2013 World Congress

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Join your colleagues from around the world at the 2013 O&P World Congress, September 18-21, 2013 in Orlando, Florida, USA!

Expand your knowledge, grow your market presence, and advance your career at this unique global gathering of high visibility and importance.

Why you should plan to attend

Research and development expenditures in the United States are more than $95 billion, making the United States the leader in medical innovation and creating the ideal location for a unique gathering of high visibility and importance.

Superior Clinical Education featuring the best speakers from around the world.  Hear from physicians, researchers, and top-notch practitioners.

Practical learning and live demonstrations.

Preparation for the massive changes that U.S. health care reform is sure to bring, and its influence on global health policy.

Networking with an elite and influential group of professionals.

Largest display of exhibits in the United States for the orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic profession

Ideal U.S. location chosen for travel ease and popularity

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About Orlando

Getting to Orlando is easy. Orlando’s world-class airport provides you access from nearly anywhere in the world.  With more than 31 scheduled airlines providing nonstop service from 88 domestic cities in the U.S. and 19 international cities, nearly every major destination flies into Orlando International Airport (MCO).
With seven of the world’s top 20 theme parks in one destination, not to mention nearly 100 other attractions, Orlando certainly knows how to entertain.  Whether you consider entertainment a sandy beach, a fast paced thrill ride, theater, dance, museums, shopping, spas, golf or a delightful dining experience—Orlando has it all.

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Explore what’s new and exciting at Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Orlando’s other world-famous theme parks. Learn More

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Fill your days and nights with unique experiences outside of the theme parks. From rockets to acrobats, Orlando’s attractions will take your vacation to new heights. Learn More

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Discover what inspires a city built on imagination. Live music, theater, dance, galleries, museums and festivals are just a taste of Orlando’s arts and culture scene. Learn More

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Whether you’re looking for a splurge or a steal, Orlando’s collection of malls, outlets, boutiques and galleries, all within a fifteen-minute drive, will indulge every retail whim.Learn More

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Whether it’s a quick rubdown or a head-to-toe rejuvenation, find your inner (and outer!) glow at one of Orlando’s award-winning spas. Learn More

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Get moving and experience Orlando’s unexpected thrills. Whatever your passion, there’s an activity for you. Learn More

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Tee off in one of the world’s largest golf destinations. Orlando’s famously beautiful golf courses, top-ranked instructors and luxurious resorts cater to the most discerning golf enthusiasts. Learn More

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Whether you’re looking for a neighborhood café or a kid-friendly eatery, Orlando’s restaurant scene has grown into an eclectic mix of dining experiences at a variety of price points. Learn More

Description: Things to Do- Nightlife and EntNIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT

Orlando is just as fun after dark as it is during the day. Visit one of our unique entertainment complexes, take in a show at a dinner theater or crack up at an all-ages comedy club.

Special Offers for Attendees

Purchase specially priced Disney Theme Park tickets HERE.Disney ImagePlease note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is September 17, 2013.

You may also call 407-566-5600 and speak with a Groups Ticket Representative to purchase the specialty priced tickets for the World Congress. These prices are not available at the on-site box office.

Exhibition/Trade Show

Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to peruse the largest exhibit hall for orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics in the United States.  In addition to the latest technology and wide variety of products and services offered, the exhibit hall will feature entertaining networking events and opportunities to win great prizes; 250 exhibitors are anticipated.


Can you afford NOT to be part of the leading congress in the world’s largest O&P marketplace? Grow your market presence at this unique, global gathering of high visibility and importance.

The 2013 O&P World Congress will give you the opportunity to meet new customers and build relationships with existing clients. The National Assembly is the country’s oldest and largest meeting for the orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics profession; the O&P World Congress will benefit from that success. Current partners include USISPO and the German Association. Don’t miss this opportunity to introduce your products and services to an expanded group of decision makers.

Exhibiting at this important global event will give you the opportunity to

  • Build your customer base and increase sales;
  • Experience face-to-face time with existing customers to answer questions and build relationships;
  • Enjoy sponsored networking opportunities, including an opening reception in the exhibit hall;
  • Take advantage of fun traffic building opportunities;
  • Increase visibility for your company/organization in a targeted market;
  • Host a Manufactures Workshop and/or Product Preview Theater;
  • Take advantage of education sessions to learn what’s happening with health care reform, Medicare, and other regulatory agencies that affect your bottom line;
  • Speak to AOPA coding experts to learn what’s happening at CMS.

The 2013 O&P World Congress Exhibitor Prospectus. 

Questions regarding Exhibitor Opportunities?
Contact Kelly O’Neill at  koneill@AOPAnet.org  or 571/431-0852.


To register for the 2013 AOPA Hosted World Congress via mail or fax, please use this formOnline registration is now openplease register here.

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Contact Us

For additional information, please contact us at info@AOPAnet.org or (571) 431-0876.

The 2013 World Congress Planning committee consists of some of the brightest scientific minds representing ten different countries from around the world.

Boone David A. Boone, CP, Ph.D., MPH (Committee Chairman) Orthocare Innovations LLC USA
lisa-arbogast Lisa Arbogast WillowWood
batzdorff Jon Batzdorff, CPO, USISPO Vice Chairman and Latin American Consultant Prosthetika USA
bostock Frank H. Bostock, CO, FAAOP Hanger Clinic USA
 Bernhard Bernhard Budaker Representative for German Association/Confair and Deputy Head of Department and Group Manager Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, Stuttgart, Germany
campbell James H. Campbell, Ph.D., CO Becker Orthopedic USA
cutti Andrea Giovanni Cutti, Meng, Ph.D. INAIL Prostheses Centre Italy
dibello Thomas V. DiBello, CO, LO, FAAOP, AOPA Immediate Past President
farabi Dianne Farabi, Staff USISPO
geil Mark Geil, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Georgia State University USA
ghosh Ritu Ghosh, Deputy Director –Training Mobility India Bangalore, India
miguel Jose Miguel Gomez, MD, LO Gomez Orthotic Systems Bogota, Columbia
Thomas Kirk, Ph.D., AOPA President Hanger Clinic USA
kistenberg Robert S. Kistenberg, MPH, CP, LP, FAAOP, Chair US-ISPO Co-Director and Coordinator of Prosthetics MSPO Program Georgia Institute of Technology USA
Geza Kogler, CO, LO, Ph.D., L.Ped, MSPO, LOcularist, Coordinator of Research, Instructor of Orthotics MSPO Program Georgia Institute of Technology USA
leug Aaron Leung, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. Hong Kong
  Karen Lundquist, MBC  Otto Bock Healthcare USA/Germany
 Mattear Brad Mattear, CPA, CFo Cascade Orthopedic Supply, Inc. USA
Masse Niang, CPO, President African Federation of Orthopaedic Technicians Burkina Faso, Africa
Stephanie Olivo Stephanie Olivo Euro International USA
Michael Orendurff, Ph.D. Michael Orendurff, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Director, Biomechanics Laboratory Orthocare Innovations LLC USA
Marlo Ortiz Vazquez del Mercado P.O Marlo Ortiz Vazquez del Mercado P.O Ortiz International S.A. Guadalajara, Jalisco México
Karen Peters Karen Peters Otto Bock Healthcare USA/Germany
Klaas Postema, MD, Ph.D., Klaas Postema, MD, Ph.D., Professor University Medical Center Groningen Netherlands
Anthony Potter, Director, Anthony Potter, Director, Product Mrktg Hanger Clinic USA
Nerrolyn Ramstrand, Ph.D Nerrolyn Ramstrand, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Prosthetics and Orthotics School of Health Sciences, Jonkoping Univ Jonkoping, Sweden
Urs Schneider, MD, Ph.D., Urs Schneider, MD, Ph.D. Representative for German Association/Confair Head of Department Orthopaedics & Systems in Motion, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation Stuttgart, Germany
Jack E. Uellendahl, CPO Jack E. Uellendahl, CPO Hanger Clinic USA
Jason Douglas Wening, MS, CPO, FAAOP Jason Douglas Wening, MS, CPO, FAAOP Scheck & Siress Orthotics and Prosthetics

Frequently Asked Questions


A. The official congress language is English, all abstracts must be submitted in English and the program will be printed in English.


A. Yes.  Once the education program is finalized, AOPA will apply for credits with the following organizations:
American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics
Board of Certification/Accreditation, International
Canadian Board for Certification in Prosthetic and Orthotics