The Power of You. Amputee Coalition 2020 National Conference

Thank you to our Education and Conference Committee

Mike St. Onge, Committee Chair
Heather Abbott
Alexandra Capellini
Colleen Coulter
Shawn Johnson
LuAnn Kleemeyer
Jason Koger
Posie Mansfield
Sienna Newman
Rebekah Spielman

The Amputee Coalition Board of Directors, staff and advisory councils welcome you to the 2020 National Conference! We are pleased to see both returning faces and new faces!

There is no question that this year has been one of unprecedented challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily impacted every institution, organization and individual in some way. We were not immune.

Late this spring, to ensure we could be together this year and to protect the safety and well-being of our community, we decided to move our annual National Conference to an online format. Though we’ll miss being in-person, we have been hard at work putting together an amazing virtual conference experience for you to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your home.

In pivoting to an online format for National Conference, one of our main priorities was to preserve as much of the in-person Conference experience as possible – especially time to socialize and network. So, just like an in-person Conference, you will be able to chat with your friends one-on-one and at virtual tables just like you would at the hotel lobby! This is a great opportunity to connect with old friends or make new ones who share similar journeys.

The theme of this year’s conference is: The Power of You. Your voice matters.  You are the expert about your experiences and your health care. We are passionate about making sure the National Conference provides a memorable and lasting experience for all participants.

Over the next few days, you will have a chance to personalize your program schedule by selecting sessions that best fit your interests and empower you to be your own best advocate. Enjoy engaging with session experts, including clinicians and other members of the community, to share experiences and ask questions. Whether it’s related to your health care, telling your story, helping change laws, becoming a volunteer, or making friends in the community — you might discover a new passion or rediscover an old one!

Additionally, you will be able to visit our virtual Exhibit Hall throughout the Conference. Browse booths and schedule times to speak directly with exhibitors and ask questions, just like you would in person! Ask about products and services that could make you feel more comfortable, improve your ADLs (activities of daily living), or enhance your quality of life.

Please join us in thanking our committees, presenters, exhibitors, and sponsors who are dedicated to providing resources, education, advocacy and supporting the limb loss and limb difference community to ensure that no one feels alone through this journey.

We hope that your experience during this conference helps fuel your passion for living your best life in all the ways that are important to you! Our purpose is to ensure that every participant feels more empowered and connected this week and all year long.