Pre Congress

Activities

SHORT COURSE: It’s time to think differently about footwear

Date: April 5
Time: Afternoon (exact time to be confirmed)
Venue: Tivoli Hotel
Price: FREE for people registered for the congress and 50 USD for those NOT registered for the congress.
Speaker:

Irene Davis

Irene Davis

Harvard Medical School, Cambridge - United States

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LABTOUR USP

Date: April 5th, 2020
Time: 9h00am
Venue: USP – University of São Paulo
Meeting Point: Lobby of Tivolli Hotel at 8 am
Price: FREE for people registered for the congress

Limited places, book during your registration.

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LABTOUR IOT

Date: April 5th, 2020
Time: 9h00am
Venue: USP – University of São Paulo
Meeting Point: Lobby of Tivolli Hotel at 8 am
Price: FREE for people registered for the congress

Limited places, book during your registration.

Soon.

Pre Congress course

It’s time to think differently about footwear

Date: April 5th - Sunday

Keynote session

The Foot Core Paradigm: Let's Think Differently about the Foot

Date: April 8th - Wednesday

Irene Davis

PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA, FASB
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Director, Spaulding National Running Center

Dr. Irene Davis is the founding Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School. She received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, and in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida. She earned her Masters degree in Biomechanics from the University of Virginia, and her PhD in Biomechanics from Pennsylvania State University. She is a Professor Emeritus in Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware where she served on the faculty for over 20 years.

Dr. Davis’ research has focused on the relationship between lower extremity structure, mechanics and injury. Her interest in injury mechanics extends to the development of interventions to alter these mechanics through gait retraining. She is interested in the mechanics of barefoot running and its effect on injury rates, and is a barefoot runner herself. Along with gait analysis, her research encompasses dynamic imaging and modeling. She has received funding from the Department of Defense, Army Research Office and National Institutes of Health to support her research related to stress fractures. Dr. Davis has given nearly 300 lectures both nationally and internationally and authored over 100 publications on the topic of lower extremity mechanics during running.

Dr. Davis has been active professionally in the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Society of Biomechanics, and International Society of Biomechanics. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Biomechanics, and a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a past President of the American Society of Biomechanics. She has organized and coordinated international research retreats on topics of the foot and ankle, anterior cruciate ligament injuries and patellofemoral pain syndrome. She has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Discovery, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Parade and Time Magazine.