AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOTISTS AND PROSTHETISTS (AAOP)
February 24 – 27, 2010
36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium
The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy and collaboration.
The Academy has built its reputation on providing the highest quality clinical and scientific education. The Annual Meeting Clinical Content Committee is dedicated to providing superior, evidenced based education programming. The 2010 Annual Meeting program provides a mix of clinical, scientific and practice management techniques and strategies. At the 2010 Academy Annual Meeting they will share the most current topics, the best presenters and the newest evidence.
2010 PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES
March 12 – 21, 2010
The 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, held in Vancouver March 12-21, will feature the top U.S. athletes taking on the world's best in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, biathlon, wheelchair curling and sled hockey.
If you can’t attend, but want to follow Team USA in Vancouver sign up to receive daily email updates that will give you behind-the-scenes access to Team USA during the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, results, photos and video clips you won't find anywhere else.
ST. ANTHONY'S TRIATHLON
Swim 1500m • Bike 40k • Run 10k
Sunday - April 25, 2010
St. Petersburg, Florida
Celebrating its 27th anniversary as one of the premier multi-sport events in the United States, St. Anthony's Triathlon offers a safe and scenic waterfront course, high-caliber competition and superb race management. Over the years, St. Anthony's Triathlon has been named "Race of the Year" by USA Triathlon and has served as a qualifier for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Athletes from 48 states and 18 countries participated in 2009.
DEVELOPING AMAZING LEADERS PARALYMPIC CONFERENCE
April 30th – May 3, 2010
Colorado Sprints, Colorado
The 2010 Developing Amazing Leaders Paralympic Conference is scheduled for April 30-May 3. Registration is now open. You won't want to miss it! The theme for this year's conference is Leadership Through Innovation.
The primary goal of the conference is to provide "key" Paralympic audiences including community leaders, military personnel, sport and recreation program specialists, coaches, therapists, researchers, educators, college students, and other interested parties from across the USA, the tools and the inspiration to implement and support successful Paralympic sport programs in their communities.
NAUTICA NYC TRIATHLON
Swim 1500m • Bike 40k • Run 10k
July 18, 2010
New York, NY
The 10th Annual Nautica New York City Triathlon is an Olympic Distance race consisting of a 1500m swim, a 40k bike, and a 10k run. Each year over 3000 athletes brave the waters of the mighty Hudson River before biking along Manhattan's West Side highway. Finally, athletes put on their running shoes for a run through New York's famed Central Park.
AMPUTEE COALITION OF AMERICA CONFERENCE
Location and Date: TBD
The Amputee Coalition of America will host a 3-day national conference in fall 2010. We are currently evaluating two sites — both in the Western part of the country. Location and dates will be announced as soon as the site visits and negotiations are completed.
The mission of the Amputee Coalition of America is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. There are nearly 2 million people with limb loss living in the United States, and approximately 185,000 people in the U.S. have an upper- or lower-limb amputation each year. As an organization dedicated to "reaching out to and empowering people affected by limb loss," the ACA is constantly striving to ensure that their programs are meeting the needs of their members and the entire limb-loss community.
IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Swim 2.4 mi • Bike 112 mi • Run 26.2 mi
October 9, 2010
If you are a triathlete, there is no bigger day in this sport than the Ford Ironman World Championship. It is the race that defined our sport as it came of age, and continues to be the defining race in our sport for any avid triathlete.
To get to the starting line in Kona, you must be selected through the lottery, or win yourself a qualifying spot at one of the qualifying events held around the world. Tens-of-thousands of triathletes try to get one of those coveted Ironman spots every year. Only 1,800 succeeded. It has since become triathlon's Super Bowl, Wimbledon, World Series, World Cup, and Tour de France all rolled into one. What makes this event so unique is that "average" people get to compete alongside the best in the world.
IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 70.3
Swim 1.2 mi • Bike 56 mi • Run 13.1 mi
November 13, 2010
Ironman's newest event property, the Ironman 70.3 Series, culminates with its world championship in Clearwater, FL. More than 1,800 domestic and international competitors will earn the right to compete in the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 by qualifying at one of the 33 Ironman 70.3 events held around the world. Ironman 70.3 events consist of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run.
Each age group winner in Clearwater will qualify for the 2010 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 event. A professional prize purse totaling $100,000 will be offered.