Podiatry 2023

Podiatry 2023, the Royal College of Podiatry's Annual Conference and Exhibition, was held at the ACC Liverpool from 23-25 November. It is one of the largest professional podiatry events in Europe.

Conference programme and handbook

The conference programme and handbook are available to browse or download. 

The handbook contains all the information you need for your time at conference, including details of the workshop and demo zone, social media ambassadors, exhibition list and plan, and poster listing.

Social media ambassadors

This year, we're introducing four social media ambassadors to bring life to conference activity online

We know that there are many podiatrists in the UK and internationally who would have liked to have been
here in person. Keri, Paul, Manal and Bharti all answered the call we put out to find social media savvy
pods who were passionate about spreading the word about the content in our plenary and concurrent
sessions. They’ll be posting content across their channels throughout the three days, so look out for their
opinions, thoughts and ideas.

We’re looking forward to reading and watching what they think!
Social Media Website Panel_Keri

Keri Hutchinson

Keri is the All Wales Diabetes Prevention Programme Manager at Public Health Wales, Associate Podiatrist at Toetle Foot care and President of Swim Wales.

X: @KeriH_AHP
LinkedIn: Keri Hutchinson
Instagram: @public_health_podiatrist

Social Media Website Panel_Paul

Paul Macaulay

Paul is a senior podiatrist working for MyFootDr in Singapore. Paul will share his experience of attending the conference as an overseas practising member.

Instagram: @paulthepodiatrist
TikTok: @paulthepodiatrist

Social Media Website Panel_Manal

Manal Oulad

Manal is a London-based podiatrist working for Margaret Dabbs and the Vita Health Group. Manal will be a first time attendee at the Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Instagram: @oh_manal
LinkedIn: manal-oulad-08178298

Social Media Website Panel_Bharti

Dr Bharti Rajput MBE PhD

Bharti is a private practice podiatrist working in Dundee, Scotland. Sharing her experience of attending as a conference regular.

Facebook: @thefootexpertclinic
Instagram: @thefootexpertclinic_
TikTok: @thefootexpertclinic
YouTube: @thefootexpertclinic
LinkedIn: bhartirajput

Featured speakers

The Annual Conference features some of the biggest names in UK and international podiatry, as well as a stellar line-up of keynote speakers. We select our speakers for their accomplishments within the profession and their relevance to all podiatrists. 

Cor Hutton MBE BCAc

Quadruple amputee, single mother, activist, charity founder and world record holder.

Speaker date: Saturday 25 November 2023
Speaker time: 2.30pm

Find out more about Cor here


Scotty Mills

Author, motivational speaker, high performance coach, leadership consultant

Speaker date: Thursday 23 November 2023
Speaker time: 12.45pm

Find out more about Scotty here


Tim Kilmartin

Visiting Professor at Ulster University and Visiting Lecturer at Galway and Huddersfield University

Speaker date: Thursday 23 November 2023
Speaker time: 5.10pm

Find out more about Tim here


Emily Ball BSc (Hons) MCRPod, FFPM, RCPS (Glasgow)

Leadearship coach, speaker, author, business mentor and founder of Active Step Healthcare Ltd

Speaker date: Friday 24 November 2023
Speaker time: 1.00pm

Find out more about Emily here

Luxmi Dhoonmoon

Nurse Consultant Tissue Viability, Central North West London NHS Trust

Speaker date: Thursday 23 November 2023
Speaker time: 4.50pm

Find out more about Luxmi here

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Nicola Keay

Sports and dance endocrinologist, Honorary clinical lecturer medicine, University College London

Speaker date: Friday 24 November 2023
Speaker time: 11.00am

Find out more about Nicola here


Paul Kinkaid BENG (Hons), PGCE(PCET), MSC, MAC

Leadership coach, speaker and author

Speaker date: Friday 24 November 2023
Speaker time: 1.00pm

Find out more about Paul here

Stephanie Owen

Podiatrist and owner, SO Podiatry

Speaker date: Friday 24 November 2023

Speaker time: 4.30pm

Find out more about Stephanie here


Joel Friedlander

Founder, Cliniko

Speaker date: Friday 24 November 2023
Speaker time: 3.50pm

Find out more about Joel here
Website_Speaker_Blake Sargeant

Blake Sergeant

Business coach, The Hive

Speaker date: Saturday 25 November 2023
Speaker time: 9.30am

Find out more about Blake here

Speaker profiles

We are delighted to welcome speakers from a wide range of diverse backgrounds to Podiatry 2023. Some are new to our conference, while others are popular speakers from previous years that we've invited back to speak again.

Find out more about them in the speaker profiles below. Further profiles will be added in the run-up to conference.
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Speakers A - E

Speakers are listed alphabetically by surname.

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Speakers F - N

Speakers are listed alphabetically by surname.

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Speakers O - Z

Speakers are listed alphabetically by surname.

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Delegate information

We have put together some FAQs covering some of the things delegates need to know before attending this year's conference, and advice on how to get to ACC Liverpool..

Benefits of attending

We know our delegates all have different reasons for attending. For some, it will be to access 19 hours of CPD in one place; for others, it is a chance to watch the latest cutting-edge clinical updates and sessions. Above all, it is a place to meet with fellow podiatrists as one community.


From speakers to workshop sessions - the annual conference is the ideal opportunity for delegates to gain different perspectives. Get the latest updates and technological advances in podiatry and a packed and informative programme; featuring international content that highlights essential topics, encompassing clinical practice, business innovation and research from a global community of podiatrists.


Gain up to 19 hours of CPD across the three days. Not only is attending the annual conference an ideal opportunity to get the hours you need to complete your HCPC audit, but it’s also an opportunity to hear the latest clinical updates from a range of areas. The annual conference lays on a mixture of sessions and workshops so that you can return to your practice or service with new ways of working.


Book your concurrent sessions and workshops to meet your professional needs. Take the time to explore our 3,567sqm exhibition space at the ACC Liverpool with suppliers and exhibitors providing demonstrations of their products and services. Take a closer look at the latest technological advancements and developments in person.


Our annual conference and exhibition enable you to be part of our community, with over 1,000 podiatrists attending the event across the three days. Whilst at the event, you can meet directly with the executive team and membership team of the Royal College of Podiatry, who will be able to assist you with membership, education and much more.

Trade exhibition

Our Exhibition is one of the largest podiatry events in Europe. Taking place over two days, it is the highlight of the year for many podiatrists, podiatric surgeons and students.

Your conference experience

Don’t just take our word for it. Look at a photo gallery of previous conferences and find out more about this year’s stunning venue.


A picture says a thousand words. Browse through a selection of photos from our previous conferences featuring plenary and concurrent sessions, workshops, live demonstrations and the exhibition.

View our gallery
ACC Liverpool

ACC Liverpool

Liverpool's breathtaking and iconic waterfront venue, the ACC Liverpool is one of the UK's best conference venues. Modern, airy and accommodating, it is the best place to spend three days learning, making friends and having fun.

Liverpool water front


Download a list of selected hotels in Liverpool with specially negotiated rates for conference delegates.

Book your accommodation using the downloadable booking form, or book online here

Attend Podiatric Surgery 2023 for an extra £100

Podiatrists who are not podiatric surgeons are welcome to attend Podiatric Surgery 2023. It takes place one day before the RCPod Annual Conference and Exhibition on 22 November 2023.

RCPod members can attend Podiatric Surgery 2023 on 22 November for an extra £100.
To make enquiries, contact: liverpooltickets@rcpod.org.uk 


Hear what delegates said about last year's Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Fantastic conference!

Thoroughly enjoyed catching up with everyone and some great live demos, workshops and lectures.

Always something new to learn

And it's a great opportunity to hear from a range of experts in their chosen field.

This conference is a must

Learning, colleagues, excellent Exhibition Hall, new ideas, networking and Royal College all on hand and in one place. Always good, however experienced you are, but should be an annual event for anyone developing their skills and clinic.

What I really enjoyed

All the talks were relevant and beneficial to my practice, which was great, but what I really enjoyed was networking with other podiatrists and health professionals, and ultimately learning from others.

It fuels enthusiasm

There are always key pieces of learning that can be taken away and implemented straight into clinical practice. It fuels enthusiasm in practitioners meaning better service for patients. Always delivers.

I left feeling refreshed and motivated

A good chance to reconnect with like-minded people. I left feeling refreshed and motivated. The lecture programme was varied - in fact, I was spoiled for choice. The trade stands were useful and staffed by friendly and approachable technicians.

How to get involved in our next conference

There are so many ways to get involved in the annual conference. The Royal College of Podiatry wants to secure the very best speakers in the field and showcase every element that the profession has to offer.


By having access to the many varied networks of practising podiatrists, the annual conference always features high-quality speakers and session leaders; but we are always looking for new, dynamic, and interesting speakers to lead concurrent sessions, talks and plenaries. If you think that’s you, get in touch by emailing comms@rcpod.org.uk.


Do you think that you could lead a workshop at the annual conference?

Whether it’s demonstrating a new and emerging product or leading a practical demonstration session, get in touch with us and let us know your ideas by emailing comms@rcpod.org.uk.

Podiatry 2023 sponsors


Gold Sponsor:

Cliniko is a complete practice management application used by thousands of healthcare practitioners in more than 95 countries worldwide. Manage schedules, treatment notes, invoices, payments and lots more.

It's an excellent solution for solo practitioners, large teams and anything in between.



Bronze Sponsor:

Algeos is a family-run business with care at its heart. Boasting a patient-centric business model and specialising in lower-limb healthcare supplies, materials, and technology, Algeos works closely with both public and private hospitals, clinics, and industry professionals to provide the sector with the best products and services it needs to bolster patient outcomes and improve lives.



Bronze Sponsor:
Cuxson Gerrard

For 145 years, Cuxson Gerrard has been a leader in research, development and manufacture of products for podiatry and medical use.

They manufacture/supply: Hapla paddings and strappings, Haplawave, Haplabase orthotics, Hapla-gel, Powerstep orthotics, Cryospray 59, Protex Face Masks, Gehwol – foot and leg skincare moisturising preparations.


Bronze Sponsor:
Foot Health

Foothealth UK is a fast growing and respected supplier of orthotic devices serving practitioners across the UK and Ireland and supplying thousands of bespoke orthotics every year from their laboratory in Oxfordshire. Offering a range of CAD CAM and 3D printed orthotics, as well as prescription sandals and flip flops using the latest foot scanning technologies. Constantly pioneering new concepts, 2021 saw the official launch of their incredible Fit4U in-clinic printing technology. Enabling practitioners to reduce overheads, help reduce carbon footprint and be in control of the production time for their devices.