Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium

Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium

Event Details

March 5, 2020 - 12:00 am


We’re looking forward to another fantastic Academy Annual Meeting! We’ve got new products to share and various workshops and presentations. Be sure to visit us in the exhibit hall at booth #69.

Technical Workshops:
Choosing a Foot for Your Active Patients
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Room: Columbus C&D
Duration: 2 hours
With more energy-storing prosthetic feet being introduced to the market every year, the task of choosing a foot for an active patient is constantly becoming more complicated. This presentation will review the materials and design characteristics of energy-storing feet, along with the clinical considerations involved in selecting the most appropriate option. Attendees will receive an overview of current research on energy-storing feet, along with an introduction to WillowWood’s most recent entry into this field, with the goal of helping practitioners to make informed decisions to best address the functional needs of their active patients.

WillowWood One® System
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
1:15-5:15 p.m.
Room: Michigan 1C
Duration: 4 hours
Participants in this training session will receive details of the key aspects of successfully fitting patients with the WillowWood One System. This suspension system improves socket fit, function and comfort, through advances in liner technology and seal design. Course topics include patient selection, shape capture, socket fitting, and componentry available.

Product Preview:
New Options in the Alpha® Liner Family

Saturday, March 7
9:20 – 9:50 a.m.
Room: Exhibit Hall
Achieving comfort in the prosthetic socket is a primary goal for amputees and clinicians alike, and WillowWood helps meet that objective by providing cushioning, protection, and secure suspension with the Alpha Liner. Over the years, we have expanded the Alpha family to offer a wider variety of clinical options such as custom gel patterns to address uniquely-shaped limbs. This session will introduce attendees to the most recent additions, including a transfemoral sealing liner and a gel liner with heat management technology.


Prosthetic Socket Movement Compromises Residual Limb Health
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:36 – 9:48 a.m. (session time 9:10 – 10:40 a.m.)

Effects of Weight Bearing in A Negative Pressure Environment on Residual Limb Tissue Oxygenation
Thursday, March 5, 2020
5:56 – 6:08 p.m. (session time 5:30 – 6:50 p.m.)

Effect of Elevated Vacuum Pressure During Inactivity on Residual Limb Circulation
Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:20 – 6:32 p.m. (session time 5:30 – 6:50 p.m.)

Performance and Satisfaction with The Alpha Control Liner
Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:33 – 6:35 p.m. (session time 5:30 – 6:50 p.m.)

Simulation of A Prosthetic Foot with Mediolateral-Angled Cross- Slopes Adaptation
Friday, March 6, 2020
11:24 – 11:36 a.m. (session time 10:35 a.m.- 12:05 p.m.)

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