During World Congresses, ISPO recognises outstanding achievements through various awards and prizes:

Brian and Joyce Blatchford Team Prize for Innovation

Deadline for nominations: 31 January 2017

Established by the Blatchford Family in memory of Mr. Brian Blatchford and Mrs. Joyce Blatchford, this prestigious prize is awarded to a team who was an outstanding record of innovative achievement in the field of prosthetics and/or orthotics, and will be presented at the World Congress.

The prize of 15.000€ will be awarded to a team who has an outstanding record of innovative achievement in the field of prosthetics and/or orthotics. The project should be related to prosthetic and/or orthotic hardware, or scientifically-based new techniques which result in better prosthetic or orthotic service provision.

Click here to learn more about the selection criteria and the Nomination Template, which has to be completed by the applicants (filling in the grey boxes) and submitted to ISPO Head Office at ispo@ispoint.org by 31 January 2017. The awardees will present their work at the closing ceremony of the World Congress, as well as publish their work in ISPO’s official journal, Prosthetics and Orthotics International (POI).

Forchheimer Prize

Established by the Forchheimer family to honour the memory of Sylvia and Alfred Forchheimer. At every World Congress, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics recognizes the most outstanding paper on objective clinical assessment, clinical evaluation or clinical measurement published in Prosthetics and Orthotics International during the years prior to the congress with the Forchheimer Prize.

World Congress Best Paper and Poster Prizes

Best Paper Prizes will be awarded by the local organizing/scientific committee to five awards presenting authors of free papers / posters:

Advancing Clinical Treatment: greatest contribution to advancing the clinical management of clients.

Advancing Technology: greatest contribution to advancing technical capabilities in prosthetics and orthotics

Advancing Psychosocial Science: the greatest contribution to advancing our understanding of the psychosocial aspects of client care.

Advancing Education: greatest contribution to advancing prosthetics and orthotics education.

Best Poster: paper presented in poster format that makes the most substantial contribution to advancing knowledge in prosthetics and orthotics