“sharing clinical gold”

What if you could chat with the UK’s top podiatrists over a glass of wine? What if they shared their “clinical gold” in practical quickfire presentations? What if you could spend the afternoon hiking, surfing, or golfing with those very same people? Or the evening at one of Ireland's oldest pubs?

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This year's event promises to be distinct. The Firefly Summit 2017: Podiatric MSK will see 21 of the profession's top minds, 11 female and 10 male, join over 100 delegates in Sligo, Ireland’s adventure capital and home of Firefly Orthoses.

Across September 29th and 30th, you’ll have the opportunity to acquire CPD points through a series of quickfire lectures. Learn from the UK and Ireland's most renowned podiatric consultants and practitioners as they share their hands-on clinical practices. Advance your professional expertise by learning their "Clinical Gold".

The Firefly Summit seeks to connect you to these leading minds by removing the barriers of traditional conferences. A world famous surf spot, a renowned hiking destination and home to the world’s finest links golf courses, in Sligo you’ll get to dialogue with Podiatry's best in relaxed atmospheres both in and out of the conference environment.

Perched on the edge of Europe, Sligo is Ireland's hidden jewel. Framed by spectacular mountains and the roar of the Atlantic ocean the landscape has a record of drawing creative spirits, leaving an indelible influence on those who visit. And with direct flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh to Ireland West Airport, Knock, escaping to Sligo is a breeze.

The Programme

This year's summit is set to be a value-packed event. During the day you'll participate in a variety of dynamic presentations, like the 10-minute rapid fire talks, the unconference sessions and the group panel discussion “The Root Model”. Once you've experienced some clinical gold, get to know your fellow podiatrists during the activities and evening events in Sligo, Firefly's home. Note that the inital programme is subject to change.

Friday

9:25 -11:30

Airport Transfers


Knock Airport

1:00

Registration & Lunch


The Model

2:00

Rapid Fire Presentations — 1

3:45

Coffee Break

4:15

Rapid Fire Presentations — 2

7:30

8:30

Wine, Networking & Lab Tour

9:30

Pub Tour


Sligo Town

Saturday

7:45

Registration & Welcome


The Model

8:30

Rapid Fire Presentations — 3

9:45

Coffee Break

10:15

Rapid Fire Presentations — 4

11:30

Unconference Sessions

1:30

Lunch

2:00

Activities (Surfing, Hiking, etc.)

5:00

Break for hotels

6:30

Dinner Reception & Exhibits


The Model

8:30

Social Good Sessions

9:30

Live Music


The Model

Rapid Fire Presentations

In these dynamic sessions, each speaker has only 10 minutes to succinctly share the essence of their idea.

Unconference Sessions

In Unconference sessions, speakers and attendees interact and learn from each-other, with discussions that develop in real-time during the event.

Topics & Speakers

We wanted a diverse set of perspectives at this year's summit, and have invited 11 female and 10 male speakers. Selected for their expertise and hands-on experience, these top minds have been discussing and collaborating on topics for the past few months. Learn about their Rapid-Fire presentations below, and for more on the speakers themselves click the button beside their name.

The Root Model

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Nicola Blower, Hannah Watkinson, Emma Cowley, Trevor Prior, and Ian Griffiths will discuss the Root Model Paradigm, taking questions from the audience.

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Emily Ball

Sports Podiatrist

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Power, Control or Gait Technique – How 3D Gait aides Decision Making

Trevor Prior

Podiatric Surgeon

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Running Retraining for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Ian Griffiths

Sports Podiatrist

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Flow and Workflow in Clinical Problem Solving

Emma Cowley

Podiatric Lecturer

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Neurodynamic Testing – Slump and SLR

Hannah Watkinson

Biomechanical Podiatrist

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Tendonopathy Rehabilation of Tibialis Posterior

Nick Knight

MSK/Sports Podiatrist

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Think Vascular – Are you putting enough pressure on your patients?

Jon Palmer

Biomechanics Podiatrist

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Leg Length Differences; Measurement and Pressure Plate Analysis

Katherine Cook

Physiotherapist

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The Anatomy of a Tiptoe – Pursuing the “Rigid Lever”

Nicola Blower

MSK Podiatrist

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TMTJ Arthritis – A Combined Clinical Approach of Injection and Orthotic Therapy

John Chadwick

MSK Podiatrist

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Asymmetrical Injury Patterns linked to Skeletal Influences/Drivers using Observational Video Analysis

Wayne Edwards

MSK Podiatrist

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Foot drop and gait changes with a Richie Brace, Orthoses and FES (functional electrical stimulation) – A Case Report

Sophie Roberts

Biomechanics Podiatrist

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Low Level Laser and Acupuncture on Injury and Rehabilitation

Mary Moore

Biomechanics Podiatrist

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Rotational Deformity of The Lower Limb, Identification and Implications

Glen Foley

Mechanist/Podiatrist

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You would heal a lot faster if your brain would stop lying to you – The Neurology of Injury and Healing

David Cashley

Biomechanics Podiatrist

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Communicating Podiatric Pathomechanics to the Patient

Ruth Mackie

Orthopaedic Podiatrist

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Bunions and the Three Musketeers: Surgical Gold! – What you need to know to inform your patients

Claire O’Kane

Podiatric Surgeon

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Why patients value their hairdresser more than their podiatrist – How to get patients to stay, pay and refer for a lifetime

Justin Blake

Podiatrist

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Using See-saws to understand Rotational Equilibrium, Joint Moments & Kinematics/Kinetics

Martin Mc Geough

Podiatrist

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Heel Pain Treatment - Cortisone, PRP or Botox A?

Eileen Dolan

MSK Podiatrist

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Loading Patterns that Result In 2nd MTPJ Overload

Suzy Speirs

Podiatric Surgeon

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