Welcome to the NWAAOP

The Northwest Chapter Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is a chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists that is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standard of patient care through education, literature, research, and collaboration.


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The NWAAOP is now live for registration! Please be aware that there is currently an in person capacity limit, but this has been substantially relaxed by King County at this time. All registration types are open and available for registration.

The conference will be held at the Courtyard Marriot in Downtown Bellevue. The physical address is:
Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Downtown
11010 NE 8th Street Bellevue, Washington 98004

For booking with our hotel block and rate at the Courtyard Marriott Bellevue, WA, please see this link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1618253534841&key=GRP&app=resvlink

DaySingle Day Physical Registration
Opens on June 1st
Early Bird Pricing (Before 6/4)Standard Pricing (6/4 and After)
Thursday OnlyAvailable June 1st125160
Friday OnlyAvailable June 1st 125160
Saturday OnlyAvailable June 1st 75110
Thursday & FridayAvailable Now275310
Thurs OR Fri & SatAvailable Now225260
Thu, Fri, & Sat Available Now300360
Virtual And Physical Attendance Costs Are The Same

Save The Date 2021! July 15th, 16th, and 17th(1/2 day)

Updated Dates [July 15, 16, 17]!
I wanted to take a moment and update you on the state of this year’s NWAAOP meeting. After looking at all of the feedback that you graciously provided, we will be doing several things for this year’s meeting:

1. Date change to July 15-17th.  This will allow for more vaccinations and to get out of flu season.

2. Hybrid meeting.  The meeting will be available on Zoom or in person.  In person attendance will be capped on King County regulations (25% capacity or 200 max), but even with worst case scenarios, we should be at 100-150+ maximum slots for in person attendance based on the hotels available space, which is a very large footprint that can be sub-divided as necessary. We will be doing all that we can to keep this event healthy and safe.

After hearing all of your feedback, it is clear that some people very much want to meet in person while others are not ready for that yet.  It is my goal to be able to accommodate everyone to the best of the Chapter’s ability.  While I feel that our team has collected a lot of information on how to do this, I welcome any and all feedback regarding the meeting.

Please be aware that I am in no desire to repeat refunds like last year (ha!), so I will be working out the registration program as well as I possibly can before launching payment options.  

For now, please SAVE THE DATE and block out your schedules! Thank you for your support of the Northwest Chapter, and I look forward to seeing you in July!

Pricing Break-Down [Virtual and In-Person Pricing Are The Same]

DayPricingEarly Bird Pricing
Thursday & Friday310275
Thurs OR Fri & Sat260225
All days360300

The 2020 Northwest AAOP Conference Is Cancelled

It is with our sincere regret that we inform you that the Northwest AAOP meeting will be cancelled this year due to both the threat of the Coronavirus and the current governmental measures that are being undertaken within King County to combat it.  It is simply risky and unfeasable with the current state of the Seattle region to continue this conference for the foreseeable future.  
What does this mean for you?
If you are a registered attendee or an exhibitor, we will be working on refunding you over the next week.  Please be aware that while we are trying to refund what we can, there are fees involved for processing on both ends.  If this is a hardship to you, please contact Peter Springs (peterspringscpo@gmail.com) directly.

If you have booked a hotel room, please give us 2 or 3 working days to confirm all of our cancellation/rescheduling planning with the hotel.  This should make your refunds easier from the hotel.  
If you are a speaker, Peter will be reaching out to you directly to discuss re-scheduling opportunities.
In closing, we thank you for your continued support of the Northwest Chapter of the Academy.

Past Event

2019 NWAAOP Conference – April 11-13, 2019

Featured Bob Gailey as our keynote speaker to discuss gait training topics for the amputee!  

For pediatrics we had Seattle Children’s Tone Management Clinic representatives to discuss tone management in the pediatric patient.  Dr. Bryan Tompkins from Shriners Hospitals for Children – Spokane spoke on a physician’s perspective of scoliosis

On the business side, we will had Dave Hughes [Cornerstone] and Eddie Gosschalk [Hanger Clinic] with their office managers to address audits and business topics in a symposium style session.  Dr. Tim Chestnut gave a physician’s perspective on documentation, insurance coverage, and physician care of the amputee

Researches were presented from the University of Washington and the Seattle VA.