Gate-way to the World Symposium by ISPO Canada
Monday 2 October 2017
Posted by: Kasia Duchna
The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (Canada) 2017 Symposium titled Gate-way to the World, was held in Toronto, Canada, September 29-30.
The symposium’s theme was based on the World Health Organization`s “Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE)” initiative. GATE strives to improve access to high-quality affordable assistive products, responding to the call to increase access to essential, high-quality, safe, effective, and affordable medical products.
Featured speakers included Chapal Khasnabis, World Health Organization (WHO) (Geneva), Bryan Malas, MHPE, CO, CPed (USA), Man Sang Wong, PhD, CPO(HK) (Hong Kong), Edmond Lou, PhD, PEng (Edmonton), Marco Cavallaro, PhD (UK), Anton Johannesson, CPO, PhD (Sweden), Kevin Fraser C.Ped(C), C.Ped.Tech(C), BA (Toronto), Hossein Gholizadeh, PhD, CP (Ottawa), Jan Andrysek, PhD (Toronto), and Arezoo Eshraghi, PhD, CP (Toronto).
There was a total of 105 delegates, including 30 students, and 15 exhibitors, which included two not for profit organizations. ISPO Canada thanks our sponsors, Ottobock Canada (Gold sponsor), Ortoped (Bronze sponsor), The War Amps of Canada (Speaker sponsor), and The Ontario Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (Collaborating organization), for helping to make the biennial symposium a successful event.