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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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Reaching Beyond Our Borders

This conference was the first one hosted by US ISPO in ten years, but was worth the wait. It brought together experts and professionals from around the world to learn about what each other was doing and how to make it better. If you are sorry you missed it, stay tuned for RBOB 07 in Cancun, Mexico!

US ISPO International Conference on Disabilities

January 14-15, 2005
Wyndham Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida

The most frequent question I am asked by colleagues is How can I get involved? The US member society of ISPO is sponsoring a program that is designed to answer that question. Reaching Beyond Our Borders will bring together professionals from many different aspects of International rehabilitation activities who will tell of their involvement.

Participants in this conference will leave with a renewed determination to become involved and the resources to know how to do it.

John Fisk, M.D.

The faculty consists of representatives of many of the organizations who are actively involved in international rehabilitation services from surgery to prosthetic and orthotic fitting and then to social integration of people with disabilities. They will discuss the needs, the dos and donts and how tos for getting involved in these and other related activities.

Conference Agenda
Location and Accomodations
Flier and Registration Form (PDF)

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