Embrace or Embarrass? How Can Digital Technology Transform Today’s Pedorthic Practice?

October 22 @ 11:30
11:30 — 12:00

PLEASE NOTE: all session times are AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). Please check your difference in timezone so you don’t miss any sessions .

Digital technology is reshaping our lives in personal, professional and social aspects. It has good sides and bad sides depend on how we use it and how we see it. Businesses and healthcare practices are no different to this.

This presentation is to explore the current and future digital technology tools that can enhance the pedorthic businesses’ scope of practice with increased service capacity. Some case studies show how you can take control of the digital technology to drive towards your desired practice goal and make the most of your clinical and practice acumen and skills. An innovative approach towards an improved clinical outcome, patient care and offering an excellent patient journey.

Sayed Ahmed

Foot Balance Technology, Ease Your Motion, Southern Cross University

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 C Ped CM, Sayed has travelled through fashion and orthopedic footwear domains in all operational aspects. He is also a PhD Candidate at Southern Cross University, Australia. He is currently conducting a multisite clinical trial in some Sydney hospitals to explore best clinical practices for diabetes-related foot ulcer management and prevention through appropriate footwear.

Sayed founded the pedorthic services company “Foot Balance Technology” operating from Sydney, Australia, since 2016 and has expanded the operation in Bangladesh since 2018. He is also the co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of EYM (Ease Your Motion) Pty Ltd which is an Australian Digital Health Tech company operating globally since 2021.

He has a part-time role as an Honorary Pedorthist at Dept of Health, New South Wales Govt. (the Offloading Clinic at Nepean Hospital, Sydney). Sayed also works as an interdisciplinary High-Risk Foot Services team member at St Vincent’s Hospitals Network, Sydney and War Memorial Hospital in Sydney since 2018.

He is also a committee member of the Foot Network Working Party of the National Associations of Diabetes Centres (NADC), Australia. Sayed is one of the co-authors of the High-Risk Foot Services (HRFS) standards by NADC that is the key service standard for high-risk footcare in Australia.

Sayed is a former board member of the Pedorthic Association of Australia (PAA).

He is also actively involved in academic lecturing and public speaking in his professional domains, both nationally and internationally. He has published scientific articles in some leading international journals such as Journal of the Foot & Ankle Research, JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

He was awarded as “Top 100 Healthcare Leaders” by International Forum on Advancement in Healthcare (IFAH), the USA, in 2019.

Sayed lives in Sydney with his wife Raina and son Zayyan who are excellent sources of inspiration for him and the list includes his family, friends and mentors.

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