Iunie 1-3, 2018

Ramada Parc Hotel, Ramada Plaza Hotel
Bucuresti, Romania

Al doilea Congres National

Cu Participare Internationala

2 zile de workshop-uri intensive si cursuri pentru medici si asistente medicale

About Us

2018 Congress of Podiatry is the 2nd international, interdisciplinary diabetic foot congress organized in Romania by the Association of Podiatry. The congress has the intention to put together physicians from different fields of medicine, from different specialties, all of them involved in foot care, especially in diabetic foot care, for developing the multidisciplinary team so necessary for foot care. The congress has also the intention to put together physicians and nurses for developing the real team in the benefit of the patients.

The main course of the congress is designed for the wide spectrum of generalists and specialists who diagnose and manage the diabetic foot. Didactic talks, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, specialty symposia and workshops will delve into diagnostic and interventional strategies for diabetic foot ulcers and amputation prevention. Featuring a world-renowned international faculty, 2018 Congress of Podiatry offers the opportunity to review state-of-the-art concepts and techniques.

Program Preliminar

Thursday, the 7th of June 2018 Joi, 7 iunie 2018
17:00 - 19:00 Registration of participants / Înregistrarea participanţilor
19:00 - 20:00 Opening ceremony / Ceremonia de deschidere
20:00 - 22:30 Welcome Dinner & Networking / Cină
Friday, the 8th of June 2018 Vineri, 8 iunie 2018 Terra Grand Ballroom
Chairmen / Moderatori: Frank Bowling, Neil Reeves; Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the lower limb
09:00 - 09:15 Opening speech’s Ioan A. Veresiu, Romania; Frank Bowling, UK.
09:15 - 09:45 Biomechanics of the foot and lower limb in human movement. Neil Reeves, UK
09:45 - 10:15 Functional anatomy of the foot and leg. David Dunning, UK
10:15 - 10:45 The foot: the machine and the mechanics Nachi Chockalingam, UK
10:45 - 11:00 Panel discussions
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break / Pauză de cafea
Chairmen / Moderatori: Ioan A. Veresiu; Frank Bowling; Common Pathologies of the lower limb
11:30 - 12:00 Assessment and rehabilitation of the ankle and foot Mihai Berteanu, Romania
12:00 - 12:30 Neurological conditions of the lower limb. Bogdan Florea, Romania
12:30 - 13:00 Musculoskeletal conditions of the lower limb. Alfred Gatt, Malta
13:00 - 13:15 Panel discussions
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch & Networking / Pauză de prânz
Chairmen / Moderatori: Frank Bowling; Cynthia Formosa; Prosthetics and Orthotics and improving patient compliance
14:30 - 15:00 Routine podiatric interventions. David Dunning, UK
15:00 - 15:30 The use of orthoses in podiatric practice Alfred Gatt, Malta
15:30 - 16:00 Do foot orthoses work? Nachi Chockalingam, UK
16:00 - 16:15 Panel discussions
16:15 - 16:35 Coffee break / Pauză de cafea
Chairmen / Moderatori: David Dunning; Alfred Gatt;
16:35 - 16:55 The Podiatric Profession in General and Diabetes Context Cynthia Formosa, Malta
16:55 - 17:15 Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy - a much too often unrecognized problem Ioan Veresiu, Romania
17:15 - 17:45 Patient education in diabetic foot Cornelia Bala, Romania
17:45 - 18:00 European collaboration for diabetic foot ulcerations Iulia Dragoi, Romania
18:00 - 18:15 Panel discussions
19:30 - 22:00 Dinner & Networking / Cina
Saturday, the 9th of June 2018 Sâmbătă, 9 iunie 2018 Terra Grand Ballroom
Chairmen / Moderatori: Andrew Boulton; Mihai Ionac - Surgical Interventions in the lower limb
09:00 - 09:30 Diabetes global foot pandemic. Andrew Boulton. UK
09:30 - 10:00 Pedal amputations. Frank Bowling, UK
10:00 - 10:30 Simple and Complex Revascularizations to Improve Wound Healing Mihai Ionac, Romania
10:30 - 10:45 Panel discussions
10:45 - 11:10 Coffee break / Pauză de cafea
11:10 - 12:30 Biomechanical workshop
Functional anatomy, Human movement, Gait analysis
Videos, hands on practical assessment’s.
Nachi Chockalingam, UK
Neil Reeves, UK
David Dunning, UK
Iulia Dragoi, Romania
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch & Networking / Pauză de prânz
Chairmen / Moderatori: Frank Bowling, Ioan A. Veresiu, Wounds and Infections
13:30 - 14:00 Prescribing practice in podiatric medicine Sharon Rees, UK
14:00 - 14:30 Infections in the diabetic foot. Eduard Catrina, Romania
14:30 - 15:00 Topical Antibiotics in foot surgery Frank Bowling, UK
15:00 - 15:15 Panel discussions
15:15 - 15:40 Coffee break / Pauză de cafea
Chairmen / Moderatori: Ioan A. Veresiu, Frank Bowling
15:40 - 16:40 Case presentations
Everything is possible!
Our experience in Charcot hindfoot reconstruction
Extensive purpura in a diabetic female with recurrent foot infection

Mihai Creţeanu, Romania
Paula Pavel, Iozefina Botezatu, Romania
Daniel-Tudor Cosma, Romania
16:40 - 17:00 Panel discussions
Closing speech and round table with all the chairs
17:00 - 18:30 Hartmann product presentation and workshop
Diabetic Foot Approach using Hartmann Products respecting T.I.M.E principles
Luminita Gheorghiu, Romania
Alina Tigau, Romania

Continuing Medical Education

The debates and the lectures of the Congress of Podiatry are in the interest of the physicians from the specialties of diabetes, surgery, vascular surgery, dermatology, ortopedy, neurology, reumatology. Parallel session will be organized for nurses and phisiokinetotherapists. All the topics aim the increase of the awareness of podiatry, of foot care in health care professionals and nevertheless in the general population. Diabetic foot field is a full day topic due to the continously increase of number of people with diabetes and also due to the high rate of amputation in same population.

  1. Increase the awareness of podiatry and foot care in health care professionals and general population
  2. Identify updated information to provide patient care in diabetic foot care.
  3. Explain new techniques in collaborating and communicating when working with teams to ensure best practices in patient care, education and research in foot care.
  4. Apply quality improvement in areas in foot care.
  5. Utilize updated information as outlined in program as related to foot care and diseases.
  6. Outline on new techniques and studies along with innovative approaches related to patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, and system based practices.


"Podiatrists understand how the foot works, they are the foot scientists par excellence. It is with great enthusiasm that the International Federation of Podiatrists supports the Romanian Association for podiatry in their efforts of recognizing podiatry as a health care profession and this for the benefit of patients with foot and ankle ailments."

Caroline Teugels, Executive Director FIP-IFP

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We are currently accepting sponsorship applications
for the year of 2018.

For further informnation please contact secretariat@podiatrie.ro

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Map & Directions

June 7-9, 2018
Ramada Parc Hotel, Ramada Plaza Hotel
Bucuresti, Romania

Asociatia de Podiatrie,
Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Phone:+40 743 999 333
Fax:+40 264 438 359