SPEAKERS' COMMENTS 2018
Speakers sum up OTWorld 2018.
President of the Advanced Training Association for Orthopaedic Technology (Fortbildungsvereinigung für Orthopädietechnik e.V. – FOT) / Head of Orthopaedic Technology OTB, GHD GesundHeits GmbH Germany
„Technical orthopaedics is comprehensive. It should not be reduced to orthopaedic technology and aids. OTWorld is a reflection of this and is therefore very important to me in interprofessional cooperation. The holistic approach, a person with a medical, therapeutic background, that is what plays a role in Leipzig. Scientific topics are combined with those of the skilled trades and give congress participants from various professional groups the proverbial view beyond their own nose. Experience, understand and discuss orthopaedic technology 4.0 directly at OTWorld - that's what makes it so special.
As a member of the seminar committee, I was able to experience the structured and goal-oriented work of the organisers several times in the run-up to the event. Implementing the congress area in the industrial trade show has proven to be the best approach. Streamlined lecture planning gave us the opportunity to get many speakers to speak and the timing and equipment worked well in the sessions in which I took part.
Much has also been done for young professionals. Together with my FOT board colleague Mona Seifert we attended events of the Youth.Academy Technical Orthopaedics and could directly feel the enthusiasm of the young generation for the profession and OTWorld.
Last but not least, it should be noted that Leipzig is always worth a visit. The OTWorld was noticeable everywhere in the city centre. I'm thrilled with the way the city is developing and I'll be back in 2020."
Sprekelmeyer GmbH Orthopädie-Schuhtechnik
"As the leading trade show in the field of orthopaedic technology, the OTWorld is probably the most important event. Not only at the trade show event, but also at the congress, the latest developments in prosthetics and orthotics can be seen. In addition, adjacent disciplines are extensively educated and updated to the current state of the art technology.
The exchange of the various disciplines also contributes to interprofessional cooperation. This becomes clear when you look at the wide range of the congress and the trade show event. The scientific training offered at this world congress was impressive. Especially the number of international lectures in scientific and medical fields was very extensive. Here one could inform the adjacent disciplines even more focused to reach an even broader audience.
The organisers of the World Congress did a very good job both before and during the event, providing both speakers and visitors with the necessary information and providing advice and support. This contributed to my plans for the trade show and congress."