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ISPO 17th World Congress, 5 to 8 October 2019, Kobe, Japan – Keynote Speakers Announced

Tuesday 12 June 2018   (0 Comments)
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The ISPO 17th World Congress will take place from 5 to 8 October 2019 in Kobe, Japan.

Basics to Bionics captures the breadth of the Congress in every aspect and the scientific sessions as well as the exhibition will expand on this theme.


We are pleased to announce three outstanding keynote speakers

Dr. Deirdre Desmond, Maynooth, Ireland

Deirdre currently a member of the ISPO Scientific Committee and was formerly an associate editor for the Prosthetics and Orthotics International (POI) journal. Her research focuses on psychological adjustment to illness, injury, and disability as well as rehabilitation, selfmanagement, and psychosocial aspects of assistive technology.


Dr. Max Ortiz Catalán, Gothenburg, Sweden

Dr. Max Ortiz Catalán led the development of the first bionic arm that could be directly connected to a patient’s bone, nerves, and muscles. In addition, he developed a novel treatment for phantom limb pain that has helped chronic sufferers for whom no other treatments were effective.


Prof. Eiichi Saitoh, Aichi, Japan

Professor Saitoh is specifically interested in dysphagia, robotics, orthosis, motion analysis, locomotion, exercise science and psychology. He serves different roles in rehabilitation medicine in Japan, and has been awarded several prizes for his research.


Learn more about keynote speakers here.


See here about congress topics.


As for prizes and awards, visit the dedicated page.


Download the congress first announcement.