2015 National Assembly Thranhardt Award Contenders Announced

Launched by a gift from J.E. Hanger in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, CP, the series has become one of the most distinguished honors in the orthotics and prosthetics profession.

Attend the 2015 AOPA National Assembly to see the “best of the best” at the award winning Thranhardt Lecture Series.  This year’s award contenders are outlined below.

Thursday, October 8
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention
Center Ballroom A
8:45 – 10:00 AM

Elizabeth EspositoCan Individuals with Transtibial Amputation Reduce the Metabolic Demand of Walking Using Real-time Visual Feedback? 
Elizabeth Russell Esposito, PhD is a researcher at the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center.  She specializes in lower extremity bio-mechanics with a focus on prosthetic technology and secondary injury prevention.

Megan SionsBalance-Confidence May Help Explain Physical Function and Community-Integration among Individuals with Unilateral Transfemoral and Transtibial Amputations
Megan Sions, PhD, DPT, PT, OCS specializes in evaluation and treatment of muscle and joint dysfunction and vestibular disorders with special interest in the management of spinal pain and disorders.

Megan TangHigh Prevalence of Cranial Asymmetry May Exist in Infants with Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy 
Megan Tang, MS is currently an orthotic resident at the University of Michigan’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Center and working with the University of Michigan’s Brachial Plexus Program examining cranial asymmetries in the Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy population. She graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014 with a Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Art SheaImmediate Postoperative Prosthesis, a Comparative Analysis 
Art Shea, CPO has 23 years of experience in O&P and has worked with New England O&P Systems for 13 years.  His education includes a BA in physics and a certification in prosthetics from Florida International University in 1992.

Check out the Assembly preliminary program to see the exceptional education schedule you have come to expect from AOPA.  We will see you in San Antonio!

Assembly prelim brochure