Upcoming Events: FFPO, PAC, OTWorld

Find here the dates of the next events of interest to Pedorthists. We are happy to hear about other events.


FFPO - Foot Fitting Days

The French Association of Pedorthists (FFPO) will hold their “Journées de l’Appareillage du Pied" (Foot Fitting Days), originally scheduled for May, in December 9 and 10, 2021 in Clermont-Ferrand. Two years after the great success of the congress in Toulouse and after a year 2020 marked by an unprecedented health crisis, 2021 will be a time of renewal for all health professionals, says Philip Kaeufling from FFPO. "We all need to meet, to communicate, to exchange and to get together in order to make progress in pedorthics. Our exhibitors have so many things to show us, to demonstrate.

The following key topics have been selected for the congress

  • Ankle osteoarthritis in all its states
  • Active fall prevention
  • The training of pedorthists: towards academization and throughout life
  • Free communications (oral and posters)

More information: https://jap-2021.eventmaker.io/


Pedorthic Associaton of Canada: Symposium 2022April 8-9, 2022

The overall goal of this symposium is to broaden Canadian pedorthists understanding of chronic pain. Chronic pain patients are often labeled as “complex and challenging” and commonly associated with complex neurological conditions – such as complex regional pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. Although these conditions accurately fall under the classification of chronic pain, common pedorthic conditions, such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, plantar heel pain and musculoskeletal injuries can also be “chronic” in nature. Furthermore, when a condition moves from acute to chronic (defined as exceeding the normal healing time for the tissue and/or injury), neurological processes alter the traditional psychological and physiological response to treatment. As clinicians, these processes are important to understand in developing our own treatment plans. Furthermore, it remains imperative to appreciate how other health care practitioners complete the multidisciplinary approach to patient care in treating chronic conditions.

More information: https://pedorthic.ca/events/2022-symposium/

Back to the future: OTworld 2022

Global, on-site and digital: Preparations have started for OTWorld 2022, the leading international interdisciplinary and professional platform for modern orthopaedic treatment and care. In the wake of the exclusively digital OTWorld.connect, the industry eagerly awaits the next edition of its global event, once again to be held as a face-to-face gathering in Leipzig from 10 to 13 May 2022. Developed and tested through the pandemic, many of the digital elements will help expand the event's international reach.

The new OTWorld Studio will link both worlds by streaming interviews, panel discussions and talks directly from the event to the virtual world. In addition to the on-site offer at the Leipziger Messe fairground, there will be a new online format called Innovation Talks for those interested in participating remotely. After OTWorld, all Innovation Talks, selected congress contributions and

Visitors to the congress will be spoilt for choice with the education programme: The world congress offers symposia and satellite symposia by cooperating academic and scientific organisations. Experts from all over the world will be discussing the sectors’ most important trends and new developments within an interdisciplinary context as well as the key-topics of the scientific congress.

There will also be some symposia within the congress related to the treatment of the foot, such as, the paediatric foot, from conservative to surgical approaches; sports and orthotics; innovative concepts for the foot in athletes – rethinking the shoe and insole and using assessments as a quality assurance tool in P&O and pedorthics.

Please check the website for more information.