The first annual Technical Fabrication contest will premiere at the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) National Assembly, September 6–9, 2012, in Boston, Massachusetts. The contest is sponsored by AOPA; the Orthotic & Prosthetic Technological Association (OPTA); Ottobock, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cascade Orthopedic Supply, Chico, California; and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC).
Contestants must fabricate a finished transtibial swim prosthesis, which will be judged and displayed at the conference. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first ($500), second ($300), and third ($150) place winners in both the professional and student categories. A student is anyone currently enrolled in an O&P technician training program or who has graduated from such a program in the spring/summer of 2012.
The entry deadline is July 30, 2012.
For complete contest details, visit the AOPA website.