island® Street Party at Universal Orlando 7:30 – 10:30 PM (Buses depart the Gaylord beginning at 7:15 PM) Universal Studios Theme Park Take part in this incredible event as World Congress attendees enjoy exclusive use of Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal Studios after the park closes to the public. You will receive a red carpet welcome as you are escorted to Marvel Super Hero Island where the street party begins. If you enjoy rides and attractions, we promise you won’t be disappointed! Partake in fun rides such as the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, the Incredible Hulk Coaster ®,and Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®. If park rides are not your thing, there will be plenty to entertain you, such as the DJ, the Kingpin Arcade® (on free play), and Superheroes to meet and greet. We hope you are looking forward to joining the fun. Additional fees apply. Guest tickets available.

SATURDay // September 21

$5,000 Cash Giveaway 10:30 AM Florida Exhibit Hall Enter to win the exciting $5,000 Cash Giveaway! One lucky World Congress attendee will take home the $5,000 grand prize. Sponsored by Arizona AFO. Be sure to visit booth 1119 onsite for details. Additionally, there will be opportunities throughout the show to win various prizes by various exhibitors. w w w . o p w o r l d c o n g r e s s u s a . ORG

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About the Venue About the Venue Sun-drenched and spectacular, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center brings excitement to life through world-class restaurants, dynamic on-site recreation, and breathtakingly beautiful gardens. Signature atriums recreate three Florida environments, immersing you in the sights and sounds that make the Sunshine State a top U.S. travel destination. Don’t miss the fun recreational things the Gaylord offers.

Relâche Spa & Salon Take advantage of special spa discounts developed especially for World Congress attendees—show your badge to take advantage of special offers. Services feature signature massages, exclusive treatments, our rejuvenating Bamboo Massage and the skin-reviving Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial.

Schedule a Garden Tour Explore 500,000 plants and flowers growing in a majestic temperature-controlled atrium. The Gaylord’s talented team of horticulturists invites you to tour the celebrated 4.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens at Gaylord Palms. To make an appointment, contact gpgardengeek@ gaylordhotels.com.

South Beach Adult Outdoor Pool

Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park

A tranquil setting awaits you at the Gaylord’s exclusive adultonly swimming pool featuring a sophisticated South Beach design lined with tropical palms. Reserve a cozy poolside cabana where you can cool off in the shade, take in the view, watch your favorite TV program, and order a frosty beverage.

Make a real splash by taking the kids to the Evergladesinspired Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park! Cool off in a water wonderland featuring a zero-entry swimming pool with four water slides, a tree house playground, an oversized tipping bucket, movies, pool parties and more!

Key West Fish Feedings Watch native marine species such as mangrove snappers, redfish, snook, stingrays and tarpon in the Key West lagoon. Feedings take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM in the Gaylord Atrium Key West Area.

Gator Springs In the St. Augustine atrium, you’ll find 15 juvenile alligators and 30 species of native turtles in a habitat reminiscent of Florida’s natural springs. Watch alligator feedings and learn about the species from GATORLAND specialists on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30 PM (time subject to change).

Shuttle Service to Theme Parks Gaylord Palms offers shuttle bus service to Walt Disney World® theme parks and the Downtown Disney® area. A daily schedule is available at the concierge desk.

Dining Options at the Gaylord Eight different dining options at the Gaylord will provide you with an enjoyable experience in Orlando. Choose from the finest premium black angus beef at Old Hickory Steakhouse or hearty bar fare and the coldest draft beer in town at Wreckers Sports bar. Visit www.opworldcongressusa.org or gaylordpalms.com for complete details.

Special Offers for World Congress Attendees The World Congress planning committee has obtained several special discounts for World Congress attendees. Visit www.opworldcongressusa.org to learn about special savings from the following:

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Registration Information

How to register Review the registration category descriptions below and complete one registration form for each attendee. For your convenience, there are three easy ways to register.

1 Travel information Meeting Location The 2013 O&P World Congress will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 W Osceola Parkway, OrlandoKissimmee, FL 34746. Located just 1.5 miles from the front gate of Walt Disney World® and in close proximity to other Orlando theme parks; Gaylord Palms Hotel is just 20 minutes from Orlando International airport.

Register online at www.opworldcongressusa.org and select registration. Payment must be made by credit card when registering online.

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Register by fax by completing the form and faxing it to (401)765-6677. Please do not mail your form after faxing it.

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To register by mail, complete the registration form and mail it with payment to World Congress, c/o ExpoTrac Registration Services, P.O. Box 1280, Woonsocket, RI 02895.

Emails confirming registration will be sent to each registrant. Read your email carefully. If corrections or changes are needed, please follow the instructions on your confirmation prior to August 9. Badges and event tickets will be distributed on site. On-site registration will open in Orlando on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 10:00 AM. Each attendee needs to check in at on-site registration. No badges can be picked up for others attending the show. There will be a $50 fee for lost badges.

Registration Category Descriptions Hotel Accommodations & RESERVATIONS The charm and natural beauty of Florida and the signature flawless service of Gaylord Hotels combine to make Gaylord Palms an unbeatable congress destination. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. AOPA has reserved a block of rooms for World Congress attendees at the Gaylord Palms for the rate of $229 per night. Call the hotel directly at 407/586-2000 or toll-free at 407/586-0000 and mention AOPA or the group code AOPA2013. You can also make your hotel reservations online by visiting http:// opworldcongressusa.org/travel/the-resort-convention-center. Please note that this block of rooms is being held exclusively for World Congress attendees, those booking rooms are required to register for the World Congress by August 9 or they will not be eligible for the group rate and may be subject to cancellation. The hotel will likely sell out over the dates of the World Congress. Please be sure your reservation request reaches the hotel prior to August 9, 2013 when any remaining rooms will be released. There is NO GUARANTEE that rooms will be available at the World Congress rate. Rates quoted here are on a space-available basis only. Once the World Congress block of rooms is sold out, which may be earlier than August 9, 2013, there is no guarantee that rooms will be available nor that they will be available at the World Congress rate.

Full Conference Registration Fees include admission to the exhibit hall, education sessions, Wednesday’s Welcome Reception, three breakfasts, two lunches in the exhibit hall and all meeting materials. Attendees registering under this category will automatically receive a certificate of attendance. Exhibitor Full Conference Registration Exhibitors are entitled to two registration badges per 8X10 unit purchased. Additional exhibitor personnel staffing a booth should select this category. Fee includes admission to the exhibit hall, education sessions, Wednesday’s Welcome Reception, breakfasts, lunches in the exhibit hall and all meeting materials. Please note that limits apply to this registration category. Exhibitors may purchase up to two additional exhibitor full conference registration badges per unit. Associate Full Conference Registration Qualified discounted registrants include students, emeritus practitioners, residents, spouses and other family members over the age of 18. Those employed by an orthotic, prosthetic or pedorthic business are not eligible to register under this category. Attendees registering under this category do not qualify to earn CE credits. Exhibit Only Full Conference Registration Includes access to the exhibit hall on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. If attending the exhibition for more than one day, select this category. Attendees registering under this

category will not receive a lunch ticket or the opportunity to earn CE credits.

Exhibit Only One Day Registration This category includes access to the exhibit hall for the day selected (Thursday, Friday or Saturday). Attendees registering under this category will not receive a lunch ticket or the opportunity to earn CE credits. One-Day Conference Registration Includes all conference events for the day selected. If attending for more than one-day, select the full conference registration category. Attendees registering under this category will automatically receive a certificate of attendance. Group Discounts Group discounts are available for companies that submit four or more registrations at the same time. Discounts are available for the full conference registration category only. The first three (3) attendees from the same company will be charged the regular registration rate. Additional attendees over three (3) will receive a $100 discount. Children Ages 11-17 A special category, at a reduced rate, has been created for children ages 11-17. There is no registration fee or badge required for children ages 10 and under. Children under 10 are allowed in the exhibit hall, but must be supervised at all times.

Transportation

Registration and Hotel Cancellations

The Gaylord Palms Resort is located just 20 minutes from Orlando International airport. Mears Transportation Services has offered a special discount for World Congress attendees. Contact Mears at 800-759-5219 priority code 451117061 to reserve shuttle transportation.

To receive a refund of registration fees, less a $50 processing fee, notification of cancellation must be received in writing no later than August 9, 2013. Please fax any registration cancellations to AOPA at 571-431-0899, attention Steve Custer. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after August 9, 2013. Substitutions are allowed but must be in writing. The Gaylord Palms has a 72-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel your hotel reservation, please contact the Gaylord directly at 407/586-0000. w w w . o p w o r l d c o n g r e s s u s a . ORG

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Group discounts are available for four or more Full Conference registrants. Call 571/431-0876 for more information. Hotel Reservations

The 2013 O&P World Congress will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 W Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee, FL 34746. At­tendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. AOPA has reserved a block of rooms for World Congress attendees at the Gaylord Palms for the rate of $ 229 per night. Call the hotel directly at 407/586-2000 or toll-free at 407/586-0000 and mention AOPA or the group code AOPA2013. You can also make your hotel reservations online by visiting www.opworldcongressusa.org. Please note that this block of rooms is being held exclusively for World Congress attendees, those booking rooms are required to register for the World Congress by August 9 or they will not be eligible for the group rate and may be subject to cancellation. The hotel will likely sell out over the dates of the World Congress. Please be sure your reservation request reaches the hotel prior to August 9, 2013 when any remaining rooms will be released. There is NO GUARANTEE that rooms will be available at the World Congress rate. Rates quoted here are on a space-available basis only. Once the World Congress block of rooms is sold out, which may be earlier than August 9, 2013, there is no guarantee that rooms will be available nor that they will be available at the World Congress rate.

Special Events Thranhardt Golf Classic – Individual Thranhardt Golf Classic – Foursome Welcome to Florida Reception* Guest Ticket O&P PAC Wine Tasting & Auction** Attendee Street Party at Universal Orlando Ticket*** Guest Street Party at Universal Orlando Ticket***

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Mail or fax completed form to: *One ticket comp. Bring a guest for $45. **Includes a $100 credit towards your first bid. ***One per registrant. AOPA c/o ExpoTrac PAYMENT Registration Total $___________________ P.O. Box 1280 Special Events Total $___________________ Woonsocket, RI, 02895 Fax 401/765-6677 Total Amount Due $___________________ Customer Service: AOPA@expotrac.com Fax only if paying by credit card. Checks should be made payable to AOPA 2013. 401/766-4142. c Check

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Participant Information Are you a current member of AOPA or USISPO? c Yes c No How often do you attend an O&P meeting? c Every year 11 c Every other year

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c Exhibit Hall 26 CE Credits 21 c Education 27 Networking 22 c Speakers 28 Location 23 Industry Trends 24 c New Products 29 Professional Development 25

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