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2017 Annual Meeting, March 22-25

The Early-Bird rate ends February 1st. To register online using the link here, please enter your ACPOC username and password. If you do not remember your password, click "Forgot Password?" If you have forgotten your username and/or have never logged on before, please contact the ACPOC office at , (847) 698-1637.


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.


CME credits have been applied through AAOS. CEUs have been applied for through ABC. MCEs have been applied for through OPC. At time of print, the numbers of hours/credits have not yet been determined.

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 – Hand Transplants
Presidential Guest Speaker: John P. Dormans, MD – Developing World/Outreach


The 2017 ACPOC Annual Meeting will take place at the Omni Houston Galleria Hotel from March 22-25. Please book your lodging within the official room block. Staying at our contracted hotel is important to ACPOC. You are helping ACPOC meet their contractual obligations. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decision.

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.

To book your hotel reservation, please click this link to reserve your room. Or you can call the Omni Houston direct at (713) 871-8181. Please reference the ACPOC 2017 Annual Meeting to secure the discounted hotel rate. Rates are $149 per night, tax not included. The cutoff date for this special rate is February 28, 2017, and is subject to availability.


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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Important message: It was brought to our attention that an outside company is contacting ACPOC members and exhibitors, identifying themselves as the authorized ACPOC housing contact, and offering reduced hotel room rates. Please do not book though an outside agency. ACPOC has not contracted with any housing bureau or company for room reservations. Notify us if you are contacted by an independent group or groups for housing.

Thank you to our 2016 Exhibitors and Supporters!


Ability Dynamics Fillauer Companies TRS


DAFO Spinal Technology, Inc.
Hanger Clinic

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March 22-25, 2017
Omni Houston Hotel
Houston, Texas

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

The 2016 ACPOC Annual Meeting Final Program and PDFs of the Presentations will be uploaded to the Members Only area soon.

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