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Podiatrist/ Podologists/ Podologue in Denmark/ Belgium/ Austria?

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by ja99, May 20, 2006.

  1. ja99

    ja99 Active Member

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    Dear Netizens,
    1.Just wondering if any colleagues from these Countries (Denmark/Belgium/Austria) were active on podiatry-arena?

    We hear so much about the U.S/U.K/Australia etc...let's hear from Foot Physicians in Europe!

    2.Dear Syd, I know you'll have insight into the state of practice therein...or put me in touch with colleagues thereabouts...Yes I still wear "patent" shoes,white collar,gold tie pin (all that's changed since Curtin is the cost of same! ;) ) but am uninterested in their erotic history!

  2. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Julian - I can tell from the IP addresses that we get lots of visitors and have a number of members from contintental Europe, but I assume because English is not their first language, they do not contribute as much. We will soon have an Español subforum.
  3. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

    Hi Julian

    How are things. Just been to the Perth Conference this afternoon and saw a lot of familiar faces you would know. Have a chat to Paul Shenton I think he is the retiring FIP chairperson <pashenton@btopenworld.com >

    Take care and good to know someone is wearing patent leather shoes, still.

  4. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Actually, we also get a lot of visitors and have some members from France as well.
  5. ja99

    ja99 Active Member

    Thanks Syd,
    I knew you would have you finger on the pulse!

    Is the U.K home now and you were just visiting W.A?

    What are you doing nowadays?

    I have not had the pleasure of listening to an educator as expert/interesting/world-wise( or verbose!) since leaving W.A, if you aren't working in Podiatric education, the profession is worse off for the loss!

    Best regards,
  6. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

    Too kind, sir

    Back in the big brown land. Was over in the U.K. but fell fowl of an awful employer and came back to the sun. No jobs in teaching in WA so fill my time working for a living. Have a book to write but with age comes, sloth

    All the best

    Syd Knee
  7. ja99

    ja99 Active Member

    Our loss!

    Just as an aside, a recent EU "Eurobarometer" survey discovered that whilst these countries do not speak English, the follwowing spoke conversational English...
    Netherlands 87%
    Denmark 86%
    Belgium 59%
    Austria 58%

    It somewhat puts us English-speakers to shame!
    Nontheless, I encourage more Europeans to contribute , don't worry your written English is probably better than ours!
  8. Kenva

    Kenva Active Member

    News from Belgium


    For what it is worth from one podiatrist- Belgium is visiting the podiatry-arena. But i think you certainly have a point about the language barriere. Although English is our 3rd language after Dutch and French (maybe for some German) most of the podiatrists in Belgium are able to - at least - read what is going on around here. I am trying to stimulate my students to come here more often and browse around in the several subjects.
    But then there is this big gap between the academia and the people who run foorclinics every day "and don't have time" to come here and read from time to time. The last year students often ask me where they can stay more or less in touch with the latest developements in the world of podiatry - and by now they probably already know my answer...:)
    That is for the reading part - picking in - and participating on the different threads is something else... but you have to start once



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