The Benefit of an International Conference

There are so many professional bodies globally which represents a wide variety of disciplines and expert groupings. One of these is a association referred to as i-Fab. They are the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics group which is a multidisciplinary association of professionals who have an interest in foot and ankle biomechanics. They're made up of academics, physicians, podiatrists, orthopaedic specialists, engineers, physical therapists and other health professionals, footwear industry individuals, insole/orthotic suppliers, surgical devices manufacturers and associated companies. They are a really varied group. The association endeavors to produce information about the global activities linked to foot and ankle biomechanics. They link people who are doing work in the foot and ankle biomechanics discipline regardless of their whereabouts and discipline they may be from. In addition they would like to conduct debate on key issues of interest for the global group and create coordinated community wide activities. Most of all they're planning to produce a profile for an international critical mass of research actions which are linked to foot and ankle biomechanics.

To this end one of their main activities is an international conference that is held every 2 yrs. This convention moves worldwide and it has been hosted by a few different countries. The 2018 iFab convention took place in New York City in the USA. An episode of PodChatLive was devoted to a comments on that conference. PodChatLive is a monthly live show for podiatrists and after the conference the hosts had a chat of some of the relevant and interesting papers that were presented at the meeting. This chat was live on Facebook. It was later published to YouTube and delivered as a podcast version obtainable form a lot of the podcast services. It was a unique strategy taken by the hosts to analyze a seminar, as they normally have a different guest on every week to talk about a topic. It is not known if they are willing to attempt to review the 2020 convention.