David Good Attends College of Podiatry Conference- Glasgow 2016

Quiz Night

As you can see from Nikki’s recent blog post that the team of Podiatrists including the Directors from The Footcare Centre attended our annual conference back in November. It was a particularly enjoyable conference from which we learnt but more importantly we bonded further as a team as it was the first real opportunity that Des and Stuart, over from Canada had met our two newest Podiatrists’ Paul and Nikki.

The first day started early at Heathrow Airport so that we could make the initial session of the Conference, from here there were several concurrent sessions and it was down to the individual Podiatrists to what they attended. My first lecture was on paediatrics within podiatry and I further developed my knowledge of tarsal coalition…… which is a blog I shall write about in the future. The afternoon was an opportunity to meet with our current and possible future suppliers of equipment and sundries, so that we could learn of anything new that is out or on the horizon. Following this I went to a dermatology session based on allergies and the skin which reaffirmed my current knowledge base.

In the evening was when the laughs began…. our team entered the quiz which was held at the Crown Plaza conveniently where we were staying. Joining us was the current Chairman of our Society and the current Practice Accreditation officer, so we had to be on our best behaviour (well sort of). With our combined heads we managed fourth place…. in the circumstances this was a fair effort.

Tarantino Restaurante

The Friday saw me attend both a Podiatric Sport Medicine and Musculoskeletal lecture which are of particular interest to me, as well as the two plenary sessions that all podiatrists attend. Back to the important subjects of food and laughter though, which saw us all go to the wonderfully intimate Tarantino Ristorante in the famous Sauchiehall Street, where we all had gorgeous starters, mains and desserts.

One of the most brilliantly delivered sessions I have ever attended at our annual conferences over 11yrs was conducted by John Lees a business speaker visiting from America in which he had a very interesting and amusing take on what common traits high achievers in business have. He highlighted the attitudes that are needed to become a successful practitioner both clinically and professionally, I am glad to say all our Podiatrists share this trait and I look forward to working with our energised team over the next coming months to develop/expand our current systems.

I would like to thank the whole team for a thoroughly enjoyable few days.

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