State Meeting

Louisiana State Meeting

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Technology & Innovation

Learn about the latest in products and innovations from industry leading vendors.

Come to this years state meeting in Bator Rouge! It will take place on Thursday, May 30th and Friday May 31st. It will include orthotic, prosthetic, and business programs from across the state.

Thursday Schedule

Thursday Schedule - Room A

Time SlotSpeakerTitleCredits
7:00 AMExhibit Hall OpenBreakfast - Served in Exhibit Hall
8:00 AMJason Vardeman (Point Designs)Treatment of partial hand absence from injury to functional prosthetic use.Scientific
9:00 AMDan Hickey (Bulldog Tools)Prosthetic Componentry UpdatesScientific
10:00 AMExhibit Hall OpenBreak - Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
10:30 AMJosh Mullins (IFit)Research on early ambulation and the many psychological and physiological benefitsScientific
12:00 PMExhibit Hall OpenLunch - Served in Exhibit Hall
1:00 PMFred Lanier (Comfort Products)Prosthetic InterfacingScientific
2:00 PMKurt Collier (Integrum)The OPRA™ System by Integrum – Transfemoral Prosthetic Care Improving LifeScientific
3:00 PMExhibit Hall OpenBreak - Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
3:30 PMLouisiana Legislators Combined Session (LAOP)State Medicaid and Policy UpdatesBusiness
5:30 PMExhibit Hall OpenLAOP Members MeetingScientific
6:30 PMDinner/Members Reception

Thursday Schedule - Room B

Time SlotSpeakerTitleCredits
7:00 AMExhibit Hall OpenBreakfast - Served in Exhibit Hall
8:00 AMJim Lawson (ABC)2024 Facility Standards: Making Sure You Are CompliantBusiness
9:00 AMPaul Prusakowski CPO (Opie)Using Video for Better Clinical Decision Making and Clinical DocumentationBusiness
10:00 AMExhibit Hall OpenBreak - Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
10:30 AMValerie O Brien CPO (Kinetic Research)A New Approach to Carbon Fiber AFOs. Increase Patient Outcomes, Decrease Turnaround Time, and Reduce Expenses.Scientific
12:00 PMExhibit Hall OpenLunch - Served in Exhibit Hall
1:00 PMDon Foley (Cailor Fleming)Don’t Wait for the Breach to Teach!Business
2:00 PMPaul Prusakowski CPO (Opie)Automated Gait Analysis and Treatment EfficiencyScientific
3:00 PMExhibit Hall OpenBreak - Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
3:30 PMLouisiana Legislators Combined Session (LAOP)State Medicaid and Policy UpdatesScientific
5:30 PMExhibit Hall OpenLAOP Members MeetingScientific
6:30 PMDinner/Members Reception
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Friday Schedule

Friday Schedule - Room A

Time SlotSpeakerTitleCredits
7:00 AMExhibit Hall OpenBreakfast - Served in Exhibit Hall
8:00 AMStacy Toner (CBS)You’ve got Questions, We’ve got Answers: Frequently Asked Questions of O&P Billing ExpertsBusiness
9:00 AMSydney Palermo (CBS)Top Cashflow Killers & How to Avoid ThemBusiness
10:00 AMExhibit Hall OpenBreak - Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
10:30 AMStacy & Sydney (CBS)Hands On: Using Medicare’s Documentation Checklist to Audit your ClaimsBusiness
11:30 AMStacy Toner (CBS)What Does Your Contract SayBusiness
12:00 PMExhibit Hall OpenLunch - Served in Exhibit Hall
1:00 PMGreg Steward (Thuasne)Thuasne’s SpryStep Vector AFO and KAFOScientific
1:00 PMJusti Appel (LAOP Programming)Pediatric Specialty Poster Presentations-Fibular HemimeliaScientific
1:30 PMJusti Appel (LAOP Programming)Pediatric Specialty Poster Presentations-ArthrogryposisScientific
3:00 PMJusti Appel (LAOP Programming)Fabrication Techniques and Materials Poster Presentations-PlasticsScientific
3:30 PMJusti Appel (LAOP Programming)Fabrication Techniques and Materials Poster Presentations-Using Antibacterial Silver FabricsScientific
4:00 PMJusti Appel (LAOP Programming)Fabrication Techniques and Materials Poster Presentations-Transfer PapersScientific

Friday Schedule - Room B

Time SlotSpeakerTitleCredits
7:00 AMExhibit Hall OpenBreakfast - Served in Exhibit Hall
8:00 AMDerek Inserra (NuTech Synergies)Innovative Solutions: Hands-On Workshop on Direct Fit Prosthetic Socket Technologies with AmparoScientific
10:00 AMExhibit Hall OpenBreak - Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
10:30 AMDerek Inserra (NuTech Synergies)Exploring Nabtesco's Polycentric Prosthetic Knees: The Allux2 MPK and SymphonyScientific
11:30 AMDerek Inserra (NuTech Synergies)Aether Biomedical: The Zeus Hand and its Revolutionary Digital PlatformScientific
12:00 PMExhibit Hall OpenLunch - Served in Exhibit Hall
1:00 PMGreg Steward (Thuasne)Thuasne’s SpryStep Vector AFO and KAFOScientific
2:00 PMJusti Appel (LAOP Programming)Pediatric Specialty Poster Presentations-Contracture ManagementScientific
2:30 PMJusti Appel (LAOP Programming)Pediatric Specialty Poster Presentations-Upper Extremity SolutionsScientific
3:00 PMJusti Appel (LAOP Programming)Fabrication Techniques and Materials Poster Presentations-PlasticsScientific
3:30 PMJusti Appel (LAOP Programming)Fabrication Techniques and Materials Poster Presentations-Using Antibacterial Silver FabricsScientific
4:00 PMJusti Appel (LAOP Programming)Fabrication Techniques and Materials Poster Presentations-Transfer PapersScientific
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