Welcome to the joint newsletter of foot&shoe and IVO

Welcome to the joint Newsletter – a new initiative of the IVO and foot&shoe by C. Maurer Publishing house.

We aim to keep you informed and to engage with you on issues in the world of foot health management.
Pedorthics and orthopaedic footwear are an essential part of health care, however little is known about our contribution to the wellbeing of people around the world. This newsletter is an indication of our combined effort to spread the word to the benefit of all those that could potentially receive help from us but are yet to be reached.
The other key upcoming event is our International congress with IVO2015 in Paris. This promises to be successful from an educational perspective including the opportunity to work together as a global team.
Education is the cornerstone to optimum treatment and positive outcomes. Recently in Australia the first English speaking Bachelor degree course in Pedorthics/orthopaedic footwear has initiated in preparing a new generation fit for the global challenges in foot health care and management.
Please remember to keep us informed about developments in your world of foot care. The ultimate aim of course is providing patients with the benefit of staying on their feet.
Your submissions to our major event is much appreciated. Please stay abreast of the many local congress meetings which our association ensures are for your benefit. Your participation and involvement in the Paris IVO2015 is most welcome.

I am looking forward to seeing you if not prior at the latest in Paris in 2015.

Karl -Heinz Schott
IVO President