The congress profile of OTWorld

The OTWorld world congress offers training for everyone – whether prosthetists, orthotists, orthopaedic footwear technicians or medical practitioners and therapists from all over the world. The central topic: How can we improve quality of life and social participation through the provision of orthopaedic treatment and care?

Current studies and national and international examples of best practice will be presented at the world congress. The focus is always on personal exchange of experiences.

The world congress brings together the entire range of training courses on offer. Whether keynotes, symposia, workshops or free papers - there is something for everyone.

Study results or best practice, exemplary treatment cases or interesting manufacturing techniques: OTWorld means sharing experiences among colleagues. Anyone can take part. Everyone takes away insights that make a difference for patients in everyday life.

The technical focus of the congress programme is set by the congress presidents, Prof. Dr. Thomas Wirth and Dipl.-Ing. Ingo Pfefferkorn.They are supported by a top-class programme and workshop committee . This committee consists of members of various professional societies as well as other experts from prosthetics & orthotics, orthopaedic footwear technology/paediatric and medical supply stores as well as from medicine and therapy.

Around 30 associations and professional societies support the congress.


All training courses bundled in the congress

In addition to keynotes, symposia and free papers, there will also be workshops. In the workshops, examples of treatment, production methods and materials will be demonstrated and discussed with patients on a daily basis.

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Further training for medical supply store employees

For the first time, there will be an entire training programme with daily workshops on the subject of lymphology and care in medical supply stores specifically for medical supply store employees.

Exhibitor workshops integrated in congress

Exhibitor workshops will be integrated into the congress in order to offer visitors maximum added value.

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Simplified programme selection

The most important content of keynotes, symposia and workshops, and thus the benefits for everyday life, are already available in the congress programme in the form of a short take-home message.



In inspiring individual lectures without a parallel event, visionaries shed light on their particular field of expertise.


In 75 minutes, the focus is on a core topic in orthopaedic treatment and care. The up to 5 coordinated presentations each bring a different perspective to the topic.


Various contributions to current research content and exciting individual cases are presented here grouped thematically.


Orthopaedic treatment and care means: lending a hand. At the workshops, supply options are discussed directly on the patient. Up close and relevant to practice!


Exhibitors will showcase their innovations and products in an exhibitor workshop open to both trade show and world congress attendees.


Selected poster contributions will be presented at digital poster stations in the middle of the congress, also as a short talk.


The world congress is characterized by a wide range of topics: From prosthetics, orthotics and orthopaedic footwear technology to sports orthopaedics/parasports, Ambient Assisted Living for Elderly (AAL) and digitalisation.

The topic of paediatric/adolescent orthopaedics and neuro-orthopaedics is moving to the center of OTWorld 2024 as a central affair of the hearts of the two congress presidents.

Key topics

  • Prosthetics, Orthotics
  • Orthopaedic footwear technology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Biomechanics
  • Materials research, production technology
  • Education
  • Digitalization

Focus topic

  • Paediatric/adolescent orthopaedics and neuro-orthopaedics

Other topics

  • Sports orthopaedics/Parasport
  • Physiotherapy
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Learning systems, Robotics
  • Research and development
  • Indication-related topics


Sahra Iking
Project Manager, Confairmed GmbH - Gesellschaft für Congressmanagement

Phone: +49 231 557050-83

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