The objective is to provide the project with a sound dissemination and communication framework of the project and outcomes course at European level. Dissemination and Communication have been a main concern in the definition of the project, our strategy is based on:
- Addressing end-users and potential stakeholders.
- Having a continuous dialogue with these interest groups to ensure the applicability of results.
Newsletters help inform readers and get people interested on our project. They serve as a medium to announce upcoming events and updates, and they reach a wide range of people via mail.
All the dissemination actions of the project are included in these reports.
Mutiplier event 1
Helsinki, 21st of September of 2017
The first Multiplier Event of the project was addressed to disseminate the first Intellectual output of the project: Curriculum of Podiatrain course. The event was led by XAMK University, it took place in Helsinki the 21st of September of 2017 as part of the Conference of National Podiatry Days organised by the Finnish Podiatry Association.
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Mutiplier event 2
Malta, 12th of October of 2018
Mutiplier event 3
Valencia, 1st of March of 2019
ARTICLES AND CONFERENCES
Since on the main strategies be the involvement of stakeholders from the begining of the project in different activities, the workshops are opened to participants beyond the partnership consortium. Workshops are conjointly organised by the partner holding the workshop and by the partner presenting results of their work.
International e-learning in new technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of foot pathologies- PODIATRAIN
This article presents the first project research outcomes, focused on three aspects: 1) training needs of podiatrists in different European countries, 2) the conceptual structure of the e-learning course, 3) the definition of the tools and methods for knowledge assessment, according to user´s expectations.
The methodology followed was based on the development of expert panels and self-reported surveys. The major findings of the study were the demanded subjects and contents for the course, the preferred format and the accreditation required.
PODIATRAIN in the 48 Spanish Congress of Podiatry
The past 20 October 2017 took place in the city of Salamanca in 48 Spanish Congress of Podiatry with an economic impact for the city of more than 1 million euros according to the newspaper Expansion.
The Congress had more than 1,000 attendees, from all over the international field and with students from almost all universities in Spain. The Congress was recognized by the Ministry of health scientific interest and was accredited as continuing education for podiatrists attending the event. The Congress counted on fifty national and international speakers, podiatrists and doctors of the highest level. The Congress, which was held in the Palacio de Congresos, was organized by the General Council of Official Schools of Podiatrists of Spain and by the College of Castilla y León. Doctors in Podiatry from Australia, the United States, Finland, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom and Spain came to Salamanca.
On Friday afternoon, our colleagues, Dr. Javier Torralba (UCV) and Eng. Juan Gómez (IBV), presented the preliminary results of the project in a work table on advising the runner moderated by Dr. Alfonso Martínez Nova, a professor at the University of Extremadura. At this table, our colleagues from the UCV and the IBV announced the ERASMUS + PODIATRAIN project, other speakers spoke about the criteria for the prescription of sports shoes or the role of footwear in fatigue and injuries. And the Australian doctor Craig Payne tackled a theme as fashionable as the minimalism that leads some runners to run in flat shoes, without cushioning and even, barefoot.
In addition, 34 laboratories and companies in the health sector exhibited their products and services in Salamanca during those 3 days.
The congress concluded with a conference on diabetic foot, as the doctors talked about new tools for early diagnosis, the latest trends in the treatment of ulcers caused by this disease and the results of research and learning in conservative surgery of diabetic foot in the last ten years. The day and the Congress concluded with a discussion table of experts on diabetic foot, moderated by Dr. José Luis Lázaro and made up of specialists from different medical disciplines, who opened a debate about the roles and competencies of the basic multidisciplinary team in a Unit of Diabetic Foot The Congress also included practical workshops, such as musculoskeletal ultrasound, direct microscopy for the diagnosis of mycosis and the presentation of an application to identify the risk of diabetic foot and prevent injuries through the prescription of therapeutic footwear.