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10th Annual Research Symposium

Prosthetics and Orthotics, Past, Present, and Emerging Future

Monday, April 13, 2015 • 12:00 to 4:30 pm
Mercy College of Health Sciences 

Sponsored by the Mercy College Research Advisory Council Co-sponsored by Mercy College Alumni Association.

Keynote Speaker:

Stefania Fatone, Ph.D, BPO (Hons)

50 years of Prosthetics and Orthotics Education and Research in the US

Dr. Stefania Fatone, Ph.D., BPO (Hons), grew up in Melbourne, Australia where she received an undergraduate degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics and PhD at La Trobe University. She came to Chicago at the end of 2000 to conduct prosthetics and orthotics research at Northwestern University. She is currently an Associate Professor in Northwestern University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where she conducts prosthetic and orthotic research currently funded by the Department of Defense, National Institute of Health and industry, and contributes to the education of prosthetists and orthotists in the Masters of Prosthetics and Orthotics program. Dr Fatone’s research examines the effects of prostheses and orthoses on human locomotion in order to increase understanding, establish efficacy, and improve effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions for people with disability.

Call for Posters:

Poster Abstract: Send abstract (no more than 250 words) to Dr. Joan McCleish at by March 15, 2015. Questions please call (515)

Submit your abstract online today!

Poster Evaluation Criteria Include:

  1. Clear Clinical/Problem/Objective Statement
  2. Methods/Evidence-based Actions Taken
  3. Results Demonstrated
  4. Conclusions, Significance to Practice, or Implications
  5. Overall Professional Appearance

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