NAOT's 35th Annual Clinical Symposium

Join NAOT in San Diego, California to learn about the latest orthopaedic techniques and practices! NAOT 2017 will feature an excellent mix of educational lectures, breakout sessions, panel discussions, and an exhibit hall. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn CEUs/CMEs for a number of certifications, including NBCOT, NBCOPA/NBCOA, NSAA, BOC, and ASRT. In addition to the educational program, there will be various special events and receptions that will give you the opportunity to network with fellow OTCs, OPA-C/OA-Cs, ATCs, and other allied healthcare professionals.

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  1. Product & Technology Update
  2. Foot & Ankle Fractures
  3. ACL Reconstructive Surgery
  4. Mangled Extremities
  5. Pelvic Trauma and Damage Control Orthopaedics
  6. NAOT Paper of the Year
  7. Product & Technology Update


  1. Suture and Knot Tying
  2. Saw Bones: Plates, Screws and X-Fix
  3. Preparing an ACL Graft
  4. Casting The Diabetic Foot: 3 Modalities
  5. Advanced Wound Care
  6. Theraband Rehabilitation Techniques

NAOT’s planning committee is excited to offer attendees the opportunity to participate in either an Anatomy Cadaver Lab or Surgical Cadaver Lab at the Annual Clinical Symposium. The Cadaver Labs will take place on Saturday, August 19 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The cost of participating in the lab is an additional $45 which includes access to the lab, lunch, and transportation to and from the lab site.  If you are interested in participating, please mark which lab you would like to attend on the registration form and submit with the additional $45 payment. Each lab is limited to 30 participants, and are available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Anatomy Cadaver Lab
    • Saturday, August 19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    • $45/per person
    • Limited to 30 participants

  • Surgical Cadaver Lab
    • Saturday, August 19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    • $45/per person
    • Limited to 30 participants

For full program, click here.


Online registration has closed. Please register onsite at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center Golden Foyer.

  Before July 1 After July 1
NAOT Regular Member $395 $470
NAOT Student Member* $195 $245
Non-Member $495 $570
Non-Member Student* $245 $295
Non-Member Active-Duty Military $395 $445
One-Day Pass $200 $250
Guest Pass (includes Welcome Reception, entrance to the Exhibit Hall/Lunch) $100 $125
Extra Closing Event Tickets (one ticket is included in your full registration) $65 $65
*Must provide proof of enrollment in orthopaedic program/school.


  Member Non-Member
Orthotic Fitter Course
(Tues, August 15 & Wed, August 16 - Two Full Days)
$600 $650
Casting & Splinting Skills Workshop
(Wed, August 16 - Full Day)
$150 $200
Advanced Casting Workshop
(Wed, August 16 - Half Day)
$100 $150

***Pre-Meeting Workshops are held with NAOT's Annual Clinical Symposium. If you wish to register for just the Orthotic Fitter Course, Casting & Splinting Skills Workshop, or Advanced Casting Workshop, and not the Symposium, please use the printed registration form.

***Pre-Payment of CEU Logging for OTC's must be made by Thursday, August 10, 2017.


Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Cir N | San Diego, CA 92108
Reservations: (800) 772-8527 | Phone: (619) 291-7131

The official hotel and location for the NAOT 2017 meeting is the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center. A special room rate of $139 per night (standard/double) is available for meeting participants at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center.

Click here to make your reservation online.

You must make your hotel reservation by 7/14/17 to get the discounted rate. Rooms are available on a limited basis, and are first come, first served.


San Diego International Airport
The Town and Country Resort & Convention Center is located approximately 7.2 miles from the San Diego International Airport.


Plan to sink your toes into plenty of things to do while in San Diego! For more information, visit the The Official Travel Resource for the San Diego Region.


The educational sessions at NAOT 2017 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) - 23.5 category 1 CEUs (of which 12 are category 1A eligible)
NAOT members can pay for their CEUs along with their conference registration fees, and NAOT will log CEUs earned directly with NBCOT. Simply mark the appropriate box on the online registration form, and submit the $40 CEU logging fee. Attendees should check to make sure they need the total number of CEUs offered by NBCOT before selecting this option, as there is no carryover of CEUs or refunds.
***Pre-Payment of CEU Logging for OTC's must be made by Thursday, August 10, 2017.

National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Physician’s Assistants/National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Assistants (NBCOPA/NBCOA) - 23 category 1 CMEs

Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC) - 21.75 CEUs (Maximum)
*National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists is recognized by the
Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.

National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants / National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA) - 20 CEUs

American Society of Radiological Technologists (ASRT)

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) - 28 CEU, plus up to 2.75 Exhibit Hall CEUs-Category I

American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC) - up to 19.75 credits

*Please be advised that NAOT 2017 is not approved by AAPA for category 1 CMEs. If you would like to attend the meeting, it is recommended that you contact your accediation provider to determine the category of credits you may receive.


If you must cancel your conference registration, you must notify NAOT in writing by JULY 1, 2017. A $75 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be made for cancellations AFTER JULY 1, 2017 or for no shows. Substitutions are permitted.


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