27th, 28th and 29th of March 2019

Message from the ENPODHE 2019 Congress Scientific Committee.

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us in the department of Podiatry of the School of Health Sciences Parnasse. The Podiatry department celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019 and we are delighted to share our teaching and clinical activities with the Enpodhe community.

The School of Health Sciences is located nearby the headquarter of the european commission. The strategic position of Bruxelles in Europe gives the city a unique mix of cultures. Moreover, Belgium has occupied a key role in the creation of the european union and the same can be stated about the creation of Enpodhe. The congress aims at highlighting the research and collaborations amongst podiatry educational institutions. The congress also illustrates the ambition among clinically-oriented and academic-oriented podiatrists to strive for evidence-based practice.

It is our strong believe that Podiatry is facing a number of challenges which can only be tackled through international collaboration and discussion. In this perspective, Enpodhe can be considered as an ideal facilitator.

On behalf of the ENPODHE 2019 organising committee
(Dr Kevin Deschamps, Mr Antoine Brabants, Mr Gauthier Debugne).



Staff and students, REGISTER NOW for yhe ENPODHE CONFERENCE 2019



The payment should be made by bank transfer.
Here are the bank details:

IBAN: BE90 0689 3042 4532



Communication : ENPODHE – (SURNAME) – (FIRST NAME) – Number of days attended (1 or 3)


“Teamwork make the dream work.”


Wednesday March 27th

2pm to 5pm

Meeting of the ENPODHE executive partners (All teachers and executive
board)Meeting of the ENPODHE executive partners (All teachers and executive board)

Parnasse-ISEI Institute
Avenue Mounier
841200 Bruxelles

7pm to 8pm

All staff and students attending ENPODHE 2019 are invited celebrate the opening of the ENPODHE 2019 congress

Parnasse-ISEI Institute
Avenue Mounier 84
1200 Bruxelles

Thursday March 28th

8am to 5.30 pm > Scientific congress

Organizing Committee:
Kevin Deschamps
Antoine Brabants
Gauthier Debugne     

W:HALLL – Centre Culturel de Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
Avenue Charles Thielemans
931150 Bruxelles 

8.00 am- 8.30 am        Registration & coffee 

8.30 am- 8.40 am        Welcome       

Chair of the ENPODHE 2019 Conference: Dr. K. Deschamps          
Head of IES-Parnasse: Dr. Annick Jacobs    
Head of the Podiatry Department Parnasse-ISEI: Mr. Gauthier Debugne      
President ENPODHE: Dr. Alfred Gatt

Session 1: Musculoskeletal podiatry        

8.40 am- 9.25 am       Keynote: Emma Cowley        

9.25 am- 10.25 am      Abstract presentations and invited lectures   

10.25 am- 10.45 am    Break

Session 2: New technologies and field monitoring of patients        

10.45 am- 12.25 am    Abstract presentations and invited lectures   

12.30 am- 1.30 pm      Lunch 

Session 3: Reinventing  podiatry      

1.30 pm-2.00 pm       Invited Speaker: Reinventing the profession of podiatry
Prof. Dr. C. Nester     

2.00 pm- 3.20 am        Abstract presentations and invited lectures   

3.20 pm- 3.45 pm        Break 

Session 4: Embracing arthritic degeneration of the hindfoot     

3.45 pm- 5.30 pm        Abstract presentations and invited lectures   

5.30pm to 6.30pm

The 20th anniversary Parnasse-ISEI’s Podiatry

W:HALLL – Centre Culturel de Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
Avenue Charles Thielemans
93 1150 Bruxelles 



Gala dinner for the staff

“Chez Patrick”
rue des Chapeliers
6 1000 Bruxelles

Gala dinner for the students
Venue to be confirmed

Friday March 29th

W:HALLL – Centre Culturel de Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
Avenue Charles Thielemans
931150 Bruxelles  

8.30 am to 12.30 pm


Series of workshops hosted by Parnasse-ISEI Institute staff and students






12.30 pm to 13.30 pm

Closing and lunch for teachers and students





Emma Cowley is a lecturer in podiatry at the University of Plymouth, co-founder of the largest special advisory group in the College of Podiatry, MSK:UK, and holds roles at the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance, College of Podiatry and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Passionate about the impact of musculoskeletal podiatry, Emma has invested her career into specialising in this field, led an MSK team in the NHS in one of the first polyclinics in the country and now continues in independent practice.

Her research portfolio is in the effects of high heels on gait and posture and, more recently, the effects of prolonged running on the biomechanics and function of the foot and ankle. In her role as vice-dean of the Directorate of Podiatric Medicine (CoP) has, been tasked with developing a career framework and MSK competency spine for the profession in collaboration with Health Education England.


Professor Chris Nester is a UK podiatrist by first degree and leads foot and ankle research in the School of Health & Society (University of Salford, UK). Chris has published over 110 journals papers, had 17 PhD students complete their studies, and secured over £7 million to support his research. He has led projects with colleagues in the USA, China, Australia and across Europe.

His research focus continues to be how foot structure and function affect foot health and how treatments including footwear and orthotic insoles can be optimised. However, whilst clinical biomechanics remains a key strength of his research, he has an increasing interest in qualitative research methods and in public health, social science and digital research. This reflects his open minded approach to sourcing the right research strategy for each new research challenge.

Previous EU projects have focused on the design of footwear, foot orthoses and medical devices. Related sponsorship has come from the UK government via the Technology Strategy Board (now INNOVATE UK), NHS innovation funds and direct industry sponsorship. Chris has been involved in six “Knowledge Transfer Partnerships” to date and worked with local and global business in the foot health sector (e.g. Scholl and Clark’s). Working with industry and other stakeholders is a hallmark of his career. Chris is also involved in Salfordinsole, a University spin off company researching, designing and producing foot orthoses in the UK.

In 2016 Chris and Dr Stewart Morrison (University of Brighton) launched the GREAT FOUNDATIONS initiative, promoting a better understanding of children’s feet and foot health. This was supported by £1.5 million from the William M Scholl Endowment Trust.
In 2018 Chris will lead a “Priority Setting Partnership” with the James Lind Alliance, seeking to establish the top ten national foot health research priorities.​


Call for abstracts is open.
Please fill it out and send it to us via the form below.
Abstract submission deadline: 15/01/2019