Special Invitation: 2014 Research Funding Update

AOPA, through the hard work of its lobbyist Catriona Macdonald of Linchpin Strategies, worked with Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) toward developing funding support for both (1) new appropriated moneys for outcomes research in O&P (via S. 521) and (2) new appropriated moneys to support educational advances for new O&P Masters programs as well as increased funding for existing O&P programs (via S. 522).

The House and the Senate have adopted the essence of S. 521 when they accepted the proposal by Senator Durbin, and included in the defense portion of the budget bill a provision instructing DoD to invest $10 million dollars in the coming fiscal year, to support new outcomes research initiatives on O&P research topics.

If you are interested in learning more about the appropriated moneys for outcomes research in O&P, AOPA invites you to participate in an important audio conference hosted by AOPA, and presented by Catriona McDonald, the primary lobbyist on these bills.

Please join AOPA for a conference call update regarding the outcomes research funding in O&P.

The call will take place Thursday, February 20th, 2014 - 1:00 PM Eastern.

Register Now!

All who register will be sent the dial-in information and materials approximately two business days prior to the scheduled call.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Betty Leppin at bleppin@AOPAnet.org or 571/431-0876. We look forward to your participation!