About ISPO
Meetings & Publications
Bursaries & Prizes
International News


International News


The 16th ISPO World Congress was held in Cape Town, South Africa. For four days 2,000 prosthetists, orthotists, doctors, therapists and engineers representing 106 countries, discussed the future development of treatments using orthopaedic aids and other assistive health technology.  Particular emphasis was given at this year’s world congress to reaching out to the health services in Africa and for the companies, to the African market.  A particular goal was to raise awareness of the need to provide treatment for every person with a disability.

A major highlight was the launch of the WHO standards in Prosthetic & Orthotic services, developed in collaboration with ISPO and funded by US Aid.  These standards will shortly be available on the website. show.

In the trade exhibition, exhibitors presented their new products and technologies which, in addition to their inventiveness, are particularly suitable for the African market. 

The next ISPO World Congress will be held in Kobe, Japan from 5th to 8th October 2019.

ISPO Biennium Report 2015-2017
Click here to download the ISPO Biennium Report (link to

ISPO Triennium Report 2010 - 2013
Click here to download the ISPO Triennium Report 2010-13