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Seminario Internacional De Patologia Del Pie, Zaragoza, Spain

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Kevin Kirby, Jan 26, 2011.

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    We just got into Zaragoza, Spain, this evening for a very impressive looking seminar for January 27, 28, & 29 , the Seminario Internacional De Patologia Del Pie. There are 23 lecturers scheduled to speak over the three-day seminar and it looks like quite a good international representation with many interesting surgical and biomechanics lectures planned.

    I'm lecturing on the "Biomechanics of the Foot and Lower Extermity During Running", "Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome", "Biomechanics and Orthosis Treatment of Pediatric Flatfoot Deformity", "Ten Biomechanical Functions of the Plantar Fascia" and on "Foot Orthoses: Theory and Research Evidence" during the last two days of the seminar. Lectures seem quite clinically oriented for both the conservative and surgical podiatrist.

    Javier Pascual Huerta, PhD, my interpreter for the meeting, (thanks for picking us up from the train stataion, Javier) tells me that Spanish podiatrists have made great strides since I was last here in Spain to lecture in 2004. It would be helpful for all of us English speaking podiatrists for one of the more knowledgeable Spanish podiatrists to come on to this thread and explain how things have changed for them with their podiatry practices over the past decade.

    Congratulations to the Colegio de Podologos de Aragon for organizing such a ambitious seminar for the podiatry community of Spain! Excelente!

  2. anDRe

    anDRe Active Member

    I will be at Zaragoza Kevin attending this Seminar!

    I'm looking forward to hearing your lectures!

    See you soon!

  3. Andre:

    Be sure to introduce yourself to me at the seminar. Right now it is 0 degrees Celsius outside and they are predicting possible snow tomorrow. Looks like my type of weather!
  4. anDRe

    anDRe Active Member

    It will be a pleasure to meet you and to speak with you personally

    It seems to me that our Spanish colleagues did everything to make you feel at home including weather! ahhahahaha
  5. eladiomg

    eladiomg Member

    It was a pleasure having you here in Zaragoza!

    There was much expectation for your contributions. The forum was completely full after your last reading. A complete success.

    Take a rest. See you ¡n MAdrid.
  6. Pam and I enjoyed meeting you and also meeting the many other Spanish (and Portuguese) podiatrists that attended the meeting in Zaragoza. What a great meeting!! 300+, and the lecture hall was full for all the lectures. My congratulations to the meeting organizers for a great meeting and a wonderful venue! This meeting is such a positive contribution for the Spanish podiatry profession.

    We are now in our apartment in Sevilla and are enjoying some very welcome bright sunny weather. We are visiting the Catedral de Sevilla today....it looks very impressive from the outside.

    Here's a photo from the conference: Congratulations Moises and Javier!

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  7. Had a great time visiting the Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Here, from the orange garden of the Cathedral is "The Giralda", a minaret that had it's construction started in 1184 that was later on converted into a bell tower for the cathedral. Nice sunny weather all day....what a treat!

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  8. Took a nice sunny walk with my lovely wife today along the Guadalquivir River in Seville and saw the Barqueta Bridge that is a tied-arch style bridge supported by a single overhead beam. Wonder what John Hicks would have thought of this one??

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  9. eladiomg

    eladiomg Member

    Hi, I hope you have good weather.

    I told Pam a fresh food&meat&fish market crossing over the triana Bridge. Did you find it??

  10. Eladio:

    Yes, we found the fish market across the bridge and it was very interesting.

    We took a bus ride from Sevilla to Granada to visit the Alhambra today. What a beautiful place!

    Here is a photo I took today of one of the amazing pools at the Alhambra.

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  11. Today, while walking through the streets of Sevilla, we saw a lady hanging out her underwear.....

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  12. Javier Pascual

    Javier Pascual Active Member


    You and Moises look ver nice in that picture... After seeing that picture I cannot believe the bags under my eyes I had during the seminar... Probably because of YOUR translation.

  13. Javier:

    .......I'm not the one that didn't know about pogo-sticks!!:drinks

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  14. Javier Pascual

    Javier Pascual Active Member

    At least no spanish guys are in the video...

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  15. Joana Silva

    Joana Silva Active Member

    First of all....

    Hi Kevin! I'm glad you also like the portuguese peolpe, although we were only two! :)

    As for the Seminar it really was great and I enjoy it very much.

    Javier, you really should know what a pogo-sitck is... but, besides that, congratulations for all of your efforts to translate the best you can the conferences of Dr. Kirby.

    Nice to meet you both...
    See you next time!!! Somewhere... hopefully in Portugal!
    Best regards,
    Joana Silva

  16. I'm here in Porto, Portugal just about to start my second days work with a group of incredibly enthusiastic and talented podiatrists. Yesterday we looked at how foot orthoses work (and don't work), today were looking at tissue stress models, clinical testing and prescription writing. I'm looking forward to a busy and productive day.

    I should like to recommend to my learned colleagues that if they get the opportunity to come to Portugal and work with our professional colleagues here, they jump at the opportunity.
  17. Joana Silva

    Joana Silva Active Member

    Hi Simon! Yesterday was a very good day and I think we all liked your teachings. You are a funny guy and its also a pleasure to learn with you because you talk about biomechanics so easy... sometimes makes me feel like I want to go home and study and study and pratice... other times scared me!!!! :)

    I believe that today is going to be much more fun, because we are going to pratice more (not that I don´t like to listen to you)... ;) Looking forward to learn more!!

    Oh! Today I'm drinking water... because nurses drink wine... but podiatrist drink Water!!!!!

    See you in 30 minutes...

    P.S. - Dr. Kirby maybe one day you come to Portugal and teach us something...
  18. Thank you to Dr. Javier Pascual, Moises Pardos, the organizing committee from the Colegio de Podologos de Aragaon, and the Podiatry Department at the University of Madrid for taking such good care of Pam and I during our lectures and vacation here in Spain. You are a very intelligent group of podiatrists and the eagerness with which you want to learn is very exciting for me to see. The questions you asked were fantastic at the two meetings I lectured at. In addition, the level of undertanding of advanced biomechanics theory was very impressive and is a compliment to your own country's professors in biomechanics that have trained you very well.

    Thank you again for your kind hospitality that you extended to my wife and I. I hope to return back to your lovely country to lecture again sometime soon.

    Adios and muchas gracias!!
  19. Romeu Araujo

    Romeu Araujo Active Member


    I want to thank you very much for your energy, good disposition, direct and pragmatic approach on every subject you teached and discussed with us (and the patience you had with the questions/observations I made).
    Sincerely, as a frequent reader of this forum since 2005, I was expecting something like that, but still got a good surprise.

    Best regards,
  20. Jonatan García

    Jonatan García Active Member

    It was great to be in "Seminario", I learned and enjoyed it very much, and it was a pleasure to meet in person to Dr. Kirby. The two words that cross with him, showed his human quality is impressive.

    Dr. Kirby was a pleasure, congratulations to the event organizers and supporters.

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