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ACA's 2007 17th Annual Educational Conference

Do you plan on attending this years conference?  

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  1. 1. Do you plan on attending this years conference?

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I'm looking forward to seeing you again, Brook. There were lots of people last year from the Dallas support group. I seriously doubt you'll be bored.

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Lynne,

If you go to their website I think that you can still register online. It said that the deadline was open until June 5th. So, yes, you can still go. I don't know about the room discounts however. You will have to check the room rates on that, unless you can bunk in with someone who already has a room and is looking for a room mate...

Hope to see you there..... :) :) :)

Discounted rooms are all gone. I called to extend my room so I could do the Peer Training on Monday and couldn't get the lower rate. (they had government rates which I couldn't get and AAA rates, which were higher)

Anyone else doing the peer training? (I haven't signed up yet...gotta call this week)

Susan

I am also doing the peer training.

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I'm looking forward to seeing you again, Brook. There were lots of people last year from the Dallas support group. I seriously doubt you'll be bored.

I am looking foward to seeing you and everyone else as well.

Also, I will be bringing my Segway along. I will be happy to let any of you take a glide on it. I promise you will love it!

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I'm looking forward to seeing you again, Brook. There were lots of people last year from the Dallas support group. I seriously doubt you'll be bored.

I am looking foward to seeing you and everyone else as well.

Also, I will be bringing my Segway along. I will be happy to let any of you take a glide on it. I promise you will love it!

too cool!!

Susan

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Ok, so I've made a really tough decision and I won't be able to attend the conference this year. Actually, it's because Marylin isn't going ;) , but I'll make up a better excuse like...

Funds are limited and we can only afford to squeak out one big trip this year. So, Cassie, Reagen, and myself are headed to Orlando, FL for the 2007 Extremity Games. I'll be competing in the Moto-X competition. Check it out at http://www.extremitygames.com. Man, what a long, strange trip it's been!

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Rats. I was looking forward to meeting you. But you gotta do what ya gotta do. Have a great time in Orlando.

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Rats. I was looking forward to meeting you. But you gotta do what ya gotta do. Have a great time in Orlando.

Ditto........ Sorry to miss meeting you Shane

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Count me in with the "sorrys!" Shane... but the games sound great... have a fabulous time!

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Shane, have fun at the extremity games! Maybe we can join our buddies next year!?

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2007 Updated Conference at a Glance

Thursday – June 14, 2007

7:30am-5:30pm

ACA Registration Open

Garden Court

8:30am-4:30pm

Sharing the Wealth: Support Group Leaders Workshop

Wilton

4:30pm-6:30pm

Advocacy Workshop: Media, Outreach and Communications

Wilton

6pm-8:30pm

Welcome Reception

Grand Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

Friday – June 15, 2007

7:30am-5:30pm

ACA Registration Open

Garden Court

8:15am-9:00am

Attendee Orientation

Habersham Ballroom

9:15am-10:45am

Opening Ceremony

Habersham Ballroom

10:30am-6:30pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Grand Ballroom

11:00am-4:00pm

Gait Analysis Workshop

Chancellor

12:00pm-1:15pm

Lunch

Garden Court

1:30pm-3:00pm

Living with Diabetes: Daily Management and Prevention of Complications

Habersham Ballroom

1:30pm-6:30pm

Technology Sessions

» see schedule below

3:00pm-3:45pm

Refreshment Break

Grand Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

3-5pm

Meet Your Regional Representative!

Garden Court

3:30pm-6:30pm

Bi-lateral Above Knee Workshop

Habersham Ballroom

4:30pm-6:00pm

Ballroom Dance Workshop

Chancellor

Saturday – June 16. 2007

8am-5pm

ACA Registration Open

Garden Court

8:30-10am

Swimming for Fun and Fitness

Indoor Pool

9-10:00am

Amputee Coalition of America — Your Source for Limb Loss Information

Wilton

9am-4pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Grand Ballroom

9am-4:30pm

(Sign-Up 8-9am)

Amputee Mobility Clinic

Kennesaw Ballroom – Lobby level

10:00am-11:30am

Aging Successfully with Limb Loss

Wilton

10:00am-11:30am

Salsa Dance Class

Chancellor

10:15-11:45am

Georgia Organizing Meeting for Parity

Hallmark

10:00am-3:00pm

Upper Extremity Evaluation Clinic

Hallmark

11:45am-1:15pm

Lunch & ACA Awards of Excellence Ceremony

Habersham Ballroom

1:30pm-3:00pm

Upper Extremity Solutions

Ascot

1:30-4:30pm

Pain Management & Treatment Options

Chancellor

1:30-4:30pm

Advocacy Workshop: National Update & Tools to Succeed

Waverly

3:00pm-3:30pm

Refreshment Break

Grand Ballroom / Exhibit Hall

3:30pm-5:00pm

Accessible Travel for All

Ascot

6-7:30pm

“Sizzlin’ Summer Nights” Dinner

Garden Court

7-10:30pm

“Sizzlin’ Summer Nights” Dance Party

Habersham Ballroom

Sunday – June 17, 2007

7am (Race start time)

Achilles Hope & Possibility Race

5K/1 Mile Run/Walk

Preregister at Achilles booth outside Exhibit Hall

8:30-10am

Swimming for Fun and Fitness

Indoor Pool

9-10am

Basic Exercise for All

Sponsored by Fourroux P&O

Ascot

9am-Noon

ACA Registration Open

Garden Court

10:30am-Noon

Below-Knee Solutions

Habersham Ballroom

10:30am-Noon

Above-Knee Solutions

Waverly

10:30am-Noon

Hemipelvectomy/Hip Disarticulation Solutions

Brayton

10:30am-Noon

Beating the Blues

Wilton

Noon-1:30pm

Lunch

Garden Court

1:45-3pm

Federal Employment Strategies for People With Disabilities

Wilton

1:45-3:45pm

Men’s Issues

Ascot

1:45-3:45pm

Women’s Issues

Chancellor

1:45-3:45pm

Caregiver’s Issues

Waverly

1:45-3:45pm

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues

Brayton

3:45-4:15pm

Refreshment Break

Garden Court

4:30-5:30pm

Closing Ceremony

Habersham Ballroom

Monday – June 18, 2007

8:30am-4:30pm

Peer Visitor Training

Tyndall, Rondelet & Stately

Space limited — must be preregistered by Sunday, 11am!

Technology & Service Sessions

The following sessions are presented by our 2007 Exhibitors. Please see the full session title, description and presenters on the flyer included in this program. Sessions will run concurrently in two rooms: Wilton and Waverly. These rooms are just outside and to the right of the Exhibit Hall.

Friday , June 15

Wilton Room

1:30-2:15 - Hanger P&O

2:30-3:15 - Fourroux O&P

4:30-5:15 - Midlands O&P

5:30-6:15 - MediUSA

Waverly Room

1:30-2:15 - Otto Bock HealthCare

2:30-3:15 - Ossur

3:30-4:15 - Ohio Willow Wood

4:30-5:15 - Freedom Innovations

5:30-6:15 - P&O Associates

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Hi Everyone, I'll be there on friday afternoon. Wow, I've been an amputee for 25 years and this will be my first conference. And don't worry, I'll play my minnie-dipper in my room, lolol Jerry

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OH MY GOSH!!!!! After IMing with John tonight, I had to log on and read what you all had to say about this year's conference. I laughed so hard at all of your comments that (even though I really can not afford it) I reserved myself a room and plan on submitting a request at work for next Friday off. If I do get it off, plan on me showing up as well this year. Yippee!!!!

I was telling John how my desk top computer locks up every time I log onto a site that needs me to open things "within" the site and so I don't go online at home and am too busy at work to check out the site that I have completely neglected everyone (not just this site but EVERYONE I know online! UGH!)

Anyway, I do think of you all and will kick myself for all eternity unless I try my hardest to be there this year. You are all such fabulous people that I can't stand the idea of missing out this year. <-- how urgent does that sound! YIKES!

Keep your fingers (figuratively) crossed and hopefully I will be there!!!!

I will shed a few tears that Ruth and Cat won't be there cause I love them both tremendously!!! It won't be the same without you both!!!!! <sniffle>

OK, enough mellodrama! LOL If I can get Friday off, I WILL be there!

Take care Everyone!!!!

Your Fellow Amputee Buddy . . . Amy

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Woo Hoo........one more to help make the old gang complete...... Look out Atlanta..... :) :) :) You are right though, there is going to be a big hole as far as Cat and Ruth are concerned but it is getting smaller now that you are coming....

Let's see, your coming down with a bug on Thursday right? Might not make it to work the next day because you think you can kick it with the weekend coming on.....................

Looking forward to seeing you there Amy...

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I have my maps printed out and have studied the schedule of events. I also have gone back and looked at the pictures from the past few years and hopefully I'll recognize someone.

Be forewarned, it's hot already down here with the temps hovering around 90 every day. We need rain desperatedly. We're about 12 inches behind. But the magnolias and gardenias are in bloom and the fragrance is delightful.

See yall in a few days, hopefully.

Kep

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I was so counting on Shane and Cassie to take up the slack of Cat and Ruth. I wish you well in Florida Shane, but am sorry that we don't get to meet.

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Ok folks. This is it. Final call. Please correct me if I am wrong.

AmySkyDivr - SE Minnesota

Cheri - California

Cherylm - Southern California

fivestringcooper - Gerrardstown, WV

Higgy (Tammie) / John - Bath, IL

HipHop (Brook) - Dallas Texas

JohnnyV - Poughkeepsie NY

JudyH - Mt. Clemens, MI

Kep - Griffin, Georgia

Krazy1200 (Karen) - Orlando, Florida

mmarie (Marcia) / Don - Biloxi, MS

Neal - Tulsa, Oklahoma

skully cat - Wisconsin

SusanI - New Jersey

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Well I guess we are as ready for ATLANTA as we will ever be. Call me at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel

when you get in and ask for John Vacca (aka JohnnyV (no I am a below knee amputee)). Leave a message with your room or cell number if I am not available so that I can get back to you.

Look out Atlanta.... Here we come !!!!

Renaissance Waverly Hotel

2450 Galleria Parkway

Atlanta, Georgia

770-953-4500

http://www.renaissancewaverly.com

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Have fun everyone I'm jealous as hell :P

For those of us not attending don't worry I'm in charge while the boss is gone. :P

Wait......maybe a little panic but nothing too much ok?

Oh alright bloody panic then :lol:

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Here's a couple of songs to possibly set the mood.......

Oh, Atlanta Lyrics

Artist(Band):Bad Company

Same old place, same Old City, What can I do, I'm falling in love,

I'm just an old hound dog, Roaming around, oh lord,

I got all this and heaven above, Oh, Atlanta, hear me calling,

I'm coming back to you one fine day, No need to worry, there ain't no hurry, 'Cause I'm, on my way back to Georgia, On my way

back to Georgia.

I get a feeling when I remember, All the crazy days and

crazy nights, Country music playing, You must have heard

them saying, They're going to whip it up, And light up the lights

Oh, Atlanta, hear me calling, I'm coming back to you one fine day

No need to worry, there ain't no hurry, 'Cause I'm, on my way back to Georgia, On my way back to Georgia.

Same old place, it's the same old city, What can I do,

I'm falling in love, I'm just an old hound dog, Roaming around,

oh lord, I got all this and heaven above

Oh, Atlanta, hear me calling,

I'm coming back to you one

fine day,

No need to worry, there ain't no hurry,

'Cause I'm, well, Atlanta hear me calling,

I'm coming back to you one fine

day,

No need to worry, no need to hurry, 'Cause I'm, on my way back to Georgia,

On my way back to Georgia,

On my way back to Georgia,

On my way back to Georgia,

On my way back to Georgia,

On my way, on my way,

n my way back to Georgia,

Oh yeah, oh yeah,

Georgia on my mind,

On my way back to Georgia

Yes I'm on my way, yeah.

Southern Nights

By Glen Campbell

Southern nights

Have you ever felt a southern night

Free as a breeze, not to mention the trees

Whistling tunes that you know and love so

Southern Nights

Just as good even when closed your eyes

I apologize...to any one who can truly say that he has found a better way... hey

Southern Skies

Have you ever noticed southern skies

Well, it's precious beauty lies just beyond the eye

It goes running thru your soul like the stories told of old

Old man, he and his dog that walk the old land

Every flower touched his cold hand

As he slowly walked by weeping willows would cry for joy... joy!

Feels so good

Feels so good... It's frightening... Wish I could...

Stop this world From Fighting

La Da Da Da Da Da

La Da Da Da Da Da

Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da

Mystery like this and many others in the trees

Blow in the night, in the southern skies

Southern Nights

They feel so good... It's frightening... Wish I could...

Stop this world From Fighting

La Da Da Da Da Da

La Da Da Da Da Da

Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da

And by the way, if anyone is flying in on AirTran, my daughter is a flight attendent. So if you have a cute little blonde with a ponytail on your flight, it might be her.

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Have fun everyone I'm jealous as hell :P

For those of us not attending don't worry I'm in charge while the boss is gone. :P

Wait......maybe a little panic but nothing too much ok?

Oh alright bloody panic then :lol:

:o :o :o :blink::blink::unsure::unsure::unsure:

You will be missed my friend...........

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