Pedorthic Events 2019

Bring your footwear knowledge to the next level at the symposium of Pedorthic Association of Canada (PAC) in Vancouver, April 11-13, 2019. Stride ahead and move forward at the symposium of the Pedorthic Association of Australia in Sydney, September 19-21, 2019. Make yourself fit for the future at the 5th ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK -
International Trade Fair and Congress in Cologne, Germany, 18 to 19 October 2019.

Pedorthic Association of Canada (PAC)

Symposium, Vancouver, April 11 – 13, 2019: Bring your footwear knowledge to the next level.

The Pedorthic Association of Canada (PAC) is hosting its 2019 Symposium in Vancouver, BC at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. More than 300 Pedorthists, Podiatrists, Chiropodist, Orthotists and others concerned with the neurobiology of pedorthics are expected to attend North America’s largest Pedorthic event, which will be held April 11 – 13.

PAC’s annual Symposium is an educational event known internationally for bringing together some of the best keynote, plenary and workshop speakers from around the world. In addition to high quality presentations, the Symposium features a tradeshow with 60+ exhibit booths. Attendees will have plenty of opportunity to visit with exhibitors. All breaks are held in the exhibit hall, as well as both breakfasts and a lunch.

THEME: Bring your footwear knowledge to the next level in Vancouver 2019! This symposium will focus on the state of the art in clinical and biomechanical aspects of shoe designs giving you fresh perspectives on how contemporary footwear can help your patients. For more information got to: symposium/


Pedorthic Association of Australia

Symposium Sydney, September 19-21, 2019:  Striding Ahead Moving Forward in 2019

After a successful symposium in Adelaide 2018, with delegates from Australia, the Netherlands, USA and Japan, the Pedorthic Association of Australia once again invites Pedorthists and other Allied Health Professionals from Australia and all over the world to attend the annual event.

Join the networking area and be part of the only Pedorthic conference in the Southern hemisphere. The symposium is of interest for everyone, who works in Pedorthics or related fields dealing with feet, footwear and the lower limb.

It provides delegates with a prime opportunity to update their knowledge and skills on advancements within the industry and products in a networking setting.

This year’s convention is held at one of Australia’s oldest beachside suburbs – Coogee. An all year favourite with a vibrant café, bar and restaurant scene, Coogee delivers all the trademarks of Sydney’s beach lifestyle. Coogee Bay Hotel’s central location is only 20 minutes away from Sydney’s CBD and 20min from Sydney’s Domestic and international Airports, making it easy for locals, interstate and international delegates!

The superb location and the modern facilities provide the perfect opportunity to mix business with a beautiful backdrop. Coogee Bay Conference and Function Centre is on the first floor of the hotel and has an outdoor balcony terrace that provides unparalleled views of the magnificent Coogee Beach.

With the official opening on Thursday, 19th September, we start with a welcome reception in style, to kick off the symposium for Friday and Saturday.

Don’t miss out on this unique event. Make the most of your stay and attend the free pre-conference workshop on Thursday morning.

Looking forward to greeting you at
Pedorthics – Striding Ahead 2019!

Katrin Wegener, President, Pedorthic Association of Australia

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Trade Fair and Congress: Fit for the future!

If you want to make your company fit for the future, the 5th ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK Trade Fair and Congress running from 18 to 19 October 2019 in Cologne, Germany is just the right place. This industry high point will offer attendees the opportunity to gather comprehensive information, receive continuing education and discover new product trends. As at the past four events, there will be plenty of opportunities for personal exchange and networking.

Key Focus of the Congress: Digitization in Pedorthics

During the two-day trade fair and congress, participants will again receive numerous impulses for further perfecting their craft. This time, one topic of focus will be digitization. What must businesses prepare for and how can they cope with digital transformation? Numerous presentations will acquaint congress participants with how digitization is changing processes in pedorthics and how one can best adapt – because digitization in pedorthics means more than just working with scanners, CAD, milling or 3D printers.

Identifying and documenting improvements

Scientific evidence supporting the treatment concepts applied in pedorthics is increasingly being demanded: Scientific studies are necessary to research and elucidate their fundamental modes of action. For pedorthists, however, it is also important to have criteria and methods that allow improvements in individual patient outcomes to be identified and documented in routine practice. Various methods of this kind will be presented at the congress.

Finding the cause of pain

The place where pain occurs is not always where the pain is caused. Identifying the origin of the pain is the key to selecting the appropriate form of treatment. At the congress, selected examples will be used to demonstrate how etiological research can succeed within an interdisciplinary team of doctors, physiotherapists and pedorthists and what consequences result from these findings.

Useful knowledge abounding in seminars

As in previous years, the lecture program will be supplemented by some 30 seminars, some of which will relate to the congress lectures, but will also cover topics from other areas, such as marketing, business management and shoe retailing. Seminars will also be offered in English upon request, as no interpretation will be provided for the German-language seminars.

Next-Generation pedorthists also get their money’s worth

Trainees and apprentices will also have plenty to see and discover at the 5th ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK Trade Fair and Congress: Apprentices’ Day will again be held on the Friday of the fair, offering apprentices continuing education opportunities in the form of specialist lectures and apprentice-relevant seminars.

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IVO-Congress 2021: Save the date!

In two years, the IVO World ­Congress 2021 will take place as a large-scale international event within the “ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK Trade Fair and Congress 2021” in Cologne on October 22. and 23. 2021. Save the date!