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ISPO 18th World Congress 2021 Mexico

As ISPO’s flagship meeting, the World Congress is a unique interactive event where professionals involved in the care of persons in need of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility, and assistive devices come together to learn about the latest scientific and clinical advances, products, innovative technologies, designs, and materials in prosthetic and orthotic care.

Watch for updates here!

 

OPC National Conference

The Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) biennial National Conference is the premier event & largest gathering of O&P professionals in Canada.

The OPC National Conference is aimed at providing vital educational content and business development tools to adapt and navigate this era of technological change and advancement in our industry. It provides a forum for new research and cutting-edge technology and topics for leading O&P professionals to discuss ideas and debate the issues and challenges they face every day. Over 300 Certified Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinicians, Registered Technicians, related practitioners, Residents and students in the Orthotic and Prosthetic professions from across the country will be in attendance.

Save the date: August 5-8, 2020

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Renew your Membership for 2020!

The ISPO membership year runs from 1 January through to 31 December. There is currently no provision for pro-rata payments so it’s best to renew early to ensure you can take best advantage of all member benefits.

Membership subscriptions are now due for 2020.

Existing members can renew membership by heading to the “My account” area, where you will have the option to renew online and make your payment by credit card. *If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please use the following Application Form.

New members can join here.

Has your membership lapsed? Rejoin here.

 

ISPO Survey on WHO Standards

ISPO Survey on WHO Standards for Prosthetic and Orthotic Service Provision 

Following the publication of the WHO Standards for Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2017 and the ISPO Education Standards for Prosthetic/Orthotic Occupations in 2018, there has been a huge effort to make assistive technology more available and accessible.

With a view to getting an understanding about each country’s current status relating to prosthetic and orthotic services, and in order to assess relevance and priorities of the standards, ISPO is gathering information by surveying its members. The survey is accessible ONLY to ISPO members.

About the survey 

The survey is divided into four individual parts and consists of 3 questions on each of the 60 standards. There are thus 180 questions in total, for which it is estimated to require 30 minutes to answer. You may however choose to answer the four parts at different times if you prefer to spend shorter amounts of time on it. Please note that it is required to reply to all the parts of the survey and that the survey is strictly anonymous.

The results will be shared with each ISPO Member Society: based on the gathered country data, ISPO Member Societies will produce a consensus report. In a final step, the results would be used for further collaboration with WHO.

To facilitate the development of a broader understanding, the survey is now available in French, Spanish, Arabic, traditional and simplified Chinese, as well as English in order to facilitate responsiveness throughout the Society worldwide.