Professional Associations and Learned Societies

ISPO - International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
ISPO is a multidisciplinary organization made up of persons with a professional interest in the clinical, education and research aspects of prosthetics and orthotics engineering.

ISPO France - ISPO's French branch
Created in 1994, the ISPO's French branch is open the professionals of the orthopedic field - Surgeons, physicians, CPOs, foot-orthotists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, biomechanics engineers. ISPO-France organizes its National Scientific Congress each year and takes actively part to the writing of the "Journal de l'Orthopédie".



AAOP - American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, research, advocacy and collaboration between its members.

AOPA - American Orthotic Prosthetic Association
The mission of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association is to work for favorable treatment of the O&P business in laws, to help members improve their management and marketing skills, and to raise awareness and understanding of the industry.



AFA - Association Française de l'Appareillage
French P&O Fitting Association. AFA is dedicated to promoting research and improvements in the fitting of physically disabled and making the information available.

AMPAN - Association Médicale de Perfectionnement en Appareillage de Nancy
Medical association for improvement in P&O fitting. Located in Nancy (France). Postgraduate training organization. Learned society in the field of external medical devices for disabled.

AFA and AMPAN organize each year annual days for improvement of P&O fitting.


FATO - Fédération Africaine des Techniciens Orthoprothésistes
African Federation of Orthopedic Technicians. FATO is dedicated to promoting access to the right to functional rehabilitation for disabled persons in Africa through the creation of a network of professionals (CPOs, physiotherapists, rehabilitation physicians, ...)

SOFCOT - Société Française de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique
French Society for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology. Professional association dedicated to promoting the quality of professional practice in orthopedic surgery and traumatology.

SOFMER - Société Française de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation
French Society for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
Learned society dedicated to research, especially through an annual congress, a journal and yearly scientific sessions on specific topics.

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