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OTWorld shows the way forward for the quality of care of tomorrow

International trade show and World Congress will be setting the standards for the orthopaedic care of all over the world.

OTWorld is being held from the 3 to 6 May 2016 and is all set to be both a very international affair and full of variety. The international trade show and World Congress will be setting the standards for the orthopaedic care of tomorrow all over the world. The focus is on core themes such as prosthetics and orthotics, developments in rehabilitation and new technologies in orthopaedic care. OTWorld covers an extended floor area of 45,000 square metres in total and involves three exhibition halls. Around half of the total 542 exhibitors from 43 countries come from outside Germany. New participants at the show include representatives from countries such as Argentina, Egypt, Iran, New Zealand and Portugal.

For the first time, with the construction of the Congress Center OTWorld (CCO), this year, a multifunctional congress centre has been integrated into the trade show. “Join the progress” - a mission statement for the event which brings the trade show and the congress even closer together. Over 86 lecture series, symposia and courses will give insights and perspectives on the latest developments. Core topics such as prosthetics and orthotics, as well as care for children and sportsmen & women, together with the latest technologies, will all be considered in the World Congress by a total of 330 speakers from more than 30 countries. New discussion formats, such as the workshop discussion sessions and the Open Forum extend the range of opportunities and foster the links between science and skilled craftsmanship in practical approaches. For the first time, the congress will include e-poster sessions, with more than 50 top-flight contributions. The international keynote speakers will talk on their specialist areas of interest at OTWorld. Consideration of selected topics such as phantom pain, the biomechanics of the foot in diabetic patients, cosmetic socket technology and obesity, will show the way forward for the orthopaedic care of tomorrow.

OTWorld looks towards Rio

Over 4,300 athletes from 176 countries will be attending the summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Alongside the sporting achievements, the maintenance of the numerous aids such as prostheses and wheelchairs will also have top priority.  Dozens of orthopaedic technicians will travel to Brazil, to support their sportsmen and women. At OTWorld, the German Association of Orthopaedic Technology (Bundesinnungsverband für Orthopädie-Technik) will be teaming up with Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH to give the professional orthopaedic technicians a suitable send off.

Along with athletes such as Marcus Rehm and Heinrich Popow, Anna Schaffelhuber, who won five gold medals in Sochi, will also join in as we look toward the great event in Rio. The send-off for the German team of orthopaedic technicians for the Paralympics will take place from 1:0 p.m. to 2:0 p.m. on 4 May in the Technical Rehabilitation Forum in Exhibition Hall 3.

Author

Karoline Nöllgen

Phone: +49 341 678-6524
Email: k.noellgen @ leipziger-messe.de