There are plenty of professional organisations globally which represents a wide variety of professions and specialist groups. One of these is a group referred to as i-Fab. This is the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics group that is a multidisciplinary association of professionals with an interest in foot and ankle biomechanics. They are consisting of academics, doctors, podiatry practitioners, orthopaedic physicians, engineers, physical therapists and other health care professionals, footwear industry people, insole/orthotic manufacturers, surgical products manufacturers and related areas. They are an incredibly diverse organization. The association endeavors to provide info on the worldwide activities in connection with foot and ankle biomechanics. They hook up those who are working in the foot and ankle biomechanics field regardless of their location and discipline they may be from. Additionally they would like to facilitate discussion on major issues of interest for the worldwide community and make coordinated community wide activities. Most significantly they are seeking to develop a profile for an global critical mass of research actions which are linked to foot and ankle biomechanics.
As a consequence one of their main activities is an international conference that is held every 2 yrs. This conference moves worldwide and has been hosted by a few different countries. The 2018 iFab conference took place in New York City in the USA. An episode of PodChatLive was focused on a commentary on that conference. PodChatLive is a monthly livestream for podiatrists and after the meeting the hosts had a discussion of some of the relevant and interesting papers that were presented at the convention. This chat was live on Facebook. It was later published to YouTube and made available as a podcast edition accessible form most of the podcast services. It was a unique strategy taken by the hosts to review a convention, since they most often have an alternative guest on every month to go over a topic. It's not known if they are going to try and cover the 2020 convention.