Assembly Schedule


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Exhibitor Set up
1:00  – 5:00 PM Thranhardt Golf Classic

Thursday, September 8, 2016

7:00 AM – 6:30 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Exhibitor Set up
8:00 AM – Noon Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier A
8:00 – 10:00 AM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier B
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier C
1:00 – 3:00 PM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier D
1:00 – 5:00 PM Business Certificate Program (B 1)

  • Human Resources: Understanding the Essential Elements of a Performance Appraisal (B 1A)
  • Marketing: Once Upon a Time: The Value of the Patient Story (B 1B)
  • Operations: How to Work with Workers’ Compensation Claims Managers (B 1C)
1:00 – 5:00 PM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier E
3:30 – 5:30 PM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier F
5:45 – 7:15 PM Welcome to Boston Reception – Exhibit Hall
5:45 – 7:15 PM Exhibit Hall Open

Friday, September 9, 2016

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM Breakfast
7:30 – 10:00 AM Opening General Session
7:30 – 8:00 AM Welcome Remarks
8:00 – 8:30 AM Keynote Presentation
8:45 – 10:00 AM Award Winning Thranhardt Lectures (C 1)

  • Increasing Functional Independence through Prosthetic Rehabilitation (C1A)
  • Functional Assessment and Satisfaction in K2 Transfemoral Amputees Receiving MPK Knees–Initial Findings (C1B)
  • The Effects of AFO Stiffness and Alignment on Lower Extremity Kinematics in Stroke and Multiple Sclerosis (C1C)
  • Development and Implementation of a Clinical Decision Making Algorithm for Aiding Orthotic Prescription for Patients with Neurological Impairments (C1D)
10:00 AM- 6:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 – 11:00 AM Break in Hall
10:00 – 11:00 AM Make Fit Happen with OrthoFit Lacer Solutions Utilizing Boa Technology (T 1)
11:00 AM – Noon Concurrent Education

  • Symposium: Role of Patient Self-Management in Improving Quality of Care and Outcomes (C 2)
  • Symposium: Treating “O” more like “P” (C 3) Program concludes at 12:30.
  • Symposium: The Prevalence and Impact of Pain in Upper Limb Amputees (C 4)
  • The Future of Pedorthics (P 1)
  • Today’s World of O&P (B 2)
  • Make Fit Happen with RevoFit Adjustable Socket Solutions (T 2) Program concludes at 12:30.
Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
12:15 – 1:30 PM NEAAOP Membership Business Meeting
1:00 – 2:00 PM Poster Presentations in Exhibit Hall
2:00 – 4:00 PM About Osseointegrated, Percutaneous Implants for Rehabiliationn following Limb Amputation (C 5)
2:00 – 3:15 PM Concurrent Education

  • Symposium: Lower Limb Treatment Options—Views from an Orthopedic and a Vascular Surgeon’s Perspective (C 6)
  • Phycology and Public Health (C 7)
  • Treating the Lower Limb Amputee (C 8)
2:00 – 5:00 PM Subtalar Control Foot Orthoses (SCFO) Fabrication Workgroup- Part I (T 3/ P 2)
2:00 – 5:15 PM Business Solutions for Today’s O&P Executive (B 3)
3:15 – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 – 5:00 PM Concurrent Education

  • Pediatric Lower Extremity Orthotic Symposium (C 9)
  • Modeling Good Behavior. How You Can Help Create a Model System of Interdisciplinary Amputee Care (C 10)
  • Prosthetic Socket Technology—The Foundation of Amputee Care (C 11)
 4:00 – 5:15 PM Upper-Limb Prosthetics—A Treatment Specialty (C 12)
 5:00 – 6:30 PM Friday Night Lights Happy Hour
 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wine Auction

Saturday, September 10, 2016

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM Breakfast
7:30 – 8:45 AM General Session
8:45 – 10:00 AM Award Winning Hamontree Lectures

  • Find a Friend: Bringing New Technology to O&P  (B 4A)
  • Developing a Business Model (B 4B)
  • Documentation Changes That Work!  Proof that Better Documentation Leads to Overturn of Denials (B 4C)
8:45 – 10:15 AM Concurrent Education

  • Outcomes of Partial Foot Amputation Can Inform Difficult Decisions About Amputation Surgery Using a Shared Decision-Making Approach (C 13)
  • Scolios Symposium: Current Practices and Controversies (C 14)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Unique Properties and Techniques for Flexible Sockets (T 5)
11:00 AM – Noon Designing a Vacuum Thermoforming System for the O&P Lab (T 6)
10:00 AM- 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM Expo Day – Exhibit Hall
Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Noon – 1:30 PM Scoliosis Lunch and Learn: Current Practices and Controversies (C 15)
Tickets avialble for purchase
1:00 – 2:00 PM Poster Presentations in Exhibit Hall
2:00 – 5:00 PM Boston Strong Grand Rounds (C 16A-B)
 2:00 – 3:15 PM Concurrent Education

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines for Orthotics and Prosthetics (C 17)
  • Strategies for Effective Implementation of Outcomes in the O&P Clinic (C 18)
  • Relasting a Shoe for Severe Foot Deformaties (T 7/P 4)
  • DME CERT Outreach and Education Task Force: Process and Errors (B 5)
 3:00 – 4:00 PM DME MAC Medicare Update Session (B6)
 3:15 – 3:30 PM Break
 3:30 – 5:00PM Concurrent Education

  • Treatment Options in Lower Limb Orthotics (C 19)  Program concludes at 5:15.
  • Outcomes Research and Evidence Based Practice in O&P—Validity, Functionality, Performance and More (C20)
  • Fabricating the Conventional Short Leg Orthosis (T8)
  • Pedorthic Education
    • Biomechanical H&P of the Pediatric Patient (P5)
    • Understanding Everything about Biomechanics & Gait in 5 Minutes or Less! (P6)
    • Reassessing the Value of Gait Restoration Specialists (P7)
    • Distinguishing Categories Of Medial Column Ligamentous Failure (P8)
4:00 – 5:00 PM How to Obtain Proper Documentation (B7)
5:00 – 6:00 PM Closing Extravaganza

Sunday, September 11, 2016

7:00 AM – Noon Registration Open
7:00AM Breakfast
7:30 – 9:45 AM General Session
8:00 AM – Noon Modification Design Essentials – Part 1 (T 9/ P 9)
10:00 – 11:00 AM Functional Tone Management (C22)
10:00 AM – Noon Concurrent Education

  • The Role of the Prosthetist in Promoting Evidence, Documentation, and Patient Self-Advocacy to Ensure Access to Prosthetic devices (C21)
  • Evalution of Gait Patterns in O&P (C23)
  • Business Education
    • Preparing for Prior Authorization (B8)
    •  Growing Your Orthotic Practice (B9)
    • Who is Buying? (B10)
 1:00 – 5:00 PM Part II – CAD/CAM Modification Design Essentials (T10)
 1:00 – 5:00 PM How to Use 3D printing in the Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Field (C25)
 1:00 – 5:00 PM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier G
 1:00 – 5:00 PM Manufacturers’ Workshop – Tier G