Gainesville, FL – February 1, 2016 – The groundbreaking conference, OPIE Con, brought together more than 180 attendees, speakers, and sponsors from across the United States, Canada, and even New Zealand. The event took place in San Diego, CA and was the second ever conference of its kind.
OPIE Software hosts OPIE Con for all Futura and OPIE users. This event is unlike anything provided anywhere else in the O&P profession, and it includes 5 educational tracks – Administrative & Compliance, Billing, Clinical, Futura, and Kickstarter. In addition to the specific educational tracks, business expert and Keynote Speaker Spencer Penhart, took the event to the next level by leading highly engaging sessions that left attendees feeling energized with concrete action plans and new ideas to take back to their practice.
From breakfast on the terrace each morning, to educational tracks throughout the day and an evening reception that includes food, live music, and libations, attendees worked hard and played hard.
This event is not only a time to get great education on OPIE and Futura software systems, but it is also a time where attendees have the chance to network with other folks within the O&P profession. OPIE looks to include local universities that have O&P programs in this event, and we were fortunate to have several students from California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).
As a way to give back and to empower the students and faculty at CSUDH, OPIE donated a flat screen television and television mount to their program to enhance their learning experiences. Most of the O&P university programs have now integrated the use of the OPIE System into their curriculums and OPIE’s support of college learning continues to grow.
Mark Muller, MS, CPO, FAAOP, an instructor with the O&P Program at CSUDH, said, “We are so grateful to the entire OPIE family for their contributions, not only to our program but, to the entire profession. With inclusion of OPIE Electronic Medical Records and the enhanced outcome and resources material OPIE provides, our students are better prepared to be effective clinicians when they enter the workforce. With OPIE’s help our students are moving beyond the ability of simply knowing HOW to make a device, to knowing WHY they need to make it and HOW they are going to justify its use as a treatment plan.”
OPIE Con is a semi-annual event with locations on the East and West coast, so folks all over the country have easy access to training. Registration for spring OPIE Con is now open! We will host the spring OPIE Con event in Atlanta, Georgia from April 28th-30th, 2016.
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