The United Nations (UN) recently adopted a resolution calling for better health care for people with disabilities; a decision that represents a major step forward for our field.
Referencing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and endorsing the recommendations of the World Report on Disability, the resolution provides the framework for strengthened international cooperation to increase access to quality and appropriate assistive technology on a global scale.
Building on 40 years of education, capacity building and awareness raising activities around the world and with a global presence of 3,000 members and ISPO Member Societies in more than 60 countries, ISPO is in a unique position to drive developments on the international scene.
In line with ISPO’s mission and vision to “contribute to a world where all persons have equal opportunity for full participation in society”, it is down to us to ensure that the profession speaks as one voice about Prosthetic and Orthotic Rehabilitation. By bringing together professionals from around the world to learn, discuss and socialise around the theme “Assessment, Integration & Mobility”, the ISPO World Congress 2015 is doing just that.
Together, but only together, we can make the world a better place and contribute to improving life for the 1 billion people who need our services globally.
Whether users, patients, health professionals, industry partners and other ISPO partners, we are delighted to invite you all to attend the ISPO 15th World Congress in Lyon (France) and contribute to building a sustainable future where everyone is included.
Together with our partners, we are working very hard to make this congress one to remember and a milestone in addressing the increasing need for prosthetics and orthotics worldwide.
Please help us achieve our goals to help more people, faster and in ever better way. Good is not good enough, we all need to try harder this time.
Looking forward to seeing you in Lyon!
ISPO President & Chair of the World Congress Committee (2013-2015)
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