CFP: Orthotics/Prosthetics History (no deadline noted; website)

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Jeff Reznick
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Call for Contributions/Papers
to the
Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) Awareness Initiative
of the
Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund, Inc. (OPAF)

The O&P Awareness Initiative of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance
Fund (OPAF) offers educational resources to individuals who are
interested in teaching others about the past, present, and future of the
fields of orthotics and prosthetics. It is part of OPAF's larger mission
to raise public awareness of the fields of orthotics and prosthetics as
well as the benefits that individuals receive from using prostheses and

The Initiative is located within the OPAF web site ( at:

We are seeking contributions to enhance all of the Initiative's three
sections, in particular "O&P in the Past," which is located here:

We especially welcome scholarly contributions from anthropologists,
historians, sociologists, and literary scholars. We also welcome
articles from journalists that address the role of orthoses and
prostheses in the lives of individuals who choose to use these

Examples of the kinds of resources we are seeking to highlight in the

- abstracts of O&P-related anthropological, historical, sociological,
and literary research in progress
- additions to the online bibliographies
- newspaper articles addressing aspects of O&P history and/or
experiences using orthoses/prostheses
- descriptions/images of relevant museum collections
- public lectures
- online essays and images relating to the past, present, and future of
O&P in different regions, cultures, and time periods

If you have a contribution to offer, please contact Jeffrey S. Reznick,
Ph.D., OPAF Director and Senior Research Fellow, at

All resources included in the Initiative are intended for educational
use only and not as an endorsement by OPAF. OPAF reserves the right to
review and approve all recommendations.

Thank you.

Jeffrey S. Reznick, Ph.D.
Director and Senior Research Fellow
Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund, Inc. (OPAF)
330 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

---*More about the O&P Awareness Initiative and OPAF*Designed to grow over time as needs and resources are identified, theO&P Awareness Initiative of OPAF is currently conducted in cooperationwith the following:* American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP);* American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC);* American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA);* Friends of the US National Library of Medicine (FNLM) ;* Medical Museum of University of Iowa Health Care;* National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE);* US National Library of Medicine (NLM);* Northwestern University's Prosthetics Research Laboratory andRehabilitation Engineering Research Program;* OANDP.COM - The Global Resource for Orthotics & ProstheticsInformation;* Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitaton (RWSIR) Library andArchive;* University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Historical Collections; and* Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at theLibrary of CongressThe Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF) is a nonprofitorganization, a 501(c)(3) public charity, established and incorporatedin January 1995 by the Orthotics and Prosthetics National Office.Dedicated initially to providing financial and in-kind support to the1996 Paralympics, the Fund now generates its own initiatives throughpartnerships with individuals, organizations, and institutions engagedin:* raising public awareness of physical disability, and* improving the quality of rehabilitation medicine, science, andtechnology.OPAF aims primarily to enable individuals with physical disabilities -especially those served by members of the orthotics and prostheticscommunity - to enjoy the rewards of personal achievement, physicalfitness, and social interaction.Additional information about OPAF is available at =============================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Erika Lin: ===============================================Received on Fri Jul 12 2002 - 17:47:02 EDT