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    Growing the evidence base in P&O: A dialogue with the Prosthetics and Orthotics International editorial team


    10/6/19 | 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM time


    Stefania Fatone, Northwestern University (Chicago, USA)

    Nerrolyn Ramstrand, Jonkoping University, (Jonkoping, Sweden)

    Michael Dillon, La Trobe University (Bundoora, Australia)

    Session format
    Room 504/505, Conference Center
    O&P General
    Target audience
    Congress registrants only
    Session Chair

    Stefania Fatone

    Additional Authors

    Brian Hafner, University of Washington (Seattle, USA)


    The ability to develop a body of knowledge is one of the most important traits of any profession. The evidence contained in the body of knowledge serves as the basis for our clinical, educational, and scientific practices. Our evidence base also helps us to define what is known, what is believed, and what is still yet to be determined. Peer-reviewed journals, like Prosthetics and Orthotics International (POI), therefore play an important role in the profession by serving as a vehicle for evidence dissemination and a repository of knowledge related to prosthetic and orthotic clinical practice, interventions, and outcomes.

    In this symposium we will:
    • share our vision for a journal that draws from the collective knowledge, experience, and expertise of our community to create a robust and reliable body of knowledge;
    • illuminate some of the challenge we face in achieving this vision, such as ensuring the relevance, accuracy and quality of the information we publish;
    • discuss the types of manuscripts we are aiming to attract to POI and present new requirements for manuscript submission;
    • engage in a dialogue with those in attendance to contribute their ideas to further developing POI.
    The insights gained from this dialogue with clinicians, researchers and educators will help inform the future direction of POI, ensuring that it meets the needs of the profession its serves.

    Statement of the objective / learning objectives
    The aim of this symposium is to engage in a dialogue with clinicians, researchers and educators to help POI develop our body of knowledge and create a strong foundation of evident for our field.

    Simultaneous Interpretation


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