This project was about enabling the IC2A team to exhibit, network and participate in the 16th ISPO World Congress 2017 which took place in Cape Town, South Africa. We were able to attend and support the inaugural IC2A Inspirational Lecture given by Giles Duley, photographer. We also held the 2nd IC2A Annual General Meeting of amputee association members and a Think Tank Meeting on the Future of Prosthetics Services with our amputee association and corporate members. The event combined scientific sessions, round-tables, seminars, instructional courses and audiovisual presentations, with a large trade and scientific exhibition.
As IC2A became a newly registered non-profit organisation in 2016 (registered in Belgium), this project was critical to helping to establish IC2A in the international community. The IC2A team joined over 2000 delegates from 106 countries. The event included keynote lectures, six parallel scientific paper sessions, a scientific poster display and a major exhibition that included 120 exhibitors displaying products, services and initiatives with the theme being “Assistive Technology for All”. All our activities in relation to this project were in pursuit of our vision and mission. The feedback from users, health care professionals, user associations, industry partners, the World Health Organization and our partner organisation ISPO is that IC2A is a very welcome initiative. Our activity in South Africa resulted in increased interest and membership.
Our project “IC2A at the 16th ISPO World Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa” was made possible thanks to a successful application for a grant for Euros 30,000 from Grünenthal GmbH. This covered exhibition stand charges, travel and subsistence for founding board members, other amputee association member volunteers and some secretariat travel.
The project matched 3 criteria for Grünenthal GmbH grants namely:
- promotes excellence in patient care
- supports national and international healthcare institutions
- supports activities that benefits the community
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