Select Page

NCOPE News Feed and Archives

NCOPE is Actively Seeking Board Members

The NCOPE Board of Directors will have an opening for a new director beginning January 2023. To nominate yourself or someone else, please use the nomination form linked below. Board members serve 3-year terms and may serve up to two consecutive terms. Board of...

Larry Lange Travel Fellowship Award Given to Gila Baer

Gila Baer is a Prosthetist Resident at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, IL. She holds a Masters of Prosthetics and Orthotics from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Prosthetics-Orthotics Center and a Bachelors of Biomedical Engineering from...

2022 Diversity Travel Award – Update

ANNOUNCEMENT: Application deadline extended to July 15th! NCOPE is proud to announce the first ever "Diversity Travel Award" is accepting applications! All requirements and details are available on the application. The $2000 award can be used to attend international...
Thomas Karolewski: wearing black rimmed glasses, navy blue blazer, white collar shirt, sitting under a ceiling fan, in an office.

Tom Karolewski on Attending the 2022 AOPA Policy Forum

Immediate Past Chair for the NCOPE Board of Directors, Thomas Karolewski, sharing his experience attending the 2022 AOPA Policy Forum in-person in Washington, DC. He sheds light on the feedback he heard from student attendees as well as from the AOPA organizers. He...

NCOPE is Pleased to Participate in the ISPO Global Educators Meeting on June 8-10, 2022

NCOPE's executive director, Ms. Robin C. Seabrook, will be presenting on ISPO's accreditation processes linked to the orthotist/prosthetist level at the Global Educator's Meeting (GEM) scheduled .  NCOPE is a proud sponsor of US-based educational pathways in...
A male of darker complexion is presenting to a multi-level conference room full of audience members.

2022 Larry Lange Fellowship Award – Apply Now

Apply for the Larry Lange Fellowship Award to advance your professional career. The $2000 award can be used towards your conference travels, conference registration fees, community outreach, or other events in the upcoming year, such as volunteer programs domestically...

CHEA and Its Work on Behalf of Accreditation

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has produced the short video below, highlighting CHEA and its work on behalf of higher education accreditation and quality assurance. The two-minute video is designed to promote understanding of CHEA's value not...

OPERF Announces 2022 ABC Inaugural Student Poster Prize Recipients

FALLS CHURCH, VA —The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 inaugural ABC Student Poster Prizes. Prizes...

Managing by Measuring. It’s Not As Hard As You think!

Nathaneal Feehan, CPO/LPO CEO Master's Orthotics & Prosthetics Silverdale, WAEarly in the 1980’s orthotics and prosthetics was an excellent business to be in. Even after Medicare locked in prices on January 1, 1989, the industry still had large profit margins due...

Decreasing Health Risks in the Lab

Matt Perkins President/CEO Coyote Prosthetic and Orthotic Design Boise, IDLike many sons of prosthetists, I was in my father’s lab at a young age, and as a congenital amputee, I was probably there more frequently than most might be. One of my first tasks was learning...