There are so many professional bodies around the world representing so many different specialities and specialist groupings. One of these is a group identified as i-Fab. They are the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics association which is a multidisciplinary organization of professionals who have an interest in foot and ankle biomechanics. They are consisting of teachers, doctors, podiatry practitioners, orthopaedic physicians, engineers, physical therapists and other health care professionals, footwear industry people, insole/orthotic manufacturers, surgical devices manufacturers and connected markets. They are an incredibly assorted group. The association goals to produce information about the global activities related to foot and ankle biomechanics. They connect people who are doing work in the foot and ankle biomechanics area regardless of their location and discipline they are from. They also want to facilitate debate on primary issues of interest for the worldwide group and create coordinated community wide activities. Most importantly they are wanting to produce a profile to have an global critical mass of research actions which are associated with foot and ankle biomechanics.
To that end one of their primary activities is an international seminar that is held every two years. This meeting moves worldwide and has been held by a number of different countries. The 2018 iFab conference took place in New York City in the USA. An episode of PodChatLive was about a comments with that conference. PodChatLive is a frequent live show for podiatrists and after the meeting the hosts had a conversation of some of the relevant and interesting papers that were presented at the convention. This discussion was live on Facebook. It was later submitted to YouTube and provided as a podcast version obtainable form a lot of the podcast services. It was a unique approach taken by the hosts to review a conference, because they typically have an alternative guest on every month to talk about a topic. It is not known if they're going to try and cover the 2020 conference.