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Ottobock at 2017 AOPA National Assembly and World Congress

We are proud to offer 30 educational workshops and courses during the AOPA National Assembly and World Congress, September 6-9, in Las Vegas.

During the event, Ottobock’s expert staff of clinical, technical, and reimbursement professionals will be available to help O&P attendees improve their practice and provide exceptional care for their patients.

See the schedule below for more information, and come by our booth, #615 with any questions.


Wednesday, September 6

Time Session Type Session Title (Presenters) Location
8:00am-12:00pm Workshop Aligning your Documentation: Clearing Medical Necessity and Other Major Reimbursement Roadblocks (Andreas Kanneberg, MD, PhD & Kimberly Hanson) Breakers E
8:00am-10:00am Workshop Creating Successful Prosthetic Outcomes for your Low-Mobility Patients (Ariel Cabana, CPO)
Reef F
8:00am-10:00am Workshop Don’t Gamble with your Foot Choice – Bet on Ottobock’s Full Line of Feet from K2 to K4 Including Three Microprocessor Feet (Cale Konetchy, CP)
Reef A
10:30am-12:30pm Workshop Innovation in Spine Technology (Brian Mayle, BOCO) Breakers I
10:30am-12:30pm Workshop Less pain. More life.  Defining your Unique Approach to Osteoarthritis (Curt Kowalczyk, CO) Reef F
10:30am-12:30pm Workshop Improved Outcomes with MPKs Over Mechanical Knees (Cale Konetchy, CP & Ariel Cabana, CPO) Reef A
1:00pm-5:00pm Workshop How BebionicTM and Michelangelo(R) can Help Men, Women, & Adolescents Achieve Cognitive Connectivity with their Upper Limb Prosthesis (Tim Shride, CPO, FAAOP) Breakers E
1:00pm-3:00pm Workshop Stroke: Orthotic Selection for Acute and Chronic Conditions (Ted Friedmann, CO)
Reef A
3:30pm-5:00pm Workshop Hold on! Latest Suspension and Liner Technologies from Ottobock (Cale Konetchy, CP & Ariel Cabana, CPO) Reef A

Thursday, September 7

11:20am-11:28am Free Paper On the (im-)Possibility to Predict who may Benefit from a Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knee Component (Andreas Hahn, PhD, MSc) Mandalay Bay K
11:30am-12:00pm Product Preview Theater Ottobock’s Unique Treatment for Osteoarthritis (Curt Kowalczyk, CO) Exhibit Hall
12:10pm-12:40pm Product Preview Theater Driving Outcomes for Lower Mobility (Ariel Cabana, CPO) Exhibit Hall
2:00pm-2:08pm Free Paper Performance and Satisfaction with Intuitive Multifunctional Hand Prosthesis Control (Ivana  Sreckovic, PhD) Mandalay Bay K
2:20pm-2:28pm Free Paper Factors thatInfluence Acceptance and Rejection of an Upper Limb Prosthesis:  A Review of the Literature. (Andreas Kannenberg, MD, PhD) Mandalay Bay K
3:00pm-3:30pm Business Session Power of social Media - Creating an Army of Online Healthcare Advocates to Grow Your Business (Annie Sarabia & Angel Guiffria) Mandalay Bay L
3:15pm-4:30pm Course Innovative Transfemoral Socket Design (Schaefer,  Ortiz, Gawron, Kahle, Bellman) Oceanside D
4:40pm-4:48pm Free Paper Which Functional Elements Stabilize The Residual Limb Within Transfemoral Sockets In Both Frontal And Sagittal Plane For Optimized Prosthetic Gait? (Malte Bellmann, Dipl Ing) Mandalay Bay K
5:00pm-5:08pm Free Paper Cost-Effectiveness Of Advanced Hydraulic Microprocessor Controlled Knee Protheses In Patients With Lower Limb Amputations (Andreas Hahn, PhD, MSc) Mandalay Bay K

Friday, September 8

10:30am-12:00pm Symposium Power In Prosthetics (Hans Dietl and others) Oceanside D
1:40pm-1:48pm Free Paper Safety And Effectiveness Results From The C-Brace Retrospective Registry (Russ Lundstrom, MSc) Mandalay Bay K
1:30pm-2:00pm Product Preview Theater Introducing The New Members Of The Ottobock Upper Limb Portfolio (Tim Shride, CPO, FAAOP) Exhibit Hall
4:30pm-5:30pm Poster Challenging Everyday Gait Situations Performed With Various Microprocessor-Controlled Prosthetic Knee Joints: Do Their Safety Potentials Differ? (Malte Bellmann, Dipl Ing) Oceanside Foyer
4:30pm-5:30pm Poster Lower Limb Prosthetic Outcome Measures: A Two-Year Retrospective Chart Review (Russ Lundstrom, MSc) Oceanside Foyer
4:30pm-5:30pm Poster Differential Function Of Mechanical Prosthetic Knees: An Overview Based On Technical And Biomechanical Considerations. (Andreas Kannenberg, MD, PhD) Oceanside Foyer
4:30pm-5:30pm Poster Standing On Uneven Ground – How Lower Leg Amputees Benefit From Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Feet In An Everyday Task (Malte Bellmann, Dipl Ing) Oceanside Foyer
4:30pm-5:30pm Poster Impact Of Genium Microprocessor Controlled Knee On Ambulation, Mobility, Activities Of Daily Living And Quality Of Life Of Active Transfemoral Amputees: A Systematic Review (Andreas Hahn, PhD, MSc) Oceanside Foyer

Saturday, September 9

10:40am-11:00am Business Session An Easy Way To Show Health Economical Benefit In Standard O&P Practice: A First Experience (Andreas Hahn, PhD, MSc) Mandalay Bay L
11:40am-11:48am Free Paper Clinical Results on the Use of a Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knee Component for Above-Knee Amputees of Low Mobility (Andreas Hahn, PhD, MSc) Mandalay Bay K
11:50am-11:58am Free Paper On The Use Of Health Economic Instruments To Evaluate Prosthetic Services (Andreas Hahn, PhD, MSc) Mandalay Bay K
1:00pm-2:30pm Symposium Orthotic Symposium: Stance Control (Andreas Kannenberg, MD, PhD) Reef DE