'Fit not frumpy' How shoe fitting can benefit everyone. a joint conference._The conference programme

This day conference, which is the first to be held jointly by the Society of Shoe Fitters and the Healthy Footwear Guide Scheme will consider the importance of shoe fit. Recent research will be presented which supports the need for shoe fitting, provides guidance to inform the shoe fitting process and to offer some insights into developmental work in the footwear industry. Additionally, presentations will be given from expert shoe fitters based on their experiences in the industry to show why professional shoe fitting is so important for the health of the Nation.

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The programe is below

The Society of Shoe Fitters/Healthy Footwear Guide scheme first conference

 

Fit not Frumpy’ How Shoe Fitting Can Benefit Everyone

 

Monday 19th September 2016

 

Cottesbrooke Building, Park Campus, University of Northampton 

 

Hosted by the University of Northampton and supported by the University of Salford

 

This day conference, which is the first to be held jointly by the Society of Shoe Fitters and the Healthy Footwear Guide Scheme will consider the importance of shoe fit. Recent research will be presented which supports the need for shoe fitting, provides guidance to inform the shoe fitting process and to offer some insights into developmental work in the footwear industry. Additionally, presentations will be given from expert shoe fitters based on their experiences in the industry to show why professional shoe fitting is so important for the health of the Nation.

 

The conference will be relevant to shoe fitters, clinicians working with footwear and those undertaking research on footwear and shoe fit. 

 

The conference has been generously supported by the University of Northampton and the University of Salford. Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided through the facilities at the University of Northampton.

 

The provisional programme for the conference is as follows:

 

09-00 - Registration – coffee and tea

 

09-30 - Opening of the Conference (Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor, the University of Northampton)

 

09-40 - Welcome and Introduction (Professor Wesley Vernon OBE, President, the Society of Shoe Fitters)

 

0950 – “If the Shoe Fits: A footwear choice toolkit”. Keynote Lecture (Professor Victoria Robinson, Director of Learning & Teaching / Professor of Sociology, York University)

 

10-20 Presentation: “The importance of Fit for Adults” (Ellie Dickins, Past President, the Society of Shoe Fitters)

 

10-40  Presentation: “The work of the Society of Shoe Fitters” (Laura West, Secretary, the Society of Shoe Fitters)

 

1100 – Coffee/tea – trade stands

 

1130 – Presentation: “The Healthy Footwear Guide Scheme” (Assoc. Professor Mike Curran, the University of Northampton)

 

11-50 - Presentation: Orthotics: “Myth busting!” (Veronica Newton, Lecturer, the University of Salford)

 

12-10 - Presentation: “Faced with Orthotics that don’t fit” (Rosemary Gray, Council of the Society of Shoe Fitters)

 

12-30 - Q and A Panel (morning presenters)

 

12-45 - Lunch (Sunley Management Centre. The University of Northampton)

 

13-45  - Keynote Lecture: New technology in footwear design (Professor Chris Nester, the University of Salford)

 

14-05 -  “Footwear Materials” (Rachel Garwood, Director of the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies [ICLT])

 

14-15 - “Footwear: A fitting design” (Chris Hill, Senior Lecturer in Footwear and Accessories, the University of Northampton)

 

14-25 - “What kind of animal is a Faux?” (Amanda Michel, Director of Leather Wise Ltd)

 

14-45 - Coffee/tea – trade stands

 

15-15 - “Footwear in diagnosis: The use of wear features of shoes” (Professor Wesley Vernon OBE, President, the Society of Shoe Fitters)

 

16-05 - Q and A Panel (afternoon presenters)

 

1620 – Concluding remarks – Dean of the School of Health, The University of Northampton

 

16-30 – Conference Close

 

The cost of the conference is £50 (full delegates), £35 (students) with early bird rates of £42 (full delegates), £30 (students) for those who sign up to attend before 1st July 2016. There is a limit of 120 places at this event.

 

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