Nominate an Inventor or Innovator


14 Mar 1951, Princeton, New Jersey, USA --- Albert Einstein sticks out his tongue when asked by photographers to smile on the occasion of his 72nd birthday on March 14, 1951. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Albert Einstein sticks out his tongue when asked by photographers to smile on  his 72nd birthday in 1951.  Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

AOPA is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2017 and we are pulling out all stops during the September 6-9 World Congress, where we will showcase significant milestones of the Association and Profession through our “Walk Through Time” historical display as well as awards to honor those who have made a significant contribution to patient care through the invention of a device or technique.

For the individuals to be honored at the World Congress, the AOPA Executive Committee will select the winners from the pool of nominations.

The Executive Committee will be using this criteria to select winners:

  • The nominee’s invention’s impact on patient care
  • The nominee’s contribution to, and influence on, the field of O&P
  • The degree of originality of the invention/innovation
  • Endurance of the invention/innovation (standing the test of time)

The deadline for submissions was May 31, 2017. The committee is currently in the process of selecting the winners.