Keynote speeches of OTWorld

Inspiring Highlights: Informative and exciting daily keynote speeches by renowned experts will shed light on their particular specialist fields. No other congress events will be held during these 30-minute speeches. After this event, attendees have the opportunity to meet with the presenter to continue the discussion.You can look forward to the following highlights:


TMR and Osseointegration

One of the major topics at the World Congress is the connection between Target Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) – a nerve transfer that enables arm amputees to intuitively control their prosthesis – and osseointegration. Prof Dr Oskar C. Aszmann und Dr Agnes Sturma will be jointly presenting the current state of research in this field, showing how this technology is being used by patients in practice. The lecture will specifically focus on high amputations of the upper limb.

Digitalisation: Opportunities and Risks for People with Impairments

The keynote lecture by Prof Dr Bertolt Meyer will identify the new modes of participation that digitalisation can offer for people with disabilities. In addition to current and potential future developments, he outlines new possibilities for the custom design of modern bionic medical aids and explores their psychological benefits.

Intelligent Control and Learning in Prosthetics

In the third keynote, Prof Dr-Ing. Sami Haddadin from the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence at the Technical University of Munich will be speaking about intelligent control and learning in prosthetics, illuminating the topic from a technical perspective.

Generating stronger evidence in limb loss and preservation – the establishment of a US registry

The expert in musculoskeletal rehabilitation science Prof Kenton R. Kaufman, of the W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Center at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota (USA), will be an impactful highlight of the congress programme.

In the USA, as in other countries, care for individuals who have lost limbs presents a challenge to the interdisciplinary care team.