The congress profile of OTWorld

How can we harness modern orthopaedic treatment and care to improve patient mobility, quality of life and social participation? This is the key issue at the World Congress. The congress offers further education opportunities on this central topic for everyone from technicians and therapists to physicians.

Keynotes, symposia, workshops and open submissions – OTWorld's comprehensive range of professional development opportunities comes in a variety of formats. You can benefit from the latest study results, best practices, examples of treatment cases and interesting manufacturing techniques.

Furthermore, you will discover what makes OTWorld stand out as you network with experts and share deep insights with colleagues. Everyone is welcome to join in. Everyone takes away insights that make a difference for their patients in everyday life.

The technical focus of the congress programme is set by the congress presidents. The presidents are supported by a high-profile programme and workshop committee composed of members of various professional associations and other experts working in orthopaedic technology, orthopaedic footwear, retail surgical stores, medicine and therapy.

The congress is supported by some 30 professional associations .


All further education sessions are included in the congress programme

In addition to keynotes, symposia and open submissions, the congress also offers numerous workshops with demonstrations of treatment examples and production methods as well as equipment and materials, all in combination with comprehensive discussions.

In addition, you as a visitor can also benefit from the exceptional added value of exhibitor workshops which are an equally integral part of the congress programme.

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Further training for medical supply store employees

For the first time, there will be an entire training programme with daily workshops on the subject of lymphology and care in medical supply stores specifically for medical supply store employees.

Exhibitor workshops integrated in congress

Exhibitor workshops will be integrated into the congress in order to offer visitors maximum added value.

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Simplified programme item selection

The most important information on the keynote addresses, symposia and workshops is already available in the congress programme in the form of a take-home message.



These inspiring one-off lectures are given by visionaries who shed light on their particular fields of expertise. These talks are not accompanied by any parallel events.


Each 75-minute session focuses on a core issue in orthopaedic treatment and care. In each session, up to 5 coordinated lectures provide a different perspective on the respective topic.


Various presentations grouped by topic will be held on current research contributions and interesting individual cases.


Orthopaedic treatment and care means rolling up your sleeves and getting to work. Patients will be present at the workshops and participants are invited to discuss treatment options. Up close and relevant to everyday practice!


Exhibitors will explain and demonstrate their innovations and products in their own workshops, which are accessible to both trade show and congress visitors.


Selected digital posters and short lectures will be presented at various locations throughout the congress.


The World Congress is known for the broad range of topics it covers. These range from prosthetics, orthotics and orthopaedic footwear technology to sports orthopaedics and para sports as well as age-appropriate assistance systems and digitalisation.

OTWorld 2024 revolved around paediatric, adolescent and neuro-orthopaedics as subjects close to the hearts of the two congress presidents.

Key topics

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

Focus topic

  • Paediatric/adolescent orthopaedics and neuro-orthopaedics

Other topics

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


Sahra Iking
Project Manager, Confairmed GmbH - Gesellschaft für Congressmanagement

Phone: +49 231 557050-83