On 28th May 2011 the Dorset Branch of the SCP, and myself, will be holding a biomechanics study day in poole, in Dorset.
The afternoon will be my usual rambling lecturing, probably on the topic of paediatrics.
The morning however will be a debate. Think, Pod Arena, the live show and you'll hopefully be pretty warm.
The format will be this. A small number of companies will be invited to promote their orthotic solutions.
I would ideally like (to get a nice spread)
One person representing a traditional "lab" (vacuum moulding), POP or foam casting.
One person representing a lab which uses in clinic laser scanning and CAD CAM
One person representing a "direct moulding" solution (insoles moulded directly to feet)
At least one person representing a range of pre fab orthoses.
Anyone with any other type of orthotic solutions.
Each rep will be given 20 minutes (strictly limited) to present their wares as "The best solution for private practice". We will then break for tea during which anyone, delegates or reps, may hand me questions on postcards for one or more of the reps, anonymously or otherwise. After tea I shall be chairing what should be a lively debate, based on the questions.
We'll take a quick poll of what peoples first and second choice is for systems and we'll see if the choices have changed after the event. I'll post a run down of the debate on here afterward.
So, anyone who wants a chance to represent their product, get in touch with me by email firstname.lastname@example.org
And register your interest on this thread. The places will be limited to 4 or 5 reps and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Anyone interested in attending should contact the Bournmouth branch on email@example.com
. The cost is yet to be confirmed but will probably be around the £50 - £70 mark for SCP members (or will it be SPC members by then?
Should be a fun morning!