Sayed Ahmed present a wonderful presentation at #IVO2018.

Karl Schott also presented at #IVO2018 about Pedorthic business models and being leaders in foot expert care not followers.

Good friend Rob Verwaard from Netherlands also presented at #IVO2018.
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#IVO2018 closes with a great message of how innovation and technology will impact on all aspects of health care including #pedorthics.
Clinical skills upgrade must match the rate of technology development to stay useful to the client.
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Great presentation today from Karl at #ivo2018. Katrin Wegener was awesome on an experts panel talking about Somatosensory System/Sensorimotor Orthotics. Along with Klaas Posterma (Netherlands) Rob Verwaard (Netherlands) and Kelly Robb (Canada) they presented a mostly new theory to Canadian Pedorthists. Sayed Ahmed is on tomorrow. Cant wait! ... See MoreSee Less

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Day One IVO 2018. Australian Contingent. 23 countries represented. 700 people attending. Karl Schott was recognised for his encouragement to Canada with a gift of the Canadian National Hockey Jersey. ... See MoreSee Less

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Apologies for the late notice.
Please note the change of date to the State Meeting and National Webinar.
It is now May 15.
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The PAA is ending 2017 with a significant transition.

After serving over a decade as President, Ernie Tye has stepped down from his leadership role and passed the baton on to long-serving PAA board member, Katrin Wegener.
Ernie will stay on as a board member to mentor Katrin during this transition period and to help Pedorthics progress to its next phase in Australia.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ernie for the invaluable work he has done for our profession. The immeasurable amount of time he has taken away from his personal and business life for the benefit of Pedorthics will never be forgotten.

We'd also like to congratulate Katrin and wish her the best of luck in her new role as President of the PAA.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of our followers! See you in 2018!
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Do you need to update your preferences for 2018 university admissions? Consider an exciting hands-on career in allied health.

With a Bachelor of Pedorthics at Southern Cross University, you can become an accredited Pedorthist specialising in feet and human movement, using corrective and accommodative footwear, orthoses, and other supportive devices to address conditions affecting feet and mobility.

A career in the pedorthic profession can open you up to a wide range of opportunities, by working in private practice or in conjunction with other allied health practices, providing footwear advice and mobility aids in diabetes care, paediatrics, sporting, disability health services and so much more.

Visit our site to find out how you can start your career in Pedorthics.
pedorthics.org.au/a-career-in-pedorthics/
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It's not too late to book your spot for our Therapeutic Shoe Fitting Course on 24-25th November in Dee Why, Sydney!

Losing sales because the shoe wont fit?
Become more confident fitting medical grade footwear.
Select the correct shoe for the medical condition.
Know how to deal with problematic feet.

The course will cover the following:

- Conduct medical grade footwear assessments for clients with footwear-related conditions
- Modify medical grade footwear
- Select and adjust prefabricated footwear related orthoses
- Select and adjust prefabricated medical grade footwear and accessories
- Sell products and services
- Advise on products and services
- Interact with customers
- Maintain and order stock
- Address customer requirements

Follow the link to book your registration now. Be quick as there are only limited spots available!

www.cvent.com/d/wtqm8b
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REMINDER: NATIONAL WEBINAR & STATE MEETING

PAA member-only National Webinar and State Meeting taking place on Tuesday 21st November.

Each State will be holding a meeting with access to a computer and Zoom.

Please send your suggested agenda topics to us at president@pedorthics.org.au

Agenda topics so far include:
- EnableNSW: update for new prescribers & suppliers
- NDIS: developing a consistent prescriber & supplier approach

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State meeting times & locations:

WA: 5pm @ Footwear Solutions (105 Lord Street, Perth)
VIC: 7PM @ Bilby Shoes (2 Northgate Drive, Thomastown)
QLD: 7PM @ BFS Pedorthics (128 Logan Road, Woolloongabba)
NSW: 7PM @ AJ Roldan (11-77 Newtown Road, Wetherill Park)

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Please RSVP for your local State Meeting at secretariat@pedorthics.org.au, also specifying your State location in the email.

If you aren't in a State that is holding a meeting, or you're too far away from your capital city, then you can receive a direct link to the webinar. We do not do this for Capital City members unless there is a very good reason for you not being able to attend the meeting in person. Please email us if you require a direct link.

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*For NSW members attending the State Meeting, there is the option to meet for dinner at 6PM, Guzman Y Gomes Mexican Taqueria Wetherill Park. On the corner of Horsley Drive and Elizabeth Rd*
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