The congress profile of OTWorld

Prosthetists and orthotists, orthopaedic footwear professionals, , medical practitioners and therapists from all over the world shed a light on the most important aspects of current trends and developments as well as the core topics of the congress from an interdisciplinary point of view.

Main elements of the congress are keynote lectures, pre-structured sessions, lecture series made up of free papers and practice-oriented workshops. A diverse program that combines science and research with education and practice, and sets tone for future industry development.The internationality of OTWorld is reflected in the bilingual congress programme: the congress languages are German and English. Simultaneous translations into the other language are provided.


Key topics

  • Prosthetics, Orthotics
  • Orthopaedic footwear technology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Biomechanics
  • Materials research, production technology
  • Education
  • Digitalization

Focus topic

  • Pediatric/adolescent and neuro-orthopedics

Other topics

  • Sports orthopedics/Parasport
  • Physiotherapy
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Learning systems, Robotics
  • Research and development
  • Indication-related topics


Attendance at the World Congress is rewarded with credits for continuing professional development. Application for appropriate accreditation should be made to the following institutions:

  • American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC)
  • Working Group for Orthopaedic Footwear Technology (AGOS)
  • German Physiotherapy Association (ZVK)
  • Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification in Orthopaedic Technology (IQZ)
  • Saxony State Chamber of Medical Practitioners (SLÄK)
  • Ortho Reha Suisse (ORS)

Continuing education credits from the Saxony State Chamber of Medical Practitioners are recognised by the following institutions:

  • Austrian Chamber of Medical Practitioners
  • swiss orthopaedics

The World Congress is accompanied by a top-class programme committee and an advisory board with associate members from both craft and scientific organisations.


Sahra Iking
Project Manager, Confairmed GmbH - Gesellschaft für Congressmanagement

Phone: +49 231 557050-83

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