2018 NYSAAOP Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

Schenectady, New York
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2018 NYSAAOP Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00 AM -
Friday, April 27, 2018 10:00 AM (Eastern Time)

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

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11:00am-5:00pm    Registration Open

1:00-3:00pm       O: Neuro Swing Custom AFO Workshop, Santiago J. Munoz, CPO, FAAOP

1:00-3:00pm       P: iFit Transitibial Prosthesis Workshop, Josh Mullins

1:00-3:00pm       P: Advanced Solutions for Upper Limb Loss and Deficiency, Jeremy Farley, CPO/L

3:00-5:00pm       O: Improved Outcomes with an Energy Storing AFO, Noel Chladek, CO

3:00-5:00pm       P: Understanding the Design and Application of Endolite’s Advanced Lower Limb Prosthetic Componentry, Kurt Collier, CP

3:00-500pm        P: Pattern Recognition: Enhanced Intuitive Myoelectric Control for Upper Limb, Coapt,

Jodie O’Connell-Ponkos

5:00-6:00pm       O: Benefits of a MP stance and swing control orthosis (C-Brace) in patients with paresis of the lower limbs, Andreas Kannenberg, MD (GER), PhD

5:00-6:00pm       P: Fabrication Tips - Saving Time, Saving Money, Daniel Hickey, Bulldog Tools

6:00-7:00pm       Exhibitor Hall Preview with Cocktails (Cash Bar)

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 – General Sessions

7:00am-5:00pm  Registration Open
7:00-7:45am       Breakfast

7:45-8:00am       Welcome and NY AAOP Chapter Updates
Ted Drygas, CPO, FAAOP, NY AAOP Chapter President

8:00-8:20am       AAOP National Academy Updates
Rick Miller, CO, FAAOP, AAOP Immediate Past President

8:20-8:45am       Differential Safety and Function of Prosthetic Knees: Technical and Clinical Considerations for the Selection of Knee Mechanisms, Andreas Kannenberg, MD (GER), PhD

8:45-9:05am       Amputee Coalition – Building an Army of Advocates, Jack Richmond

9:05-10:05am     Bone Anchored Prosthetics – Eliminating the Socket, Kurt Collier, CP

10:05-10:30am   How good are we? A six-year analysis of orthotists’ efficacy in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, Cassandra Delgado, MSPO, CO

10:30-11:00am   Break with Exhibitors

11:00-12:00pm  Appealing Prosthetic Denials, Bill Lifford, CP

12:00-1:30pm     Lunch and Chapter Meeting

1:30-2:00pm       Exhibitor Theater

2:00-2:45pm       3D Printing, Is It Disruptive? Jeff Erenstone, CPO

2:45-3:45pm       The Cost of Missed Appointments, No Show = No Revenue, Darren Donnelly, CO, MBA

3:45-4:00pm       Break

4:00-4:15pm       AOPA Update, Joe McTernan

4:15-4:45pm       AOPA Policy Forum, What We Do and Why You Need to Participate Next Year, Bill Lifford, CP

4:45-5:15pm       Ability of Pygmalion effect to reduce non-compliance and improve orthotic outcomes in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, Cassandra Delgado, MSPO, CO

5:15-6:00pm       BioMechanics of Running, Seamus Kennedy, CPed

6:00-7:00pm       NY AAOP Sponsored Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall


7:00am-12:00pm   Registration Open
7:00-8:00am          Breakfast

8:00-10:00am     O: How to Biomechanically Evaluate and Treat Ages 1-114, Louis DeCaro, DPM

8:00-10:00am     P: First Steps in the Journey Towards Clinical 3D Printing, Jeff Erenstone, CPO

8:00-10:00am     Ped: In-depth Look at the Diabetic Foot and the Therapeutic Shoe Program: Problems and Solutions, Dennis Janisse, CPed

10:00-10:30am   Break with Exhibitors (Tear down at 10:45am)

10:30-12:30pm O: Materials Management: The Hidden Product Cost Factor, Darren Donnelly, CO, MBA

10:30-12:30pm P: CJ Adjustable Volume Socket Certification Course, Keith Cornell, CP

10:30-12:30pm  Ped: Rehabilitation and Functional Gains Using Foot Orthotics, Jon Fogg, CPed

12:30-1:30           Lunch

1:30-3:30pm       O: Stance Control Solutions, Jackie Valdez, BOCP, FAAOP

1:30-3:30pm       P: Comprehensive Overview for the Plie 3 Knee, Sarah Stilley, MS, MSPO, LCPO

1:30-3:30pm       Ped: Recognizing the Many Causes of Heel Pain and How to Manage Them, Dennis Janisse, 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 20, 2018 to avoid an on-site surcharge.
    Thank you!

    Call NYSAAOP at 518-512-9263
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