Archived News and Events 2012
January 2013 Newsletter
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November 2012 Newsletter
June 2012 Newsletter
Shafique Pirani Named Medical Advisory Board Chair
Ponseti Kid chosen as a Kid Capitan for 2012 Hawkeye Football Game
We are so excited and pleased to share that Allison Mauck, 10 years old from Boise, Idaho has been chosen as a 2012 Kid's Capitan for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Allison & her family will recieve tickets to a home football game, have pre-game access and be honored on the field before kickoff. We can't wait to see Allison on the field with the Hawks!
This is the fourth year of the Kid Capitan program. This year, there were 403 nominations for the 13 games. The capitans are chosen by a mulit-disciplinary committee of clinical care and professional staff.
Expanding Access, Training for Clubfoot Treatment:AAOS and PIA collaborate on worldwide effort
"AAOS is proud to support PIA in these endeavors and is working directly with the PIA board of directors and staff to raise awareness and promote participation in the offered courses. AAOS is also helping to connect PIA with orthopaedic leaders in more than 80 nations, to identify local Ponseti training sites and/or commitments for the establishment of Clubfoot Treatment Clinics, and to solicit participation in the 2012 International Club Foot Symposium, Oct. 3-5, in Iowa". Read more, here.
European PIA Chapter Created
Barcelona has just welcomed two Ponseti Courses, supported by the Ponseti International Association (PIA) and organized by Anna Ey, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.From March 15th to 16th, 37 participants and 11 observers attended the 5th Basic Ponseti Course organized in Spain, which had 4 Faculty Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons who serve the Medical Advisory Board of the PIA (Jose Morcuende, Mónica Nogueira, Cristina Alves and Anna Ey) and 3 Spanish Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons who are experienced with the Ponseti Method (Paloma Cervera, Javier Downey and Imma Vilalta) for clubfoot treatment. The participants in this course were Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian.The First Advanced European Meeting for Ponseti Practitioners followed the Basic Course, on March 16th and 17th, and gathered 42 Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Poland, United Kingdom, Greece and France. Jose Morcuende (PIA President), Tom Cook (PIA Board of Directors) and Martin Egbert (PIA Board of Directors) also participated in this Meeting, where 23 papers were presented, stimulating interesting discussions and allowing the exchange of diverse experiences.On March 17th, with the unanimous support of all participants and Faculty, the European PIA Chapter was created, with all participants becoming founders. This is a great opportunity for Europeans to work together on clubfoot and Ponseti Method research, education, training, update, certification and partnerships with other Scientific Societies. Finally, it was decided that the Second Advanced Meeting for Ponseti Practitioners would be held in Portugal in 2013 and Dr. Cristina Alves would be responsible for its organization.
The Short Coat: Episode 012, Dr. Mansoor Ali Khan, Clubfoot, and the Ponseti Method
Dr. Mansoor Ali Khan, an orthopaedic surgeon from The Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Ponseti Scholarship's first beneficiary, speaks with Asitha Jayawardena, a medical student at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, about his experiences at the University of Iowa as he learns more about the Ponseti Method. Click here to view the blog and listen to the podcast.
Tom Brokaw Video
In February 2009, UI Health Care created this video outlining our Global Clubfoot Initiative. Tom Brokaw of NBC news and University of Iowa supporter narrated the video and is a supporter of Ponseti International Association. Please take a moment to view the video.
New York Times Article