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2017 Annual Meeting, March 22-25

Omni Houston Galleria Hotel, Houston, TX

Final Program
Exhibitor Prospectus
Meeting Registration Form

Online registration for the ACPOC 2017 Annual Meeting is now closed. Please register onsite.


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.


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


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credits are allocated as follows: Thursday - 6.5, Friday - 6.75, Saturday - 4.25.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants and registered nurses may receive a maximum of 17.5 hour of Category I credit for completing this program. Sign in sheets for Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses outside meeting room.

ABC Credits

The ACPOC Annual Meeting has been approved for a maximum of 23.25 credits through the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC), Inc. Full participation in this program is required to be eligible for the full amount of credits. Credits are allocated as follows: Wednesday Technical Workshops - 5.25, Thursday - 7.0, Friday - 6.75, Saturday - 4.25. Sign-in Sheets will be available at each session. An additional credit will be given to those who fill out the Category II Application Form for Exhibit Hall Attendance.

OPC Credits

The ACPOC Annual Meeting has been approved for a maximum of 22 MCE credits through the Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC). Full participation in this program is required to be eligible for the full amount of credits. Credits are allocated as follows: Wednesday Technical Workshops - 6.0, Thursday - 6.0, Friday - 6.0, Saturday - 4.0.

Wednesday, March 22, 11:30 AM start. ARRIVE EARLY. Separate registration is required.

Exhibiting companies Ability Dynamics, Fillauer Companies, Martin Bionics, MD Orthopaedics, Ottobock, Surestep, and Vorum, will be given the opportunity to conduct forty-five minute Technical Workshops. These Workshops are scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 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. NOTE: Although there is no extra charge to attend any of the Technical Workshops, please be sure to sign up for them on the registration form so that we can record your attendance. Limited seating is available.


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.

ACPOC 2017 Annual Meeting Hector Kay Lecture and Presidential Guest Speaker

Hector Kay Lecture: Scott H. Kozin, MD – The Power of Teamwork - The Road to Zion
Presidential Guest Speaker: John P. Dormans, MD – ACPOC: Then and Now


The 2017 ACPOC Annual Meeting will take place at the Omni Houston Galleria Hotel from March 22-25. The online housing link, offering the ACPOC secured discounted hotel rate, is now closed. Please call the Omni Houston direct at (713) 871-8181 for rates and availability. Please reference the ACPOC 2017 Annual Meeting.

Omni Houston Hotel features the finest in Houston accommodations with 378 spacious guest rooms, including 33 luxury suites, all with sensational views of the city or pool area.

The hotel is centrally located in the prestigious Uptown Post Oak/Galleria area and is just minutes from all that Houston has to offer. You are just 10 minutes by car from the central business district and 30 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport or 25 minutes from William P. Hobby Airport.


Average temperatures in Houston in March reach a high of 72°F and a low of 51°F.


Options from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (approximately 30 minute drive to hotel)

Options from William P. Hobby Airport (approximately 25 minute drive to hotel)

Driving directions can be found here.

Hotel Transportation


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Thank you to our 2017 Exhibitors and Supporters!


Fillauer Companies


Ability Dynamics TRS Inc.


DAFO Spinal Technology, Inc. UCSF UCSF Orthotics & Prosthetics

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April 11-14, 2018
JW Marriott Hotel
Grand Rapids, Michigan

May 1-4, 2019
Hilton CLearwater Beach Hotel
Clearwater Beach, Florida

The 2017 ACPOC Annual Meeting Final Program and PDFs of the Presentations will be uploaded to the Members Only area soon.

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