2020 Conference Schedule & Speaker List [CANCELLED!]


THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH


7:00 – 8:00

EXHIBITOR SET UP


8:00 – 9:00

Pes Cavus Foot: It Isn’t Really That Hard to Manage. Why, What and How

Dennis Janisse, C.Ped, Consultant Dr. Comfort/DJOGlobal – National Pedorthic Services


9:00 – 9:30

Development Of An Item Bank For Evaluating Mobility Of People Who Use Lower-Limb Orthoses

Geoff Balkman L/CPO, MSPO


9:30 – 10:00

Mobile O And P In The VA

Eli Kaufman, CPO, Research Prosthetist


10:00 – 10:30

Exhibit Hall Break With Light Refreshments


10:30 – 11:30

Orthotics And Prosthetics Medicare Criteria Review

Jessica Bennett, RN, DME Provider Outreach Education Clinical Reviewer, NORIDIAN HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS


11:30 – 12:00

Neuros Medical


12:00 – 1:00

Lunch in Exhibit Hall


1:00 – 2:00

Stance Control to Orthotronic Mobility: Introduction To The C-Brace

Ron Wilkinson, CPO/L, Ottobock Orthotic Clinical Specialist


2:00 – 2:30

Exhibit Hall Break With Light Refreshments


2:30 – 3:30

To Be Determined


3:30 – 4:15

Transfemoral Socket Design Overview

Nina Bondre, CPO, Clinical Educator for Cascade Orthopedic Supply


4:15 – 5:00

Best Practices For A Successful Accreditation Survey – Compliance, Privileging And Tools For Better Outcomes

Jim Lawson, ABC, Outreach Development Manager



FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH


8:00 – 9:30

What Is The Competitive Bidding Program And How Does It Impact Me? 

Elaine Hensley, Chief Liaison Palmetto GBA, DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor


9:30 – 10:00

Outcomes When Using A Crossover Foot With Syme Amputations

Conrad Slater, MPO Student & Sara Morgan, CPO


10:00 – 10:30

Exhibit Hall Break With Light Refreshments


10:30 – 11:00

WA DOH P&O Licensure And Legislation

Mike Smith, CPO


11:00 – 12:00

A Socket That Automatically Adjusts Size To Maintain Limb Volume & Academy Update

Kate Allyn, CPO/L,FAAOP; University of Washington department of Bioengineering, Sanders Prosthetic Science & Technology Lab


12:00 – 1:00

Lunch in Exhibit Hall


1:00 – 2:30

Physical Activity And Sports For Disability A Necessity for Health and Well-Being

Tayler Elizondo, CEP, PES, MS & David Greig, MHK 


2:30 – 3:00

Exhibit Hall Break With Light Refreshments


3:00 – 4:00

A Continuous And Expedited Delivery Model

Wil Sundberg, CPO, Business Owner


4:00 – 5:00

Mental Health For Amputees: The Overlooked Necessity

Taylor Ballew, Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


5:00 – 7:00

Happy Hour Mingle



SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH


8:00 – 10:00

Pediatric AFO Footwear Combination Tuning for Cerebral Palsy [AFO-FC]

Garth Shippen, CO and Kristie Bjornson, PT, PhD, MS


10:00 – 10:30

Exhibit Hall Break With Light Refreshments


10:30 – 11:30

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome: A Multi-System Approach for Complex Patients with Complicated Problems

Timothy Zepelak PT, DPT, OCS, TPS & Kristin Vinci PT, DPT


11:30 – 12:00

Characteristics of Delphi Processes in Orthotics and Prosthetics Research 

Kierra Falbo, CO, Resident Prosthetist


12:00 – 12:30

LUNCH & Northwest AAOP Chapter Meeting


12:30 – 1:30

BCIT Masters Presentations


1:30 – 2:30

NWAAOP Business Meeting