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2020

Cascade DAFO: Cascade Dafo Institute - Offering a series of eight ABC-approved, online continuing education courses for pediatric practitioners. Topics include brace selection, casting/scanning techniques, ordering, and fitting/adjusting. Courses are available to take anytime, anywhere, free of charge. Contact: Contact 800-848-7332; www.cascadedafo.com/education
BOC: Examinations - Apply anytime for COF, CMF, and CDME. Test when ready; receive results instantly. Current BOCO, BOCP, and BOCPD candidates have three years from the application date to pass their exams.
Ottobock: iFab–Custom4U Scanning App Tutorial for Unique Custom Liners - This training is designed for practitioners and technicians. Training Objectives: • How to download the App • How to connect the scanner and iPad • Starting app and entering required practitioner and patient data • Preparing limb for scan • Proper scanning technique for best results • How to review the scan and add landmarks and photos • How to enter the required information into the order form and e-mail to Ottobock. Tutorial web site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1TAiS5Ezko&feature=youtu.be
Ottobock: MyoBock Online Training - This self-paced course is designed for CPs with or without experience fitting upper limb prosthetic devices. It may be used to obtain primary information about myoelectric control or as a source for review. After successfully completing this training, you will be able to: • Understand basic myoelectric principles such as the physiology of EMG, signal detection and amplification, and evaluation philosophy • Understand clinical criteria for application of different myoelectric technologies, ie digital vs. proportional control systems • Understand how to select and modify various programming options within components to optimize patient function • Understand various componentry options and their application to differing patient presentations. Training duration is 3-4 hours and you will receive 4.25 ABC CEUs. Training website: https://academy.ottobockus.com/videos/myo/player.html
Ottobock: Stance Control Orthoses Online Training - ABC will grant CEUs to Orthotists and assistants for completion of this training (0.75 ABC CEUs). After successfully completing this training, you will understand: • Different types of stance control orthoses (SCOs) • The appropriate clinical presentation for SCOs • Technical considerations for each SCO type • The distinct differences in clutch design • The decision making process for choosing SCO over conventional technology • Advantages and limitations to each SCO device • Resources available for ensuring successful outcomes. Training website: https://academy.ottobockus.com/presentations/AOM/stance/presentation_html5.html
ABC: Orthotic Clinical Patient Management (CPM) Exam - ABC Testing Center, Tampa, FL. DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19. Contact: 703.836.7114; certification@abcop.org; www.abcop.org/individual-certification
ABC: Prosthetic Clinical Patient Management (CPM) Exam - ABC Testing Center, Tampa, FL. DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19. Contact: 703.836.7114; certification@abcop.org; www.abcop.org/individual-certification
PrimeFare: Regional Scientific Symposium - Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, Nashville, TN Contact: 888.388.5243; primecarepruitt@gmail.com
BOC: Examinations - Apply anytime for COF, CMF, and CDME. Test when ready; receive results instantly. Current BOCO, BOCP, and BOCPD candidates have three years from the application date to pass their exams.
ABC: Application Deadline for ABC/OPERF Resident Travel Award - Four residents will be selected to present their Directed Study Research project at the 2021 Academy Annual Meeting and receive $2,500 plus complimentary meeting registration. Contact: https://www.operf.org
ABC: Application Deadline for October Certification Exams - Applications must be received by August 1 for individuals seeking to take the October written and simulation certification exams. Contact: 703-836-7114; certification@abcop.org; www.abcop.org/individual-certification
ABC: Practitioner Residency Completion Deadline for Fall CPM Exams - All practitioner candidates have an additional 30 days after the application deadline to complete their residency. Contact: 703-836-7114; certification@abcop.org; www.ABCop.org/individual-certification
ABC: Written and Simulation Certification Exams - ABC certification exams will be administered for orthotists, prosthetists, pedorthists, orthotic fitters, mastectomy fitters, therapeutic shoe fitters, orthotic and prosthetic assistants, and technicians in 350 locations nationwide. Contact: 703-836-7114; certification@abcop.org; www.abcop.org/individual-certification
BOC: Examinations - Apply anytime for COF, CMF, and CDME. Test when ready; receive results instantly. Current BOCO, BOCP, and BOCPD candidates have three years from the application date to pass their exams.
ABC: Practitioner Residency Completion Deadline for October Written & Simulation Exams - All practitioner candidates have an additional 30 days after the application deadline to complete their residency. Contact: 703-836-7114; certification@abcop.org; www.ABCop.org/individual-certification
Academy: Abstract submission deadline for 2020 Annual Meeting - #AAOP2021 Date Change: May 4-7, 2021. Contact: Manisha, 202-380-3663; mbhaskar@oandp.org
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, D.C. Chapter of the Academy: Annual Meeting - Double Tree by Hilton, Pittsburgh-Meadow Lands. Contact: Peter Leimkuehler, peter@unionoandp.com
ABC: Orthotic Clinical Patient Management (CPM) Exam - ABC Testing Center, Tampa, FL. Dates subject to change. Contact: 703-836-7114; certification@abcop.org; www.ABCop.org/individual-certification
ABC: Application Deadline for December Certification Exams - Applications must be received by October 1 for individuals seeking to take the December Written and Simulation certification exams. Contact: 703-836-7114; certification@abcop.org; www.ABCop.org/individual-certification
BOC: Examinations - Apply anytime for COF, CMF, and CDME. Test when ready; receive results instantly. Current BOCO, BOCP, and BOCPD candidates have three years from the application date to pass their exams.
POMAC (Prosthetic and Orthotic Management Associates Corporation): Pedorthic, Orthotic, and Prosthetic Program - LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, East Elmhurst, NY Contact: Drew Shreter, 800-946-9170, ext. 101; dshreter@pomac.com
ABC: Prosthetic Clinical Patient Management (CPM) Exam - ABC Testing Center, Tampa, FL. Dates subject to change due to COVID-19. Contact: 703-836-7114; certification@abcop.org; www.ABCop.org/individual-certification
ABC: Written and Simulation Certification Exams - ABC certification exams will be administered for orthotists, prosthetists, pedorthists, orthotic fitters, mastectomy fitters, therapeutic shoe fitters, orthotic and prosthetic assistants and technicians in 350 locations nationwide. Contact: 703-836-7114; certification@abcop.org; www.ABCop.org/individual-certification
BOC: Examinations - Apply anytime for COF, CMF, and CDME. Test when ready; receive results instantly. Current BOCO, BOCP, and BOCPD candidates have three years from the application date to pass their exams.
New Jersey Chapter of AAOP: Annual Meeting - Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Contact: Brooke Artesi, 973-696-8100; brooke@sunshinepando.com; www.njaaop.com
BOC: Examinations - Apply anytime for COF, CMF, and CDME. Test when ready; receive results instantly. Current BOCO, BOCP, and BOCPD candidates have three years from the application date to pass their exams.
Academy: Deadline for Poster Submission - #AAOP2021 Date Change: May 4-7, 2021. Contact: Manisha, 202-380-3663, mbhaskar@oandp.org

2021

Academy: 47th Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium (NEW DATES) - Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA. NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 DEADLINE FOR POSTER SUBMISSION: DECEMBER 3, 2020. Contact: Manisha Bhaskar, 202.380.3663, mbhaskar@oandp.org
New York AAOP: Annual Meeting - Join us at the Rivers Casino & Resort, Schenectady, New York. Contact: NYSAAOP.meeting@gmail.com; www.nysaaop.org

2022

Academy: Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium - Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, GA Contact: Manisha Bhaskar, 202.380.3663, mbhaskar@oandp.org

2023

Academy: Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium - Gaylord Opryland Resort , Nashville, TN Contact: Manisha Bhaskar, 202.380.3663, mbhaskar@oandp.org

2024

Academy: Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium - Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL Contact: Manisha Bhaskar, 202.380.3663, mbhaskar@oandp.org

2025

Academy: Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium - Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, GA Contact: Manisha Bhaskar, 202.380.3663, mbhaskar@oandp.org

2026

Academy: Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium - Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN Contact: Manisha Bhaskar, 202.380.3663, mbhaskar@oandp.org