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    Opening Ceremony

    10/5/19 | 9:20 AM – 12:00 PM time

    Session format
    Official Ceremonies & Event
    Target audience
    Congress registrants and exhibition day pass holders
    Languages
    English
    Agenda

    The Presidents of ISPO Japan and ISPO International will officially open the ISPO 17th World Congress. Various dignitaries will welcome the delegates. Following, the Knud Jansen and IC2A Lectures will be presented.

    Knud Jansen Lecture
    David Constantine: AT Changed My Life - Practical Solutions and Education Enabling a Lifetime of Human Potential

    The World Health Organization estimates that 1 billion people currently require assistive devices, and that by the year 2050 this number will have doubled.

    Since 1991, Motivation, a UK-based organisation that designs and provides low-cost wheelchairs to the developing world, has been working to put wheelchairs on the global agenda of the international development community. Through a rewarding and positive cooperation with ISPO, Motivation has made enormous strides in the integration of wheelchair and P&O services, has co-created WHO guidelines, and has developed training programmes for wheelchair provision.

    Co-founder David Constantine MBE will explain the ups and downs of this journey and the reasons for Motivation’s mission to improve the wheelchair and assistive device industry through design.

    IC2A Lecture

    Simultaneous Interpretation

    Japanese

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