2019 NYSAAOP Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

Schenectady, New York
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
2019 NYSAAOP Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Friday, May 17, 2019

Rivers Casino
(518) 579-8800
1 Rush Street
Schenectady, New York 12305
United States

Map and Directions
Rivers Casino & Resort
1 Rush Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
The “Rivers Casino and Resort”, provides gambling, table games, poker room, slots, indoor and outdoor bars, live entertainment and performances. Dining will be an experience with seven restaurants on site with award winning chefs, local favorites and the newest in culinary concepts in the Capital Region. “Splash Spa” is on site with a full line of spa services. 

CALL 518-579-8811 AND REQUEST

Preliminary Agenda - Subject to Change Without Notice
Meeting fees
$375.00 for NY AAOP Members for the Full Conference
$275.00 for Non Members One Day
$175.00 for Office Personnel

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
8:00am-6:00pm OWLS Certification Course, Jeff Miller, CO

Upper Limb Prosthetics

Upper-limb Clinical and Technical Innovations with the Espire Elbow System, Hy5 hand and Axis Shoulderr, Mike Amrich, CPO, FAAOP

1:00pm-5:00pm TASKA Hand Certification Course, Nate Sprunger, CPO

5:00pm-6:00pm Upper Limb Prosthetics - It's Not Exo, It's Nexo, Jackie Valdez, CO, BOCP, FAAOP

Lower Limb Prosthetics
8:00am-10:00am  12-month Pilot Longitudinal Lower Limb Prosthetic Outcome Data Collection Project, Brian Gustin, CP
10:00am-12:00pm Conquering the Unique Challenges of the K2 and K3 Amputee with the All-Terrain Knee, Nick Vogel, CP
1:00pm-3:00pm The Infinite Socket Product Line - Adjustable Socket Solutions for Above-Knee and Below-Knee Amputees, Tom Bowers
3:00pm-6:00pm Lower Limb Prosthetics - Bionic Technology by Ossur! Steve Hoover, CPO

Billing Workshop 1:00pm-6:00pm


  • Medicare Provider Outreach and Education, Jessica Gaddie, Noridian, Jurisdiction A
  • Insurance Fairness for Amputees Legislation, Jeremy Haines, Amputee Coalition
  • New York State Medicaid - invited
  • Are Insurance Denials Preventing You From Fitting Your Patients with the High-Technology Prostheses they Need and Deserve? Bill Lifford, CP

6:00pm - Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - General Sessions
8:00am Welcome and NY AAOP Chapter Updates, Ted Drygas, CPO, FAAOP
8:00am -8:30am AAOP National Academy Updates, Kate Allyn, CPO, FAAOP
8:30am-9:00am Break in Exhibit Hall
9:00am-9:30am New York State Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements, Don Foley
9:30am-10:15am ABC Update, Marita Dorsch-Carozza, CP, FAAOP
11:30am-12:30pm Citizen Preparedness, Tech Sergeant, Matt Kassel, Army National Guard, NY Citizens Preparedness Corps
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch and Chapter Meeting
1:30pm-2:00pm Exhibitor Theater
2:00pm-2:45pm Practice of the Future, Paul Prusakowski, CPO, FAAOP
2:45pm-3:00pm McGann Feedback Form: Utilizing Assistants and Residents to Improve Work Flow and Patient-Centered Outcomes, Cassandra Delgado, MSPO, CPO
3:00pm-3:45pm Digital Scanning and 3D Printing : Bridging the workflow, Michael Nunnery, CPO, LPO
3:45pm-4:00pm Break
4:00pm-5:00pm Sensory Science in Chronic Neurological Conditions, Emily Splichal, DPM, MS
5:00pm NY AAOP Sponsored Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall

Friday, May 17, 2019
Orthotic/Prosthetic/Pedorthic Workshops

Lower Limb Orthotics

8:00am-10:00am AFO Customization, Understanding How and Why, Vincent DeCataldo, CO
Spinal Orthotics
8:00am-10:00am TechnoSpine for Adult Scoliosis, Dr. Simon Beals
8:00am-10:00am  Overview of MPK’s, Mark Profeta, CPO
8:00am-10:00am Sensormotoric Insoles, Jon Fogg, CPed

10:00am-11:00am Break with Exhibitors
(Exhibitors Tear Down at 11:00am)

Lower Limb Orthotics

11:00am-1:00pm Dynamic Walk/Stance Control, Jackie Valdez, CO, BOCP, FAAOP
Spinal Orthotics
11:00am-1:00pm TechnoSpine for Adult Scoliosis, Dr. Simon Beals
11:00am-1:00pm An Alternative to Carbon Fiber using Coyote Composite, Protect Your Health and Save Money, Jennifer Fayter
11:00am-1:00pm Biomechanics Review and How to Conduct a Thorough Patient Exam, Seamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed


Contact Information

    Phone: (518) 512-9263

Payment Instructions

  • If you choose pay by check, you must:
    1. Make sure to complete your registration.
    2. Print a copy of your registration confirmation.
    3. Please make check payable to NY Chapter AAOP
    Mail it to:
    NYAAOP c/o
    MH Mandelbaum O&P Services, Inc.
    116 Oakland Avenue
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777-2172

    Check must be received by April 30, 2019 to avoid an on-site surcharge.
    Thank you!

    Call NYSAAOP at 518-512-9263
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