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Reaching Beyond
Our Borders

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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Cathedral de San Cristobal de la Habana

Cuba 2015 Education Tour – Reaching Beyond Our Borders

Participants of USISPO's CUBA 2015 educational tour took a step back in time when they learned about Cuba's health care system and unique culture. The ninety-mile journey to "Planet Cuba" from Miami took the forty two members of the group to an experience creating bridges of understanding of professional, cultural and human perspectives.

The three-day tour included visits to the Frank Pais Hospital, the Hospital Julio Dias, Havana's largest rehabilitation center. The high point for most of the group was a tour of the Nation's largest orthotic and prosthetic facility, Centro Nacional de Ortopeda Tecnica CNOT/Cuba RDA and a presentation by the the Cuban Ministry of Health. (Read more about Cuba and see photos)

ISPO GEM Working Group Releases 2014 Report.

The report from ISPO Global Educators Meeting in Kobe Japan is now available.
Click here to view.

The report will also be available on the ISPO website.


USISPO is pleased to announce that the SFL4 Upper Limb Loss Workshop has been scheduled to take place October 21-15, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

The unique event will include a series of workshop devoted specifically to issues faced by individuals with bilateral upper limb loss. Participants will be upper limb amputees, their spouses/caregivers, physical and occupational therapists, physicians, prosthetists, and exhibitors. The 2011 SFL3 attracted participants from Sweden, Canada, Germany, Madagascar, Austria and all parts of the United States.

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ISPO International Events

ISPO 2015

ISPO World Congress
June 22-25, 2015
Lyon, France

PAC RIM 2016 - Looking ahead to Kaua'i

January 20-25, 2016

Kalapaki Beach
Lihue, Kauai Hawaii

Watch for more information.