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Date and venue:
14 - 16 August 2015
Protea Hotel Stellenbosch,
Western Cape

Important abstract dates:
Abstract submission deadline:
Friday 17 April 2015

Congress fees:
PASA member:
Early bird - R2500
Late registration - R3200
Day registration - R1100 per day

Non-PASA member:
Early bird - R3300
Late registration - R4000
Day registration - R1350 per day

Early bird - R650
Late registration - R800

Early bird fees are valid for registration and payment by 30 April 2015.

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Keynote speakers


Howard J. Dananberg, DPM, FACFAOM

Howard Dananberg has been named among the most influential podiatrists in America by Podiatry Management Magazine, and is a founding member of the Vasyli Think Tank™ collaboration.

Howard is renowned for his work in the development of the concepts associated with Functional Hallux Limitus. His published articles on Sagittal Plane Biomechanics, his patented Kinetic wedge and work on gait-related back pain is recognized world wide. His patented invention of Insolia® - designed to alleviate foot, leg and back pain in women's heeled shoes, is distributed around the world.

He has edited international journals and has numerous published articles to his name. He is a renowned and sought-after presenter. He also holds a number of patents, as well as the following awards and acknowledgements:

  • 1984 Astra  Award: Hershey Surgical Seminar—“Call for Papers”. “Functional Hallux Limitus and Its Effect on Normal Ambulation”, 1984.
  • 1994 Scholl’s Award:  The Outstanding Clinical Paper Published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association for 1993. “Gait Style as an Etiology to Chronic Postural Pain, Part I:  Functional Hallux Limitus and Part II:  The Postural Compensatory Process.
  • 1994 Pioneer in Walking Medicine. Prevention Magazine, December,
  • 2001 Named in the “Top 100 Most Influential Podiatrists in America” - Podiatry Management Magazine
  • 2006 Lemmelson-MIT Inventor of the Week - Insolia

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM

Dr. Kevin Kirby graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1983 and completed his first year surgical residency at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, California.  He spent his second post-graduate year doing the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at CCPM where he also earned his MS degree.

Dr. Kirby has authored or co-authored 26 articles in peer-reviewed journals, has authored or co-authored five book chapters, and has authored four books on foot and lower extremity biomechanics and orthosis therapy, three of which have been translated into Spanish language editions.  He has invented the subtalar joint axis palpation technique, the anterior axial radiographic projection, the supination resistance test, the maximum pronation test and the medial heel skive and lateral heel skive orthosis techniques.  He has also created and developed the Subtalar Joint Axis Location and Rotational Equilibrium Theory of Foot Function and has co-developed the Subtalar Joint Equilibrium and Tissue Stress Approach to Biomechanical Therapy of the Foot and Lower Extremity.  He has lectured internationally on 33 separate occasions in China, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, Australia, England, Dominican Republic and Canada over the past 23 years on foot and lower extremity biomechanics, foot orthoses, and sports medicine. He has also lectured extensively throughout the United States.

Dr. Kirby is a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, and Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.  He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Biomechanics at the California School of Podiatric Medicine and has had a full time podiatric biomechanics and surgical practice in Sacramento, California for 29 years.


Dr Simon K. Spooner

Dr Simon K. Spooner qualified as a podiatrist in 1991 from the University of Brighton, and in addition to his BSc in Podiatry, he was awarded the Paul Shenton prize for his research into callus. He went on to complete his PhD in podiatry from the University of Leicester in 1997, which focused on the causes and treatment of inherited foot disorders. Having previously taught clinical podiatry to students at University College, Northampton and Matthew Bolton College, Birmingham, Simon moved to Plymouth in 1998 where he worked as a lecturer in podiatric biomechanics, sports injuries and orthotic manufacture. Simon eventually became the Principal Lecturer and Head of School of Podiatry at the University of Plymouth.

In full-time private practice since 2004, Simon continues to research and publish in the field of podiatric biomechanics and speaks internationally on foot orthotic therapy. He acts as a podiatrist to a UK premier league rugby club, as a professional reviewer to the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and has appeared on television discussing the design characteristics of athletic footwear and children's foot health. Simon's research interests are currently focused upon the design, manufacture, mechanics and biomechanical effects of foot orthoses.



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