International Association for Orthopaedic Shoe Technicians (IVO)

International Association for Orthopaedic Shoe Technicians (IVO)

International Association for Orthopaedic Shoe Technicians (IVO) promotes the international cooperation of pedorthics. In doing so it fulfills the following functions:

  • Performance of international specialist conferences, specialist exhibitions and competitions
  • Promotion of cross-border specialist contacts
  • Joint efforts to achieve a tight cooperation with medical specialists, associations of para-medical professions as well as with national and international institutions for the prevention and rehabilitation in the area of orthopedics
  • Joint efforts to achieve harmonization in educational and examination sector and standardization of the profession
  • Exchange of experience in specialist area
  • Promotion of interchange of staff
  • Measures to overcome language barriers
  • Establishing contacts for the professional unification world-wide
  • Support of third-world countries in all issues of the treatment with orthopedic aids and appliances, especially in the education or further education of suitable juniors of the profession
 

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The IVO organizes an international congress every 3 years. In 2021 it will be held in Cologne together with the ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK.

Further information on the IVO can be found at: ivonet.org