Pedorthic Conference 2023
Walyalup - Fremantle WA
12-14 October 2023
COUNT DOWN TO PEDORTHIC CONFERENCE 2023!
We are delighted to announce that the national Pedorthic Conference 2023 will be hosted in Walyalup – Fremantle, Western Australia’s historic port city, at The Esplanade Hotel from 12th – 14th October 2023.
Leaning on the success from 2022, the Pedorthic Association of Australia invites professionals from across the allied health industries to learn more about pedorthics and related fields dealing with feet, footwear, and the lower limb.
This conference is the only pedorthic conference in the southern hemisphere. The Theme – Pedorthic Partnerships will encourage all participants to explore and understand the value pedorthics brings to allied health for the benefit of clients with foot health related matters.
In 2023, the goal for the Conference Organising Committee is to bring together more delegates from the full range of industries and disciplines working in foot health. Attendees from around the globe will include scientists and clinicians, retailers, students, educators, and other interested stakeholders.
With new advances in product and technology on offer and providers from all over the world, the footwear industry is moving and changing quickly. Educating allied health professionals on the latest products and newest must-haves in technology is a significant part of the exhibition of our annual conference.
Looking forward to greeting you in Fremantle, Western Australia at Pedorthic Partnerships 2023!
Prof. Dr. Sicco Bus
Joining us as our distinguished keynote speaker is Dr. Sicco Bus, a human movement scientist and a professor of clinical biomechanics and principle investigator at the Amsterdam University Medical Center in the Netherlands.
Sicco completed his doctoral dissertation on the structural and functional aspects of the neuropathic foot in diabetes. In his work at the department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Amsterdam UMC, Sicco leads and supervises research on lower-extremity biomechanics and injury prevention in diabetes and sports. Sicco is member of the board and program leader for Rehabilitation & Development of the Amsterdam Movement Sciences research institute. He is also member of the editorial board and chair of the ulcer prevention and offloading working groups of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) on guideline development. Sicco is chair of the study group of Neurovascular Complications of Diabetes in the Netherlands.
Dr. Cylie Williams
A/Prof Williams is a clinical researcher and educator in the School of Primary and Allied Health Care at Monash University.
Cylie has extensive clinical experience in all health care settings, with a particular focus on paediatric lower limb conditions. She maintains a small private practice role, has over 150 peer reviewed publications and attracted over $8 Million in research grants.
Cylie has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry) from Queensland University of Technology, a Masters in Health Science (Health Promotion and Education) from Deakin University and a PhD from Charles Sturt University. She is also a certified Health Informatician (Australasia). Her ongoing research is focused on collaborative care, communication, use of data to guide care, and understanding the impact of strength and gait aids on mobility and foot problems in children.
Sayed Ahmed is a Bangladeshi-bred Australian pedorthist, researcher and entrepreneur in the healthcare business. His experience includes over a decade in footwear and foot care.
Having a degree in footwear engineering & technology and being a CPed CM, Sayed has travelled through fashion, comfort and orthopaedic footwear domains in all operational aspects. He has also submitted his PhD thesis at Southern Cross University, Australia. As part of his PhD project, he has conducted a multisite clinical trial in some Sydney hospitals and clinics to explore best clinical practices for diabetes-related foot ulcer management and prevention through appropriate footwear.
Sayed is a committee member of the Foot Network Working Party of the National Associations of Diabetes Centres (NADC), Australia. He is one of the co-authors of the High-Risk Foot Services (HRFS) standards by NADC, which is the key service standard for high-risk foot care in Australia.