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Delcam announces speakers for Orthotics Technology Forum 2012

The 2012 Orthotics Technology Forum programme will include a dinner at Manchester United Football Club

Delcam has announced the initial group of speakers for its second Orthotics Technology Forum, to be held on 12th and 13th July, 2012, at the University of Salford in Greater Manchester, UK. Following the success of the initial event in Bath last year, the Forum will again cover new technologies and processes designed to assist practitioners and laboratories in prescribing, designing and manufacturing custom orthotic insoles. For more information, please visit

The international speakers confirmed so far include Professor Christopher Nester, Associate Head Research & Innovation, School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, Ryan Robinson,  CEO at Walking Mobility and Chairman of the Pedorthist Association of Canada, Craig Tanner, Sports Podiatrist, Aspetar-Qatar Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Hospital, Jatinder Olk, Kent Community Health NHS Trust East, José Víctor Alfaro Santafé, General Manager of Podoactiva (Spain), and Graham Bennett, Managing Director of CRDM and HP Deskjet (UK).

The presentations will cover the latest technology that is currently being used in the design and manufacture of orthotic insoles as well as what may be on the horizon. With the Olympic Games due to be held shortly after the conference, the Forum will include speakers from the field of sports podiatry.

The programme will be divided into five sections covering scanning and measurement, design of orthotic insoles, design of orthopaedic footwear, manufacturing technology and workflow management. The overall aim is to provide another opportunity for delegates to see a wide variety of innovative technologies from a combination of diverse organisations.

The University of Salford is home to Europe’s largest School of Podiatry. The recently-completed facilities in its School for Health Sciences include a multi-million pound podiatry clinic, three gait-analysis and biomechanics laboratories, digital-analysis rooms and orthotics laboratories. Delegates will be able to take part in hands-on experiences as well as a tour of the University’s podiatry and biomechanical research facilities.

As part of the focus on sport, the Forum Dinner will be held at one of the world’s most iconic sports venues – Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United Football Club. Delegates will be able to enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Club’s museum, which houses three floors of history and memorabilia, before enjoying a three-course meal in the Evolution Suite with pitch-side views. There will also be the opportunity for delegates and speakers to network during the evening to share their experiences with colleagues from around the world.

The Forum will be of interest to laboratory managers, podiatrist and orthotists, in fact any organisation that is looking to improve the efficiency and profitability of its laboratory or clinic, and to provide a better service to its patients. Delcam is currently applying for it to be CPD approved so that attendance will count towards the professional development of UK delegates.

11 May 2012

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