Challenged Athletes Foundation Headquarters
9591 Waples St
San Diego, CA 92121
February 11, 2017 • 9:00am – 4:00pm
Join us for the Amputee Coalition’s Limb Loss Education Day (LLED) in San Diego, CA. This LLED is a full-day event with three morning educational sessions, a healthy lunch, and thrilling adaptive recreation in the afternoon. There will also be representatives to talk with from your favorite companies on exhibit.
Registration is $15 for adults and children age 11 & older. On-site registration is available (children 10 and under are free and are registered on-site), but to ensure we have enough lunches for all attendees, please register adults and children age 11 & older in advance.
For questions about this event, please contact Kelly Wood at 703/330-1699, ext. 7103 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative Schedule of Events
Arrive early to register.
Morning Educational Sessions (9am-Noon)
- Working with Your Prosthetist – Socket fittings and adjustments by Stephen Tregoning
Understanding the relationship between a patient and their prosthetist is important now more than ever. There are a lot of elements that go into the relationship and we’ll talk about how patients and prosthetists work together throughout the rehabilitation process to ensure patients receive the most appropriate device for their needs. Communication, persistence and determination are all important elements that define this relationship.
- Advancements in socket technology Panel Discussion with LIM Innovations and Biodesigns
A discussion to learn about advancements in socket technologies from some of the newer and more innovative socket companies and how socket technology has evolved, continues to evolve, and where it’s moving in the future.
- What does it mean to be an advocate and how can you Amplify your Voice? by Dan Ignaszewski
Afternoon Adaptive Recreation (1pm-4pm)
- Adaptive self defense class with Challenged Athletes
Fighting should be avoided as much as possible. However, if a situation should turn violent or aggressive, the easy-to-learn practical self-defense techniques taught in this class are perfect for you. Greg Fraser has been instructing basic to advanced self-defense for many years and is considered one of the best in San Diego County. He has designed this clinic to help people with any physical challenge – including wheelchair users – learn how to better protect themselves. The class will include instruction on assessing the situation and performing safe self-defense moves.
Exhibitors include Össur, Hanger, Ottobock, College Park, LIM, Biodesigns, Ability Dynamics and Fillauer
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!
All participants of the Amputee Coalition Limb Loss Education Days are required to read and agree to the LLED Participant’s Release, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement shown below. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the terms of this agreement.