Ana Paulina Chavira to give the IC2A Inspirational Lecture on 24 April 2023

We are delighted that Ana Paulina Chavira (Paulina) will give the IC2A Inspirational Lecture at the opening ceremony of the ISPO 19th World Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico on 24 April 2023. After the Lecture, Paulina will be awarded the IC2A Inspirational Medal by the President of the International Confederation of Amputee Associations (IC2A), Dr Nils-Odd Tønnevold.

Watch the video announcement by Ana Paulina Chavira

Ana Paulina Chavira is a Mexican journalist who has been wearing a prosthetic leg since 1998, when she was diagnosed with cancer. Her life as an amputee changed when she got a M.A.S.® socket —she was a model and speaker for Ana’s Leg educational program implemented by Össur.

Paulina has worked as a journalist at Reforma (Mexican journal), at The New York Times en Español (the Spanish version of the American journal) and now at Fox Sports, as a women’s football analyst. She is the proofreader for Nexos, a Mexican magazine. She has also specialized as a linguistic advisor for Mexican media and private businesses such as Google.

Eighteen years ago she met the love of her life, her husband Héctor. She is the mother of two kids and about to publish her first book on inclusive language in Spanish.

About the International Confederation of Amputee Associations: IC2A is an international alliance of amputee associations. Together, we amplify the user’s voice. Our Vision is to inspire improvement in the quality of life of amputees and individuals born with limb deficiency. Our Mission is to help national amputee associations to share knowledge and best-practices at the international level. Our Aims are to share experiences, knowledge and best practice about amputee health and wellbeing.

IC2A hosts the IC2A Inspirational lecture as a keynote speech at the Opening Ceremony of the world congress of our partner the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.

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About the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics: ISPO is a global multidisciplinary nongovernmental organization aiming to improve the quality of life for persons who may benefit from prosthetic, orthotic, mobility and assistive devices. Its members are prosthetists and orthotists, prosthetic and orthotic technicians, orthopaedic surgeons, rehabilitation doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthopaedic shoemakers, nurses and biomechanical/rehabilitation engineers.

Every two years, ISPO invites professionals involved in the care of persons in need of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility, and assistive devices to its unique and interactive flagship meeting, the ISPO World Congress.  We look forward to seeing you in Guadalajara, Mexico for the ISPO 19th World Congress, from 24 to 27 April 2023. The event theme will be The Art and the Science.

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