OTWorld 2018 sets new milestones.
For four days Leipzig was entirely devoted to technical orthopaedics. More than 570 exhibitors from 43 countries - from market leaders to start-ups - presented world premieres and innovations at OTWorld 2018. At its world meeting, the industry was in an excellent position for the future: Digitisation and 3D printing were everywhere, whether in orthotics and prosthetics, rehabilitation technology, compression therapy or orthopaedic footwear technology. International experts - from physicians to prosthetists and orthotists to engineers - discussed advanced treatment methods and presented groundbreaking technologies. The focus was on the interprofessional transfer of knowledge for the benefit of the patient. With a total of 21,400 visitors from over 90 countries, the international trade show and World Congress once again set new benchmarks.
The next OTWorld will be held from 12 to 15 May 2020 in Leipzig. The chair of the Programme Steering Committee will be taken over by Prof. Dr. Christoph Josten from Leipzig University Hospital and orthopaedic technician expert Michael Schäfer. The future dual chairmanship of the congress presidency underlines the interprofessionality of the event.