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In Person
or Virtual

half of the AAOP2022 logo

The choice is yours.

At the world’s most engaging event for O&P professionals, whether you attend in person or virtually, you’ll gain new ideas and strategies, challenge your thinking, engage, evolve, and emerge INSPIRED.

Join a community of O&P professionals working together to write the next chapter of quality O&P patient care. AAOP2022 is a reimagined hybrid experience offering fresh insight across the full spectrum of O&P specialties.

Each spring, the Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium brings together hundreds of academicians, researchers, and practitioners to explore and collaborate in an enriching and interactive environment.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Explore trending and emerging topics that impact O&P patient care and discover innovative strategies and solutions to implement in your practice.
  • Attend multiple breakout sessions presented by your colleagues in O&P who share their experiences and insight into developing innovative methodologies to help advance our profession.
  • Expand your network of professional colleagues.
  • Earn continuing education credits.

Why Attend?

Because it is time to turn "What if?" into "WHY NOT?"

Uncover innovative patient-care strategies, immerse yourself in new thought processes, and gain new perspectives from your colleagues around the world.

  • World-renowned presenters
  • State of the art engagement opportunities
  • Interactive sessions that allow you to ask questions and collaborate with in-person and virtual attendees to ensure a holistic understanding of the content
  • Office hours with presenters to ask questions tailored to your specific use case

Strategic Networking

Orthotists, prosthetists, pedorthists, technicians, fitters, assistants, educators, researchers, business owners, administrators, technologists, inventors, manufacturers — all sectors of the O&P profession attend the Academy Annual Meeting, the most comprehensive trade show for O&P profession. You will find the right people with whom to share data and best practices, learn from, educate, and add to your professional circle

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2022 Clinical Content Committee

Brian Kaluf, CP, FAAOP

Kristen J. Carnahan, MSPO, CPO, FAAOP

Sally A. DiBello, MPO, CPO

Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO (Hons)

Katie A. Johnson, MS, CPO

Taavy A. Miller, PhD, CPO

Eric L. Weber, CPO, LPO, FAAOP

Session Formats


Award winning presentations chosen by the Clinical Content Committee


90-minute presentations providing a holistic view of a topic

Free Papers

15-20-minute presentations curated by topic category


Graphic displays of research-based content


Demonstrations of how certain products may offer new solutions
to existing problems

Product Display

Infomercial-style educational presentations


(In-person only)


A blend of lecture and hands-on technique demonstrations


(In-person only)

Special Events

(In-person only)

Technician Focused

(In-person only)

Pedorthic Focused

(In-person only)

The information presented is a preview of the 2022 Academy Annual Meeting. A full schedule can be found here.

AAOP2022 is your opportunity to strengthen and expand your network.

  • You will have access to like-minded O&P professionals across the globe.
  • You will have the opportunity to set-up meetings with attendees and presenters
  • You drive the conversation and connect directly with others on the topics that matter to you the most.

AAOP2022 will bring the best of the O&P world front and center, allowing you to elevate your knowledge base and strengthen your network safely and affordably.

Whether you attend in-person, or virtually—you will have access to collaboration tools that will set you up for success.

Networking Roundtables

We all improve through collaboration and our roundtables allow you to drive the conversation and connect directly with others on the topics that matter most to you!

Office Hours (Virtual Attendees Only)

Dedicated time Thursday and Friday afternoon to ask presenters questions about the sessions that took place.

Why Register?

Why Not!

AAOP2022 is your opportunity to access the quality content and engagement that only the Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium offers. Whether you participate in person or virtually—the choice is yours.

In Person Content Virtual Content
8:00 AM-7:00 PM ET 1:00-7:00 PM ET (Wednesday - Friday)
8:00 AM-3:20 PM ET (Saturday)
More than 75 Sessions More than 30 Sessions
Exclusive in-person networking opportunities Office Hours
Virtual networking opportunities with ALL attendees
~35 Credits ~18 Credits

This information is preliminary. Adjustments may be made in the coming months.

DO NOT MISS this opportunity to ENGAGE, EVOLVE, and EMERGE as one with your peers.

No matter where you are in your career, or in the world, everyone is on the same playing field at AAOP2022.