Amputee Coalition 2019 National Conference

Preliminary Program

The following is a tentative agenda for the Amputee Coalition 2019 National Conference.

Dates and times of events are subject to change. Please continue to check back for updates and additions.

Pre-Conference

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

8am-5pm

Encompass Health Amputation Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course
Allison Fulton Wood, MOT, OTR/L; Anne Street PT/CPO

12pm-5pm

3pm-6pm

Registration Open

Conference

Thursday, July 25, 2019

8am-9am

Get Fit With Yoga: A Body, Mind and Spirit Workout
Marsha Danzig, M.Ed, RYT 500

8am-9am

Bilateral Life Camp
Randy Richardson, ABC-CPA, RPA

8am-9am

First-Time Attendee Orientation
This session will orient first-time attendees to the National Conference to help them maximize their conference experience.

9:15am-9:45am

Buddy Meet-Up

10am-11am

Opening Ceremony

11:15am-12pm

Opening General Session

12pm-1pm

Lunch

1pm-2pm

Living With Your Level of Limb Loss Sessions
Each session in this series is tailored to the unique needs of individuals with particular levels of, or experience with limb loss/difference. Each session will give an overview of rehabilitation issues and unique considerations for your level of limb loss, followed by ample time for discussion. Please bring your questions!

  • Above-Knee
  • Below-Knee
  • Hemipelvectomy/Hip Disarticulation
  • Caring for the Caregiver

1pm-2pm

Ready Player One: Accessibility Strategies to Enable the Single or Bilateral Upper-Limb Amputee to Engage in Gaming
Erik S. Johnson, MS, OTR/L; Kaitlyn Jones, MS, OTR/L

2:30pm-3:30pm

Living With Your Level of Limb Loss Sessions
Each session in this series is tailored to the unique needs of individuals with particular levels of, or experience with limb loss/difference. Each session will give an overview of rehabilitation issues and unique considerations for your level of limb loss, followed by ample time for discussion. Please bring your questions!

  • Complex Limb Loss
  • Bilateral Below-Knee
  • Pediatric
  • Lower-Limb People Who Don’t Use Prostheses

2:30pm-5pm

Bilateral Above-Knee Mobility Clinic
Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP(D)

4pm-5pm

Stay in the Socket: The Key to Long-Term Prosthetic Use Without Pain
Alicia White, ATC, PT, DPT

4pm-5pm

Common Orthopedic Conditions That Can Develop as a Result of Walking With a Prosthetic Leg
Heather Carpenter, MSPT, ATC; Shawn Lessard, PTA, BS

4pm-5pm

Complications and Quality of Life of Osseointegration Prosthesis in Patients With Transfemoral Amputation: A Five-Year Follow-Up Study
Hendrik Van de Meent, MA, NCC, LPCC

5:15pm-6:15pm

First Things First: A Guide to a Safer Landing During a Fall
Chris Doerger, PT, CP

5:15pm-6:15pm

Taking Control: Understanding K-Levels and How to Improve Your Access to Prosthetic Components
Heather Carpenter, MSPT, ATC; Shawn Lessard, PTA, BS

5:15pm-6:15pm

Get in the Zone: Biofeedback Use in Recreation Therapy Programs
Heather Carey, RT; Rebecca Lopez, RTA

5:15pm-6:15pm

How to Pass an Insurance Fairness for Prosthetics Law in Your State
Brenda Novak and Herb Kolodny – Founders of Connecticut Amputee Network (CAN)

5:15pm-6:15pm

Help for Caregiver Burnout
Mary Armbrust

5:15pm-6:15pm

How to Get Your Hospital Involved With the Amputee Coalition
Keith Canady, Amputee Coalition Hospital Program Coordinator

6:30pm-7:30pm

Friends of Bill W. Meet Here

6:30pm-8:30pm

Silent Auction & Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Friday, July 26, 2019

7:15am-8:30am

Breakfast

8am-6:30pm

Registration Open

8am-9am

Get Fit With Yoga: A Body, Mind And Spirit Workout
Marsha Danzig, M.Ed, RYT 500

8am-9am

Bilateral Life Camp
Randy Richardson, ABC-CPA, RPA

8am-10am

First Swim
Mabio Costa

8am-9am

How to Start a 501(c)3 Nonprofit
Juanita Mengel, RN, CPV Trainer, Amps4Ohio, Inc. Amputee Group Leader & Founder

8:30am-11am

Silent Auction & Exhibit Hall Open

9am-4pm

Gait Analysis Clinic and Fall Prevention Workshop
Carol Miller, PT, PhD, GCS; Marleena Reif, PT, DPT; Bethany Nelson, PT, DPT

9:30am-10:30am

Start a Local Amputee Group: Begin, Grow & Maintain
Juanita Mengel, RN, CPV Trainer, Amps4Ohio, Inc. Amputee Group Leader & Founder

9:30am-10:30am

Establishing Inter-Professional Relationships to Enhance Care in the Limb Loss Population
Alicia White, ACT, PT, DPT

9:30am-10:30am

What Are the Real Functional Differences Between the Various Myoelectric Hands and Hooks?
Chris Lake, L/CPO, FAAOP(D); Bambi Lombardi, OTR/L; Amy Todd, MS, OTR/L, CHT

9:30am-10:30am

Differentiating Pain and Its Impact on Persons With Amputations
Anne Wieland, CTRS, MHA

9:30am-10:30am

Skin Wounds: Between the Trauma and Getting to the Doctor – Strategies for Self-Managing Skin Problems
Ed Nathan, PhD, CPV

9:30am-10:30am

Intro to Adaptive Fitness
Victoria Powell, RN, CCM, LNCC, CNLCP, CLCP, MSCCm CBIS, CEAS; Kym James, RN

10:45am-12pm

Roundtables

  • Men’s Roundtable
  • Women’s Roundtable
  • Children and Adolescents Roundtable
  • LGBTQQIA Roundtable
  • Caregiver Roundtable

12pm-1pm

Lunch

12pm-4:30pm

Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction Open

1pm-6:30pm

Technology Sessions

1pm-2pm

The Healing Journey
Herb Kolodny, Co-Founder Connecticut Amputee Network

1pm-2pm

Lower-Limb Loss and Low Back Pain: Causes, Impact and Treatment
Emma Beisheim, PT, DPT, MS

1pm-2pm

Recreation Therapy: How to Adjust Beyond Chronic Illness and Amputation – Get Active, Get Engaged, Stay Engaged
Anne Wieland, CTRS, MHA

1pm-2pm

Upper-Limb Prosthetics 101: Understanding Options and Building Your Care Team
Lisa Smurr Walters, OTR/L, MS, CHT

1pm-2pm

Balance for Everyone: What Can Affect Balance and How to Improve It
Inger Brueckner, PT

1pm-2pm

Partnering With Your Prosthetist for the Best Care
Lesleigh Sisson, CFom

1pm-2pm

Transtibial Amputations: What Makes a Good Residual Limb for a Socket, Including the Ertl
David Hahn, MD

2:30pm-3:30pm

Knowing Your K-Level, and Why It Matters!
Emma Beisheim, PT, DPT, MS

2:30pm-3:30pm

Back Pain: A Unique Approach to a Complex Problem
Inger Brueckner, PT

2:30pm-3:30pm

The Secret to Prosthetic Success
James Young, CP, LP, FAAOP

2:30pm-3:30pm

Proprioception: What Is It, and Why Do We Care?
Cosi Bellosso, PT, host of Cosi Talks

2:30pm-3:30pm

Core Stabilization for Individuals With Limb Loss
Daniel Lee, PT, DPT, GCS

2:30pm-3:30pm

The Therapist Who Became a Client
David Welch, MA, NCC, LPCC

3:30pm-4:30pm

First Dance
Adrianne Haslet

4pm-5pm

Amputee Support Groups: Why Amputees Join and Leave/Can Technology Enhance the Support Group Experience?
Ed Nathan, PhD, CPV

4pm-5pm

Things To Consider When Choosing a Prosthetic Socket ‒ Adjustability Might Be the Answer
Joshua Mullins

4pm-5pm

Engaging With the Amputee Coalition on Advocacy Issues

4pm-6pm

The Giants of Osseointegration

5pm

Alamo Outing, Sponsored by Ossur
By invitation only

6:30pm-7:30pm

Friends of Bill W. Meet Here

6pm-8pm

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Reception

Saturday, July 27, 2019

7:15am-8:30pm

Breakfast

8am-1pm

Registration Open

7:30am-9:30am

Advanced Skills Water Workshop

8am-9am

Get Fit With Yoga: A Body, Mind and Spirit Workout
Marsha Danzig, M.Ed, RYT 500

8am-9am

Bilateral Life Camp
Randy Richardson, ABC-CPA, RPA

8am-10am

Krav Maga: Adaptive Self-Defense

9am-1pm

Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction Open

9am-9:30am

Registration for Walking and Mobility Enhancement Clinic
All participants attending the Walking and Mobility Enhancement Clinic and the Running and High Level Performance Clinic must check-in at the registration table for these events. Participants will need to check-in to receive their lunch ticket – lunch is only provided for clinic participants. This is also your last chance to register for the clinic.

**Participants should be able to stand unassisted for prolonged periods of time. If you are unable to meet this requirement, you are welcome to observe the clinic if space is available**

9:30am-12pm

Össur Walking and Mobility Enhancement Clinic
Bob Gailey, PhD, PT
Join our team of gait training professionals for a fun morning of learning to walk better and improving your general mobility. For 16 years, the Mobility Clinics have offered Amputee Coalition members and physical therapists the opportunity to learn how to improve prosthetic mobility. The session includes a walking assessment, balance training, and gait instruction.

**Participants should be able to stand unassisted for prolonged periods of time**

9:30am-10:30am

How Patients Can Help Doctors Help Patients
Danielle H. Melton, MD; Stephen Wegener, PhD

10am-12pm

Junior Mobility Clinic

11am-12pm

Who Can Help Me Navigate This Medical Maze?
Victoria Powell, RN, CCM, LNCC, CNLCP, CLCP, MSCC, CBIS, CEAS

11am-12pm

It’s All About the Butt
Angela Morgan, PT, DPT, GSC; Margaret Wicinski Reynolds, PT, DPT, EdD, OCS, MTC, PCC, FAAOMPT

12pm-1pm

Lunch

1pm-2pm

Amplify

1:30pm-4pm

Össur Running and High-Level Performance Clinic
Train with our team of professional sports and mobility coaches who will show you how to maximize prosthetic performance for high-level activities. This clinic is designed to promote running and mobility skills for sports and recreational activities to get you back in the game.  Be inspired and inspire others, while learning practical ways to move better with your prosthesis in a supportive and encouraging environment.

**Participants should be able to stand unassisted for prolonged periods of time**

2:30pm-3:30pm

Protecting Life (and Remaining Limbs)
Victoria Powell, RN, CCM, LNCC, CNLCP, CLCP, MSCC, CBIS, CEAS

2:30pm-3:30pm

Developing an Active and Individualized Self-Management Pain Plan After Limb Loss
Mariana Hinkel, PT, DPT

5pm-6pm

Friends of Bill W. Meet Here

6pm-8:30pm

Gala Dinner
**Dinner ticket is required**

8:30pm-11pm

Dance Party
Featuring live music by RAD
All registered attendees are welcome to dance the night away!