In the Land of the Rising Sun
From 5 to 8 october, Japan will become a centre of international experts of prosthetics and orthotics. The team of OTWorld will be take part.
After six years away, the World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics' (ISPO) will again be hosted in Asia, once again providing a unique opportunity for global exchange in the field of assistive technology in the region. The venue is Kobe, Japan. Japan is the world's second largest market for medical products and services. The Japanese healthcare system is considered highly innovative but depends heavily on imports (49 per cent), which also includes orthopaedic aids such as prostheses and orthoses. For four days, from 5th to 8th October, Kobe will become a centre for international experts who, under the slogan of "Basics to Bionics", will reflect the breadth of the rehabilitation field and assistive technology. Exhibitors from all over the world, including many market leaders, will present their products and services with a special focus on the emerging South-east Asian markets. Delegates from more than 100 countries, including Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan, as well as emerging countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and Malaysia, are expected.
OTWorld Team on the go
The OTWorld team is represented by a trade fair stand and is expanding its international contacts with industry associations and experts in Kobe. Exchange and cooperation between ISPO International and OTWorld is also continuing to gain momentum: The new international format, "OTWorld Congress P&O Insights", has become part of the World Congress for the first time. Organised by Confairmed GmbH, the symposium on "Quality standards in upper and lower limb prosthetics: a new way towards structured fitting processes" will take place on 5 October 2019. Under the new label, the OTWorld is globally presenting symposia with notable speakers and a strong focus on practical relevance in patient care. Another innovation is the international congress edition of the "HowToTreat" magazine, which is published in collaboration between ISPO International and the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology. Visitors to the ISPO World Congress can obtain the issue free of charge from OTWorld's trade fair stand.