30th Annual Clinical Symposium of the
National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists

a joint meeting with the American Society of Orthopaedic Physician's Assistants (ASOPA)

Don't miss your opportunity to participate in an Orthopaedic Educational Bootcamp! ASOPA/NAOT 2012 will feature a diverse mix of educational opportunities, including hands-on workshops, lectures, roundtable discussions and an Exhibit Hall where attendees can earn CEUs. In addition, there will be various special programs and receptions where you can network with fellow OPA-Cs, OTCs and other allied healthcare professionals.

For more information, please click on the links below:

• PROGRAM SCHEDULE

•CONFERENCE BROCHURE

• REGISTRATION FEES

• ONLINE REGISTRATION - CLOSED! (only on-site registrations will be accepted)

• HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS & MEETING LOCATION


 

• CALL FOR SPEAKERS

• SUPPORT OPPORUNTITIES
& INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS


EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
• FAQs

• Exhibitor Prospectus

CEU/CME INFORMATION


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HOTEL RESERVATIONS & MEETING LOCATION

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 291-2900
Reservations: (800) 325-3535

The official hotel and location for the ASOPA/NAOT 2012 meeting is the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

As of July 9, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina room block is SOLD OUT. If you would like to stay at the Sheraton and have not made your room reservations, please contact Lori Pearson at lpearson@hp-assoc.com or 800/280-2390 immediately. ASOPA/NAOT will make every effort to assist you in getting a room at the Sheraton at the discounted group rate. You must contact ASOPA/NAOT before Wednesday, July 25. The hotel is no longer accepting call-in/online reservations at the group rate.

Another option for acoomodations is the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island, which is less than one mile from the Sheraton and has complimentary shuttle to the Sheraton. The current room rate is over $199 per night. Contact reservations at 619/291-6700.

Please contact ASOPA or NAOT with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!


REGISTRATION FEES

before July 15 after July 15 & onsite
NAOT Regular Member: $395 $445
NAOT Student Member*: $195 $245

Non-Member:

$495 $545
Non-Member Student*: $245 $295
One-Day Pass: $200 $225
Guest Pass: $100 $125
Extra Banquet Tickets $65 $65

Full program registration guarantees admission to all
educational offerings, events, Saturday evening banquet and entrance to the Exhibit Hall.
*Must provide proof of enrollment in orthopaedic program/school.

MILITARY NON-MEMBER: Currently active military may attend the meeting at the Member rate.

- PRE-MEETING WORKSHOPS -

Advanced Suturing and Knot-tying Workshop

$150 $200

Orthotic Fitter Workshop
(Tuesday, July 31 & Wednesday, August 1 -
2 Full Days)

$600 $650
Casting & Splinting Skills Workshop
MEMBER (Wednesday, August 1 - Full Day)
$150 $175
Casting & Splinting Skills Workshop
NON MEMBER (Wednesday, August 1 - Full Day)
$200 $225
Advanced Casting Workshop
MEMBER (Wednesday, August 1 - Half Day)
$100 $125
Advanced Casting Workshop
NON MEMBER (Wednesday, August 1 - Half Day)
$150 $175

CME/CEUs

NAOT members can pay for their CEUs along with their conference registration fees, after which NAOT will log CEUs earned directly with NBCOT. Simply mark the appropriate box on the on-line registration form and submit the $40 CEU logging fee.

The educational sessions at the 2012 symposium will be submitted to the following certification agencies for continuing education credits (number of credit hours from each agency will be posted closer to the conference):

National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists (NBCOT)
www.nbcot.net
-Approved for 25 Category 1 CEUs (24 Category 1-A for OT-SCs)
-Pre-Conference Workshops:
Orthotic Fitter Course - 16 Category 1 CEUs
Casting & Splinting Skills - 8 Category 1 CEUs
Advanced Casting - 4 Category 1 CEUs
Advanced Suturing/Knot Tying - 7 Category 1 or Category 1A CEUs

National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Physician’s Assistants (NBCOPA)
www.asopa.org
-Approved for 25 CMEs
-Pre-Conference Workshops:
Orthotic Fitter Course - 16 CMEs
Casting & Splinting Skills - 8 CMEs
Advanced Casting - 4 CMEs
Advanced Suturing/Knot Tying - 7 CMEs

Board of Certification - National Athletic Trainers' Association (BOC)
www.bocatc.org
-Approved for 19.38 CEUs
*National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.
BOC-ATC

National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA)
www.nsaa.net
-Approved for 6 CEUs

Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) - 22 CEs
www.ast.org
Learning Objectives for CSTs/CFAs
1) Greater understanding of orthopaedic equipment.
2) Enhance knowledge in anatomy to avoid surgical pitfalls of undo pressure on important structures secondary to retractors and surgical equipment.
3) Provide the CST/CFA with a greater knowledge base in orthopaedic medicine and improve their confidence when providing assistance in orthopaedic surgery.


American Society of Radiological Technologists (ASRT) -12.5 CEs
www.asrt.org

Board of Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification - 19.08 CEs
www.bocusa.org

American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC)
www.abcop.org
-Approved for 18 credits (Full participation in this program is required to be eligible for the full amount of credits)

Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) - 22 CEs
www.ast.org
Learning Objectives for CSTs/CFAs
1) Greater understanding of orthopaedic equipment.
2) Enhance knowledge in anatomy to avoid surgical pitfalls of undo pressure on important structures secondary to retractors and surgical equipment.
3) Provide the CST/CFA with a greater knowledge base in orthopaedic medicine and improve their confidence when providing assistance in orthopaedic surgery.

AIR TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is located approximately 1 mile from the San Diego International Airport (SAN). There is a complimentary shuttle available from the airport to the hotel or taxi fare is approximately $6.

If you are driving to the hotel, parking is also available with rates of $22 per day for self parking and $30 for overnight valet parking.

SUPPORTERS

Special thanks to our 2012 Sponsors:

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ABOUT SAN DIEGO

Things to see and do in San Diego: Plan to bring the family and enjoy the diverse mix of activities and attractions that San Diego has to offer.  For information, visit the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.sandiego.org/nav/Visitors/WhatToDo

Below are just some of our favorite San Diego attractions:
SeaWorld San Diego: http://seaworldparks.com/seaworld-sandiego
Disneyland: http://disneyland.disney.go.com
San Diego Zoo & Safari Park: www.sandiegozoo.org
LEGOLAND California: www.legoland.com
USS Midway Museum: www.midway.org
San Diego Padres: http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com

CANCELLATIONS

If you find it necessary to cancel your reservations, you must notify ASOPA/NAOT in writing by JULY 15, 2012. A $50 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be made for cancellations AFTER JULY 15, 2011 or for no shows. Substitutions are permitted.

QUESTIONS

Contact NAOT at (317) 205-9484 or via email at naot@hp-assoc.com if you have questions or need additional information.