New Date for ISPO 18th World Congress

ISPO New Date

New date

Dear Colleague,

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of participants and exhibitors, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) has changed the dates of the ISPO 18th World Congress to 1 to 4 November 2021. The Congress will still take place at the Expo Guadalajara Convention & Exhibition Centre in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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

ISPO New Date

Dear Colleague,

The ISPO 18th World Congress will be in Guadalajara, Mexico from 1-4 November 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 November 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:
Phone: +49 341 678-8237 / -8238

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


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, 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