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Reaching Beyond
Our Borders

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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Recent Activities

Pac Rim 08: A Multi-disciplinary Approach
Maui, Hawaii. January 27-30, 2008

12th PacRim Conference
January 24-28
Waikaloa, "Big Island", Hawaii

Reaching Beyond Our Borders '07:
US & Latin America Exchange on Adult Rehabilitation

Feb 1-3, 2007 Cancun, Mexico

Reaching Beyond Our Borders '05
US ISPO International Conference on Disabilities
January 14-15, 2005
Wyndham Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida

Don Bosco Student Benefits from US ISPO Funds
USISPO Scholarship Recipient Works with Pediatric Patients