More than 3,000 attendees reported at 2015 ISPO World Congress

More than 3,000 visitors from 110 countries were in attendance at the 2015 International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics World Congress, held June 22-25 in Lyon, France.

The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) exhibition, organized by the German company Leipziger Messe, hosted 138 companies from 23 countries.

The conference, whose theme was “AIM: Assessment, Integration and Mobility,” offered lectures from 469 speakers.

“Knowledge builds bridges and relationships and provides more accessible care to people with [prosthetic and orthotic] needs,” Bengt Söderberg, CPO, gait lab manager for the Scandinavian Orthopedic Laboratory in Sweden, said in a press release.

During the conference, Söderberg announced the ISPO / WHO and UN GATE (Global Cooperation on Assistive Health Technology) initiative, which “aims to supply 85% of the world population who do not get any service or treatment,” he said.

The next World Congress will be held May 8-11, 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa.


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