January 2017

16th ISPO congress set for Cape Town

The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) reported in December that its 16th World Congress is slated for May 8-11 in Cape Town, South Africa. “Assistive technology for all” is the motto for the biennial event, which this year will include a symposium on global assistive technology issues organized jointly by ISPO and the World Health Organization.

The ISPO congress promotes interdisciplinary discussions among international prosthetists-orthotists, physicians, therapists, and engineers, who gather to consider developments in O&P treatments and therapies.

The congress is being held in collaboration with ISPO South Africa; major sponsors are Otto Bock and Össur.

More than 2000 delegates and some 100 exhibitors are expected to attend the 2017 congress, according to a release from the society.

Go to ispoint.org/events/ispo-world-congress-2017 for more information.

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- Emily Delzell

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