Every two years, the ORTHOPÄDIE + REHA-TECHNIK is held in Leipzig as a globally leading event in the trade. In 2012 once again the world congress and the world’s largest trade show for the sector are being held in parallel. In Leipzig you will meet fellow professionals with whom you can change ideas and experiences. The four-day world congress (Tuesday to Friday) starts on 15 May 2012, one day before the international trade show.

Raise your profile at the world congress

The program committee invites free paper submissions for the world congress.

Submission of abstracts

To be considered for presentation at the congress, abstracts must be submitted online for review by September 30, 2011.
Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the congress website:www.confairmed.de/abstractsubmission


Topics suitable for presentation at the congress include: Prosthetics, Orthotics, Foot and Shoe, Rehabilitation, Rehab Technologies (Seating & Wheelchairs) and Open Topics (Developing Countries, Appropriate Technologies, Materials Research and Measurement Techniques).

Peer review procedure and acceptance of free papers

At the close of free paper submission (September 30, 2011) abstracts will be anonymized and distributed to assigned reviewers for assessment and comment. On the basis of the reviews, the program committee will accept or reject the submissions. Authors will be notified of the outcome of the review process by the end of November 2011.

Congress languages

Congress languages are German and English. Simultaneous translations into both languages will be offered.

Presentation format

Free papers at the congress will be presented in podium/oral or poster format.
Posters will be displayed in the poster exhibition in front of the lecture halls. Poster presentations and viewings will be held daily during lunch break.

Keynote lectures – Specialist knowledge from international experts

Internationally renowned experts will talk in keynote lectures on their specialist fields. No other events will be held in parallel to these 30 minute lectures. You will find more information here.


Symposia – Broad spectrum of topics, professional discussions

Further core topics will be explored in chaired discussions in the symposia. A total of roughly 35 lecture blocks will be conducted in parallel in three halls over the four days of the congress. The structure of the 2012 congress will be more oriented towards communication and discussion, and special features such as “Meet the speaker” and interdisciplinary case studies will be introduced. The planned symposia can be found here.

Congress structure

Every day, 3 time frames will be offered in parallel in each of the 3 halls. No other lecture series will be held parallel to the keynote lectures. The congress opens from 09:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

International Youth Academy

Students in the field of prosthetics, orthotics, orthopaedic shoe technology and physiotherapy will be given the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and experiences on an interdisciplinary basis in their own dedicated promotional area. The range of things on offer at the “Youth.Academy” also include an internships exchange, meetings with the directors of human resources and heads of research departments from individual exhibiting companies, as well as access to some of the professional development sessions. All those interested will find more information on Facebook.

More info: http://www.ot-leipzig.de