24th and 25th of SEPTEMBER 2020

Message from the ENPODHE 2020 Congress
Chair Professor Gabriel Gijon-Nogueron

It is my pleasure to invite you to join us in ENPODHE Meeting Online after it had been cancelled the last March due to COVID19 by Microsoft Team.

The congress is an opportunity to learn from your peers, senior figures in our profession, and benefit from scholars in related areas of knowledge (such as Prof Chris Nester or Dr Kevin Deschamp).

We believe Podiatry has a bright future and that through collaboration and integration of professional activities we can create effective foot health care for patients and exciting and rewarding careers for talented students (and each other).

On behalf of the ENPODHE 2020 organising committee (Dr Gabriel Gijon, Dr. Ana Belen Ortega, Dr. Maria Ruiz).


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  • General Assembly 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm Meeting of the ENPODHE executive partners (All teachers and executive board) Venue: Link by Microsoft Team


  • Presentation ERASMUS + Future Feet project and the collaboration with the ENPODHE members 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm Venue: Link by Microsoft Team


9.30 am to 5.30 pm > ENPODHE 2020 Scientific Congress*

Organizing Committee: Dr Gabriel Gijon Nogueron; Dr. Ana Belen Ortega Avila; Dr. Maria Ruiz Muñoz; Dr. Pablo Cervera Garvi; Dr. Ana Marchena Rodriguez; Dr Joaquin Paez Mogue


Venue: Link by Microsoft Team


9.30 – 9.45      Opening  

Dr. Rector, Dr. Mª Teresa Labajo-Manzares (Dean of Faculty) and Dr. Alfred Gatt, President of ENPODHE

Session 1:
Moderator: Dr. Maria Ruiz Muñoz     

9.45 – 10.15 Dr. Luis Roche Seruendo  University of San Jorge, Zaragoza (Spain) Testing running shoes: main factors and considerations for good biomechanics results.

10.20 – 10.35 Dr. Alfonso Martinez-Nova. University of Extremadura (Spain) Effect of Anaesthesia With or Without a Vasoconstrictor in Mechanical Matricectomy.

10.40 – 11.00 Professor İbrahim Engin Simsek Dokuz Eylül University  School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, İzmir (Turkey) Insoles: old ways with new perspectives

11.05 – 11.15 Raúl Fernández Torres University of Malaga (Spain) Validity and reliability of objective clinical outcome measures in diabetic foot: a systematic review.

11.15 – 11.35 BREAK

Session 2:
Moderator: Dr. Ana Marchena-Rodriguez

11.35-11.50 Dr. Alfred Gatt University of Malta (Malta) Electromyography: an underused modality in Podiatry

11.55- 12.10 Yves Lescure Institute National de Podologie Paris (France) Running retraining, literature review 

12.15 – 12.25 Erica Bartolo Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta (Malta) Segmental lower limb mobility, muscle activity and plantar pressure analysis in individuals living with diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

12.30 – 12.40 Alberto José Pérez Panero University of Malaga (Spain) Prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of diabetic foot based on clinical practice guidelines: A systematic review.

12.40 – 12.50 Carole Puil University of Rennes (France) Clinical evaluation of plantar exteroceptive inefficiency: normalisation of plantar quotient.

12.50 – 13.05 Dr Sebastian Delacroix Institute National de Podologie Paris (France) The masking (classic vs anatomical) protocol for the assessment of plantar pressure measurement of the forefoot

13.10 – 13.30 Laura Ramos Petersen University Catholic of Murcia (Spain) Effectiveness of foot orthoses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis related to disability and pain

13.30 – 15.00 LUNCH

 Session 3:
Moderator: Dr. Pablo Cervera Garvi

15.00 – 15:30 . Dr. Kevin Deschamps University of  Parnnesse Brussel (Belgium) Clinical insights provided by multi-segment kinetic foot models

15.30 – 15:45  Antoine Brabants University of Parnnesse Brussel (Belgium) Relationship between in-shoe pressure measurements and fear of falling among non- community-dwelling elderly

15.45 – 16.05 Dr. Veronica Newton University of Salford Manchester (United Kingdom) Neurological deficit of the foot  and ankle implications for practice

16.05 – 16.20 Pedro Munuera Martinez University of Seville, (Spain) A new device to easily measure the first ray mobility

16.20 – 16.45 Dr. Cyntia Formosa. University of Malta (Malta) Integrating and applying vascular research into clinical practice

16.45 – 17.00 Dr Chelsea Starbuck University of Salford Manchester (United Kingdom) Structural and functional deficits in chronically unstable ankles

17.00 – 17.30 Closing Conference Dr. Alejandro Luque-Suarez. Department of Physiotherapy. University of Malaga. (Spain) Central mechanisms to explain chronic musculoskeletal pain: a call for action in Podiatry.