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ANNOUNCE: Academy Webinar July 25
Posted By: Manisha Bhaskar on July 19, 2012
The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
The Academy Webinar Series
Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
Cutaneous Anchor Technologies: Diverse Applications in Consumer Use
Debra Latour, MEd, OTR
Gain detailed insight on the Ipsilateral Scapular Cutaneous Anchor
System (the Anchor), invented by Debra Latour, MEd, OTR. This new and
improved way of harnessing a body-powered prosthesis addresses a common
source of discomfort that leads many children to reject prostheses. The
Anchor is controlled by the limb deficient side, eliminating the need
for the bulky straps across the body used by traditional harnessing
The system is more comfortable and improves shoulder symmetry. Latour
will discuss design development and long-term patient outcomes.
Debra A. Latour, MEd, OTR, has worked as an occupational therapist at
Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA for 13 years and has
been in the field for more than 30 years. Latour's education and
training, as well as her personal experience living with an upper limb
deficiency, allow her to help patients live as independently as possible
and improve the quality of their lives. Latour invented the Ipsilateral
Scapular Cutaneous Anchor System (the Anchor) to improve upon her own
traditional harness system.
Member rate: $30/Nonmember rate: $50.
(1.5 MCE credits)
The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists Webinar Series
provides a wide selection of live and on-demand online learning
opportunities through the Academy Paul E. Leimkuehler Online Learning
Register for any Academy webinar and your colleagues can join you for
Any number of your colleagues may join you to watch the webinar, but the
registration fee will only cover the cost of one quiz for MCE credits.
However, the quiz can be purchased at the Academy Paul E.
Leimkuehler Online Learning Center (OLC) by others who would like to
earn credits for the webinar.
View a complete list of Academy webinars.
Manisha S. Bhaskar
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
Director of Marketing & Publications
1331 H Street, NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 380-3663, ext. 210
FAX (202) 380-3447
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