Innovations in Prosthetics and Orthotics
ISPO Canada 2011 Symposium

The 2011 Symposium was a great success. Thank you to the organizing committee, volunteers, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and delegates for making this a great event.

Please find links to information requested during the event below:

The 2011 Symposium brings together an international array of experts with a wide spectrum of experience related to prosthetic and orthotic care. This Symposium will be of interest to all health professionals working with prosthetics, orthotics, or physical rehabilitation; biomechanists; kinesiologists, and engineers. The 2011 Symposium is being held in conjunction with the Ontario Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists.

Forms: Registration (PDF), Call for papers (letter, form), Exhibitor form (PDF), Flyer (PDF)

Draft Programme: Click here to see the programme for 2011 (updated Sept 6, 2011).

Atlantic Regional Programme: The Friday morning programme will be video conferenced to Halifax and St. Johns as part of the full-day Atlantic Region programme. Please conact Elizabeth Harris for details. Click here for the Atlantic programme and registration form.

Two new session types will be included in the 2011 Symposium program: Short Presentation / Case Study and Demonstrations / Posters. A“Wine and Demonstrations” session, to be held on September 30, allowing delegates and exhibitors to provide demonstrations of their prosthetic and orthotic innovations in a “show and tell” or poster format. This could include patient specific solutions, unique design and fabrication methods, software, measurement methods, etc.
Thank you to Otto Bock for sponsoring the Wine and Demonstrations.

To be considered for inclusion in the program, please submit the abstract form by email before August 1, 2011. The ISPO Canada Symposium committee will review all submissions and applicants will be contacted by email to confirm the review results.


ISPO Symposium Info

University of Ottawa, Desmarais Hall (55 Laurier Avenue East)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Note: Parking available under Desmarais Hall

Date September 30 - October 1, 2011
Featured Speakers

Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai, PhD ( Japan)
Dan Blocka, BSc, CO(c), FCBC (Canada)
Hillel Finestone, MD, FRCPC (Canada)
David Boone, CP, MPH, PhD (USA)
Marc Tessier, CPO (Canada)
J. Martin Carlson, CPO, MS (Engr.) (USA)
Col. Agali Mert, MD, PhD (Netherlands)
Jan Andrysek, PhD, PEng (Canada)
LCol Markus Besemann, BSc, MD, FRCP, CSPQ, Dip Sport Med (Canada)
Shirlene Campbell, BScPT (Canada)
Michael Rory Dawson, MSc (Canada)
Nancy Dudek, MD, MEd, FRCPC (Canada)
Edward Lemaire, PhD (Canada)
Laurent Frossard, PhD (Canada)
Edmond Lou, PhD, PEng (Canada)


Exoskeletons and wearable robotics
Clinical innovations
Stance control orthotics
High performance prosthetics and orthotics


CAREN Lab Tour
Motion Analysis in the Clinic
Wii Fit for Amputee Balance Training
The Role of Friction and Shear Forces in Pressure Ulcer Generation
Genium Transfemoral Prosthesis
FES – Walkaide and Bioness


Otto Bock (Wine and Demonstrations sponsor)

Berretta Medical Inc.
Canadian Orthopaedic Supply
College Park Industries
DJO Canada
Groupe Trimetrix
National Shoe Specialties
Professional Orthopedic Products
Tamarack Technologies
TechMed 3D
Tekscan Inc.
The Knee Centre (Karl Hager Limb & Brace)
Vittoria Phoenix

(tax included)
ISPO/OAPO Members (before August 31, 2011): $295
ISPO/OAPO Members (after August 31, 2011): $350
Non Members (before August 31, 2011): $495
Non Members (after August 31, 2011): $550
Students: $100

( Lunch and refreshment breaks provided)

Novotel Ottawa is now sold out

Alternative Choices include: Les Suites, Ottawa Jail Hostel , The Weston Ottawa

Contact Information

Patrick Lebel
Prosthetics and Orthotics
The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
505 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON, Canada


Telephone 613-737-7350 x75314
FAX 613-737-4260
Continuing Education Credits

CBCPO = 10 credits
ABC = 9 credits
College of Pedorthics of Canada = 15 credits

Atlantic Region programme (by video conference) = 6 credits (CBCPO), 6 credits (College of Pedorthics of Canada)

Ottawa Activities for Saturday, October 1, 2011

We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa.