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ISPO’s 16th World Congress 2017 will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from 8-11 May 2017 and is organised in collaboration with ISPO South Africa.

For full details, visit the World Congress 2017 official website!

For the first time, ISPO’s flagship meeting will gather international participants on the African continent. The 16th World Congress will be a unique interactive forum where professionals involved in the care of persons in need of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility and assistance devices come together to learn about the latest scientific and clinical advances, products, innovative technologies, designs and materials in prosthetic and orthotic care.

Participants include Orthotists, Prosthetists, Physiatrists, Orthopaedic surgeons, Physical and occupational therapists, Rehabilitation engineers, Caregivers, Clinical psychologists, Social institutions, … and many others

The broad interdisciplinary programme features symposia, instructional courses, exhibitor workshops, paper-, and poster presentations. Also, it offers 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 provides 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 get an opportunity to promote their activities to an international audience while learning, sharing, initiating new projects and building partnerships.

Important deadlines

7 March 2017 - Early registration


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