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12 - 15 May 2020

SYMPOSIA AND FURTHER EDUCATION EVENTS

Interdisciplinary congress programme

The World Congress is supported by a top-class programme committee led by congress president Prof. Dr. Christoph Josten and Michael Schäfer. Various symposia, panel discussions and discussion-oriented event formats – all of which will have been thematically structured in advance by chairpersons and cooperating professional associations – will play an integral part in the congress programme. A panel of experts will analyse the most important aspects of current trends and developments, along with the key issues and topics of the congress, from an interdisciplinary point of view.

SYMPOSIA

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR AN OVERVIEW OF TOPICS AND THEIR ASSIGNED CHAIRS:

TITELCHAIRS
Current approaches in the rehabilitation of patients with paraplegia
In cooperation with German-speaking Medical Association for Paraplegia (DMGP)
Dr. Marion Saur
Alf Reuter
Biomechanics and outcome measures in P&O: Routines in clinical practice leading to clinical research
In cooperation with The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
Dipl.-Ing. Merkur Alimusaj
Brian Kaluf
The short residual limb in the upper and lower extremities

Followed by „How to treat“: Quality assurance in the day-to-day fitting of the upper limbs – arm prosthetics according to VQSA
In cooperation with Association for Quality Assurance in Upper Limb Prosthetics (VQSA)
Prof. Dr. Jan Geertzen (solicited)

Dipl.-Ing. Merkur Alimusaj
Michael Schäfer
The pediatric foot, from conservative to surgical approaches 
Burn injuries - updateDr. Hans Ziegenthaler
Lars Jäger
Pediatric neuroorthopaedicsDipl.-Ing. Merkur Alimusaj
Prof. Dr. Frank Braatz
Pediatric growth modulation – a difficult challenge? 
The pediatric spine 
Digitalisation in p&o/orthopaedic footwear technology – findings from practical experience, for practical application 
Digital concepts – decision-making tools and basic aspects 
Evidence in p&o and measuring technology 
Pediatric injuries of the knee joint
In cooperation with German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Josten
Function-enhancing approaches in prosthetic treatment  
An interdisciplinary approach to treating osteoarthritis of the knee
In cooperation with Interdisciplinary Society for Orthopaedic & Accident Surgery and General Pain Therapy (IGOST)
Prof. Dr. Jörg Jerosch
Dr. Stefan Middeldorf
Hemipelvectomy – amputation and prosthetic treatment in the pelvic regionProf. Dr. Bernhard Greitemann
Olaf Gawron
Challenges and opportunities in the treatment of oedema 
Putting the provision of medical aids to the test: what has been proven, and what should be done?Prof. Dr. Wolfram Mittelmeier
Alf Reuter
Guidelines: basics and pratical examplesProf. Dr. Andreas Roth
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Greitemann
New approaches in rehabilitation
In cooperation with German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU) – Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Division
Dr. Stefan Middeldorf
Dr. Hartmut Bork
Osteogenesis imperfectaDr. Stefan Simmel
Dr. Dagmar Mekking
Rehabilitation in sports
In cooperation with Association for Orthopaedic and Traumatological Sports Medicine (GOTS)
Prof. Dr. Martin Engelhardt
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tischer
Sensorimotor insolesProf. Dr. Klaus Peikenkamp
Michael Möller
Transfemoral socket design in the U.S. and Germay: what is state of the art?
In cooperation with The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
Dipl.-Ing. Merkur Alimusaj
Brian Kaluf
Orthopaedic footwear technology / pedorthics
In cooperation with Association for Orthopaedic and Traumatological Sports Medicine (GOTS)
 

Further event formats in the congress

NEW: GLOBAL INTERDISCIPLINARY LEADERS

Get a first-hand account of interdisciplinary treatment concepts from internationally recognized teams. The new event format “Global Interdisciplinary Leaders” will offer the following topics: arm prosthetics, scoliosis, treatment of clubfoot.

NEW: SPECIALIST WORKSHOP

In the new specialist workshop* “Materials 2025 – materials science in prosthetics & orthotics”, experienced specialists provide foundational information. This two-part workshop is specially certified by the IQZ, a separate registration is required.

* in German language only.

OPEN FORUM

Discussion and an exchange of experiences and ideas will take centre stage in a special room open to all visitors. Daily specialist highlights and discussions will be presented, which are accessible for exhibition visitors as well.

PRACTICE-ORIENTED COURSE PROGRAMME

More than 20 courses and factory talks held on a daily basis will focus on the issues of prosthetics and orthotics, orthopaedic footwear technology / pedorthics and physiotherapy, while highlighting their respective medical aspects. These offerings feature a close relationship to practice and are aimed at those employed in the sector.

EPOSTER

On each day of the event, poster contributions will be presented as ePosters at digital poster stations situated at prominent positions right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the congress. The posters will also be presented in an abbreviated form as short lectures.