2018 Virginia Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Annual Meeting

Reston, Virginia
Thursday, October 18, 2018
2018 Virginia Orthotic & Prosthetic Association Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:00 AM -
Saturday, October 20, 2018 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Hyatt Regency 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 $155.00 
Registration Fees
Exhibitor Table (includes 2 exhibitors) $650.00
Exhibitor Table (with 2 exhibitors) with electricity $700.00
VOPA Member Full Conference $395.00
VOPA One Day $250.00
Non Member Full Conference $450.00
Non Member One Day $300.00
Student/Resident (NO CEUS) $100.00
Spouse/Guest (NO CEUS) $100.00

Preliminary Program

Program (subject to change without notice) 
Thursday, October 18, 2018​

Registration starts at 7:00am
8:00am-5:00pm Lake Thoreau - Orthotics

8:00am-5:00pm Lake Audubon - Prosthetics

8:00am-12:00pm Orthotics: Phat Braces: Energy Storing AFO Certification Course, Noel Chladek, CO
8:00am-12:00pm Prosthetics: New Advancements in Upper and Lower Extremity Prosthetics, Justin Pratt, CP
12:00pm-1:30pm  Lunch on Your Own in the Fabulous Reston Town Center
1:30pm-3:30pm    Orthotics: Addressing Challenging Patient Profiles with Fuzion Orthotic System, Norm Yankus, CO
1:30pm-3:30pm    Prosthetics: Selection Criteria: Successfully navigate foot selection for K3 and K4 patient, Samuel Hale, CPO/L
3:30pm-5:00pm    Orthotics/Prosthetics: Diabetes, Wound Care, Offloading
5:00pm-9:00pm    Exhibitor Set Up in Regency Ballroom
(Vendors can also set up Friday morning from 7am-9am before the exhibit hall opens at the first break.)

Friday, October 19, 2018 
8:00am-5:00pm Lake Throreau - Orthotics
8:00am-5:00pm Lake Fairfax A - Prosthetics
​8:00am-5:00pm Lake Fairfax B - Practice Management


8:00am-9:00am Orthotics: Benefits of Microprocessor Controlled Hydraulic Prosthetic Knee Joints to Limited Community Ambulators: A Systematic Review and Evidence-based Trial Fitting Recommendations, Russ Lundstrom
8:00am-9:00am Prosthetics: 3D Printed Definitive Sockets and Protective Covers, Rachel Friddle-Johnson, CPO
8:00am-9:00am Practice Management: Medicare Update, Judie Roan, CGS Provider Outreach and Education (Judie will be exhibiting in the Exhibit Hall all day on Friday.)
9:00am-10:30am Exhibit Hall Opens 
10:30am-12:30pm Orthotics: Spry Step Series Composite AFO's, Will Cox, CO
10:30am-12:30pm Prosthetics:​ iFit Transtibial Prosthetics Certification Workshop: Immediate Fit, Innovative Technology, Josh Mullins
10:30am-12:30pm Practice Management: Is your business playing Whack-A-Mole or Duck Duck Goose? Paul Prusakowski, CPO
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch with Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall
2:00pm-4:00pm Orthotics: Overview of Specialty Bracing, Will Cox, CO
2:00pm-4:00pm Prosthetics: Bone Anchored Prosthetics- Eliminating the Socket the OPRA System, Kurt Collier, CP
2:00pm-4:00pm Practice Management: Best Practices Created Through Peer Collaboration - 6 Pillars of Practice Management,
Paul Prusakowski, CPO

4:00pm-5:00pm Orthotics/Prosthetics: Breaking News! Regulatory Update - covering the latest rules and regulations affecting O&P patient care, Joe McTernan, AOPA
4:00pm-5:00pm Practice Management - Slaying the Cyber Dragon, Becky Snell
5:00pm Reception in Exhibit Hall sponsored by ABC 
5:00pm VOPA Member Meeting (Members only)

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Registration starts at 7:00am
8:00am-11:00am Exhibit Hall Open

8:00am-3:00pm Lake Fairfax - General Sessions
8:00am-5:00pm Lake Thoreau - Pedorthics

8:00am-9:00am   How Exposed Are You and Your Practice?
John Schulte, CPO(e), FAAOP
9:00am-9:30am   Improved Outcomes with Energy Storing Partial Foot Prostheses, Noel Chladek, CO
9:30am-10:00am    10 Cyber Safety Rules Everyone Needs to Know, Becky Snell
10:00am-11:00am Break with Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall (Tear down at 11:00am)
11:00am-11:30am     Partial Hand Prostheses, Paul Gilbert
11:30am-12:30pm    2D Video Gait Analysis, Cara Negri, BSME, CP, FAAOP
12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm     Policy Priorities and Amputee Coalition Led Advocate Program, Dan Ignaszewski, Amputee Coalition
2:00pm-3:00pm     The world's thinnest and lightest dual-wall adjustable socket for transtibial amputees, John Reynolds, CPO
3:00pm-5:00pm     2018 ABC Update: The Practice of the Future: Successful Strategies, and Privileging Changes All While Remaining Compliant, Jim Lawson

Technology in Pedorthics, The role technologies play in assessment,design,production and evaluation, Jon Fogg, CPed, CFo
9:00am-10:00am Recognizing the Many Causes of Heel Pain and How to Treat Them, Dennis Janisse, CPed
10:00am-11:00am Break with Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall (Tear down at 11:00am)
11:00am-12:00pm The Diabetic Foot, Why Is It a Challenge? Dennis Janisse, CPed
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch on Your Own in Fabulous Reston Town Center
1:00pm-2:00pm Management of the Partial Foot, Dennis Janisse, CPed
2:00pm-3:00pm The Shifting Paradigms of the Pedorthic Practice; Cast-to-Custom vs Central Fab vs Prefab, Dennis Janisse, CPed
3:00pm-5:00pm Understanding and Treating Charcot Foot, Dennis Janisse, CPed


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 October 1, 2018 or additional 50.00 late registration fee will be due onsite.

    Mail to:

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

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