MARCH 18-21, 2020

Please watch this video from ACPOC’s President, Robert Lipschutz, for more information on the virtual meeting being planned for 2020!

March 10, 2020

Dear ACPOC Members, Sponsors and Attendees,

I regret to inform you that due to the high level of attendees and scheduled speakers facing restricted travel, the ACPOC Board came to the decision to cancel our Annual Meeting scheduled for March 18-21, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Both the ACPOC Board of Directors as well as our management partners, Affinity Strategies, have been monitoring this situation very closely in hopes to provide a rewarding and successful meeting in Portland next week. However, over the past week, many academic centers and health systems have issued notices that prohibit both domestic and international travel. This list continues to grow and has directly impacted our ability to deliver educational sessions. We will share more information for our members, partners, and exhibitors soon on how we will continue to bring the substance and education of our 2020 Annual Meeting to all who were planning to participate.

ACPOC and Affinity Strategies are actively exploring what options we have including postponing to a different date or moving to a virtual meeting. We will notify all who were planning to attend what we are going to be offering in the very near future. Given that you all had made arrangements to attend, we understand this is an inconvenience in many ways. Below you will find information needed to cancel/change your hotel reservations and the airlines’ current travel policy.

To avoid penalty, all guest staying at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel must cancel their reservations three (3) days prior to arrival. To cancel your reservation please call the hotel directly at 1 503-226-7600 or toll free at 1 800-228-9290.
Delta, American, United Airlines and other airlines will allow travelers holding tickets to any destination in March and April to change or cancel their flight without paying a hefty change fee regardless of when the ticket was purchased.  To view the exact policy please visit the airline’s website; for your convenience, we have listed the larger airlines below:

American Airlines
Alaska Air
Air Canada
West Jet
We are sorry for the disruption of your plans and thank you for understanding our decision. Please feel free to email with questions/concerns, and we will have more information available in the coming days.


Robert D. Lipschutz, CP
President, ACPOC

Charlotte Grill
Executive Director, Affinity Strategies

The objectives of this annual meeting are to present and evaluate new ideas, techniques and methodology and treatment of children with limb deficiencies, and to provide the participants with an opportunity to clinically evaluate and directly interact with proponents of new research knowledge pertinent to the management of these children. Participants will hear and view presentations in a variety of formats including scientific paper presentations, posters, symposia, and special presentations. There will be an opportunity for speakers to present challenging cases and creative solutions. A technical and scientific workshop format is used to present new approaches and ideas to difficult or unsolved problems.

The following Technical Workshops will be offered on Wednesday, March 18th.

  • Fillauer: 1:30–2:15pm
  • Sure Step: 2:30–3:15pm
  • Boston O and P: 3:30–4:15pm
  • College Park: 4:30–5:15pm
  • Fabtech Systems: 5:30–6:15pm


Abstract Submissions

Submit your abstract today for the 2020 Annual Meeting. Submission deadline is October 25, 2019, at 9:00PM CST.

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, orthotists, prosthetists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation engineers, physical and occupational therapists, and other health professionals who care for children with orthopaedic and related disabilities will benefit.

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors!

If you are interested at exhibiting at the 2020 Annual Meeting, contact us today at

  • Acor Orthopaedic
  • Alps South
  • Amputee Coalition
  • Apis Footwear Company
  • Becker Orthopedic
  • Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Bulldog Tools, Inc.
  • Cascade Dafo, Inc.
  • Cascade Orthopedic Supply Inc.
  • Fillauer Companies, Inc.
  • Forward Motion
  • Fred’s Legs, Inc.
  • JMS Plastics Supply, Inc.
  • Kinetic Research, Inc.
  • Knit-Rite, Inc.
  • LaunchPad O&P
  • OPED Medical, Inc. dba EVENup
  • Orthomerica Products, Inc.
  • Ossur Americas
  • Pro-Tech Orthopedics
  • Proteor USA
  • Spinal Technology, Inc.
  • SPIO
  • SPS
  • Surestep
  • TRS, Inc.
  • Turbomed Orthotics