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Texas Chapter


Officers

Suzanne O'Connor, CPO, LPO, FAAOP, President
Telephone: (214) 819-8012
E-mail:



President-Elect

Robb Walker, CPO, LPO

Vice- President

Katie Brinkley, CPO, LPO

Secretary/Treasurer

Leslie Gray, CPO, LPO

Past President

Scott Jameson, CPO, LPO, FAAOP

Chapter Boundaries

State of Texas

Number of members: 99
Annual dues amount(s): $50.00
Chapter meeting attendance: 97

Membership Requirements

Active Membership: Any orthotist and/or prosthetist within the geographical boundaries of this chapter who is good standing with the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is eligible to become a member of this chapter.

Affiliate Membership: Any ABC-certified orthotic or prosthetic technician or associate within the geographical boundaries of this chapter who is in good standing with the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is eligible to become an Affiliate member of this chapter.

Upcoming Events


The Texas Chapter of the Academy
2015 Continuing Education Conference
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
October 7 – 10, 2015, during the AOPA National Assembly


For more information or to register, visit www.txaaop.org.




Chapter Benefits/Areas of Involvement

  • Support for UTSW Allied Science O&P students by providing the Prosthetic & Orthotic Atlas and sponsoring Senior Research Presentation evening.

  • The Texas Chapter donated $2,000 to the Orthotic & Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF).

  • Support for Baylor College of Medicine O&P program by donating books to students.

  • Legislative Relations Committee pursuing chapter goals and objectives at the state government level.

Chapter Goals and Objectives

  • The mission of the chapter is to foster and assure the advancement of quality, outcome-oriented, comprehensive orthotic-prosthetic health care services to disabled persons in the State of Texas.

  • The goal of the chapter is to assist ABC practitioners wherever possible in maintaining the highest level of competency and knowledge in the delivery and regulation of comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic services.

  • The objective of the chapter is to provide continuing education opportunities for its members, as well as assist where necessary to assure that quality, outcome-oriented orthotic and prosthetic services are being provided to disabled individuals requiring comprehensive care and management.

Previous Chapter Highlights

  • The Texas Chapter of the Academy 2014 Annual Meeting, The Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX, August 8 – 9, 2014

  • The Texas Chapter of the Academy 2013 Annual Meeting, The Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX, August 3 – 4, 2013

  • The Texas Chapter of the Academy 2012 Annual Meeting, The Austin Sheraton, Austin, TX, August 5 – 6, 2012

  • The Texas Chapter of the Academy 2011 Annual Meeting, The Austin Sheraton, Austin, TX, August 5 – 6, 2011

  • The Texas Chapter of the Academy 2010 Annual Meeting, The Austin Sheraton, Austin, TX, August 6 – 7, 2010

  • The Texas Chapter of the Academy, 2009 Scientific Symposium, Sheraton Austin, Texas August 14 – 15, 2009

  • Donations of O&P Atlases to UTSW O&P Program, and sponsorship of refreshments for UTSW O&P Senior Research Presentations

  • 16 Friday Workshops, four doctors and two CPOs were speakers for nine Saturday Scientific Presentations

  • The Texas Chapter of the Academy, 2008 Scientific Symposium, Sheraton Austin, Texas August 8 – 9, 2008

  • Equipment donation to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School O&P Program.

  • Scholarship donations to UTSWMS O&P Program.

  • Memorial donations in honor of fellow practitioners to UTSWMS O&P Program.

Chapter History

The Texas Chapter is a professional society of ABC-credentialed practitioners, limited to and incorporated in the State of Texas. The chapter was founded and April 1979 and recognized as an official chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists in December 1979.

Continuing Education Opportunities

The Texas Chapter strives to provide continuing education to allow its members to meet certification requirements without leaving the state.

Member Involvement

If you are a current chapter member and would like to become more involved, or if you are interested in becoming a member, let us know! Please contact Texas Chapter President Suzanne O'Connor at suzanne.oconnor@cpocare.com.