Virtual Town Hall with President and CEO
Participant Questions from May 31, 2023
Q: How can nonprofit organizations collaborate with AC to help families with limb loss who reach out to us?
A: Please get in touch with the Resource Center, and we’ll be happy to connect you with a sample kit of resources. If you are traveling to the National Conference, we also have opportunities to showcase your services. Visit the conference webpage for more information.
Q: How many people have already registered for the National Conference?
A: Our goal is 1,000 registrants at this year’s National Conference. We are currently on track to reach that goal. To attend the conference, please register here. We hope to see you there.
Q: What are the dates of the National Conference?
A: The conference is scheduled for August 2 – 5, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit the conference webpage on the Amputee Coalition’s website.
Q: Will a fully paid registrant be able to bring a family member or assistance provider to any event of the conference?
A: Absolutely. For any members of our community that travel with a caregiver, we have a discounted rate for those caregivers to participate in the conference. Visit for the conference webpage more information.
Q: Can a caregiver or friend attend part of the conference? What would the cost be for partial attendance?
A: Caregivers are welcome to attend with registrants. Registration fees will apply to others who wish to attend. At this time we do not offer partial attendance registration.
Q: What are the plans for the peer support app?
A: While the peer support app is well utilized by a few peer visitors, we want to create a tool and system that works better for everyone. We will notify certified peer visitors when the new system has been activated.
Q: Do we get many vets here?
A: Yes, we have a large number of Veterans in our community, and two of the Amputee Coalition’s board members are also Veterans. We are committed to ensuring Veterans with limb loss are honored, supported, and have access to the support and resources they need to navigate their recovery and rehabilitation process. Amputee Coalition partners with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help veterans find rehabilitation and prosthetic services. We work with Amputation Rehabilitation Coordinators at the VA to share informative and educational materials with veterans and their loved ones and support them in finding the expertise they require. For more information, please call the National Limb Loss Resource Center at 888-267-5669, and press 1.
Q: What transportation options are available from the airport to the hotel?
A: While the Amputee Coalition does not provide transportation to the conference from the airport, there are many options available for conference attendees. This can be arranged through the hotel or airport shuttle services ahead of the conference.
Q: Is there a virtual option for the National Conference?
A: Yes, there is! We will record some sessions and make those session recordings available after the event.
- Register for the conference if you have not already done so.
- Use #ACNC23 on social media to follow everything happening around National Conference.
- National Conference – https://www.amputee-coalition.org/events-programs/national-conference/
- National Conference Registration – https://web.cvent.com/event/e411ecd7-0031-41c1-a1d7-90fd568a1a1a/summary
- AC Connect — https://community.amputee-coalition.org/
- Youth Engagement Program — https://www.amputee-coalition.org/events-programs/youth-engagement-program-yep/
- Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month (LLLDAM) — https://www.amputee-coalition.org/events-programs/limb-loss-awareness-month/
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