The congress programme will be held from 8-11 May and contains 75-minute sessions in a range of topics and formats. Simultaneously, posters will be on display in the poster area, and a number of workshops are hosted by exhibiting organisations. Sessions in Auditorium 1 and Roof Terrace will offer simultaneous translation into French.

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The programme is now final and no further changes in presentations are allowed. If you did not confirm your oral or poster presentation by registering before the deadline communicated, your submission (oral or poster) has been officially withdrawn. Changes to presenting authors in order to hold the presentation in the programme are not allowed, unless the original presenting author did register before the deadline.

Interactive Programme

For registered participants, the online and interactive programme schedule and congress app provide a convenient way to plan ahead, personalize your congress programme and safe it to your phone.


Session Formats

Symposia (SYMP) present thematically related research addressing significant problems or controversies in prosthetics and orthotics. They bring together one or more of the world’s leading researchers to present current developments and planned research directions. Where appropriate, symposia present differing points of view on a particular topic.

Instructional Courses (IC) present information on specific topics at a level suited to the  practitioner. These might be topics that receive limited coverage in undergraduate curricula and may also be suited to experienced clinicians who have already specialised or who are entering a specialised area of treatment.

Paper Sessions (PS) contain short presentation of abstracts which have been reviewed and selected by a panel of experts to verify quality and innovation. A free paper may describe a technique, case study, case series, clinical trial, systematic review, or experiment.

Posters: A poster presented in the poster area may describe a technique, case study, case series, clinical trial, systematic review, or experiment. By comparison with free papers, a poster may present preliminary results or works in progress. Abstracts of poster presentations have been reviewed by a panel of experts.