Pac Rim '18
The 18th Biennial Pacific Forum on Physical Rehabilitation
January 21st-24th, 2018
Westin Maui Resort — Lahaina, Hawaii
Sponsored by U.S. Member Society of ISPO ( and The O&P EDGE

Gneeral Information

2018 Pac Rim Prosthetic/Orthotic Conference

An International Forum on Physical Rehabilitation

The Eighteenth Pacific Rim Conference will be held January 21 through January 24 of 2018 at the Westin Maui Resort, Lahaina on the beautiful island of Maui. The Westin Maui Resort boasts a lovely setting on Ka’anapali Beach and offers many attractive amenities for our conference attendees.

The Pac Rim Conference is a unique opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere, to share in the insights of rehabilitation colleagues from around the Pacific Rim.

Hawaii Tourism Authority sign

Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tor Johnson

Lahaina has over a thousand years of rich history and was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1820 to 1845. Lahaina was also a historic whaling village during the whaling boom of the mid-1800’s. Once known as Lele, which means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian, Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hot spot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants. You can still get a feel for old Lahaina as you stroll down lively Front Street and visit historic stops like the U.S. Seamen’s Hospital, Hale Paaho (Lahaina Prison), the Pioneer Inn and other sites on the Lahaina Historic Trail.

breaching whale

A highlight of any visit to Maui is witnessing the majesty of the North Pacific Humpback Whales in their natural environment. Every year these awesome mammals grace Hawaiian waters and shorelines for their annual winter migration through the North Pacific Ocean (roughly November-May). They are easy to spot off the Ka’anapali coastline.

Haleakala National Park landscape

Haleakala National Park is home to Maui's highest peak and home to over 30,000 acres of public land where you’ll enjoy spectacular sunrise or sunset views. Please note that beginning February 1, 2017, the National Park Services requires a reservation for personal and rental vehicles to view the Park. (Information courtesy of the Maui Visitor’s Bureau and Hawaii Tourism Authority.)

AIRPORT: The primary airport on the island of Maui, Kahului Airport. Kahului Airport (OGG receives both overseas and inter-island flights.

CONFERENCE LOCATION: Westin Maui Resort on the beautiful Ka’anapali Beach



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