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There is still time to take part in the Orthotictechnicians.com sponsored “Show and Tell” which is part of the 2014 BAPO Conference. This event will be held on Friday 14th March after the Technical Programme and the prize fund has been increased.
The best presentation chosen by our judges will receive a cash prize of £150
This is you opportunity to show the rest of the Technician attendees your favorite Technical tips.
This can be shown as a PowerPoint presentation, a short video or you can stand up and tells us all your tip or manufacturing technique or if you are shy you can get the session chair to give your presentation. Your presentation or video should last no more that 5 mins. You can even send along the actual product you have manufactured with a short description of how it was manufactured.
If you any questions about this award or to register your intention to enter please send an e-mail to: [email protected]
The dates and location for the BAPO 2014 Conference have been announced. The conference will be held at The Point, Lancashire Country Cricket Ground in Manchester over the weekend of 14th – 16th March 2014. Once again the BAPO Conference committee are working on an exciting range of speakers and events. Once again as in 2013 the Technical Programme will be held on the Friday of conference, 2014 will see a larger Technical programme than in 2014 so exciting times ahead.
Well I think we have all recovered from the BAPO Conference in Telford and I think the biggest surprise from the weekend was the arrival of some frozen precipitation. We all awoke on the Friday miring to find that the town of Telford was covered in about 8 inches of snow but this did not dampen the spirits of the attendees to the Technical programme.
This year the Technician element of conference was moved to the Friday and this was a great success with the largest audience ever at the Technical Programme. The standard of speakers was also great and this led to a very interesting and informative programme. We must thank OETT for sponsoring lunch for the attendees and speakers and given the prices of the concessions stands in the conference centre this was very welcome for the attendees.
Before lunch we had a very interesting forum about the differences between in house units and contractors and the benefits and disadvantages of central fab units. It was also interesting to hear from a former technician who is now undertaking the clinician course at Salford. The afternoon session was almost as busy as the morning session and after the speakers were finished we were enjoyed a small liquid refreshment courtesy of our friends at Algeos. The main exhibition opened up and it was good to see great range of products and materials on show from the companies selling in the UK.
On Saturday we woke up to yet more snow and some great clinical speakers and papers plus time to have another look at the exhibition stands. A special mention has to go to Craig Payne, one of the Key Note speakers who traveled all the way from La Trobe University Melbourne to Telford to find the place covered in snow he had even taken some pictures to send home to his kids who had never seen real snow. Hopefully Craig made it home to the sunshine down under.
Big big thanks to all the BAPO staff and committee members that worked to put together another great conference but I bet they did not bargain on the snow arrival when booking the venue.
Well done to the Orthotictechnicians.com Show and Tell winners last weekend.
1st Prize wen to James Fuller from Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and the runner up was Derek Bremner from Perth Royal Infirmary
Here is a photo of the guys on the Algeos O&P stand at the BAPO Conference in a very wintery Telford.
Details of the full Technical Programme being held on Friday 22nd March during the BAPO 2013 Conference can be found by clicking here
It is still possible to register for the conference please go to
In four weeks time the BAPO Conference for 2013 will be opening at the Telford International Conference Centre. This is the largest UK conference and exibition for Orthotic and Prosthetic professionals.
The Friday of the conference will see the largest Technical Programme ever at a BAPO Conference. The following speakers will be taking part in the programme.
Blake Jackson, North Sea Plastics – Manufacturing Techniques in P&O
Marsh Gibson, DeNovo – Reciprocating Gait Orthoses(RGOs) A Technical understanding.
Rob Bradbury, Talar Made – Foot Orthotics design, features and materials.
Dr Steve Hutchins, Salford University – www.Trainorthot.eu
Technician open forum
Andy Dewsbury, Beagle – Making innovative orthoses from stock items.
Mark Corrigan, Delcam – Scan/CAD/CAM Technologies in custom orthotic insoles.
Lee Willan, Algeos – Advatages of using Aortha Drape Stiff for walking trials.
It is still not too late to register for conference please go to www.bapo.com