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The Education Development Council (EDC) was established to develop and implement Academy continuing education programming to provide comprehensive education opportunities to the membership.

Alicia Davis, MPA, CPO, FAAOP, Chair
Sarah Thomas, CPO, FAAOP, Vice-chair

Council Goals and Objectives
The EDC oversees all of the education initiatives of the Academy. The work is done through four committees; the Publications Committee, the Online Education Committee, the Scientific Societies Committee, and the Annual Meeting Clinical Content Committee.

2017 Annual Meeting Clinical Content Committee

Mark Holowka, MSPO, CPO, Chair

Committee Goals and Objectives:
The Clinical Content Committee determines the education content for the Annual Meeting. The committee creates a well-rounded education program incorporating symposia, instructional courses, free papers, Thranhardt lectures, clinical techniques sessions, professional development sessions, and technician and CPed programming.

Online Education Committee

Paul E. Prusakowski, CPO, LPO, FAAOP, Co-Chair
Chris Robinson, MBA, CPO, Co-Chair
Committee Goals and Objectives:
The Online Education Committee works to ensure that there is always a large selection of online education programming on the Paul E. Leimkuehler Online Learning Center (OLC). The committee focuses on building the content library of the OLC to ensure cost-effective, convenient education opportunities are available to O&P professionals.

Publications Committee

Alicia Davis, MPA, CPO, FAAOP, Chair
Committee Goals and Objectives:
The Publications Committee works to ensure that the publications offered by the Academy are many and varied addressing all levels of O&P practice. The committee assesses the publication needs for the Academy (books, booklets, brochures), recommends the priority of topics/projects, oversees the selection of authors, and ensures easy access to obtain the publications.



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