ISVR sponsors two conferences series (ICDVRAT and ICVR) and has affiliations with a number of other conferences (ICRAN, ITAG and LavalVirtual) and organisations (IISART).

ISVR members frequently receive discounted registration at these events. 

If you would like more information about how to become an ISVR Affiliated Conference or Organization please contact

ISVR Sponsored Conferences

ICDVRAT and ICVR are the main conferences of the Society running in alternate years as 3-4 day events.  

International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality, and Associated Technologies (ICDVRAT)

Visit the ICDVRAT archive for 1996-2016 (,  ICDVRAT 2018 ( and ICDVRAT 2020 ( for more information.

International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR) 

Visit International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation for more information.

ISVR Affiliated Conferences

RehabWeek, 2019

RehabWeek 2019

RehabWeek 2019 is the top place to exchange ideas and share experience in the field of rehabilitation and assistive technologies with engineers, clinical researchers, clinicians, rehab technologists, and therapists. Join this inspiring and innovative event! Besides attending a set of intriguing sessions by renowned experts in the field, you can also take part and choose between a variety of activities – workshops, panel discussions, developers showcase, speed networking, clinical and lab visits, etc.

European Congress of NeuroRehabilitation, 2019

The European Congress of NeuroRehabilitation 2019 in Budapest, Hungary, aims to keep the important dialogue between the countries in Europe, but also between colleagues from all over the world lively and flourishing. Our goal requires continuous research as well as collaborative projects in order to avoid permanent damage and disabilities as consequences of cerebral and cardiovascular diseases, accidents and injuries, or functional disorders. This congress of experts will provide transnational and interdisciplinary opportunities to learn from one another and include those findings into daily work practices. 

ISVR Affiliated Organisations

The International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART)

IISART logoIISART represents the interests of developers, manufacturers, and marketers of medical devices and their accessories, active capital medical equipment, and services in the field of robotics and advanced healthcare technology in rehabilitation.     

 Visit IISART for more information about the Society




The Federative Research Institute on Disability (IFRH)

logo_horizontal_IFRHThe IFRH (Federative Research Institute on Disability) was established in 1995 and is a federation of 32 research and clinical units distributed throughout the country (France). IFRH composition is very diverse. Among the IFRH partners (all linked by a common agreement) can be listed INSERM, CNRS, Major Hospital Systems, French and foreign Universities, Foundations, Educational Institutions, international networks, patient groups, incubators and technopoles, city and regional department of Economics and investments, professional societies….

IFRH investigates disability in a transversal and trans-disciplinary way through 3 axis: 1- Human and Social Sciences; 2- Clinical basic and Translational Medicine; 3- Technology associated to disability. In addition to this multi-thematic approach, IFRH has built 4 transversal programs: 1- Handicap and mobility; 2- Paediatric disability; 3- Interactive systems for participation and autonomy; 4- Disability processes, paths, care and support.

Not only IFRH is involved in Disability research and development, it also has a strategic vision. IFRH has built an international network on Disability with Canada, the USA and other European countries (Switzerland, Belgium…). Also IFRH has decided to include among its direct members three learned societies associated with its vertical and longitudinal programs: “Alter” for all Human and Social Sciences; “SOFMER” for the Clinical approaches on Disabilities and Rehabilitation procedures; and “ISVR” as the society for all Digital and Interactive systems such as Virtual Reality for rehabilitation and disability compensation. IFRH also is building regional clusters around specific themes such as Health and Digital technologies in Laval, Handicap and mobility in Valenciennes, Health and Human Social Sciences in Paris, Living Lab in social participation in Evry (South of Paris). These clusters will structure local initiatives on disability around one theme and increase the level of collaborations between national and local actors (scientists, doctors, elected officials…).

Also IFRH is building Public/private partnerships in order to increase the ratio of innovative technologies and transfers to industrials companies. In closing IFRH is the only French disability multi-themes, transversal and trans-professional approach. It cross-fertilized many different fields within the domain of disability and allows people from different background and cultures to talk to each other and do collaborative research and innovation always with the patients and the users at the core of the system. Its international approach is well perceived and trigger the elaboration of even more networks. It is a success story in Disability since 1995.