per Heathline – “One of the biggest tools we have to fight health conditions is the power of human connection. That’s why health awareness months, weeks, and days are so important: They rally us together to spread awareness and show support.”
How are you spreading awareness and showing support this month? Let me know!
The San Diego Convention Center hosted the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association’s National Assembly from September 25 through September 28. The convention center did a fantastic job simultaneously accommodating both the O&P conference and TwitchCon 2019.
You would have been in the minority if you had a working knowledge of both Twitch and O&P.
“It’s really great Twitch is here! What a fun and fascinating experience to share this convention center with all these ‘Twitchers’.” Ed McKenna, owner of Horizon Prosthetics in Colorado said. “I had no idea what Twitch was before I got here and I’m still not really sure how they do everything they do, but it looks like everyone is having a great time.”
AOPA hosted the O&P Leadership Event at Pirch Beach, directly behind right-center field at Petco Park. Board members and executive staff from the ABC, USISPO, BOC, NAAOP, and AOPA, the Amputee Coalition and AAOP enjoyed an amazing view of Max Muncy hitting his first career grand slam which helped the Dodgers clinch home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs. Thank you AOPA – really a great night!
“This was a great event hosted by AOPA. I was honored to be included!” Elizabeth Mansfield, USISPO Chair said. “It was so nice to be outside with all these fun people after a day of meeting rooms and PowerPoints. We were right on the field and…on the JumboTron!”
Congratulations to Erin McGraw and Charles Noble (Elizabeth’s cousin!!), both from the University of Pittsburgh Prosthetics & Orthotics program for their award winning poster presentations. Here they are pictured below with the AOPA President, Jim Weber.
The 2019 American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association’s National Assembly was well run and well attended. The exhibit hall, presentations, events, and hotel accommodations were all exceptional and the weather was glorious.