World Congress 2021
ISPO 18th World Congress connects participants virtually around the world
The 18th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) was held from 1 to 4 November 2021 focussing on “Digital Transformation in an Evolving World”. Rolled out as a virtual edition, the event drew 1,000 participants from 83 countries, providing interdisciplinary learning opportunities, bringing together renowned experts to report their latest scientific research, and showcasing industry innovations for people who may benefit from the rehabilitation practice of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility, and assistive technology.
A high-calibre scientific programme was presented by more than 320 professionals from various world regions and broad-ranging fields of expertise in 4 keynote lectures, 4 regional panels, 16 symposia, 12 instructional courses, 141 free papers, and 87 poster presentations.
The ISPO President Edward Lemaire noted that Diamond sponsor Ottobock, Gold sponsor Össur, and Bronze sponsor HP were essential for the success of the virtual event. In addition to these global players, a number of market leaders presented exhibitor workshops and participated in the exhibition area.