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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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Why Join the US-ISPO

As a member of the United States Chapter of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, you will:

  • Receive discounted registration to national and international conferences focusing on rehabilitation of individuals who utilize prostheses and orthoses.
  • Receive "Prosthetics Orthotics International" the preeminent publication on P&O Rehabilitation around the world.
  • Stay abreast of what is happening globally in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Network with the multitude of professionals involved with P&O Rehabilitation including prosthetist/orthotists, physicians, therapists, engineers, nurses, manufacturers & many others.
  • Provide scholarships to train practitioners from countries in Latin and Central America.
  • Assist in the provision of seminars and workshops in Latin American Countries
  • Help with service projects to provide consultation and or service to persons with mobility related physical disabilities.
  • Answer questions translated in Spanish to the O&P listserv.
  • Help to develop national P&O medical rehabilitation service policies.
  • Encourage colleagues to improve themselves to provide quality services
  • Teach at conferences and seminars.
  • Be supporting the growth or your profession not only for the United States, but for the entire World!

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Membership Categories

Full Membership (Voting)    $195.00
Person with interest in prosthetics, orthotics, wheelchairs, assistive devices, rehabilitation engineering and related subjects who support the mission and goals of ISPO.

Student Member    $90.00
Full-time students, residents, interns or trainees in the pertinent disciplines.

User Member    $90.00
Users of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility and assistive devices.

Institutional Membership    $520.00
Colleges, universities, research centers, clinics, associations and other appropriate not-for-profit bodies.

Corporate Partner    $725.00
Business entities and for-profit bodies active in manufacturing or service provision in the field of prosthetics and orthotics rehabilitation.

Emeritus Member    no fee
ISPO members and Fellows who have been ISPO members in good standing for at least fifteen years, and who have reached the age of 65 or have retired from active practice, may apply for emeritus membership with ISPO. Emeritus members are not required to pay the yearly ISPO membership fee and will receive Prosthetics and Orthotics International online only (not hardcopy format). Emeritus status is based on application and Board approval.