Conference Speakers & Topic(s)
Dave Simard, D.Ch., graduated in 1996 as a Chiropodist from the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences. Now in his 25th year of practice, Dave is the founder and Lead Clinician of The Simard Foot & Ankle Clinic in sault Ste. Marie.
In addition to his private practice, he has previously served as the Podiatric Consultant for the Superior Family Health Team for 8 years, Wawa Lady Dunn Hospital for 20 years and The Chapleau District Hospital and Family Health Team for 9 years.
Dave, along with his wife and two daughters, call Sault Ste. Marie in Northern Ontario home. Practicing for nearly 25 years in an underserviced area has afforded Dave with a wealth of experience in a comprehensive Podiatric Medicine practice participating as a consultant with numerous rare diseases/disorders and challenging cases. He is a strong advocate of ongoing professional development and maintains a high level of practice enjoying the full scope of Ontario registrants including Pharmacotherapy, Manual Therapy and has most recently become certified in General Anesthesia (Nitrous Oxide).
He is a past director with the Ontario Society of Chiropodists and has also served on the College of Chiropodists of Ontario with the ICRC and as a practice assessor. When he is not looking at feet, he can be found either fishing or playing music. He is a member of several bands who perform at local charity events, one such group is a collection of physicians who have performed at numerous musical/comedy shows and have raised nearly 2 and a half million dollars for local charities spanning the career of the band.
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: A Brief Outline of This Rare Disease and the Role of the Podiatrist in its Management