Prize Winners at ISPO 2013 World Congress

Takashi Nakamura - Best Poster

Arezoo Eshraghi - Best Paper in 'Advancing Technology'

Raoul Bongers - Best Paper in 'Advancing Clinical Treatment'

Vennila Masilamani - Best Paper in 'Advancing Education'

Brian J. Hafner - Best Paper in 'Advancing Psychosocial Science'

  • Delegate Networking at ISPO, Liepzig
  • Charminar, Hyderabad
  •  Enthralled Delegates at ISPO Conference
  • Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
  •  Foot Assistive Devices
  • Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad
  • Ortho Braces Exhibiton Stall
  • Birla Mandir, Hyderabad
  •  P&O Products on Display
  • Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad
  • Prosthetic and Orthotic devices for Display
  • Qutab Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad
  • Prosthetic Legs
  • Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
  • Stall at ISPO Exhibition
  • Botanical Garden, Hyderabad
  • Visitors at ISPO Leipzig Exhibition
  • Wheels for Differently Abled



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Inclusion, Participation & Empowerment

ISPO 2013 World Congress was successfully hosted at Hyderabad India with more than 1800 participants from 85 countries. Being organized for the first time in South Asia we had overwhelming response from all corners of the globe. ISPO 2013 participants witnessed over 110 Exhibition stalls from across the globe.

The Congress was inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri PB Naik, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment. Other dignitaries included Prof. Jan HB. Geertzen, ISPO President, Dr BD Athani, Chair India Task Force, Dr Ashok Johari, Chair, Scientific Committee, Carson Harte, CEO Cambodia Trust, Maj Gen Ian Cardozo, Chairman RCI and Prakash Mehta, President SPO India. Carson Harte delivered the Knud Jansen Lecture, a traditional honour accorded to ISPO's founder. This was followed by a spell bounding Indian classical dance performance by the Ananda Shankar troupe.

Overall 121 sessions which include Free papers, Instructional courses & Symposiums were successfully scheduled. Overall the presentations were of a high standard and sessions were well-attended. The Posters – over 108 – were displayed for 4 days and attracted a lot of interest. Prof Harmen van der Linde, Chair ISPO Scientific Committee, announced and congratulated the winners of the Best Poster and Best Free Papers during the closing ceremony of ISPO 2013:
  • Takashi Nakamura (Best Poster)
  • Arezoo Eshraghi (Best Paper in the Category 'Advancing Technology')
  • Raoul Bongers (Best Paper in the Category 'Advancing Clinical Treatment')
  • Vennila Masilamani (Best Paper in the Category 'Advancing Education')
  • Brian J. Hafner (Best Paper in the Category 'Advancing Psychosocial Science')
The Exhibition with over 110 stalls was throbbing with activity. There were many amputees running, jumping, cycling in the venue itself. This was especially encouraging for the many patients who came to see the latest and most advanced aids and supports available from across the world.

The Networking Reception held in the Exhibition halls was the time for participants to make new friends and renew old ties. Business opportunities were explored and developed. All in all an arena for synergy, initiatives and motivation! The Bollywood Night was a sell-out, with over 800 participants who enjoyed live entertainment –music, dance, good food and a great lakeside venue!

  • ISPO with Team KW – The PCO for ISPO 2013
  • President’s Reception at the marvellous Chowmahalla Palace
  • Classical dance performance by the Ananda Shankar troupe
  • Live workshops at Exhibitor stalls
  • Mobility assistive devices being showcased
  • Visitors getting demo from exhibitors at ISPO 2013
  • Hossein Gholizadeh, receiving the Forchheimer Prize from the new ISPO President Bengt Soderberg
  • Plenary session in progress
  • Prof. Jan HB. Geertzen, ISPO President awarding certificate to Knud Jansen Speaker Carson Harte, CEO Cambodia Trust
  • ISPO 2013 – Exhibition
  • ISPO 2013 participants in High Spirits at Bollywood Night
  • ISPO stall at ISPO 2013 exhibition
  • ISPO 2013 – Convention Centre HICC
  • ISPO 2013 participants at the Registration Desk
  • ISPO 2013 – World Congress, Opening Ceremony
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