Mindful of its responsibility to ensure that prosthetics, orthotics and rehabilitation practice keeps apace with advances in healthcare, ISPO frequently convenes Consensus Conferences, often in collaboration with partner organizations such as USAID.
By considering relevant recent research and contemporary thinking in the healthcare of patients, widely recognized experts identify the implications for research and clinical practice and determine the direction in which a particular field should move.
Consensus conferences aim to:
- foster debate, exchange of information and cooperation
- advance research and evidence based practice
- facilitate innovative and appropriate technology development
- 2008, Recent Developments in Healthcare for Cerebral Palsy: Implications and Opportunities for Orthotics, Oxford, UK
- 2006, Report of a Consensus Conference on Appropriate Lower Limb Orthotics for Developing Countries, Hanoi, Vietnam
- 2003, Report of a Consensus Conference on the Orthotic Management of Stroke Patients, Ellecom, Netherlands