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Ukraine Prosthetic Assistance Project – Report to USISPO from Jon Batzdorff

Based on conversations with the amputee veterans and prosthetists in Ukraine, it became clear that there was a need for help in the area of prosthetics and related rehabilitation. Specifically they needed assistance in fitting upper extremity and highly involved lower extremity amputees. The discussion that began in November developed into the ProsthetiKa Ukraine Prosthetic Assistance Project.

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Toronto and Canada Ukraine Foundation agreed to lead the project, and Jon Batzdorff of ProsthetiKa agreed to organize the technical aspects and assemble a team of…

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Batzdorff's Teaching
in Tanzania

Jon Batzdorff was contacted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) / Special Fund for the Disabled to provide training in fitting above-the-knee amputees with ischial containment sockets.

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Al Ingersoll Working
in Bangladesh

Al Ingersoll, CPO, USISPO Education Chair

I was fortunate to visit Bangladesh this past year and meet with numerous people and organizations focused on the disability/rehabilitation sector. Bangladesh is well served by local organizations, (BRAC)

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2017 Caribbean Rim Conference Announcement

Due to the catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, we regret that the US ISPO 2017 Caribbean Rim meeting has been indefinitely postponed. We will make an announcement on the future date when it is appropriate to do so.

In the meantime, please consider making a donation to any of the following charities.

Marie & Irma: Puerto Rico Real-time Recover Fund

UNICEF

Unidos Por Puerto Rico: First lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, joined forces with local businesses to create this aid fund for survivors of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. (Be patient, this site is being affected by the power outages.)

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PAC RIM 2018 - Looking ahead to Maui

January 21-24, 2018
Westin Maui Resort on Kaanapali Beach

Watch for information to submit abstracts and exhibitor/sponsorship packages.

Westin Maui Resort

ISPO International Events

Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA)
The Australian 2017 National Congress, #AOPA17

October 5, 6 and 7th October, 2017
Crown Promenade; Melbourne, Australia


USISPO Outreach in Ghana