The Programme Committee's Decision About Free Submissions
In October, the Programme Committee met once again to discuss the format of the OTWorld Congress. The main item on the meeting agenda involved coming to a decision on the free submission of contributions. More than 200 free lectures and ePosters from 28 countries were submitted for the World Congress.
Approximately half of the submissions were submitted to thematic blocks focusing on prosthetics, orthotics, foot and shoe, rehabilitation, free subjects and biomechanics. These thematic blocks are full of international speakers. A new feature this year has been the opportunity to submit proposals for the design of symposia via the Call for Symposia. Based on these proposals, there will be a session on Osseointegration.
Existing and New Collaborations
OTWorld 2020 will once again feature a Student Day. This will again be organised by the University Hospital Leipzig. The student day is intended to expose medical students to technical orthopaedics and establish ties with the Youth.Academy TO.
The congress programme also includes collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie DGU (German Trauma Society): There will be a symposium on amputation surgery. This cooperation was created by the congress presidents Prof Dr Christoph Josten, Managing Director of the Clinic for Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the University Hospital Leipzig and Master Orthopaedic Technician Michael Schäfer, Managing Director of Pohlig GmbH and Chairman of the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology (BIV-OT).
There will also be further cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Fußchirurgie e.V. (GFFC - Association for Foot and Ankle Surgery). The GFFC will hold a symposium on the topic "Around the Ankle - Foot Surgery Meets Technical Orthopaedics."
Full Congress Programme December 2019
The complete congress programme will be available on the OTWorld homepage in December 2019.
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