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10 - 13 May 2022


Interdisciplinary congress programme

Visitors to the congress will be spoilt for choice with the education programme: The world congress offers symposia and satellite symposia by cooperating academic and scientific organisations with top-class lecturers. Experts from all over the world will be discussing the sectors’ most important trends and new developments within an interdisciplinary context as well as the key-topics of the scientific congress. Take a first glance at the large selection of topics for symposia and satellite symposia, first contributors and cooperating academic and scientific organisations of OTWorld 2022.



Current approaches in the rehabilitation of patients with paraplegia
In cooperation with Deutschsprachige Medizinische Gesellschaft für Paraplegie e.V. (DMGP)
Dr. Marion Saur
Alf Reuter
An interdisciplinary approach to treating osteoarthritis of the knee
In cooperation with Interdisziplinäre Gesellschaft für orthopädische/unfallchirurgische und allgemeine Schmerztherapie (IGOST)
Dr. Stefan Middeldorf
Prof. Dr. Jörg Jerosch
Materials 2025 – material science in orthopaedic technology – part 1Merkur Alimusaj
Michael Schäfer
Materials 2025 – material science in orthopaedic technology – part 2Merkur Alimusaj
Michael Schäfer
The paediatric foot, from conservative to surgical approaches
In cooperation with Deutsche Assoziation für Fuß und Sprunggelenk e.V. (D.A.F.)

Dr. Falk Thielemann
Dr. Jörn Dohle
Training for health professionals: basics of amputation surgery course
Basiskurs der Initiative `93, Schirmherrschaft: Berufsverband für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie e.V. (BVOU)
Prof. Bernhard Greitemann
Dr. Rainer Eckhardt
Amputation and prosthetic treatment in the pelvic regionProf. Bernhard Greitemann
Olaf Gawron
Rehabilitation and devices in statutory accident insuranceDr. Stefan Simmel
Dr. Klaus Fischer
Burn injuries – updateDr. Hans Ziegenthaler
Lars Jäger
Interdisciplinary surgery: providing devices for cerebral palsy in an interdisciplinary team while considering ICF aspects
In cooperation with Internationale Fördergemeinschaft Kinder- und Jugendrehabilitation rehaKIND e.V.
Dr. Björn Vehse
Thomas Becher
Prevention with cerebral palsy – International Surveillance Programme (CPUP)
In cooperation with Internationale Fördergemeinschaft Kinder- und Jugendrehabilitation rehaKIND e.V.
Dr. Daniel Herz
Prof. Gunnar Hägglund
Sports and prosthetics
In cooperation with Gesellschaft für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin (GOTS)
Markus Rehm
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Greitemann
Sports and orthotics
In cooperation with Gesellschaft für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin (GOTS)
Prof. Dr. Romain Seil
PD Dr. Casper Grim
The future: importance of training and interdisciplinary cooperationProf. Dr. Matthias Hoppe
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Mittelmeier
Joint wear – prevention and treatmentProf. Tobias Renkawitz
Merkur Alimusaj
Amputations in young people: requirements and special aspects
In cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie e.V. (DGOU)
Prof. Burkhard Lehner
Merkur Alimusaj
Paediatric (neuro)orthopaedics: current operating procedures and treatment conceptsPD Dr. Sebastian Hagmann
Merkur Alimusaj
Veteran rehabilitation and importance of sports
In cooperation with The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA)
Dr. Urs Schneider
Rory Cooper
The psyche and devices 
MDR – a European issue 
Innovative concepts for the foot in athletes – rethinking the shoe and insoleTino Sprekelmeyer
Markus Rehm
Using assessments as a quality assurance tool in P&O and orthopaedic foot technologyThomas Stief
Telemedicine/telematics in O&P 
FES and soft orthoses – what makes sense when?Prof. Frank Braatz
Ingo Pfefferkorn
TMR, osseointegration – does success depend on aftercare?Dr. Franz Landauer
Prof. Bernhard Greitemann
Arm prosthetics – “treatment variants in everyday life”
In cooperation with Verein zur Qualitätssicherung in der Armprothetik e.V.
Merkur Alimusaj
Michael Schäfer
Diabetic foot 
The assessment systemAss. jur. Martin Forchert
Dr. Ruprecht Beickert
COVID-19 – the next pandemic is only a matter of time 
The future of clinical practice and research in balance and postural control of people with a lower-limb amputation: The influence of intrinsic and extrinsic factors  

Further event formats in the congress


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.


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.


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.