- This meeting will be held online. All presentation times are Eastern Standard Time.
- Meeting fee is $10.00 for KOPA members. (Your 2020 dues will be collected as part of the registration.) $70.00 total.
- You are eligible to register at KOPA member rate if you work in KY or you work for a company that has an office in KY.
- It is $100.00 for non-members.
- Please note: If you cannot show up for the live event on June 11th and/or June 12th, you will not receive a refund as the event will be recorded and you will be able to attend the recorded sessions until July 31, 2020.
- You do not need to attend every session if you have a scheduling conflict as you can come back to the recorded sessions after the event is over up until July 31, 2020. So, no refunds.
- You will receive credits for the sessions that you attend regardless of the day.
TDLR continuing education requirements are waived for all individual licenses expiring in March, April, May, and June 2020.
Licensees still need to submit their renewal applications, pay the required fees, and TDLR will check their criminal histories, but they will not need to complete any TDLR-required continuing education this licensing cycle. (§51.405, Occupations Code)
Note: TDLR is not authorized to waive continuing education requirements imposed by a certifying or credentialing entity other than TDLR. If a certifying entity requires continuing education to maintain certification, and certification is required for Texas licensure, then that continuing education must be completed.
If the certifying entity waives continuing education or allows it to be completed on a delayed basis due to COVID-19, then you may follow the certifying entity’s policy.
The only two certifying entities for individuals who are licensed in prosthetics and orthotics would be:
It’s a real word. Go ahead. Google it. (or just click on that link.)
Simulated + Live = Simulive.
What does it mean? In a nutshell…you can be in TWO places at the SAME time. So, it’s presentation magic.
Virtual. Remote. Online. Webinar. Webcast. Etc. Etc. Etc.
The new presentation/education reality is via computer/phone/iPad/tablet using some type of platform (Zoom, Google, Webex, etc., etc., etc.) which relies on TECHNOLOGY. And what happens when you use technology? Technical difficulties. Right? Bound to happen. Especially when everyone and their actual grandmother is online.
Rightnow. Thisminute. Allday. Everyday. In2020.
Just go online (haha, you’re already there) and if you don’t already have your own list of “why I like least about leaning online” search for “why I hate online meetings” or “remote presentations are the worst.” You’ll be reading for days.
In the rush to get EVERYTHING online, people often forget that quantity is not necessarily quality and that the attendee (and the presenter!) deserve to have a seamless presentation experience. Time is a precious commodity. Just because a lot of us seem to have more of it right now doesn’t mean someone else has the right to waste ours with TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES or, maybe even worse, the dreaded “uhhhhhhhhhhh” or “ummmmmmmm” or “like, like” or the “hang on for a second, there are chats coming in with questions and I need to read through them while I prioritize which ones to answer.”
I’ll say it again. The stakeholders – presenters, attendees, moderators, sponsors – should expect to have a seamless online/virtual/remote online learning experience.
Maybe each online event should have an “online event code of conduct.”
I (insert name) do solemnly swear that I will do the following or be forced to watch my presentation over and over and over again as punishment.
- No technical difficulties
- No verbal fillers
- Provide real time interaction with attendees (in a way that does not detract from the content being presented)
- BEGINNING AND ENDING THE SESSION ON TIME
What’s the key to having a SOLE (Seamless Online Learning Experience)? Simulive.
Contact CEC at (844) 347-0738 to find out more.
My mantra has always been “marketing is marketing.” To me that means that there are so many clever, fun, interesting, educational and unique ways people use to market their businesses that you can always find inspiration in someone else’s marketing efforts.
What about now? Yes, even now.
Case in point. Toilet paper. Dinner and a Roll.
My son, Jennings, called on Saturday to check in. He is an amazing cook and he’s been outdoing himself on pretty much a daily basis but he wanted a break from being creative and he wanted to make sure to support a local business. He and Emily ordered dinner to go from Mombo. Win. Win. Win. They didn’t have to cook. They supported a local business. They got a free roll of toilet paper with their dinner. And…if you pay $10.00 with your order then they will donate a free meal to those in need – so Win. Win. Win. Win!
They aren’t going away any time soon. (I was surprised I hadn’t seen or received anything so far but maybe that’s because PPE has been so hard to find.) But, I saw my first “Your Name Here” on a face mask ad yesterday.
Hand sanitizer as promotional items have been a thing for a long time now. Most of the ones we’ve been using we got as promo items. PEL, OPGA, FAOP are just some of the pre COVID-19 hand sanitizer promo users.
There’s always the best-thing-since-sliced-bread marketing juggernaut.
The. Email. Newsletter.
If you never had one before. Why not?
If you don’t have one now. WHY NOT? You needed one before COVID-19 and you definitely need one now.
Keep in touch. Without touching.
Quite simply it’s the best way to market.
Call me 844-347-0738 or email me – email@example.com
Check out the COVID-19 resource page on the CEC website.
There are links on there – state by state.
Let us know if you have anything you think we should add.
Please let us know if you’ve had difficulty accessing any of the resources, agencies, etc., so that we can make a note.
- Get Stimulus payment updates from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) delays federal tax filing until July 15, and offers advice for deducting COVID-19 costs from your taxes.
- Qualified taxpayers can get free help from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service.
- Learn about the CARES act.
- Federal Student Aid has information for students, borrowers, and parents.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has guidance for Medicare recipients and Medicare providers.
- Administration for Community Living offers information for older adults, and people with disabilities.
- Department of Veterans Affairs is caring for Veterans.
- Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center gives guidance for healthcare providers.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federally funded, state-run benefits program. Also known as welfare, TANF helps families achieve independence after experiencing temporary difficulties.
- Tennessee Society of O&P
- Texas Society of O&P Professionals
- Alabama P&O Association
- Kentucky O&P Association
- Midwest Chapter AAOP
- Georgia Society of O&P
- New York Chapter AAOP