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.

Save The Date 2021! April 29, 30, May 1st (1/2 day)

The Northwest Chapter is pleased to announce that we are planning our 2021 meeting at the Bellevue Marriot Courtyard! For the moment, we simply ask that you SAVE THE DATE! Registration will not be available for a while. We look forward to seeing you then!

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.