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    Event profile

    Every two years, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) invites professionals involved in the care of persons in need of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility, and assistive devices to its unique and interactive flagship meeting, the ISPO World Congress. The global ISPO community meets to learn about the latest scientific and clinical advances, products, innovative technologies, designs, and materials in prosthetic and orthotic care.

    With a mission to reach out to a variety of markets, the Congress travels around the globe:

    • Kobe, Japan (2019)

    • Cape Town, South Africa (2017)

    • Lyon, France (2015)

    • Hyderabad, India (2013)

    • Leipzig, Germany (2010)

    • Vancouver, Canada (2007)

    ISPO hosted the 18th World Congress as a unique virtual event in November 2021.

    The ISPO 19th World Congress, taking place from 24 to 27 April 2023 in Guadalajara, Mexico, will offer a high-quality scientific programme presented by renowned international speakers. At the same time, companies from all continents will present their latest products and innovations in the international exhibition.

    The 2023 World Congress theme “The Art and the Science” brings together two important aspects of prosthetic and orthotic care. The “Art” can refer to elite craftsmanship and clinical experience that is applied when providing appropriate services for assistive technology consumers. “Art” can also relate to the personalisation and artistic aspects of device design that incorporates the user’s personality and feelings, moving an assistive device beyond just a piece of technology. The “Science” incorporates innovation, evidence, and knowledge translation across the spectrum of prosthetic and orthotic services to enable end-users to receive appropriate services at the right time, the right place, and the right cost.

    Meet your colleagues

    P&O professionals worldwide are invited to participate virtually in the upcoming congress which is being promoted on every continent by ISPO National Member Societies, partner associationsc and educational institutions. Interact with ISPO Congress delegates from the following areas:

    Professions involved in P&O

    • Prosthetists and Orthotists
    • Rehabilitation Engineers
    • Orthopaedic Shoe Technicians
    • Rehabilitation Technicians
    • Mobility Technicians and Designers
    • Biomechanical Engineers and other Engineers

    Medical professions involved in P&O

    • Physiatrists
    • Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Physiotherapists
    • Clinical Psychologists
    • Other related Patient Care Professionals

    Other target groups

    • Medical Suppliers, Wholesalers, and Retailers
    • P&O Students
    • Suppliers and Manufacturers
    • Health Insurance and Social Insurance Institutions
    • Other Social Institutions

    Covering global markets

    With a mission to reach out to a variety of markets, the congress takes place every two years on a different continent:

    • COMING UP: Guadalajara, Mexico (2023)
    • VIRTUAL EDITION with international focus (2021)
    • Kobe, Japan (2019)
    • Cape Town, South Afrika (2017)
    • Lyon, France (2015)
    • Hyderabad, India (2013)
    • Leipzig, Germany (2010)
    • Vancouver, Canada (2007)


    If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at info@ispo-congress.com.

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