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Rome Podiatric Biomechanics/Surgery Seminar

Discussion in 'Conferences' started by Kevin Kirby, Jan 28, 2010.

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    For any of you who are interested, I have been invited to lecture in Rome, Italy at an orthopaedic foot biomechanics and foot surgery seminar on May 6, 7 and 8, 2010. The seminar organizers have asked me to annonce the three day seminar which have simultaneous Italian-English and English-Italian translation services for those, like me, who do not speak much Italian.

    I will be giving over five hours of didactic lectures and four hours of workshops on May 7 & 8 for the Rome seminar. Other lecturers include Pierre and Louis Barouk from France and Marco Cavallini and Francesco Albo from Rome. Hope to see some of you there.

    Here is the lecture schedule:


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  2. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Hi Kevin,

    Do you have any idea of the conference cost? (Or ideas of who best to direct this enquiry towards?)

    I never need much of an excuse to return to Rome, and been looking for a good opportunity to get my Precision Intricast Books autographed :drinks

  3. Ian and Colleagues:

    Here is the contact information and cost of the Rome Seminar that I will be lecturing at:

    Organizing Secretary:

    Centro Congressi Internazionale Sea S.r.l.
    Via Pammatone, 7/40
    16121 Genova
    Tel. + 39 010 5740358 - Fax + 39 010/5701127
    info@cci-sea.com - www.cci-sea.com

    Registration fees:

    Ordinary registration 264,00 euros (VAT included)
    AIFI Members 180,00 euros (VAT included)
    Students 72,00 euros (VAT included)

    The fees include participation at the Scientific Sessions, Course material,
    attendance certificate.

    I say we get a bunch of us together around the time of the seminar, head over to the Coliseum and get our photos in front of it so Craig can use it as a banner on Podiatry Arena!:D
  4. Atlas

    Atlas Well-Known Member

    I don't know if those American taste buds are ready for provincial Italian cuisine Kevin. You might have to BYO 'maccaroni e formaggio' and frozen pepperoni in your suitcase.

    This seminar actually looks quite good. Don't know why, must be the half Italian within.
    Grandma might pay if I promise to visit the concrete jungle in San Marco Foggia.

    I wonder if you will give the lunge-test any credence in your presentation?:deadhorse: If you do, I hope I am sitting down.

    Physiotherapist (Masters) & Podiatrist
  5. Paul_UK

    Paul_UK Active Member

    This looks like a great conference and I like the sound of some hands on experience as well. Ive had a quick look at flights and it looks to be around £100 return for a flight out the day before and back the day after the conference.
  6. Renato:

    If you show up to the Rome seminar, then I will mention the lunge test in one of my presentations.....deal?.....:drinks
  7. After we (my wife and I) nearly didn't make it out of Rome because of the Iceland volcano (our flight was the only one of 6 flights that left Rome airspace for the States on Sunday AM!...how lucky is that!), being delayed by 4 hours on departure on Rome, ending up in Newark, New Jersey 4 hours late and now, we just woke up an hour ago after spending the night sleeping at the Denver airport terminal on some "modified" seats (......I told my wife, don't worry, it's just like camping:eek:.....), I now have enough time, on Monday AM (about 36 hours into our Rome to Sacramento "airline journey") to make it home in time to see an afternoon's worth of patients in Sacramento later today.

    The seminar in Rome was fantastic. The total paid attendance for the three day seminar was estimated at 400+ with both orthopedic surgeons and podiatritst/podologists speaking at the seminar, as well as "live surgery" being done on the evening of the first day by French orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Pierre Barouk , an Italian orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Paolo Ranconi, and the organizer of the seminar, an Italian orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Francesco Albo.

    I lectured for about 5 hours on Friday and 6 hours on Saturday. The audience was mostly Italian podogists but we also had visiting podiatrists from South Africa, USA, and a good number of podiatrists from Spain in addition to a number of physiotherapists and orthopedic technicians. We had some very lively discussions/debates on subtalar arthroereisis procedures and the treatment of children's flatfoot conservatively and surgically (I lectured on both topics) between myself and the orthopedic surgeons (the Italians are very passionate about their foot biomechancis and foot surgery!!.....I like!!). Over all, it was a great seminar for the Italian orthopedic surgery-podology community (no seminar like this had ever been attempted before in Rome....mixing orthopedic surgeons and podiatry speakers into the same seminar) and we all learned very much.

    Thanks so much to Dr. Francesco Albo, who is very supportive of podology in Rome, for organizging such an important prthopedic-podiatry seminar in Italy. It is seminars such as these that greatly increase the inter-disciplinary communication between orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists/podologists, physiotherapists and orthopedic technicians so that we all better understand each other and can, together, reach our common goal of improved foot and lower extremity healthcare for the peoples of this world.


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