2021 National Conference Program

All times listed are Eastern Time (ET).

10:30am-11:30am
Morning Adaptive Recreation Session


11:30am-1:00pm
Networking Lounge Open


11:30am-1:00pm
Exhibit Hall Open


1pm-2pm
Break Out Sessions:
Track – No Amputee Alone

  • Bilateral Above-Knee Workshop
    Join Kevin Carroll (Dolphin Tale prosthetist), Wendy Remington and several patients to see what’s possible with above knee bilateral amputations. Kevin and a team of patients will show you how to improve your quality of life in a supportive and encouraging environment.
    Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP; Wendy Remington, CPO
  • Calling all kids! How to build a youth support network
    During this session, we invite young amputees and their families to join us for a discussion about building youth support networks. We will introduce the Amputee Coalition Youth Camp and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, as well as several other avenues for connecting amputee youth with one another.
    Alexandra Capellini, Megan Liang
  • Sleepless in America
    Discover how your days affect your nights! Most of us focus on nutrition, fitness, and social wellness for a healthy existence. Our state of health cannot and will not improve until equal attention is given to adequate sleep. Bring your smart phone for some interactive fun and expect to learn facts, tips, and tricks for promoting better sleep!
    Susan Harris

Track – Living well with limb loss/limb difference

  • Lights, Camera, Amputees!
    Many limb-different actors have told Amplitude that good amputee roles can’t be found. Able-bodied writers write flat, uninteresting amputee characters. Numerous amputee actors are developing scripts that depict limb difference more authentically, in the hope of telling better stories, changing perceptions and promoting greater understanding.
    Larry Borowsky

Track – Limb loss is not uncommon and is becoming less uncommon every day

  • 3D Printing and You: What it CAN do, what is CAN’T do, what it COULD do.
    This session will show popular e-NABLE 3D printed hands/arms, give data about their functionality and clarify their intended use case. It will also be an open discussion on how individuals can work within makerspaces to empower themselves to use basic desktop 3D printing and electronics to safely create prototype assistive tools for themselves.
    Dr. Eric Bubar

2pm-2:15pm
Break


2:15pm-3:15pm
Roundtable Sessions
These sessions are facilitated discussion groups designed to address issues about confidence, self-esteem, relationships, intimacy, body image and other issues, challenges, and experiences that are helpful to living life and accessing support. Please attend the session that is most appropriate for you.

  • Roundtable: Men
  • Roundtable: Women
  • Roundtable: Pediatric/Youth/Family
  • Roundtable: Young Adults (18-25)
  • Roundtable: LGBTQIA+
  • Roundtable: Caregiver

3:15pm-4:15pm
Networking Lounge Open


3:15pm-4:15pm
Exhibit Hall Open

  • American Board for Certification of Orthothics and Prosthetics (ABCOP)
  • Ossur
  • Ottobock
  • Bluegrass College
  • TMR NERVE