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2016 ACPOC Annual Meeting

April 13-16, 2016
Omni Interlocken Resort

Broomfield, Colorado (Denver Area)

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2016 Meeting Objectives

The objectives of this annual meeting are to present and evaluate new ideas, techniques and methodology and treatment of children with limb deficiencies, and to provide the participants with an opportunity to clinically evaluate and directly interact with proponents of new research knowledge pertinent to the management of these children. Participants will hear and view presentations in a variety of formats including scientific paper presentations, posters, symposia, and special presentations. There will be an opportunity for speakers to present challenging cases and creative solutions. A technical and scientific workshop format is used to present new approaches and ideas to difficult or unsolved problems.

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, nurses, orthotists, prosthetists, social workers, rehabilitation engineers, physical and occupational therapists, and other health professionals who care for children with orthopaedic and related disabilities will benefit.

ACPOC 2016 Annual Meeting Hector Kay Lecture and Presidential Guest Speaker:

Hector Kay Lecture Melissa Stockwell: In 2002, Melissa graduated from the University of Colorado and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army as part of the Transportation Corps. In March 2004, she deployed with the 1st Cavalry Division to Baghdad, Iraq. On April 13, 2004, she was on a routine convoy when her HUMVEE was hit by a roadside bomb. The blast resulted in the amputation of her left leg above the knee and she became the first female to ever lose a limb in active combat. After a year of rehab at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, she went on to swim in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and turned to the sport of triathlon in 2009. She is a 3x Paratriathlon World Champion with her sights set on competing at the Paralympics in Rio in 2016. She is a certified prosthetist with Scheck and Siress Prosthetics, the co-founder of the Chicago based Dare2tri Paratriathlon club, a motivational speaker and a new mom. Her story is about overcoming obstacles, perseverance and realizing that we can all be greater than the great person we already are.

Presidential Guest Speaker Gregory Dumanian, MD: Dr. Dumanian is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. A graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, his training was in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, and hand surgery at the Curtis Center in Baltimore. He co-developed and first performed the procedure now called "Targeted Muscle Reinnervation" with Dr. Todd Kuiken, physiatrist and researcher at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His current interests are in the surgical treatment of neuroma pain in amputees using TMR style nerve transfers, and the development of novel sutures for high tension internal closures.

Continuing Education Credit:

The ACPOC Annual Meeting has been approved for a maximum of 23.0 CEU credits through the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC), Inc.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The ACPOC Annual Meeting has been approved for a maximum of 22.0 MCE credits through the Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC).

Technical Workshops, Wednesday, April 13 11:30 AM start. ARRIVE EARLY.

Exhibiting companies Ability Dynamics, Allard USA, Fillauer Companies, Innovative Neurotronics, Inc., Orthomerica Products, Inc., and SpringStep AFO will be given the opportunity to conduct forty-five minute Technical Workshops. These Workshops are scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th from 11:30 AM to 6:15 PM (please see Program for more details). Plan on flying or driving in early to attend. All Workshops and Demonstrations are free to the registered participant. Attendees will receive CEU or MCE credits for attending.

Scientific Workshop

Physician Guided Case Study Forum - This will be a moderated, but informal session, open to all disciplines. Anyone can bring in a case for discussion with their peers. If you'd like to present to the group, please email the title and brief description of the case to the ACPOC office at . Due to HIPAA, please do not bring patient(s) or patient's family with you to this session.

Hotel Information:

Please book your lodging within the official room block. Staying at our contracted hotel is important to ACPOC and to the Omni Interlocken Resort where we are holding this meeting. You are helping ACPOC meet their contractual obligations. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decision. ACPOC negotiated rate for single/double rooms is $136.00 plus tax over the meeting dates. The hotel cut-off date for ACPOC blocked rooms is March 23, 2016.

Please note that it is not uncommon for the housing block to fill prior to the stated cut-off date. Early reservations are encouraged. Should the room block become full before, or after March 23, 2016, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

Retreat To The Rockies Mountain beauty and luxury at Denver's remarkable hotel The Four Diamond, award-winning Omni Interlocken Hotel welcomes you to a retreat into modern luxury. Nestled against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, this year-round Colorado hotel near Denver offers a wealth of on-site pleasures. - See more at

The Omni Interlocken Golf Club was voted one of the top three best resort courses in Colorado! Designed by PGA Senior Tour player and former U.S. Open Champion David Graham, of Graham and Panks International, this award-winning 27 hole course offers a truly unique golf experience.

To book your hotel reservation, please click the link to reserve your room. Or you can call the Omni Interlocken Resort at (303) 438-6600 to make your hotel reservations. Please reference the ACPOC 2016 Annual Meeting to secure the discounted hotel rate. A double bed room or a king bed room is $136.00 per night, tax is not included. There is a cutoff date of March 23, 2016, subject to availability.

Airport & Transportation Information:

1 DIA offers 1,600 daily flights, 150 Non-stop flights, and utilizes 3 low cost carriers. A taxi from DIA to the hotel is approximately $70 one way.
2 Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is one mile from the hotel. Airport shuttle transportation will be provided by Green Ride Boulder for our attendees. The shuttle operates from 4:35 am - 12:35 am. Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation scheduling and cost. The discounted fee is $29 each way per person. Click Green Ride Boulder to make your reservations today.

Night on the town in Boulder ~ Friday, April 15 (optional, registration required)

Bus transportation provided from the Omni Interlocken Resort to Pearl Street in downtown Boulder. First pick-up time is 5:45 pm.

Additional Area Activities:

When you want to explore activities outside the resort area, you will find a variety of options within minutes of our location:

Weather: April average high 64°F and average low 35°F.

Join our 2016 Exhibitors and Supporters!* Download the 2016 Exhibitor Prospectus and reserve your booth space today.

* As of March 18, 2016


Ability Dynamics Fillauer Companies TRS


DAFO Spinal Technology, Inc.
Hanger Clinic

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Omni Interlocken Resort
Broomfield, Colorado (Denver area)

March 22-25, 2017
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The 2015 ACPOC Annual Meeting Final Program and PDFs of the Presentations are in the Members Only area.

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