25% of USA O&P Professionals to retire in next years!

Picked this up from OPCareers. Almost 25% of USA O&P Professionals to retire in next years, while market needs continue to grow.

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Orthotic Technology Forum 2014 – Netherlands

Orthotics Technology Forum 2014 – The Netherlands

We are happy to announce that the 2014 European Orthotics Technology Forum (OTF) will take place in Eindhoven, The Netherlands at the Evoluon Centre on 18th September.

This event is focussed on existing and emerging technologies related to the orthotic insoles industry. Previous events attracted over 100 attendees from 13 different countries worldwide.

This year’s European event is being run alongside The Dutch Society of Podiatry (NVvP) Annual Congress which is an event for high level clinical discussion being held on 19th September. By bringing the two events together on consecutive days in the same venue, delegates have the unique opportunity to attend two days of presentations, discussions and hands on workshops covering both clinical and technological topics. See more about the NVvP conference.

Our guest speakers are leading the way in developing and using different types of technology, from hardware devices to help measure biomechanical features, pressure and anatomical form, CADCAM tools for plasterless manufacture, as well as new ideas for increasing productivity and reducing manufacturing costs.

As with past events we are expecting speakers and attendees to travel from around the world making this a unique global experience.

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BAPO Conference Technical Programme

Details of the full Technical Programme being held on Friday 22nd March during the BAPO 2013 Conference can be found by clicking here

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ISPO UK MS 40th Anniversary meeting

27TH & 28TH SEPTEMBER 2012

Please follow the links below for Conference Programme and Registration paperwork:

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O&P Online learning

The American web site has launched an online learning service, this can be found by clicking here

Use the OLC Course Finder or search box to choose a course of interest. Purchase a course and complete the quiz to receive continuing education credits. Results are provided to ABC, BOC and the CBCPO. If you want you can just view the course without completing the exam and of course you will not receive any CPD credits.

These credits could of course be used as part of your CPD for HPC registration.

UERM inaugurates Philippine school of prosthetics and orthotics

The University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Inc (UERMMMCI) recently inaugurated the Philippine School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (PSPO) at its campus in Quezon City.

The ceremonial ribbon-cutting was headlined by the Guest of honor Ms. Viel Aquino-Dee , Tan Yan Kee Trustee Ms. Shirley Tan Chua, UERMMMCI President Dr. Romeo Divinagracia and UERMMMCI- CAReS Dean Dr. Raquel Cabazor.

PSPO is part of an international network with Cambodia Trust and Nippon Foundation as partners. These institutions’ main goal is to empower PWDs in every aspect of their lives—especially those who are poor, unemployed or those who do not have any access to mobility devices. Cambodia Trust and Nippon Foundation found UERM’s physical therapy and rehabilitation program to be of perfect fit and best matched their vision and philosophy. A $7 million grant for UERM’s PSPO curriculum, spread over 10 years through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), was signed in October 2010.

PSPO, which is under the UERMMMCI College of Allied Rehabilitation Sciences, is currently accepting applications for the Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics degree.

The degree program includes rigid and intensive practice and hands-on training on Prosthetics and Orthotics with subjects including Anatomy and Physiology, Technical Engineering, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Prosthetics and Orthotics, to name a few. Students will be mentored by an international faculty composed of experts in prosthetics/orthotics education from Canada, Japan, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. Some of PSPO’s future local faculties are now abroad for hands-on training and skills acquisition specific to this transfer of technology.

BAPO Conference 2013

Bapo 2013 is ready to launch! Click here for more information

Preparations are in full swing to make this the most successful and well attended conference yet.

With a new venue, world renowned speakers, and a fresh look to our clinical programme, BAPO 2013 is shaping up to be an event not to be missed.

We are delighted to be working with The International Centre, Telford.

The newly refurbished and extended venue offers contemporary facilities with local hotels to suit all budgets.
For those travelling by air, the centre is within reach of both Birmingham and Manchester airports.
By rail, Telford Central Station is 2 minutes away by taxi or there is a complementary shuttle bus. By road, the centre is situated just off J4 of the M54 with plenty of on-site parking.

We are working hard to make 2013 conference the most cost effective yet.

Look out for announcements of our great value price structure coming soon!

Amfit CAD-CAM and Podotech Elftman Training Event

Amfit system

Algeos will be running more courses on: Wednesday 13th June 2012 10am-3.30pm and Thursday 14th June 2012 10am-3.30pm


After the huge success of our previous training days, Algeos are pleased to announce that they will be holding further in-house training on the Amfit and Elftman systems. Presentations from clinical experts Michelle Weddell, Heidi Meckler and Sara Boardman will cover the full system capabilities and advantages to you and your business.

There will also be an opportunity to tour the Algeos UK factory premises including the company’s Podiatry showroom.

We are offering this 1 day training session FREE OF CHARGE on the 13th* and 14th* of June 2012. Refreshments will be served throughout the day. Numbers are limited and as we are sure it will prove to be a popular event, we recommend you book now to secure your place. Please speak to your Algeos sale representative to confirm your attendance, or alternatively contact Michelle Howell, at [email protected]


Elftman Matrix workshop seminar

Demystifying Plantar Pressure Analysis

Launch of our NEW Podotech Elftman Matrix In-shoe Pressure Device.

PLUS Demonstrations on our Podotech Elftman range of Plantar Pressure Analysis Systems.

Algeos are pleased to announce that they will be launching their NEW in-shoe pressure system, the Podotech Elftman Matrix, at a workshop on Friday 4th May at Sheffield University. There will be presentations and workshops hosted by experts in the field of plantar pressure, who will highlight the importance of measuring plantar pressure and how measurement systems can be incorporated into your day-to-day work and benefit your clinics.

We are offering this 1 day workshop FREE OF CHARGE on Friday 4th May 2012 . Refreshments will be served throughout the day and 5 CPD points will be awarded for attendance. Numbers are limited and as we are sure it will prove to be a popular event, we recommend you book now to secure your place. Please speak to your Algeos Sales Representative to confirm your attendance. Alternatively contact Rachael Frank, our Podiatry Division Manager, at [email protected] or telephone 0151 448 1228.

Workshop Agenda:
09.00 Registration
09.15 Introduction to the day
09.30 The Value of Clinical Diagnosis
Professor Wesley Vernon OBE (Head of Podiatry Service & Research Lead, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals)
10.15 The Difference between Devices for Measuring Plantar Pressure Dr Claudia Giacomozzi (Italian Health Institute)
11.00 Break
11.15 Introduction to the Podotech Elftman range
11.30 Workshop 1 – Sports Perspective: The relevance of In-shoe Plantar Pressure within Sports Podiatry
Jurgen Nijenhuis (Sports Podiatrist to multiple professional athletes and football teams)
12.00 Workshop 2 – Orthotic Perspective Jane McAdam (Principle Podiatrist at Salford Royal Foundation Trust)
12.30 Lunch break
13.30 Workshop 3 – Diabetic Foot / Surgery Perspective
Sheffield PCT – Diabetic Foot Surgery Department (Speaker to be confirmed)
14.00 Introduction to the workshop
14.10 Interactive demonstration of the Elftman Matrix Plus the opportunity to view the other Elftman pressure analysis systems within our Podotech range
15.15 Questions and CPD certificate handout
15.30 Close

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