2018 Conference Schedule

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Thursday April 26, 2018

7:00-8:00 Registration Open

7:55-8:00 Opening Remarks

     -Shawna Ziemer, L/CPO, NWAAOP Chapter President

8:00-9:00 Shriners Hospital for Children – Spokane: Gait Lab Research/ Functional Outcomes of Clubfoot Treatment and Treatment for Toe Walkers

     -Mark McMulkin, PhD Biomechanical Engineer, Director of Research

9:00-10:00 ABC 2018 Compliance Update

     -Jim Lawson, Outreach Development (ABC)

10:00 -10:30 Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30-12:00 Symphonie Aqua System (Cypress Adaptive): Casting with optimal hydrostatic pressure applied to the limb while in full weight bearing

     -Matthew Doering, VP of Sales

12:00-1:00 Lunch Provided in the Exhibit Hall

1:00-2:00 Legworks: Transcending K2 Boundaries with the All-Terrain Knee

     -Nicolas Vogel, CP

2:00-2:30 Mobility Outreach International: A New Future of Mobility

     -Heidi Peterson, MPA, CFRE, CSPG

2:30-3:00 Break in Exhibit Hall

3:00-4:30 WilloWood One System: A certification course for the elevated vacuum system. Includes patient selection, component function, shape capture, socket fitting, and vacuum parameter adjustment

     -Jennifer Dowell, CPO (OWW)

4:30-5:00 Puget Sound VA: Updates

      Eve Sepulveda, L/CPO

Friday April 27, 2018

7:00-8:00 Registration Open

8:00-9:00 Lower Extremity Bracing Solutions (Thuasne USA): Overview of advanced carbon fiber KAFO’s, KO’s, and AFO’s for patients with complex neuromuscular conditions

     -Will Cox, CPO

9:00-10:30 Puget Sound VA: Current Research

     -Elizabeth Russell Esposito, PhD, Research Biomedical Engineer – “Factors that influence walking economy after lower limb amputation”

     -Scott Telfer, Eng.D., UW Assistant Professor, Dept of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine – “Virtually optimized insoles for the at-risk diabetic foot”

     -Patrick Aubin, PhD Electrical Engineering, Research Health Scientist – “Design, development, and evaluation of a novel biarticular lower limb prosthesis”

Elizabeth Halsne, CPO – “Effects of prosthetic feet on energetic outcomes in people with transtibial amputation: a systematic review”

10:30-11:00 Break in Exhibit Hall

11:00-12:00 Maximizing Spring Length in Prosthetic Design: Fillauer Formula, Ossur Cheetah Xplore, and Posterior-Mounted Running Feet

     -Greg Davidson, L/CPO    

12:00-1:00 Lunch Provided in the Exhibit Hall

1:00-2:00 Reimbursement Success (Ossur): Learn how to successfully navigate medical necessity, coding, documentation, and audit/appeals

     -Linda Collins, Senior Director, Market Access  

2:00-3:00 Pattern Recognition (Coapt): The Standard in intuitive Upper Limb Myoelectric Control

      -Erica Karlson, Director of Sales

3:00-3:30 Break in Exhibit Hall

3:30-5:00 Martin Bionics: The End of Rigid Sockets: Socket-less Socket Clinical Considerations

      -Jay Martin, CP FAAOP

5:00-7:00 Reception in the Exhibit Hall (cocktails and appetizers provided)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

7:00-8:00 Registration Open

8:00-9:30 Best Wound Care Practices: Going Beyond Pressure Relief

-Sally Munn, DPT, Certified Wound Care Specialist

9:30-10:00 Break in Exhibit Hall – Raffle with prizes will be held (must be present to win)

10:00 -10:30 BioEngineering Update: Volume Changes of Adjustable Sockets / Incremental Socket Size Adjustments during Ambulation

-Katrina Henrikson, UW Bioengineer

-Ty Youngblood, PhC, UW Bioengineer

10:30-11:00 Academy Update

-Susan Kapp, M.Ed., L/CPO, FAAOP

-Kate Allyn, L/CPO, FAAOP

11:00-11:30 British Columbia Institute of Technology: Understanding the Collaboration Relationship Between Clinicians and Engineers in the Field of Prosthetics and Orthotics in Order to Improve Patient Outcomes

Rachel Rudolf, BSc and MSc Candidate, Sam Spencer, BSc and MSc Candidate

11:30-12:00 British Columbia Institute of Technology: Serial Casting vs Dynamic Bracing following BoNT Injections for Spastic Equinus in Stroke Patients

Jordan Schwartz, BSc and MSc Candidate, Sydney Stokoe, BKin and MSc Candidate

12:00-12:30 BREAK (light refreshments available)

12:30-2:00 NWAAOP Business Meeting

  • Update on Current and Future Chapter Status
  • Vote on New Board Members
  • Budget Review and Financial Disclosure
  • Vote on Conference Fees
  • Vote on Bylaws
  • New Business