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Throughout his career, Ivan has held a passion for dermatology. He has promoted podiatric dermatology worldwide working with podiatrists, dermatologists and general practitioners on various education programmes and in researching new technologies and treatments. In addition, he has authored books, published over 100 papers and runs a successful blog. He holds visiting appointments at Universities in the UK and Australia and continues to lecture around the world as well as regularly working in a busy clinic in Hampshire, UK.
Mandy Bujold is an amateur boxer whose career was launched following a successful 2006 when she claimed the Canadian National Championships and Boxer of the Year titles. Since that time she has won 11 consecutive Canadian National championships, 3 continental championships, a bronze medal at the commonwealth games and 2 back to back Gold’s at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games. Mandy finished 5th at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In 2018, Mandy took some much needed time off to start a family and is now a proud mom to Kate Olympia. Mandy is currently preparing for the 2020 Olympic qualifying events for her chance to represent Canada at her second Olympic Games next summer.
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Tina has been a practice manager for 22 years. She lectures nationally on Practical Practice Management, specializing in Complete Practice Efficiencies, Team Building, Staffing Issues, Manager Training and Practice Building Protocols. Tina has written over 400 articles on practice management and has developed, GPS – Global Practice Systems, to create the road map to get your practice from where it is now to where you want it to be, in small practical, achievable steps. She is the Director/Coach and Consultant for Top Practices Virtual Practice Management Institute and manages her husband, John Hollander, DPM practice in Santa Rosa Ca.
Sharon qualified as a Podiatrist in 1997 and has worked in musculoskeletal and diabetic food clinics. She has worked in a Podiatric surgery unit for over 15 years and qualified as a Podiatric Surgeon in 2013. Sharon is currently a visiting lecturer on the anatomy dissection module of the MSc course for Theory of Podiatric Surgery at Glasgow Caledonian University and has lectured locally and Nationally in the U.K.
Away from Work, Sharon enjoys running and spending time with her 12 year old son.
Dr. Karl Landorf is an Associate Professor of Podiatry and Deputy Director of Research in the School of Allied Health, Health Services and Sport at La Trobe University, Australia. He has authored more than 125 scientific articles in the fields of podiatry, orthopaedics, movement science, rheumatology, sports medicine and general medicine. According to Web of Science, Karl is the #1 published author in the world for plantar heel pain and #2 for foot orthoses. He is the current Chair of the Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation and past Deputy-editor of Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.
Dr. Ornstein is Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons Group, LLC and President and Chief Executive Officer of Podiatric Super Group Management, LLC. In addition, he is Consulting Editor for Podiatry Management Magazine and Faculty Coordinator of the four-year practice management course at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM), and served as Immediate Past Chairman of American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM). Dr. Ornstein has been in private practice for over twenty-five years and currently serves as Medical Director of Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center, LLP with an office in Howell, New Jersey where he currently resides
Dr. Paicos is a native of Massachusetts, a second-generation Podiatrist (his father retired at the age of 90). He was a graduate of the charter class of Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in 1986. His residency training was completed at West Roxbury VAMC, followed by a clinical Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following his postgraduate training, he founded Affiliates in Foot Care, PC and was the President and CEO from 1990 until May of 2015. During his clinical practice he achieved Board certification from both the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (1992) and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (1995). His passion for limb preservation focused his career with hospital-based relationship including Associate Medical Director for Winchester Hospital's Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, a relationship he enjoyed for close to fifteen years. He served as Service Chief of Foot Surgery at Winchester Hospital 2008-2015.
Julian has been a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon in the NHS in UK for 17 years and also works in two private hospitals. He performs around 450 foot surgery procedures per year and is currently a surgical tutor and examiner and sits on the College of Podiatry examinations board.
He is an visiting lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University where he leads on the anatomy dissection module for MSc students.
Outside of work Julian enjoys Fly fishing around the world and has a new-found passion for running.
Patrick Rainville graduated as a Chiropodist from the Michener Institute in 1997. He established a Chiropody practice in Timmins with his wife, Tina. The Rainville's employ a staff of 15, which includes support staff, Nurses, a Pedorthist, and Chiropodists. He is a registered member of The College of Chiropodists of Ontario, a member of the CFPM and the OSC. He currently sits on the Michener Institute's Chiropody PAC committee. He is a College of Chiropodist practice assessor and a clinical site for 3rd-year Chiropody students. Patrick has a particular interest in indigenous foot health and is actively engaged to help his colleagues succeed in their practice.
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