PodChatLive at the iFab Conference

There are plenty of professional organisations around the world that represent so many different disciplines and specialist groups. One of these is a association identified as i-Fab. This is the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics group which is a multidisciplinary collection of authorities who have an interest in foot and ankle biomechanics. They're comprised of teachers, doctors, podiatry practitioners, orthopaedic physicians, engineers, physiotherapists and other health care professionals, footwear industry people, insole/orthotic manufacturers, surgical devices manufacturers and connected markets. They are quite a diversified organization. The organisation aims to deliver info on the international activities in connection with foot and ankle biomechanics. They link people who are employed in the foot and ankle biomechanics field regardless of their whereabouts and discipline they are from. In addition they would like to facilitate discussion on important issues of interest for the worldwide group and make coordinated association wide activities. Most significantly they are aiming to develop a profile for an global critical mass of research actions that are related to foot and ankle biomechanics.

To that end among their major activities is an international convention which is held every 2 yrs. This convention moves around the globe and it has been hosted by a number of different countries. The 2018 iFab meeting took place in New York City in the USA. An episode of PodChatLive was devoted to a commentary on that conference. PodChatLive is a frequent live show for podiatrists and after the conference the hosts had a discussion of some of the relevant and interesting papers which were presented at the convention. This chat was live on Facebook. It was later published to YouTube and delivered as a podcast edition obtainable form the majority of the podcast providers. It was an interesting strategy taken by the hosts to evaluate a seminar, because they most often have an alternative guest on every week to discuss a subject. It's not known if they are willing to attempt to review the 2020 conference.

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