Peacocks Medical Group, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Hyderabad India – 4-7th February 2013
The benefits of this fantastic opportunity fell into three categories, academic presentations, exhibition and networking. The congress was well attended by a delegation from around the world providing the opportunity to share and understand the orthotic challenges and solutions of different cultures, this has considerable relevance to our work in the UK as our multi-cultural society expects us to take into consideration he needs and expectations of those different cultures.
This offered a considerable array from which to choose with a broad programme of free papers and keynote speakers of international acclaim. This served to both increase my clinical knowledge but also learned of new research to support and reinforce my current practice. I also took the opportunity to debate and explore options and theories with several of the speakers. there were several key topics through programme; Osteo arthritis of the knee and the use of AFOs in hemi/diplegia
This was very interesting having the usual global exhibitors along with some of the more local companies. I took the opportunity to explore new devices and componentry with some new designs on stance contract KAFOs and some interesting developments on 3d scanning and manufacturing options.
It was fantastic to be able to renew acquaintances with people from all over the world. Many share similar challenges to those in the UK in the politics and challenges of delivery healthcare via large organisations. I believe I have secured over sea speakers for BAPO and ISPO who will share research and stimulate the UK orthotic world in the coming year.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank OETT and Peacocks Medical Group for the opportunity of attending this fantastic and stimulating event.