2018 Midwest Chapter AAOP Annual Meeting

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Thursday, September 13, 2018
2018 Midwest Chapter AAOP Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Saturday, September 15, 2018

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
(800) 558-3417
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
United States

Map and Directions
Midwest Chapter
American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists 
2018 Annual Meeting and Scientific Session 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Saturday, September 15, 2018

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

MWC members are 385.00 (350.00 for the full conference. 35.00 for dues.)

If you are eligible for MWC AAOP membership (WI, IL, IN) then your dues will automatically be included in your registration when you register as a member.  

Non members are 400.00 full conference.

One day registrations are 250.00 and are for ONE day only. If you are planning on coming for at least two days, you need to register as full conference since it will save you $$$.

Residents are 150.00

TecNorthshore: Pedorthihnicians are 150.00* (If you need ABC/BOC credits, you must register as Full Conference).

Exhibitor Fees

One table, includes two exhibitors, is 700.00

Additional exhibitor is 200.00 (Max number at one table is three exhibitors, any more requires an additional table.)

Additional table is 600.00

Preliminary Schedule - subject to change without notice.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Registration in Foyer

1:00pm-5:00pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Linwood A: Prosthetic – Qualification Course Meridium Foot, Mark Edwards, CPO, Ottobock

Linwood B: Orthotic –  Phat Braces: Energy Storing AFO Certification Course, Noel Chladek, CO

Friday, September 14, 2018

8:00am-9:00am Concurrent Practice Management Sessions 

Linwood A: Nymbl Practice Management Software, Chad Feinberg

Linwood B: What you need to know about EPL & Sexual Harassment, Don Foley

Northshore: Medicare Update, Stacie McMichel, Provider Outreach & Education, CGS Administrators

:00am-10:00am Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Linwood A: Pros - Bone Anchored Prosthetics- Eliminating the Socket the OPRA System, Kurt Collier, CP

Linwood B: Orthotic – Adherence Among Users of Orthoses, John Brinkmann, CPO, FAAOP

Northshore: Pedorthic - The Shifting Paradigms of the Pedorthic Practice; Cast-to-Custom vs Central Fab vs Prefab, Dennis Janisse, CPed

10:00am Exhibit Hall Unopposed

11:00am-12:00pm     Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Linwood A: Prosthetic - iFit Transtibial Prosthesis Workshop, Josh Mullins

Linwood B: Orthotic – Challenging Orthotic Case Studies, Vari McPherson, Michael Socie, Brigid Driscoll

Northshore: Pedorthic - Modalities for Falls Prevention in Our Geriatric Population, Dennis Janisse, CPed

12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break & Exhibit Hall Unopposed

1:00-2:00pm   Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Linwood A: Prosthetic – iFit Transtibial Prosthesis Workshop (continued), Josh Mullins

Linwood B: Orthotic – Sensorimotor and biomechanical factors of older adults with and without lower limb loss: Implications to gait and balance, Matthew J. Major, PhD

Northshore: Pedorthic - Management of the Partial Foot, Dennis Janisse, CPed

2:00pm-3:00pm   Exhibit Hall Unopposed

3:00pm-4:00pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Linwood A: Pros - What’s your Terrain? Transcending K2 Boundaries with the All-Terrain Knee, Nick Vogel, CP

Linwood B: Orthotic - State of the evidence for the patient benefits of the microprocessor stance and swing control orthosis C-Brace, Andreas Kannenberg, PhD, MD (Ger)

Northshore: Pedorthic - Understanding and Treating Charcot Foot, Dennis Janisse, CPed

4:00pm-5:00pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Linwood A: Prosthetic - New Solutions for the Transfemoral Amputee - A look at microprocessor control of stance and swing in a hydraulic 4-bar knee, Craig Armstrong, CP

Linwood B: Orthotic - 

Northshore: Pedorthic - Recognize the Many Causes of Heel Pain and How to Treat Them, Dennis Janisse, CPed

5:00pm-6:00pm  - Cocktails with the exhibitors

Saturday, September 15, 2018
General Sessions

7:00-8:00am Registration

8:00am-4:00pm General Sessions

7:45-8:00am Welcome, Michael Cavanaugh, CPO, MWCAAOP President

AAOP Update, Rick Miller, CO, FAAOP       

8:00-8:30am  ISOPP Update

8:30-9:00am  What AOPA is doing to support our profession in 2018, Michael Oros, CPO, FAAOP

9:00-10:00am   Exhibit Hall (Exhibit Hall Tear Down at 10:00am)       

10:00-10:30am  The effect of prosthetic socket texturing on socket suspension and rotation using mechanical loading, Julia Quinlan

10:30-11:00am   Patient satisfaction, so what..., J. Chad Duncan, PhD, CRC, CPO, Mike Hoggatt

11:00-11:20pm   Improved Outcomes with Energy Storing Partial Foot Prostheses, Noel Chladek, CO

11:20-11:40am   Teaching Professionalism and Ethics During Residency, John Brinkmann, CPO

11:40-12:00pm   Osseointegration and Facial Prosthetics for the Practitioners, Gregory Gion, MMS, CCA, BOCP

12:00-1:00pm    MWCAAOP Member Lunch with Speaker - 2018 ABC Update: The Practice of the Future: Successful Strategies, and Privileging Changes All While Remaining Compliant, Jim Lawson 

1:00-1:20pm      Implementing a Digital Thread in your O&P Practice, Christopher Mowrer, CP

1:20-2:00pm      Benefits of Microprocessor Controlled Hydraulic Prosthetic Knee Joints to Limited Community Ambulators: A Systematic Review and Evidence-based Trial Fitting Recommendations, Andreas Kannenberg, PhD, MD (Ger)

2:00-2:20pm   NCOPE Update, Chris Robinson, MS, MBA, CPO, ATC, FAAOP (D)

      2:20-3:40pm    Gunter Gehl Presentations
      3:40-4:00pm    Gunter Gehl Scholarship Award Presentation and Wrap Up 


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • If you are paying by check, your payment must be mailed with a copy of your registration receipt.

    Make check payable to:
    Midwest Chapter AAOP

    Mail to check to:
    John Brinkmann, CPO, FAAOP
    Past President, MWCAAOP
    6838 Sentinel Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

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