2015 Virginia Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Annual Meeting

Reston, Virginia
Thursday, October 22, 2015
2015 Virginia Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:00 PM -
Saturday, October 24, 2015 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Hyatt Reston
703 709 1234
1800 Presidents Street
Reston, Virginia 20190
United States

Map and Directions

The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

1800 Presidents Street

Reston, Virginia, USA, 20190

Tel: +1 703 709 1234


VOPA Rate is $139.00

Program (subject to change without notice)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

12:00-7:00pm Registration Table Open

1:00-7:00pm EXHIBITOR SET UP in the Regency Ballroom

1:00-5:00pm Orth: Dynamic Trio: Gait Analysts, Rehab and Orthotic Interventions (New for 2015!)

1:00-5:00pm Pros: What's new in Microprocessor Technology? Ottobock’s C-leg 4, Genium X3 and new Microprocessor Knees,  Mark Edwards, CPO, Ottobock

Friday, October 23, 2015



8:00–9:00am Orth: Incorporating SCFO's into Your Practice, Dennis Janisse, CPed

8:00-9:00am  Pros: LiNX - Microprocessor Limb System The Latest Microprocessor Limb Technology, Amanda Hebert, CPO, Endolite

8:00-9:00am  2015- Compliance Accreditation Updates and Improving your Business Processes, Jim Lawson, ABC

9:00–10:30am  AM Break in Exhibit Hall – EXHIBITS OPEN

10:30–12:30pm Orth:  Functional Outcomes for the Dynamic Response Orthotic System, Noel Chladek, CO

10:30–12:30pm Technical:  Data Transfer Utilizing the Low Cost Scanner for Orthotics & Prosthetics, Travis Owens, BOCPO, Spine Lab

10:30–11:30am Pros:  Easy Outcome Measures to use in Daily Practice, Nina Bondre, MSPO

11:30-12:30pm Pros:  Foot Considerations & Patient’s Medical Needs, Sam Brouillette, CP, CFo

12:30-1:30pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall– EXHIBITS OPEN

1:30-3:30pm Orth: A New Age of O&P Care and the Use of Gait Analysis to Enhance Clinical Outcomes, Jackie Valdez, CO, FAAOP

1:30-3:30pm Pros: Low Active Solutions, Justin Pratt, CPO, Ossur

1:30-3:30pm Tech: Materials & Bonding for O&P (Hands on!), Jonathan Fogg, CPed, CFo

3:30-4:00pm Break in Exhibit Hall – EXHIBITS OPENS

4:00-5:00pm Orth:  Lower Limb Orthotic Overview, Jeremy Crowell, BOCPO, Fillauer

4:00-5:00pm Pros: Clinical Considerations of Externally Powered Multi-articulating Prosthetic Hands, Gerald Stark, MSEM, CPO/L, FAAOP, Ottobock

4:00-5:00pm Tech: How to Achieve Your Fabrication Goals Utilizing Innovative Products, Daniel Hickey, Bulldog Tools

5:00pm – 7:00pm  VOPA Welcome Reception – EXHIBITS OPEN


Saturday, October 24, 2015

General Sessions

7:00-7:45am     Registration

7:45-8:00am     President’s Welcome

8:00-8:30am     Keynote: (INVITED) 

8:30-9:00am     Factor Analysis of Upper Extremity Prosthetic Patient Acceptance, Gerald Stark, MSEM, CPO/L, FAAOP, Ottobock

9:30-10:30am    Tax Credits for Your Orthotics & Prosthetics Business, Jeff Barbour, CPA

10:30-11:30am  AM Break in Exhibit Hall (Exhibit Hall closes 11:30am)

11:30-12:00pm   Reasons Not to Collaborate, John Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP

12:00-12:30pm   Clinical Perspectives and Research on Prosthetic Alignment, John Brinkmann, MA, CPO/L, FAAOP

12:30-1:30pm     Lunch

1:30-3:15pm       Documentation is Our Future in O&P: What Should You be Addressing Today & What is Coming Your Way Very Soon, Mark Ford, OPIE Systems

3:15-4:00pm       Improving Professionalism and Patient Outcomes, Scott Williamson, MBA, CAE

4:00-5:00pm       Grassroots Mobilization & the Importance of an Independent Patient Voice, Dan Ignaszewski, Director of Govt Relations, Amputee Coalition

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Reimbursement Roundup

7:00-8:00am   Registration

8:00-9:00am   Medicare Prior Authorization & What You Need to Know, Dan Ignaszewski, Director of Government Relations, Amputee Coalition

9:00-10:30am Medicare Updates, Tracy Sessoms,  Provider Outreach & Education, CGS Administrators

10:30-11:30am  AM Break in Exhibit Hall (Exhibit Hall closes 11:30am)

11:30-12:30pm Improving Your Patient's Last Impression, Scott Williamson, MBA, CAE

12:30-1:30pm   Lunch

1:30-4:30pm  Dealing with Medicare Denials for components; Delivery Receipts and ICD 10,  Zita Upchurch, Sterling Consulting


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • If you are paying by check, print a copy of your registration receipt
    and include it with your payment.
    Check must be received before 10/01/2015 or additional 100.00 late registration fee will be due onsite.

    Mail to:

    c/o Charles Coulter, Treasurer
    4338 Williamson Rd.
    Roanoke, Va. 24012

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