Reports from Consensus Procedures and Conferences
Mindful of its responsibility to ensure that prosthetics, orthotics and rehabilitation practice keeps pace with healthcare advances, ISPO convenes Consensus Conferences, often in collaboration with partner organizations such as USAID.
By considering relevant recent research and contemporary thinking in healthcare, widely recognized experts identify the implications for research and clinical practice and determine the direction in which a particular field should move.
Consensus procedures aim to:
- foster debate, exchange of information and cooperation
- advance research and evidence based practice
- facilitate innovative and appropriate technology development
Reports from past Consensus Conferences:
- 2008, Recent Developments in Healthcare for Cerebral Palsy: Implications and Opportunities for Orthotics, Oxford, UK
- 2006, Report of a Consensus Conference on Wheelchairs for Developing Countries, Bengaluru, India
- 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
- 1997, Report of a Consensus Conference on Poliomyelitis, Hammamet, Tunisia
- 1994, Report of a Consensus Conference on the Lower Limb Orthotic Management of Cerebral Palsy, Durham, NC, USA