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ISPO World Congress in Hyderabad from Feb 4 next month

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This international event will showcase the latest equipment, facilities, technology and solutions that can changes lives of people with disabilities

Hyderabad: The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) will organise ISPO 2013 World Congress at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre from February 4 to 7 next month.

The 14th edition of the World Congress will be the first-ever Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) conference and exhibition in India and the South Asian region.

ISPO is an advisory body in the field of Rehabilitation and P&O to WHO, UN Agencies and the International Committee of Red Cross.

This premiere multidisciplinary, international event will showcase the latest equipment, facilities, technology and solutions that can bring in positive changes in the lives of people with disabilities and allied health issues.

Over 1,000 delegates from 84 countries would participate in the event that would also see more than 100 exhibitors from across the world.

“ISPO is a global multidisciplinary organization aiming to improve the quality of life for persons who may benefit from prosthetic, orthotic, mobility and assistive devicesWith India as the host country, many people from this region will have the best opportunity to participate in our World Congress,” ISPO President Dr Jan H B Geertzan said.

The event is expected to create awareness regarding the latest changes in the field of rehabilitation education and present global networking opportunities in the fields of rehabilitation and allied health sectors, as well as enhanced scope for innovation and development of appropriate designs indigenously leading to affordable products and components for our people.

While Dr Carson Harte will deliver the Knud Jansen Lecture there will be three keynote addresses by Dr Ashok Johari, Dr Edward Lemaire and Mr Surinder Mehta at the event.

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