The University of Salford is proud to host the 7th ENPODHE conference March 21-23 2018. 

Salford is ranked as one of the world’s most international universities, and has a proud history stemming back to the industrial revolution.

Today it has over 20,000 students and is a leading educational establishment in health, media, and many other fields.

The world leading podiatry school at Salford offers state of the art facilities, techniques and teaching, as well as a clinical service to the public. Our academics are all experts within the field of podiatry and several awarded the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Faculty of Podiatric Medicine.

We are committed to developing talented and committed podiatry professionals to make a difference in the real world.



Staff and students, REGISTER NOW for ENPODHE 2018
(Registration deadline: Wednesday 28th February)


ENPODHE 2018 will run over three days
21st -23rd March 2018. 

Wednesday March 21st – 12.30pm to 6pm

Meeting of the ENPODHE Executive (invitation only)

Venue: To be confirmed

Wednesday evening 6.30pm – all staff and students attending ENPODHE 2018 are invited celebrate the opening of the ENPODHE 2018 congress (venue to be confirmed)


Thursday March 22nd – 9.00am to 4.30pm


Series of workshops hosted by University of Salford staff and students, showcasing facilities, research and podiatry techniques.


Teaching and Learning Day – presentations and discussion on issues related to podiatry education from classroom, clinic, national and european levels.

Venue: Allerton Building and podiatry clinic, University of Salford.

Thursday evening – 7pm – all staff and students are invited to the main social event for ENPODHE 2018. Evening dinner at Old Trafford, Manchester United Football Stadium.

Friday March 23rd – 9.00am to 4.00pm

Scientific congress

Keynote lecture from Dr Sicco Bus on the diabetic foot, and further clinical and research presentations from students and staff of the ENPODHE network.

Venue: Chapman Building, University of Salford.


Message from the ENPODHE 2018 Congress Chair Professor Chris Nester

It is my pleasure to invite you to join us in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Salford, for the first ever ENPODHE congress hosted in the UK.

The Salford Podiatry school is one of the oldest in the UK and we are proud of both our heritage and our current teaching, clinical and research activities. We look forward to sharing these with you in March 2018.

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 Dr Sicco Bus). We welcome the ENPODHE community to our campus where research, teaching and learning co-exist and hope the congress is a platform for podiatry student and staff learning.

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 2018 organising committee (Dr Jane McAdam, Veronica Newton, Jo Schofield).

Our Podiatry students

Our research


Thursday March 22nd – 9.00am to 4.30pm

Staff track

Teaching and Learning Day

An exciting and interactive programme including experts on innovative teaching methods, curriculum of the future, digital technology in teaching and learning, Research into teaching and student assessment

More details of the programme will follow later this year.

Venue: Allerton Building, University of Salford.


You can see the full conference schedule in the PDF document here.


Thursday March 22nd – 9.00am to 4.30pm 

Student track

This will be a series of workshops hosted by University of Salford staff and students, showcasing facilities, research and podiatry techniques.
Students will attend workshops on a rotation throughout the day.

More details of the programme will follow later this year.

Venue: Podiatry clinic, Allerton building, University of Salford.


Friday March 23rd – 9.00am to 4.00pm

Chapman Building, University of Salford.

 We will hear from staff and students of podiatry Schools on a range of clinical and research topics.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr Sicco Bus.

“Evidence based approach to off loading the diabetic foot?”


You can see the full conference schedule in the PDF document here.

Dr Sicco Bus is a human movement scientist and head of the Human Performance Laboratory at the Department of Rehabilitation of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

After two years of post-graduate research at Penn State University in USA, Sicco completed his doctoral dissertation on the structural and functional aspects of the neuropathic diabetic foot at the AMC in Amsterdam in 2004. Since 2003, Sicco also works as a clinical researcher on the diabetic foot at the Ziekenhuisgroep Twente in Almelo.

In his current work at the AMC in Amsterdam Sicco divides his time with leading the Human Performance Laboratory and initiating, coordinating, and supervising research, mostly on (the biomechanics of) the diabetic foot.

Sicco is member of the editorial board and two guideline work groups of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot.

We will also hear from podiatrist Aimee Patience who represents a new wave of research active Podiatrists in the UK.

“From intern to early career researcher – my advice and journey so far”.

Aimie qualified as a Podiatrist from Queen Margaret University in Scotland and is now a Clinical Trials Associate in the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine. After completing an eight-week Arthritis Research UK Public Health Internship on multi-body foot modelling, Aimie secured her position at Leeds and has since contributed, regulated and facilitated on-going portfolio studies in the Foot and Ankle Studies Group. She is also a podiatrist within the rheumatology foot health department.

We will also hear from Richard Collings.

“Does measurement of plantar pressure and immediate ‘in-clinic’ foot orthoses reduce foot ulceration and subsequent amputation?”

Graduating from Plymouth University in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry, Richard undertook an MSc in Clinical Podiatric Biomechanics in 2013 at Stafford University. Richard started his PhD in April 2016 with a prestigious NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellowship. His research is looking at incorporating an instant insole solution into NHS practice for ulcer prevention in people with diabetes. He currently works part time on his PhD and part time in the NHS in his role as a Team Lead Podiatrist, specialising in Musculoskeletal disorders. Richard has been a member of the Balance Enhancement and Ulcer Prevention (BEUP) collaborative for the last 4 years and as part of the Rehabilitation team for the School for Health Professions.



Salford and Manchester are twin cities just 1 mile apart, located in the north west of England. Manchester airport has direct flights from across the world. Trains from the airport direct to Manchester city centre and the University of Salford campus station take just 30 minutes.

You can get from Manchester city centre to the University in 5-10 minutes by train from either Victoria (5 minutes) or Piccadilly (10 minutes) train stations.

The University campus is spread over 1km of Chapel Street in Salford.


Wednesday March 21st – 12.30pm to 6pm

The venue for the ENPODHE executive meeting (invitation only) will be MS 3.02 in the Mary Seacole Building (3rd floor), click here for location. This will be followed by a welcome reception from 6pm in the same room. All delegates are welcome to attend the reception.


Thursday March 22nd – 9.00am to 4.30pm

The Teaching and Learning Day will start with staff and students together in MS G21, the main lecture theatre on the ground floor of the Mary Seacole Building. Click here for location details.

Students will then move about campus to attend various workshops guided by our podiatry students. Staff and students will meet together for lunch back in the Mary Seacole Building.

Evening dinner will be at Old Trafford, Manchester United Football Stadium.

Friday March 23rd – 9.00am to 4.00pm

Scientific congress

The scientific programme will be in Chapman theatre 3, with trade stands and lunch in adjacent rooms.

The Chapman Building is location on the eastern side of the railway line that runs through the campus, click here for details. Turn left as you exit the Salford Crescent (NOT SALFORD CENTRAL) train station and walk down University Road, and the Chapman Building is through the large archway on the opposite side of the roundabout.


Staff and students, REGISTER NOW for ENPODHE 2018
(Registration deadline: Wednesday 28th February)

You will be able to register for the congress but will need to make separate arrangement for flights and accommodation.


We suggest you focus your hotel searches around the Victoria station area of the city centre for the easiest way to the campus each morning.

3 budget hotels:

Travel Lodge


Premier Inn Salford Central