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Conferences/courses this year

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by moggy, May 8, 2009.

  1. moggy

    moggy Active Member

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    does anyone know of any good coures and conferences running this year - am sick of going to conferences and courses where we all sit round examinig our navels and then get told to put variations on a cobra pad in the patient's shoe. Would really like to learn new skills - I already have a masters so not really wanting to do modules but if there was one that someone had done that htey(oops one too many gins!) found really useful that would be good

    any suggestions - please bear in mind I work in the NHS and although courses in Rio would be nice it may be slightly unrealistic

    cheers Claire
  2. William Fowler

    William Fowler Active Member

    I would have thought the answwer was obvious: BOOT CAMP
  3. moggy

    moggy Active Member

    are you being sponsered?? had a colleague who went on this and reported back and it sounded good and I agree with a lot of the points made - not sure I would learn anything new though
  4. William Fowler

    William Fowler Active Member

    I wish I was sponsored or at least on a comission. I have told so many to go on them as they really are worth it. I would be surprised if you don't learn anything new that can't be applied clinically.
  5. Paul Bowles

    Paul Bowles Well-Known Member

    Diabetic Limb Salvage (U.S - Washington) or DFCON 2010 next year in March....they are amazing conferences to go to!

    Sports Medicine Australia - held at the end of every year (Oct) this year its on the sunny Gold Coast in Australia, next year its in Asia somewhere - ooh nice!!!

    Also concur with BOOTCAMP - I have been to several and every time learn something new + its just a damn fine time!
  6. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Hi Moggy,

    Seriously, I had so many "but of course!" moments whilst attending the boot camp, I too would be "surprised if you don't learn anything new that can't be applied clinically." (Ask Robert, he`ll testify that my scripts make more sense!)

    This is, of course, due to Craigs willingness to openly question his own, and others, past and current ideas. The general consensus was that the excitement of developing new thoughts and applying them in practice is quite contagious!


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  8. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    Yes,yes, and yes
    (and goooooo BRUMBIES!)
  9. moggy

    moggy Active Member

    thanks all maybe I will try the boot camp might be a good refresher - also like the sound of the conference in Asia - don't think the NHS will fund that one though still - if you don't ask... are there any coures in America going on as I have a brother in Cleveland OHIO
  10. Lawrence Bevan

    Lawrence Bevan Active Member

    Ironic that you mention variations of a cobra pad. Craig would probably advocate those as the importance of medial heel wedging is a large part of the takehome message of the boot camps....:D
  11. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    There's the PFOLA conference later in the year; it's in Atlanta, GA this year: http://www.nvo.com/pfola/

  12. moggy

    moggy Active Member

    whats PFOLA- sounds painful
  13. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association. They have a conference every autumn in a different location; San Diego (2007), Vancouver (2008)...

    Here for more info

  14. moggy

    moggy Active Member

    do you have a link for this or an idea of price?
  15. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Errrr....yeah.... I put it in my first post

    Drop them a mail (info@pfola.org) for more details
  16. moggy

    moggy Active Member

    sorry being a bit dense -
  17. Griff

    Griff Moderator


    Not sure where you are based but the Asics Running 2009 course next month might be your sort of thing aswell?

  18. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Possible conferences of interest this year (in the UK):

    Foot pressure measurement; 29 May 2009
    Asics Running 2009; 10 June 2009
    Britpods Hands On Clinical Biomechanics; 12-12 June 2009
    Biomechanics Summer School; 31 July 2009 - 01 August 2009
    International Sports Science + Sports Medicine Conference; 20-22 August 2009
    Society Annual Conference; 19-21 November 2009

    Just to reiterate previous points - the Biomechanics Boot Camps are superb. Aint no way you won't learn something. Very strongly recommended

    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  19. Dido

    Dido Active Member

    Hi all,
    It maybe a bit late now, but Primary Care 2009 is on at the NEC Birmingham 20/21st May 2009 - this is free!
    A splendid comprehensive programme for many AHP disciplines, as usual.


    Also Foothealth 2009 run by Professional Events Management is at Kettering Conference Centre on June 23rd & 24th 2009
    This is also free and has some first-class presentations.


  20. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Tis true, only a few places left for the 24th now though, 23rd is fully booked.
  21. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    Keep an eye on 'Podiatry Review' which will shortly be detailing a series of CPD courses. All are designed to be practical, as 'hands on' as possible and many are innovative; prolotherapy for instance. The design is such that you should be able to apply the knowledge immediately in practice. Given that you have a Masters, you'll need to pick and choose as the more 'talk and chalk' would not be appropriate for your level.

    All the best

    Bill Liggins
  22. footmedic

    footmedic Active Member

    There is a intensive practical training course on minor skin surgery (covering Skin closure/L/A/Biopsy/ Elliptical excision (cyst), shave, electro surgery), this may be quite interesting for those pods who want to expand to skin surgery.


    I have spoken to them if they will allow pods, no problem this training is for primary care groups, if you hold L/A cert then go for it. The course is fully approved by West Midlands Deanery & NHS.

    Somuz Miah

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