06/09/2022 I.S.P.O. World Congress

Reunion of the global P&O community

The ISPO 19th World Congress will be returning to an in-person event in Guadalajara, Mexico. From 24 to 27 April 2023 attendees will have the opportunity to learn about scientific and clinical advancements, and to get new information from the prosthetics and orthotics industry.

"By holding the rotating ISPO World Congress in Mexico for the first time, our aim is to turn our attention to assistive technology in Latin America, intensifying and growing collaboration with all of the players involved. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for persons all over the world who depend on assistive devices such as a prosthesis, orthosis or wheelchair to do what they want," says ISPO President Claude Tardif, adding that "access to assistive technology shouldn't be a privilege – it should be a self-evident part of medical care. It's a prerequisite, after all, for equal participation in society."

The upcoming World Congress with its international exhibition will provide an international platform for interdisciplinary exchange among professionals involved in the care of persons in need of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility and assistive devices. With the event theme "The Art and the Science" two important aspects of prosthetic, orthotic and mobility care will be brought into focus. The Art refers 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, orthotic and mobility services to enable end-users to receive appropriate services at the right time, the right place, and the right cost.

The Scientific Committee is preparing a four–day high calibre scientific programme around the theme that includes keynote presentations, symposia, instructional courses and free paper sessions. Until Monday, 12 September, symposium and instructional course proposals can be submitted and free paper and poster abstracts are accepted until Monday, 10 October 2022.

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