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Directorate of Podiatric Surgery Conference 2018

Directorate of Podiatric Surgery Conference 2018


The 2018 Directorate of Podiatric Surgery Conference will be held at St John’s Hotel, Solihull on 8-10 March 2018.

Conference programme  

On Wednesday 7 March, a cadaver workshop will run at the Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospital. A full cadaver day at the state of the art lab will allow trainees as well as consultants to gain hands on opportunity to learn new procedures and fixation techniques with the guidance of our experienced faculty.

The main conference programme will begin on the morning of Thursday 8 March and will feature presentations from leading experts in podiatric surgery as well as a number of interactive, practical workshops to share and learn new skills to take back to the workplace.

Download the full programme: DoPS Conference Programme 2018


Online Registration is now open   . Early bird discounts are in place for delegates registered by Monday 18 December 2017.

Abstract categories 

Abstracts are welcome in three categories: scientific, case histories and general interest papers. 

  1. Scientific abstracts are intended to communicate the findings of qualitative or quantitative research studies or good quality audits. The studies should be undertaken using formal research methods and the abstracts need to be structured. Scientific abstract submissions judged by the scientific committee as meeting a quality threshold will be included in the programme as either oral presentations or as posters.

  2. The case history category is intended to encourage active and thoughtful clinicians to share unusual or interesting cases with colleagues, with the intention of providing novel information and stimulating debate. The case history should follow a structure (background, presentation, investigations, treatment, conclusions) but the emphasis is on sharing interesting clinical information rather than imparting new knowledge though research.

  3. General interest submissions covers those which do not constitute formal research but would be of interest to the practice, service organization or personal development of podiatric surgeons. These abstracts can be more flexible in structure and content and again the emphasis is on likely interest to the delegates rather than rigorous methods. 


Abstracts should state, in 500 words or fewer, briefly and clearly:

  • Aims/ Objectives
  • Content of Presentation
  • Relevance/Impact
  • Outcomes
  • Discussion


For more information and to submit your abstract, please click here for the submission guidelines.


The conference will feature an trade exhibition showcasing a wide range of products and services in podiatric surgery, allowing delegates to learn about the very latest technology, techniques and products relevant to their practice. If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference please contact dops@profileproductions.co.uk for an exhibition pack.

Venue and accommodation

The conference will be held at the St John’s Hotel, Solihull, which is conveniently located in  the centre of Solihull, and close to all major transport links and the city of Birmingham. Offering excellent, spacious conference rooms for up to 700 delegates, full leisure facilities and over 180 bedrooms onsite.  Delegates will be able to book bedrooms directly at a preferential rate of £125 per night.  Further details will be provided to delegates once registered for conference.

For any other queries please call the conference organisers on +44(0)20 3725 5840 or email dops@profileproductions.co.uk  

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