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    Top 5 Reasons to Attend

    [1] A comprehensive, interdisciplinary programme covering scientific and clinical advances


    You can expect a high-calibre scientific programme prepared from 18 congress topics and delivered by a variety of professionals from various disciplines and regions during keynote lectures, symposia, instructional courses, and free paper and poster presentations.

    This year`s theme, “Basics to Bionics”, reflects the breadth of the rehabilitation field and assistive technology, including traditional rehabilitation approaches and more complex interactions between humans and machines (rehabilitation robotics), while embracing the relevance and importance of both basic and emerging technologies.

    Through its scope – a total of 700 programme submissions were received – the congress delivers the latest achievements and scientific developments in the field. Cutting-edge discoveries and technologies will be presented, offering professionals involved in prosthetics and orthotics rehabilitation a unique opportunity for continued development through discussion and exchange.

    [2] An exhibition showcasing the latest product innovations and trendsetting technologies


    At the exhibition, you will encounter companies from around the globe presenting their latest products and innovations. The product range stretches from movement analysis and compression therapy to orthopaedic footwear technology, orthotics, prosthetics, robotics, and wheelchair support. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Japanese Pavilion, which includes the Robotics Exhibition!

    Exhibitors add to the agenda: In addition to the diverse scientific programme, individual exhibitors will offer you the opportunity to participate in practical workshops, focusing on their latest product developments and modern therapy options as well as sales, marketing and organisational consulting. Free admission for full congress delegates and exhibition day pass holders.

    [3] Be part of the ISPO community and meet leadership


    Be connected to the ISPO community bringing together the leading experts, professionals and decision-makers worldwide. Meet ISPO’s international leadership, the International Committee, representatives of the National Member Societies and Government Partners and learn about the latest developments of the Society at the World Assembly.

    [4] An attractive host country – a world leader in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence


    Japan was chosen as host because of its long history of innovation in the fields of prosthetics and orthotics, robotics and artificial intelligence, rehabilitation, mobility devices, and assistive technology.

    Together with its surrounding region, Kobe is one of Japan’s leading tourist destinations and famous for such gourmet delicacies as Kobe beef and sushi. Numerous World Heritage sites are close by – arrive early or stay an additional few days to explore what the city and surrounding countryside have to offer.

    [5] Leading P&O event worldwide in 2019



    Be a part of the leading 2019 scientific congress in the P&O sector worldwide and the most significant event in Asia in the coming years. Attended by professionals, consumers, and industry decision-makers, this congress is international in the truest sense of the word, with participants from over 100 countries expected to attend. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with fellow professionals and learn from the leading experts!

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