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10 - 13 May 2022

OVERVIEW WORLD CONGRESS

The international congress for specialists, with its interdisciplinary orientation, integrates science and research with the world of initial and advanced training and the world of practical application in one unique and prestigious sector event.

World Congress: Focus on advanced training and interaction

Prosthetists and orthotists, orthopaedic footwear professionals, engineers, 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 programme include keynote lectures, symposia, satellite events, lecture series made up of free papers, courses and factory talks. A diverse programme that combines science and research with education and practice and sets the tone for future industry development.

Congress Topics

Prosthetics, orthoticsSports orthopaedics / Parasport
Orthopaedic footwear technology/ pedorthicsTumour Surgery
Rehabilitation, rehabilitation technologyNeuro-orthopaedics
Lymphology and compression therapyLearning systems, robotics
BiomechanicsPain therapy
Paediatric treatment, paediatric orthopaedicsSector policies
Materials research, production technologyAmbient assisted living
Advanced trainingResearch and development
Physiotherapy 
Indication-related topics 

Congress formats

Keynote lecturesSessions from free submissions
Symposia / Satellite SymposiaePosters
Specialist workshopsPractice-oriented courses
Interdisciplinary flagship-projects worldwideFactory talks
Discursive events 

The World Congress is accompanied by a top-class programme committee and an advisory board with associate members from both craft and scientific organisations. The committee is headed by Prof. Dr. Martin Engelhardt, Chief Physician of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery/Medical Director of the Osnabrück Hospital and Dipl.-Ing. Merkur Alimusaj, Head of Technical Orthopaedics at the Heidelberg Hospital.

Prof. Dr. Martin Engelhardt, Chief Physician of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery/Medical Director of the Osnabrück Hospital

Dipl.-Ing. Merkur Alimusaj, Head of Technical Orthopaedics at the Heidelberg Hospital

The internationality of OTWorld is reflected in the bilingual congress programme: the congress languages are German and English. Simultaneous translation into the other language are provided.