The ISPO UK MS is pleased to work alongside the organising committees of TIPS2019 and BACPAR to develop a first-class programme of events for TIPS/ISPO/BACPAR 2019 which will run for four consecutive days (Wednesday 20 March - Saturday 23 March) at the fabulous Lowry, in Manchester.

The overarching theme of the conference is "Moving beyond the lab" and the programme will comprise a series of keynote and guest lectures, free paper presentations, poster exhibition and workshops. And as is customary at ISPO meetings, a commercial exhibition will run in tandem with the meeting offering delegates an opportunity to see the latest innovations in rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies. Combined with a lively social programme, sponsored by our exhibitors, TIPS/ISPO/BACPAR 2019 promises to be a truly inspirational event for all professionals involved in rehabilitation medicine, research, practice, prosthetics, orthotics, engineering, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, neuroscience, assistive devices and technologies.



Abstracts are now invited for the ISPO UK sessions.

Topics may include, but are NOT limited to:-

  • Low cost prosthetics;
  • Psychology of human-prosthesis interaction
  • Machine learning in prosthetics
  • Prosthesis design
  • Real world monitoring of prosthesis use
  • User perspectives
  • Children's prosthetics
  • Socket design

To submit an abstract download the template (see related files on the right hand side of this page) and e-mail to In your accompanying e-mail, please specify your preference for oral, poster or demo-desk presentation.

The closing date for abstract submission for ISPO UK free papers has been extended to 17 December 2018.

To submit an abstract for the BACPAR sessions visit the BACPAR website.

Please note that abstract submission for TIPS sessions is now closed.


Commercial organisations are invited to exhibit at TIPS/ISPO/BACPAR 2019 and to consider sponsorship opportunities.

To book exhibition space download the booking form (see related files on the right hand side of this page) and e-mail to .

Please download and review the sponsorship opportunities document (see related files on the right hand side of this page) and contact ISPO UK Secretariat to discuss further.


DELEGATE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - closing date for early bird discounts 31 January 2019. REGISTER HERE


Additional information also available on the TIPS website


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