PodChatLive is a regular live chat for the ongoing education of Podiatrists and also other health professionals and doctors that could be interested in the foot and related issues. The stream goes out live on Facebook and after that is later on edited and then uploaded to YouTube for a different audience. Each live show includes a different guest or group of guests to talk about a unique theme every time. Queries are answered live by the hosts and guests during the livestream on Facebook which can get quite active. There is also an audio PodCast version that is recorded of each episode that is available on iTunes and also Spotify and the other common podcast resources via the AnchorFM platform. They have gained a substantial following which keeps growing on all the different platforms that it is available one. PodChatLive is regarded as one of many ways by which podiatrists will get free and ongoing professional development credits or hours that many countries require they have for ongoing registration.
Among the variety of topics that have been discussed, one of the earlier episodes that proved to be very popular was one with Cylie Williams PhD who is a podiatrist in clinical practices in Melbourne, Australia and the Allied Health Research Lead, at Peninsula Health and NHMRC ECF Health Professional Research Fellow at Monash University. Cylie runs an online education and mentoring program for Podiatrists interested in paediatrics. In this episode Cylie discussed a wide range of related topics with the hosts including the collaborative Great Foundations project she is now involved in with collaborators in several different countries. She gave us her top 3 clinical gems when seeing and assessing a paediatric patient to ensure that nothing is missed. The episode also discussed a lot of principles around the concept of research translation, which is how esoteric academic research can be made relevant to everyday clinical practice.
What happened on PodChatLive’s Episode on Paediatrics?