Event profile

The I.S.P.O. 20th World Congress, taking place in June 2025 in Stockholm, Sweden, will offer a scientific programme presented by renowned international speakers.

Every two years, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) invites professionals involved in the support of persons in need of mobility products (prosthetics, orthotics, and wheelchairs), assistive technology, and rehabilitation services to its unique and interactive flagship meeting, the I.S.P.O. World Congress. The global ISPO community meets to learn about the latest scientific and clinical advances, products, innovative technologies, designs, and materials in prosthetic and orthotic care.

Connecting the global community

The World Congress is dedicated to connecting the global P&O community and is held in a different country each time. For the first time in 10 years, the event will be returning to Europe!

  • Next edition: Stockholm, Sweden (2025)
  • Guadalajara, Mexico (2023)
  • Virtual edition with international focus (2021)
  • Kobe, Japan (2019)
  • Cape Town, South Africa (2017)
  • Lyon, France (2015)
  • Hyderabad, India (2013)
  • Leipzig, Germany (2010)
  • Vancouver, Canada (2007)

Meet your colleagues

P&O professionals worldwide are invited to participate in the upcoming congress which is being promoted on every continent by ISPO National Member Societies, partner associations 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

ISPO President 2023-2025 Chair, I.S.P.O. 20th World Congress

David Constantine MBE – Invitation from the ISPO President

Every two years, professionals involved in the support of persons in need of mobility products (prosthetics, orthotics, and wheelchairs), assistive technology, and rehabilitation services get together at the World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. As ISPO President, I cordially invite you to join us at the I.S.P.O. 20th World Congress in June 2025 in Stockholm. Themed “Science in Practice, Practice in Science: Collaboration and innovation towards sustainable rehabilitation”, the event will shine a spotlight on the vital intersection of science and practice in prosthetics and orthotics. We will aim on sparking discussions on best practices, with a focus on driving sustainable rehabilitation. ISPO’s core mission, bridging science and practice, remains the linchpin. At the heart of the World Congress lies a commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Our highly topical programme is designed to cover the latest scientific and technical developments. Companies exhibiting at the event will provide a comprehensive overview of the global assistive technology market.

I would like to welcome you all, members and non-members alike, to come and take part in this dynamic and exciting international congress that lies at the intersection of all multidisciplinary rehabilitation approaches for those with mobility impairments.

I look forward to seeing you there.

I.S.P.O. 20th World Congress in Stockholm, Sweden

The I.S.P.O. 20th World Congress, taking place from 16 to 19 June 2025 in Stockholm, Sweden, will offer a high-quality scientific programme presented by renowned international speakers. At the same time, companies from all continents will present their latest products and innovations in the international exhibition.

Themed “Science in Practice, Practice in Science: Collaboration and innovation towards sustainable rehabilitation”, the event will shine a spotlight on the vital intersection of science and practice in prosthetics and orthotics. We will aim on sparking discussions on best practices, with a focus on driving sustainable rehabilitation. ISPO’s core mission, bridging science and practice, remains the linchpin. At the heart of the World Congress lies a commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Impressions of ISPO 19th World Congress 2023