The ISPO 18th World Congress: Call for Papers and Keynote Speakers

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Dear Colleague,

The ISPO 18th World Congress will be in Guadalajara, Mexico from 19-22 April 2021.

ISPO acknowledges that the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is exceptional, affecting our global community, and creating uncertainty. ISPO considers personal interactions between delegates, researchers, and industry as essential; therefore, we continue planning to safely hold the World Congress in Mexico in April 2021.

We are in regular contact with the regional and international stakeholders regarding health and hygiene plans to guarantee the safety of presenters, delegates, visitors, and staff, and logistics of international travel. You will be advised of updates as they become available.

Keynote Speakers 

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In relation to the congress theme, “The Art and The Science”, ISPO is pleased to announce that Sophie de Oliveira Barata, Dr. Matthew Major, and Dr. Alarcos Cieza will present keynotes lectures at the World Congress.

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Call for Papers

Gain international recognition as a presenter at the World`s leading event in the prosthetics and orthotics assistive technology sector. Proposals for Symposia and Instructional Courses as well as abstracts for Free Paper and Poster presentations are now accepted. We look forward to receiving your proposals for Symposia and Instructional Courses by 17 August 2020.

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First Announcement

View and download the First Announcement. Please help us spread the word – share this information with your colleagues and professional network!

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the ISPO World Congress team:
Email: info@ispo-congress.com
Phone: +49 341 678-8237 / -8238

Suggestions for Prosthetic Orthotic Clinics that Must Remain Open During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Dear ISPO Community,

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous strain on healthcare services and assistive technology practitioners.

In response, ISPO has initiated a working document “Suggestions for Prosthetic Orthotic Clinics that Must Remain Open During the COVID-19 Pandemic” that provides guidance for people and organizations that provide prosthetics and orthotics services, and are able to continue serving people who require assistive devices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This globally relevant document provides information that can be useful for all practitioners and administrators but does not include local or regional guidance from health authorities and governments. Please consider the information in this document in the context of your local or regional situation.

As a working document, suggestions, recommendations, or relevant links to other information are encouraged. ISPO will release updates as new or revised information becomes available.

Please email your comments to ISPO at headoffice@ispoint.org, or contact ISPO through other means listed at the bottom of this page.

We appreciate your efforts to safely continue to assist people in need during this time.

Please stay safe and take good care.
With kind regards,

 

International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)

Rue du Luxembourg 22/24

1000 Brussels, Belgium

Tel: +32 (0) 2 213.13.79

Fax: +32 (0) 2 213.13.63

Email: ispo@ispoint.org

Website: www.ispoint.org

ISPO COVID-19 Statement

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Dear ISPO Community,
The COVID-19 pandemic, also referred to as Coronavirus, has resulted in a global response. The health and safety of ISPO’s staff, members, and supporters is the highest priority and the ISPO recognizes the policies and initiatives ongoing in our member countries.

Therefore, please consider the following statements regarding ISPO travel and activities:

• All ISPO International-related travel is suspended until further notice.

• ISPO International’s in-person education accreditation activities are canceled until further notice. Please contact the ISPO education committee for detailed information on the education program accreditation during this period (education@ispoint.org).

• ISPO Head Office remains in full function, with staff working remotely.

We will keep you informed of ISPO-related developments as this situation progresses. Should you have any questions or concerns, or require any support, please contact us at headoffice@ispoint.org.

 

ISPO COVID-19 updates can be found: here

Useful information can be found on the WHO official webpage: here
Current numbers of infection can be monitored: here

Please stay safe and take care.
With kind regards

Edward Lemaire
President

 

International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)

Rue du Luxembourg 22/24

1000 Brussels, Belgium

Tel: +32 (0) 2 213.13.39

Fax: +32 (0) 2 213.13.63

Email: ispo@ispoint.org

Website: www.ispoint.org

Beau and his New AFO, A Children’s Guide to Ankle Foot Orthoses

Writer Stephanie Blunt and illustrators Katrina Witmell and Amelia Levick have created a children’s guide to Ankle Foot Orthoses that is focused on improving the way children, families and clinicians communicate. The creators hope that this colourful, child-friendly book will become a well-loved resource that children and their families can learn from in a fun and meaningful way. The book can be purchased using this link: https://www.amazon.ca/Beau-His-New-AFO-Childrens/dp/1712919849

Learn more on instagram@BEAUANDHISNEWAFO