The O&P EDGE Direct E-Newsletter
September 12, 2019

Online Exclusive

Just in Time for the Annual Meeting:
AOPA National Assembly 


The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) National Assembly will be held September 25-28 in San Diego. This Online Exclusive offers some thoughts on the value of professional conferences and describes several session presentations to take you beyond the program. We hope it enhances your experience and provides you with more insight into the proceedings. MORE

Image courtesy of 2018 AOPA National Assembly.

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  • Limb Loss and Preservation Registry Provides Insight Into Challenges and Improves Quality of Care 
  • Toxic Charity—When Doing Good Does Harm
  • Nine Years Since the Colombian Peace Process Began: Amputations, Landmines, and NGOs

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Sept. 26: Utilizing Orthoses to Optimize Patient Outcomes, Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 4: Utilizing Orthoses to Optimize Patient Outcomes with Ottobock, Austin, TX
Oct. 18: Ottobock Myo Plus Qualification Training, Austin, TX

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