Fit Specialist Training
As a leader in breast care around the world, Amoena offers education for women who want to become certified fit specialists.
Women who wear a prosthesis should have their fit evaluated at least once a year by a Certified Mastectomy Fitter (CMF).
CMFs are trained to fit bras and breast prostheses through manufacturer based programs. Their clinical experience, combined with their completion of an approved education program, allows them to apply for certification through nationally recognized boards such as:
- ABCOP (American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics)
- BOC (Board for Orthotists/Prosthetists Certification)
Amoena currently offers Introductory Fit Specialist courses and, new in Spring 2013, Mini Seminars for more advanced fit specialists*.
Fit seminar dates and locations are subject to change. We make every effort to update the list as soon as a change occurs.
|LA||New Orleans||Mini Seminars*||New Orleans Marriott Convention Center||CANCELLED|
|NV||Las Vegas||Mini Seminars*||Tropicana Hotel (part of the POWER Symposium)||March 3, 2013|
|PA||Philadelphia||Introductory Course||Marriott Philadelphia Airport||March 28, 2013|
|WA||Seattle||Introductory Course||Seattle Airport Marriott||April 10, 2013|
|NC||Charlotte||Introductory Course||Homewood Suites Davidson||April 16, 2013|
|IL||Chicago||Mini Seminars*||Hilton Garden Inn Oak Brook||April 26, 2013|
|CA||San Francisco||Introductory Course||Courtyard San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point||May 7, 2013|
|CA||Irvine||Introductory Course||The Atrium Hotel||May 8, 2013|
|OH||Cleveland||Introductory Course||Courtyard Cleveland Beachwood||May 23, 2013||Register|
*NEW! Mini Seminars
New this season, our Mini Seminars are perfect for the more advanced Fit Specialist. We offer a day of learning broken into several 2-hour business topics. You can choose to come for one or all topics offered that day.
This season's topics include
Medical Marketing: (3 BOC and 2.25 ABCOP CEUs) This session will teach you the importance of medical marketing -- How to identify the medical personnel who see your customer base; how to present an in-service for the medical office; and what specific products are relevant to the breast surgeon’s office, the plastic surgeons, the radiologist and the lymphedema therapist.
Challenging Fittings: (3 BOC and 2.25 ABCOP) This session will focus on why some fittings are more challenging and how to address the issues that are related to your patients' needs. Specific topics will include radiation, lymphedema, nerve damage, reconstruction, body balance and weight distribution.
It's All About Balance: (3 BOC and 2.25 ABCOP) This topic helps create awareness in the growing partial shapers market. The focus is on understanding product choices, tools to advertise this "untapped" market, billing, and reaching out into the medical community.
Ethics for Your Business: (3 BOC and 2.25 ABCOP) Learn how ethics relates to your mastectomy business.Topics include: ethically speaking your business, the medical ethical aspect, patient ethical responsibilities, professional standards, billing and fitting ethically. Learn the code of ethics and learn how ethics can grow your business.
Please read the following carefully, as our policies have changed.
You can register online! Please use the links above. You can also register for our fit classes by calling Amoena Customer Care at 1-800-741-0078.
Class size is around 50, so please register early. Each seminar begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Lunch is provided during the midday break. The seminar adjourns at approximately 5:00 p.m. The $90 per person fee includes all materials, breakfast and lunch. (For Mini Seminars, cost is $45 for one topic/ $90 for two or more.) The course fee is refundable up to 3 business days prior to the event date. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for confirmed cancellations 3 business days prior to the course date. (A $90 per person fee will be charged for no-shows.) Please be aware that some hotels charge a parking fee -- check with your location.
Please bring your ABCOP and/or BOC certification numbers with you to the seminars in order for Amoena to report your attendance. Without the number, we cannot report it.
Do you need travel arrangements?
For airfare and hotel information you may contact the Amoena Travel Department at 1-800-241-0944 (or 770-291-4100) and ask for MaryAnn Martin. Hours are 8:00 to 5:30 EST. Be sure to say you are an Amoena Seminar Attendee.