ISPO UK & Norway Members Societies Joint Annual Scientific Meeting & ISPO UK AGM

ISPO UK & Norway Members Societies Joint Annual Scientific Meeting & ISPO UK AGM

14 October 2021, 12.00 – 16 October 2021, 17.00

Online via Zoom

This autumn, ISPO UK MS and ISPO Norway MS will be holding their Annual Scientific Meetings together. An invitation to attend this meeting is also extended to other ISPO Member Societies in the North Sea Region. Due to the ongoing uncertainty and restrictions the event will be held online. All registered participants will receive a link to the meeting one week prior to the event.



Thursday 14th October

(BST: 12:00-13:45/CEST: 13:00-14:45)

Session Chair: Dr S Sooriakumaran, Queen Mary's Hospital, London, UK
(Click on the link to read the abstract)

The use of bonebridge in trans-tibial amputations
Guert-Uno Larsson, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Malmo, Sweden

Knee-disarticulation surgical procedures: benefits and pitfalls
Bernhard Greitemann

(title tbc)
Peter Calder, Consultant Paediatric and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon, RNOH, Stanmore, UK

(title tbc)
Dr Imad Sedki, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, RNOH Stanmore, UK

Panel Discussion with Guest Presenters (above) and Invited Guest
Toby Carlsson, HPCP Registered Prosthetist/Orthotist

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Thursday 14th October

(BST: 14:15-16:00/CEST: 15:15-17:00)

ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR AND THE DIABETIC FOOT (click on the title to read the abstract)

Therapeutic footwear for preventing diabetic foot ulcers
Gustav Jarl, Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist, Orebro, Sweden

Offloading diabetic foot ulcers: Recommendations from the IWGDF
Gustav Jarl, Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist, Orebro, Sweden

Challenges for measurement and monitoring of risk in the diabetic foot – the development of a novel in-shoe system
Dr Dan Parker, University of Salford, Manchester, UK

Biomechanics and Footwear
Thomas Stief, Dept of Sport Science, Justus-Leibig University, Glessen, Germany

(title tbc)
Sicco Bus, Academic Medical Centre, Dept of Rehabilitation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Thursday 14th October

(BST: 16:00-17:00)

- for ISPO UK MS members only -


Friday 15th October

(BST: 10:00-11:00/CEST: 11:00-12:00)

(click on the title to read the abstract)

Revenite: A Rehabilitation Application for Lower-Limb Prosthesis User - A Veteran Pilot Study
Shruti Turner, Research Assistant, Imperial College London, UK

Factors affecting prosthetic rehabilitation following hemipelvectomy and hip disarticulation amputations
Ahmad Saif, Rehabilitation Medicine Doctor, RNOH, Stanmore, UK

Experience of Adults with Upper-limb Difference and their Views on Sensory Feedback
Leen Jaban, PhD Student (Engineering), University of Bath, UK

Improving the qualify of rehabilitation services provided to inpatients and outpatients in the NHS ForthValley: collaboration between AHP Bellfield Centre Research Team and Orthotics Team at Stirling Health and Care Village

Francesca Muratore, Orthotist, NHS Forth Valley, UK

Friday 15th October

(BST:12:00-13:45/CEST: 13:00-14:45)

OUTCOME MEASUREMENT (click on the title to read the abstract)

COMPASS (Consensus of Outcome Measures for Prosthetic and Amputation Services)
Gregory Halford, Project Manager, ISPO, Prosthetist & Orthotist

LIMB-Q Kids: a new patient reported outcome measure for children with lower limb deformities
Dr Harpreet Chhina, Researcher in the Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Research Programme, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Canada

Summary of findings from the UK webinar on Outcome Measures
Chantel Ostler, Consultant Clinical Academic, Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust, UK

Outcome measures for long term follow-up: results and experiences from SwedeAmp
Dr Kerstin Hagberg, Senior Physiotherapist and Researcher, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

Health Economics
Dr Mike McGrath, Lead Clinical Evidence Scientist, Blatchford, Basingstoke, UK

Outcome measures from body-worn activity monitors in lower-limb amputees
Professor Malcolm Granat, University of Salford, Manchester, UK


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Friday 15th October

(BST: 14:15-16:00/CEST: 15:15-17:00)

HOW HAS COVID IMPACTED P&O? (click on the title to read the abstract)

Consequences of Covid19 for Prosthetic/Orthotic Education
Helen Cochrane, Program Director for the MSc Program in Prosthetics & Orthoticts, University of Pittsburgh,USA and Chair of the ISPO Education Committee

Innovative practice during Covid: Transferring learnings to improve P&O Services post Covid
John Sullivan, Prosthetist, RNOH Stanmore, UK and Chair of ISPO UK MS

Assistive Technology
Louise Puli, Orthotist/Prosthetist and Public Health professional, World Health Organisation

COVID -19. Experience with Telehealth, Remote Consultation, Clinical Support & Education
Dr James Campbell, Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, Hanger Inc, USA and Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, Director, Hanger Inc, USA

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