The 2007 annual meeting of the Association of Childrens Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (ACPOC) will be held April 11-14 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, Ga. Scheduled speakers at the ACPOC event are presidential guest speaker Mark Huang, MD, assistant professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, who will present Multiple Limb Amputation Following Purpura Fulminans: Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Considerations, and Hector Kay Speaker John R. Fisk, MD, professor, Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill, who will discuss What ACPOC Did For Me.
Symposia Topics include: Non-orthotic Treatment of Spinal Deformity; Orthotic Management Options After Ponseti Treatment for Clubfeet, and Measurement and Outcomes: Practical Tools for Analysis of Motion. The program also features scientific workshops: the Modified Boston Brace Protocol; Physician-Guided Case Study Forum, and the Prosthetic Fabrication Forum.
Hosting the ACPOC event is Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit pediatric health care system. Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta operates three hospitals accommodating more than half a million patients annually, and is funded by philanthropic and volunteer support. Founded in 1998, it has become is one of the countrys leading pediatric hospitals, offering programs in cancer, cardiac, critical care, rehabilitation, orthopedics, and transplant find answers to many of the most complex pediatric medical problems. Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta is the only pediatric hospital in Georgia with an onsite orthotics and prosthetics lab. The Childrens Limb Deficiency Centers team of certified prosthetists work with advanced technology in designing both upper- and lower-extremity prostheses for children born with congenital and acquired limb deficiencies. In addition, it is the home of a cutting-edge cranial remolding program for the treatment of plagiocephaly and torticollis. In 2005, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta provided more than $78 million in unreimbursed care to patients in need. Child magazine ranks it as one of the top 10 childrens hospitals nationwide; US News & World Reports ranks it among the countrys top pediatric hospitals.
For more information about this meeting, contact ACPOC at (847) 698-1637, email [email protected], or go to www.acpoc.org. For more information on Childrens, go to www.choa.org, or call (404) 250-KIDS.