18th World Congress and International Exhibition
1. to 4. November 2021
The two-yearly World Congress presented by the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) in 2021 will take place in Guadalajara (Mexico) with the theme "The Art and The Science".
The Congress offers internationally the most important opportunity for professional development for physicians, therapists, technicians, and engineers involved in the care of patients in need of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility, and assistive devices.
The International Congress and Exhibition applies to orthopedic and orthopedic shoe technicians, rehabilitation technicians, doctors, therapists, dealers and engineers from around the world to find out about the latest innovations and developments in prosthetics and orthopedics industry.
The ISPO International is an interdisciplinary organization working worldwide. It commits itself in favor of supporting and coordinating science and research, as well as further training and practice in the field of prosthetics and orthotics supply and rehabilitation of handicapped persons.
The World Congress in Mexico is the ideal chance to enter the World's second largest medical market. Caused by the number of more than 100 attendance figures from various countries, it even adresses a wider region. Therefore exhibitors and customers from the whole world can get in contact.
Additional information and updates can be found at www.ispo-congress.com.
Market profile and the regions character
Guadalajara in Mexico was selected the venue for a reason.
Mexico’s medical device market is the second largest in Latin America, following Brazil.
With the acquisition of new technologies and increasing health expenditure (6.3% of GDP), Mexico is the leading importer in Latin America (market size: US$ 5.5 billion by 2020). Of all medical devices sold in Mexico, imports amount to nearly 90% – most coming from the USA, Asia and Europe. The Mexican medical device market is sophisticated and values innovative, high-quality medical technologies. In addition to other products, prosthetics and orthopedics devices are in high demand.
The main reason most patients in Mexico as well as in the USA and Canada require prostheses is due to vascular diseases. The respective rates of diabetic patients are substantial: In Mexico, almost 50% of the population suffers from diabetes, which results in a large number of amputees. According to estimates, there are more than 3 million amputees in Mexico.
There are about 2.1 million people living with limb loss in the USA. Each year, approximately 185,000 patients undergo an amputation, or roughly 507 per day. In Canada, approximately 2.3 million people (2017) above the age of 12 have diabetes (7.3%) . An estimated 200,000 Canadians are amputees
Application forms for participation at the Official German Pavilion:
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