AOPA Partners with Canadian Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics for the World Congress


WASHINGTON, DC—February 8, 2013 – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is pleased to announce that The Canadian Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CAPO) is the latest organization to join as an official partner of the 2013 O&P World Congress.

“CAPO evolved from a national association established in 1955 to provide a national, professional organization with a strong voice to represent the interests of the growing number of practitioners in the fields of prosthetics and orthotics across Canada.” Their representation of the entirety of Canada mirrors AOPA and is a great opportunity for our members to become inspired by what the O&P profession is striving for just across our Northern boarder.

CAPO joins as the fourth partner in the growing assembly of North American representation for the 2013 World Congress. The worldwide partnerships include the following organizations: The U.S. National Member Society of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (USISPO); the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology/Con.fair.med; and the Amputee Coalition.

The World Congress will bring together prosthetists, orthotists, physicians, technicians, scientists, researchers, engineers, programmers, clinicians, pedorthists, fitters, physical therapists, technicians and other professionals. This diverse community, focusing on different aspects of orthotics and prosthetics, will provide a unique and powerful environment to advance the field of O&P. The 2013 World Congress will be held Sept. 18-21, 2013 at the Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA. Community members may now register online, mail or via fax.

To learn more about CAPO visit: www.prostheticsandorthotics.ca. To learn more about the World Congress visit http://www.opworldcongressusa.org.

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