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    Event profile

    Every two years, the global P&O sector meets for the World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO). Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ISPO has decided to stick to its mission to secure global knowledge exchange and interaction for all professionals involved in the care of patients in need of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility, and assistive devices. For the first time, ISPO will host the 18th World Congress as a unique virtual event where professionals come together through new online formats to learn about the latest scientific and clinical advances, products, innovative technologies, designs, and materials in prosthetic and orthotic care.

    With the theme “Digital Transformation in an Evolving World”, the World Congress will explore how digital transformation affects all aspects of using and working with assistive technology, from booking a clinic appointment and electronic health records, to computer aided design, microprocessor-controlled protheses or orthoses, or video conferencing and social media. It aims to help the P&O sector to move forward, making the best use of digital and artificial intelligence technology to provide the best services anywhere in the world.

    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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