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OTWorld Media Library: Comfortably Watch Programme Recordings Now From Your Own Desk
Dive into the world of prosthetics and orthotics and access over 80 recorded contributions from the congress and trade show programme at this year's OTWorld 2022. The media library offers a wide variety of content both free of charge and fee-based.
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Digital Innovation Talks: Discover Industry Innovations
From modern treatment with compression stockings and innovative care concepts for ankle injuries to diagnosis and ideal therapy for back pain, exhibitors at OTWorld 2022 present their new and innovative methods and products in digital Innovation Talks. Take advantage of their expertise and watch the 15 to 30-minute videos in the OTWorld media library.
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Branch-Policy Forum in the OTWorld Media Library
Responsibility – This was the theme of eight panel discussions in the branch-policy forum to which attendees of OTWorld were invited by The German Association of Orthopaedic Technology and the "Wir versorgen Deutschland" (WvD) alliance of service providers from 10 to 13 May. Six of the discussions with experts such as Andrea Brandhorst, Prof Dr Thomas Druyen, Carla Meyerhoff-Grienberger, Volker Mielke, Dr Alexander Risse, Carolin Sprotte and Claude Tardiff are available to watch until 31 July in the media library.
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Last chance to boost your education: Watch the OTWorld Congress Highlights
At the OTWorld 2022 World Congress, top experts from all over the world provided insights into modern orthopaedic treatment and care and reported on trends and developments in their specialist areas. Numerous contributions from this year's programme are still available for you to access until 31 July 2022 in the media library. Take a look!
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OTWorld 2022: Industry Festival with an Explosion of Innovations – Orthopaedic Treatment and Care Industry Celebrates Relaunch
Sensory prosthetics, a superhero suit for neurogenic disorders, sustainably produced orthoses made from recycled materials – the future of orthopaedic treatment and care was on display at OTWorld from 10 to 13 May. At the World Congress and leading world trade show at Leipzig Exhibition Centre, health influencers such as Caroline Sprott, Ms Anna and Alex as well as prominent users of medical aids such as Fabian Hambüchen, Dirk Nowitzki, Markus Rehm, Johannes Floors and Samuel Koch demonstrated how orthopaedic treatment and care can change lives. 18,800 prosthetists and orthotists, orthopaedic footwear professionals, doctors, and physiotherapists from 86 countries were won over by displays and lectures from over 440 exhibitors and 300 congress presenters. Every third visitor to the trade show came from abroad. A delegation from war-torn Ukraine was also present.
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OTWorld Media Library
Digital contributions can be accessed in the media library for up to two months after OTWorld. Content such as digital Innovation Talks hosted by exhibitors as well as the Branch-Policy Forum hosted by the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology (BIV-OT) are available free of charge via a personal user account. In addition, a Congress-on-Demand ticket will allow access to recorded keynote lectures and highlights from the Open Forum as well as to the complete recordings from the congress programme of Hall 1 and 2.
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Matchmaking: Set up your account and start networking
Personal exchange with other professionals in the field is the most important source of inspiration and brilliant ideas. Using the new Matchmaking tool, you can connect with other participants at OTWorld based on your interests. Set up your profile today and receive individually targeted contact suggestions.
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Karl Lauterbach To Open OTWorld 2022
OTWorld 2022 will be opened by the German Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach on 10 May 2022 in a digital personal welcoming speech. The opening speech will be followed by further eulogies and discussion panels with representatives from the industry as well as an award ceremony for the René Baumgartner prize.
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Global Networking Area: A focus on global exchange
Associations and professional societies from more than 14 countries will be represented in the Global Networking Area. Participants will have the opportunity to make new international contacts and engage in international dialogue about markets, ideas, and developments.
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OTWorld 2022: Focus on Orthopaedic Surgery
The congress programme at OTWorld 2022 offers several events examining a comprehensive spectrum of orthopaedic surgery topics. Doctors, therapists, prosthetists and orthotists can benefit from the latest in interdisciplinary expertise, ranging from a basic course in amputation surgery to symposia on amputations and provision of prosthetics.
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Dirk Nowitzki and other Professional Athletes expected
At this year's OTWorld 2022, professional treatment and care for athletes is one of the topics in focus at numerous symposia, lectures, courses and factory talks. The congress programme offers a wide range of subjects from sports orthopaedics to high-performance sports. Top athletes including Dirk Nowitzki, Fabian Hambüchen and Léon Schäfer are expected to attend.
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Highlight: Treatment Route Cerebral Palsy
At the special show Treatment Route Cerebral Palsy, OTWorld will be showcasing the professional and complex orthopaedic treatment and care required for people with cerebral palsy. From childhood to adulthood, the challenges of the different phases of life and the respective medical aids will be presented at five stations.
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New: Digital Services at OTWorld 2022
Digital services complement your visit to the trade show or provide an alternative in case you are not able to travel to Leipzig. Thanks to our digital offerings, visitors can establish business contacts using the Matchmaking tool, search for suppliers in the Product and Exhibitor World as well as stream talks and highlights live from the congress programme or access them in the Media Library after the event.
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Forum Digitalisation
The Forum Digitalisation provides insights into the digitalisation of modern orthopaedic treatment and care. The latest developments in areas such as additive manufacturing and the digitalisation of workshop processes will be presented here.
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New at OTWorld: Treatment Route Insoles
OTWorld 2022 will devote a special show to treatment with insoles. Located in Hall 3, it will consist of five stations showing the complexity of optimal insole treatment. Guided tours of the Treatment Route Insoles will be offered several times daily. These can be booked free of charge via the OTWorld ticket shop.
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Premiere at OTWorld 2022: Treatment Route Lymphological Diseases
This special show developed exclusively for OTWorld will show how complex it can be to care for patients with lymphatic diseases. The sufferings and treatments experienced by a lymphatic patient will be portrayed over 5 stations. Guided tours of the Treatment Route will be offered several times daily and are free of charge. These can be booked in advance via the ticket shop.
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Pavilion of Shop Design: Modern Presentation of Medical Aids
Whether it's insoles, prostheses, or compression stockings, retail surgical stores are the first point of contact for patients who need medical aids. At the Pavilion of Shop Design, visitors can see how digital elements and innovative sales strategies provide a modern shopping experience.
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Branch-Policy Forum: Global Responsibility
The Branch-Policy Forum at OTWorld will focus on orthopaedic treatment and care in crisis mode. Experts from politics, science, medicine, health insurance companies as well as associations and organisations such as the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and the United Nations (UN) will contribute to the eight discussion panels.
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Professional face-to-face exchange eagerly awaited
The OTWorld World Congress in 2022 will be taking place under the dual leadership of Prof Martin Engelhardt and Dipl-Ing Merkur Alimusaj. Both congress presidents have been busy organising, planning and structuring the programme for the last two years. They were able to draw on their many years of experience and a global network of experts from their respective professions. The editorial office of our media partner, Verlag Orthopädie.Technik, interviewed the two congress presidents.
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Orthopaedics in Practice: Exhibitors Invite Visitors to Interactive Workshops
The diverse range of companies taking part reflects the character of this leading trade show. All the top national and international companies involved in prostetics and orthotics will be represented. Aether Biomedical, ALPS SOUTH EUROPE, DJO, FIOR & GENTZ, HKK Bionics, Naked Prosthetics, Ofa Bamberg, Ottobock as well as TURBOMED Orthotics and many other companies will be offering a varied programme of workshops. The workshops are aimed at all interested visitors to the OTWorld trade show and congress.
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Focus on Feet and Shoe
The Congress and Trade Show Programme will be offering a comprehensive range of events covering all aspects of optimum foot care from insoles for high-performance and amateur athletics to splayfoot treatment concepts and treatments for diabetic foot syndrome. The latest developments in digitalisation will also be presented. Futhermore over 100 companies from the orthopaedic footwear sector will present a wide range of solutions and new products at the International Trade Show.
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Knowledge Connects: OTWorld hosts Seminar at therapie LEIPZIG
For the first time, OTWorld will host a seminar on "Technical Orthopaedics and Therapy as an Interdisciplinary Approach" as part of the therapie LEIPZIG congress programme. As the leading national industry platform for therapy, medical rehabilitation and prevention, therapie LEIPZIG will be taking place from 24 to 26 March.
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Highlights: Leaders of Interdisciplinary Care and Specialist Workshops
Leaders of interdisciplinary care from all over the world are a highlight of the congress programme. Renowned experts will be presenting interdisciplinary care concepts on leg prosthetics and diabetic foot. Specialist workshops on materials science in prosthetics and orthotics are a new addition to the programme.
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Get Your Ticket for the World Congress and Trade Show Now
Tickets for your visit to OTWorld 2022 are now available at the online ticket shop. Trade visitors can purchase day tickets, full tickets or group tickets for the International Trade Show or the World Congress.
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The Congress and Trade Show Programme is now online
OTWorld 2022 offers a diverse and high-quality educational programme with a wide selection of lectures and other scientific as well as practice-oriented congress formats focusing on prosthetics and orthotics, orthopaedic footwear technology, rehabilitation technology and the healthcare supply retail.
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Welcome Back: We Look Forward to Seeing You Again
At OTWorld in Leipzig, it will finally be possible once again to discuss specialist topics with colleagues, discover product innovations and get inspiration. Nearly 300 exhibitors from over 27 countries have already registered for this leading world trade show and World Congress, which is returning to the exhibition centre with additional digital events. Preparations are in full swing for this globally unique industry meeting in Leipzig from 10 to 13 May 2022.
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Youth.Acadamy TO: Get-Together for Trainees in Leipzig
Young professionals in technical prosthetics & orthotics as well as the specialised trade will meet for the sixth time at OTWorld, to learn together, exchange ideas and network while having fun. An exclusive two-day programme awaits trainees and students at the International Trade Show and World Congress. Around 500 aspiring practitioners from Germany and abroad are expected to attend the on-site event at the grounds of the Leipzig Trade Fair.
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Highlight: Additional Keynote Speaker Expected
The expert in musculoskeletal rehabilitation science Prof Kenton R. Kaufman, of the W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Center at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota (USA), has confirmed his participation at OTWorld 2022 in Leipzig. His keynote on registry research will be an impactful highlight of the congress programme.
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