OTWorld 2022: The patient at the center of care

After the purely digital OTWorld.connect 2020, the world's leading trade fair and congress will return to Leipzig as a presence event with supplementary digital offerings from May 10 to 13, 2022.

In order to put people even more at the center of care, OTWorld will present its offerings in several care areas. Visitors should be able to find out even more easily about solutions for their patients' needs. The spectrum ranges from movement disorders and paralysis to diabetes and vascular diseases, as well as mobility impairments, sports prophylaxis and accident injuries.
This year, OTWorld will once again bring together orthopedic shoemakers with prosthetists, physicians and physical therapists to discuss optimal care in an interdisciplinary team setting. Orthopaedic shoemakers will be offered a comprehensive and unique insight into all areas of orthopaedic footwear technology as well as related fields. More than half of the exhibitors will present offerings and current advancements in this field. Digitalization will be at the forefront of all innovations, products as well as services.
The practice-oriented part of the congress program covers a broad spectrum of orthopedic technology and orthopedic shoe technology content and offers a high level of practical relevance for the participants. In more than 20 courses and workshop discussions, the topics of orthopaedic technology and orthopaedic footwear technology with the physiotherapeutic and medical interfaces to patient care will be examined in greater detail. A new course format offered is Examination Techniques. The hands-on courses provide basic knowledge of the various examination techniques of the foot and residual limb.
One of the highlights of the World Congress will be the lighthouses of interdisciplinary care from around the world, presented by leading international experts. The interdisciplinary lighthouse on "State-of-the-art care of diabetic foot syndrome by an interdisciplinary team" will highlight the latest principles of shoe design and biomechanical pressure relief.