National Conference General Session Keynotes
The Amputee Coalition was honored to have guest speaker John Kriesel who told his harrowing story about his mission in Iraq, which resulted in him losing his limb. His story was not just about loss but about acceptance, perseverance, and how to move forward in your limb loss journey.
Christi Hoehn is a below-the-knee amputee and 11-year lung cancer survivor. She shared her inspirational story with us during #ACNC22. She is building her brand, “Talk of the Table Company,” and teaching people how to make meals more meaningful by cooking together at the table. An artist, mom, grandma, and happiness follower, she believes that the only limitations that we have are between our ears. She strives to be an inspiration by motivating others to be their authentic selves.
Also, hear from members of the Amputee Coalition Board Members in a thoughtful panel discussion from the conference.
The Amputee Coalition thanks all who joined us in person for the 2022 National Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Spring Resort & Spa, August 10-13, 2022. This year’s conference theme “Growing Our Community to Shape the Future,” highlighted ways to expand our community in every way. The Amputee Coalition celebrates its diverse community and aims to fully engage all people living with limb loss and limb difference to build a collective voice on critical issues impacting the community and to elevate the organization’s mission. Conference offerings had a special focus on health equity, diversity, equity and inclusion, and youth engagement.
As the premier event for the limb loss and limb difference community, the Amputee Coalition’s national conference is the only patient- and consumer-focused event that creates the opportunity for our community members to interact with a breadth of solutions on the market. During our conference, attendees can engage with vendors, touch and feel the latest prosthesis on the market, and leverage that experience to make informed decisions about their care and needed support.
National Conference is also the Amputee Coalition’s largest activity designed to “reach” the community en masse based on our founding principles, including the importance of peer support and elevating expertise only gained through lived experience. The event spotlights education and engagement across all four of the organization’s program areas: education, support, prevention, and advocacy.
6 Reasons to Attend National Conference
- Experience a sense of community
- Enjoy spaces for people with shared and lived experiences as experts
- Connect to peer support networks
- Enhance learning
- Access vendors
- Interact with new and innovative prosthetic devices and other technologies