17th ISPO World Congress
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
ISPO International is a global, multidisciplinary, non-governmental organization aiming to improve the quality of life for persons who may benefit from prosthetic, orthotic, mobility and assistive devices, ISPO provides an effective platform for the exchange and communication on all aspects of the science, practice, and education associated with the provision of prosthetic and orthotic care, rehabilitation engineering, and related areas.
The Society has approximately 3,500 members of different professional disciplines in over 100 countries: prosthetists and orthotists, prosthetic and orthotic (P&O) technicians, orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthopedic shoemakers, nurses and biomechanical/rehabilitation engineers.
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The ISPO Member Society in Japan was established in 1974.
There are three societies which are related to prosthetics and orthotics in Japan. ISPO Japan has no own conferences, but it plays a role in international affairs and collaborates with the following associations: JSPO (Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics), JOPA (Japanese Orthotics and Prosthetics Association) and JAPO (Japanese Academy of Prothestists and Orthotists).
ISPO Japan supports individuals from developing countries by sponsoring their ISPO memberships and attendance at ISPO World Congresses.