ISPO’s 16th World Congress 2017 took place in Cape Town, South Africa from 8-11 May 2017 and was organised in collaboration with ISPO South Africa.
For full details, see the World Congress 2017 official website!
For the first time, ISPO’s flagship meeting has gathered international participants on the African continent. The 16th World Congress was a unique interactive forum where professionals involved in the care of persons in need of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility and assistance devices came together to learn about the latest scientific and clinical advances, products, innovative technologies, designs and materials in prosthetic and orthotic care.
Participants included Orthotists, Prosthetists, Physiatrists, Orthopaedic surgeons, Physical and occupational therapists, Rehabilitation engineers, Caregivers, Clinical psychologists, Social institutions, … and many others
The broad interdisciplinary programme featured symposia, instructional courses, exhibitor workshops, paper-, and poster presentations. Also, it offered professionals involved in P&O rehabilitation a unique opportunity for continued development through discussion and exchange between teachers, clinicians, researchers, technicians, manufacturers, doctors, therapists and health-care decision makers.
Furthermore, the parallel exhibition provided a platform for equipment manufacturers from across the globe to showcase their products, as well as exchange, network and get closer to their customers. Educational institutions, systems and service providers, rehabilitation centers and financial institutions also got an opportunity to promote their activities to an international audience while learning, sharing, initiating new projects and building partnerships.
See pictures from the event here.