PROGRAM

 
 

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Provisional Program only - Updated 04/03/19

Program allocations and timing subject to change

 
 
 

WEDNESDAY 22 MAY

8:00 Registration Desk Open 
9:00 - 9:30 President's Welcome 
Welcome to Country Ceremony 
9:30 - 10:00 Guest Speaker: Ms Susan Alberti 
10:00 - 10:30 Keynote Speaker: Prof Marian Hannan, Harvard University, USA 
How Population Data Informs the Science of Foot Disorders and Health 
10:30 - 11:00  Morning Tea 
11:00 - 11:30  Invited Speaker: Prof Hylton Menz, La Trobe University 
The value of population data on foot problems: perspectives from Australia and the United Kingdom 
11:30 - 12:00  Keynote Speaker: Prof Adrian Bauman, The University of Sydney (Sponsored by Scholl)
Global update on physical activity – are we making progress in Australia and internationally? 
12:00 - 12:30 Invited Speaker: Dr Michael DrewAustralian Institute of Sport (Sponsored by AAPSM)
Athlete data and relevance for public health 
12:30 - 13:00  Q&A 
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Sports & Biomechanics (Sponsored by AAPSM)
A/Prof Carol Maher 
Living your best day: physical activity, sitting and sleep for health performance 
Workshop 1 
Dr Paul Bennett 
S4 Prescribing 
Workshop 2 
Ozan Amir 
Pod Equity 
Partial Nail Avulsion 
Workshop 3 
Dr Craig Duncan

Workshop 4 - Industry 
Sylvia McAra 
Briggate 
Vascular Assessment 
14:30 - 14:45 Chantel L Rabusin 
Efficacy of heel lifts in the treatment of mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy: a randomised trial
14:45 - 15:00 Benjamin J Peterson 
Profiling footwear use, training habits, running related injuries, and injury management behaviours in recreational runners in the Australian community
Workshop 5 
Dr Paul Bennett 
S4 Prescribing 
Workshop 6 
Dr Chris Bishop (Sponsored by AAPSM) 
Assessing Gait in your Clinic  
Workshop 7 
Dr Craig Duncan 

Workshop 8 - Industry 
Jake Mackenzie
Briggate 
Verruca Treatment Options  
15:00 - 15:15 Dr Ryan S Causby 
A systematic review into the diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for detecting Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
15:15 - 15:30 Megan H Ross 
A cross-sectional study comparing clinical and psychosocial features in tibialis posterior tendinopathy with controls: preliminary findings
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Tea    
16:00 - 16:30 Keynote Speaker: Prof Adrian Bauman, The University of Sydney (Sponsored by Scholl)
The WHO Global Action Plan for Physical activity, taking the world to a more active 2030? 
Prof Fiona Bull (Video presentation)    
16:30 - 17:00  Obesity 
Prof Gary Wittert, The University of Adelaide 
Stepping over obesity 
Rear Foot Conditions (Sponsored by ACPS)
A/Prof Karl B Landorf 
Bone marrow oedema is important: medical imaging findings in people with and without plantar heel pain 

Prue Molyneux 
The reliability of a two-probe ultrasound imaging procedure to mesure strain in the Achilles tendon 
Workshop 9 
Dr Chris Bishop (Sponsored by AAPSM) 
Assessing Gait in your Clinic 
Workshop 10 
Prof Marian Hannan  
Workshop 11 
Prof Hylton Menz 
Falls Assessment & Prevention 
17:00 - 17:15 Dr Tom P Walsh 
Fat mass, but not fat-free mass, predicts increased foot pain with morbid obesity, independent of bariatric surgery
Glen A Whittaker 
Foot orthoses or corticosteroid injection for plantar heel pain: which is more effective and who is more likely to respond? 
17:15 - 19:30 Welcome Reception 
19:30 - 22:30 Student Trivia Night Sponsored by MyFootDoctor 
 
 
 

THURSDAY 23 MAY

 
8:00 Registration Desk Open
9:00 - 9:30 Keynote Speaker: Prof Anne Maree Keenan OBE, The University of Leeds, UK
Fifty Active years after 50: The challenges of exercise and activity with joint pain
9:30 - 10:00 Invited Speaker: Dr John Arnold, The University of South Australia 
Midfoot pain and osteoarthritis: finding solutions to keep people on their feet
10:00 - 10:30 Invited Speaker: Dr Tracy Kolbe-Alexander, The University of Southern Queensland 
Moving more and sitting less in the workplace 
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 11:15 Rheumatology
A/Prof Shannon E Munteanu 
Efficacy of shoe-stiffening inserts for the treatment of first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis: preliminary findings from the SIMPLE randomised controlled trial
Workshop 12
Dr Caleb Wegener 
Safety Footwear - What you need to know!
Workshop 13 
Invited Speaker: Dr Michael Drew (Sponsored by AAPSM) 
First wave screening of sporting injuries 
Workshop 14 - Industry  
David Sutton & Patrick Crowe 
Tekscan
 

In shoe pressure mapping and footwear modification 
11:15 - 11:30 Dr Kade L Paterson 
A multi-faceted podiatry intervention compared to usual general practitioner care for first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled feasibility study
11:30 - 11:45 Dr Andrew K Buldt 
Structural characteristics associated with radiographical severity of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis
11:45 - 12:00 Dr Angela Brenton-Rule 
Experience of finding footwear and factors contributing to footwear choice in people with gout
Workshop 15 
Dr Caleb Wegener 
Safety Footwear - What you need to know!
Workshop 16 
Invited Speaker: Dr Michael Drew (Sponsored by AAPSM) 
First wave screening of sporting injuries 
Workshop 17 - Industry 
Damien O'Brien 
Ziera 
Designing comfort from the inside out 
12:00 - 12:15 Troy Morrison 
Can ultrasound measures of intrinsic foot muscles and plantar soft tissues predict future diabetes-related foot disease? A systematic review 
12:15 - 12:30 Barry G Matthews 
The effectiveness of non-surgical interventions for common plantar digital compressive neuropathy (Morton's neuroma): a systematic review and meta-analysis
12:30 - 13:00 Q&A
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30

Paediatrics
Prof Jenny Couper, The University of Adelaide 
The child in the modern environment 
Workshop 18 
Collette Hooper 
Diabetes Management 
Current challenges and future possibilities
Workshop 19 
Keynote Speaker: Prof Anne Maree Keenan OBE 
Supporting the development of female leaders in podiatry 
Workshop 20 - Industry 
Steven Stahl 
Rocktape 
Using soft tissue tools to augment your practice (and save your hands!)
14:30 - 14:45 Dr Cylie Williams 
Exploring health professionals understanding of evidence and use of different treatment strategies to manage idiopathic toe walking
14:45 - 15:00 Mitchell Smith 
Developmental coordination disorder in children and the interface with the podiatry profession
Workshop 21 
Collette Hooper 
Diabetes Management 
Current challenges and future possibilities
Workshop 22 
Invited Speaker: Prof Hylton Menz 
Falls Assessment & Prevention
Workshop 23 
Invited Speaker: Dr Tracy Kolbe-Alexander 
Keeping your patients active 
15:00 - 15:15 Simone Cranage 
Comparison of hard soled shoes versus soft soled shoes in young children: spatiotemporal measures of gait
15:15 - 15:30 Dr Angela M Evans 
International normative data for paediatric foot posture – from over 3000 cases
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 16:15 SAHMRI: Prof Steve Wesselingh  Workshop 24 
Dr Helen Banwell & Alicia James 
Paediatric assessment 1 - What to cover in a standard consult
Workshop 25 
Dr Cylie Williams & Hayley Uden 
Paediatric assessment 2 - The toolbox, assessing beyond the standard consult
Workshop 26 
Invited Speaker: Dr John Arnold & Dr Angelo Salerno 
MSK (Midfoot OA): Critical concepts for conservative and surgical management 
16:15 - 16:30
16:30 - 16:45 Diabetes
Dr Byron Perrin 
The foot-health and mortality of adult patients with diabetes in Northern Tasmania: findings from an epidemiological study with two-year follow-up
16:45 - 17:00 Anna Horn 
Looking on the bright side of a diabetes diagnosis
Workshop 27 
Dr Helen Banwell & Alicia James 
Paediatric assessment 1 - What to cover in a standard consult
Workshop 28 
Dr Cylie Williams & Hayley Uden 
Paediatric assessment 2 - The toolbox, assessing beyond the standard consult
Workshop 29 
Invited Speaker: Dr John Arnold
Clinical Test & Imaging in midfoot OA
17:00 - 17:15 Dr Martin J Spink 
Calf muscle stretching is ineffective in increasing ankle range of motion or reducing plantar pressures in people with diabetes and ankle equinus: a randomised controlled trial
17:15 - 17:30 Julia Yuncken 
Diabetes education retention: a systematic review
17:30 - 18:00 APodA AGM
18:00 - 19:00
19:00 - 22:30 The Australian Podiatry Conference Bared Cocktail Party 2019
 
 
 

FRIDAY 24 MAY

 
8:00 Registration Desk Open Workshop 30 
Michael Nitschke (Sponsored by AAPSM) 
Starting to Run
Workshop 31 
A/Prof Mark Gilheany 
Functional anatomy and implications for orthotic therapy 
Workshop 32 - Industry 
Craig Payne (Sponsored by Orthotech)
Foot Orthotics - Tips & Pitfalls 
9:30 - 10:00  
10:00 - 10:30 Invited Speaker: Dr Matthew Cotchett, La Trobe University 
Affective and cognitive factors associated with pain and function in people with plantar heel pain 
Workshop 33 
Michael Nitschke (Sponsored by AAPSM) 
Starting to Run
Workshop 34 
Dr Peter Manuel, Dr Paul Armanasco 
Functional ankle anatomy & assessment techniques
Workshop 35 - Industry
Bartold Biomechanics
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 11:30 Keynote Speaker: Prof Marian Hannan, Harvard University, USA
Insights from the Framingham Foot Study: Are Key Aspects of Health Being Overlooked?
11:30 - 12:00 Invited Speaker: Dr Ray Moynihan, Bond University
Preventing overdiagnosis: how can we stop harming the healthy? 
   
12:00 - 12:30 Invited Speaker: Prof Rachelle Buchbinder, Monash University 
Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of musculoskeletal conditions in Australia and implications for podiatric practice 
   
12:30 - 13:00 Q&A Panel - The Future of Podiatry
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Keynote Speaker: Prof Anne Maree Keenan OBE, The University of Leeds, UK
Palindromic arthritis: the key to understanding rheumatoid arthritis?
14:30 - 14:45 Conference Awards
14:45 - 15:00 Close
15:00 - 16:00 Farewell Drinks