In preparation for the up-coming OTWorld, the interdisciplinary Programme Committee has now agreed the core themes and structure for the Congress. In 2018, the Congress Programme will again offer, every day, a comprehensive and practically based series of programme items and discussion formats. Thematic highlights will be created each day by the top-flight keynote speakers.
Issues relating to the use of evidence and digitalisation in treatments using mechanical aids will come under particular scrutiny at the next event. Because of these influences, the entire healthcare system is facing a radical change, which is also impacting on orthopaedic technology. Both at the World Congress and in the international trade fair, OTWorld will, under the overall notion of 'Orthopaedics 4.0', throw the spotlight on important developments, trends and challenges for orthopaedic technology tomorrow.