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.

 NWAAOP Conference April 11-13, 2019!

The Northwest AAOP meeting is only a few months away!  The meeting will be 2.5 days and will net about 18 continuing education credits!

The meeting will feature Bob Gailey as our keynote speaker to discuss gait training topics for the amputee!  

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

On the business side, we will have 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 will also give a physician’s perspective on documentation, insurance coverage, and physician care of the amputee

Research will presented from the University of Washington and the Seattle VA.

And many more! [please see the 2019 Speaker tab above for more information on additional speakers]

You may register at: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2545326

The meeting will be held in the Bellevue Red Lion Hotel on April 11th, 12th, and 13th (half day) and will total about 18 credits total (~7 Thursday, ~7 Friday, and ~4 Saturday).  The costs for attending are as follows with early bird registration before March 20th:

  •     Residents – Full Conference = $100
  •     Clinician – Thursday/Friday [per day] = $150
  •     Clinician – Saturday = $100
  •     Clinician – Full Conference = $350
  •     Exhibitor – Full Conference = $550

Should you prefer an alternate to the Red Lion Hotel, we encourage you to check the following hotels that are within a 2 minute walk:

Bellevue Hilton

Bellevue Club Hotel

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in April!

Save the Date For 2019!

April 11, 12, and 13th

Next year’s Northwest American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is quickly approaching.  The meeting will be held on April 11, 12, and 13th (the 13th is a half day) in Bellevue, WA.  We are looking forward to a great turn out and great speakers as well.  Please mark your calendars and save the date, or better yet, register at the link below for discounted pricing!

Also, the NWAAOP is looking for someone from the Portland area to join our team.  We have heard your desire to have the conference in Portland.  We would like to make that happen for 2020, but we will need someone from the area to help make this a reality.  If you are interested, please email Peter Springs at peterspringscpo[at]gmail.com.

Thank you, and looking forward to seeing you in the Spring!

For early-bird registration, please follow this link: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2545326


The Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
11211 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 455-5240 or 1-800-733-5466


*Special Event Rate cutoff is March 20th, 2019*
Special rate includes free breakfast and parking – $121/per night + tax


Past Event

2018 Continuing Education Conference – April 26-28, 2018

Save the date!  The Northwest Chapter of the AAOP Continue Education Conference is just around the corner!  With dozens of speakers and even more invitations to clinicians and technicians this year, we are expecting a great turn out and are excited to have you participate in this event!
The meeting will be held in Bellevue, Washington and will start on Thursday, April 26th and go though Saturday, April 28th.  To maintain flexibility for your schedule, there are registration options ranging from 1, 2, or 3 days depending on your work schedule, with potential for 20 continuing education credits! Save $25-$50 for registering before March 19th, 2018.