The Podiatry profession in the island of Malta is a relatively new area of health care in comparison to other disciplines with the very first graduates with outside qualifications only getting state registered in the late eighties. Through the late eighties and early 90's although the need for commencing an Association for Podiatrists was acknowledged the quantity of Podiatrists was nonetheless minimal and a common representative association never came to fruition to begin with. Throughout the late 90's for the reason that University of Malta started more Podiatry courses the number of Podiatry practitioners accelerated and then the idea of creating a uniting association for all these professionals was slowly transforming into a concrete and factual suggestion. The Association of Podiatrists of Malta ended up being started in 1999 and is the specialist organisation that represents Podiatry practitioners working in the Podiatry profession in Malta. Dr. Alfred Gatt was the very first chair of the organization.
Alfred Gatt joined Cynthia Formosa for an edition of PodChatLive to chat about the profession in the island of Malta in addition to their common research interests. PodChatLive is a regular livestream on Facebook hosted by Craig Payne from Australia along with Ian Griffith from England. Alfred and Cynthia teach on the podiatry course at the University of Malta. During the discussion they talked about studying in the island of Malta, that given the environment and the low costs appears like a very interesting opportunity for quite a few. They highlighted some of the huge research output they've been interested in in regards to the diabetic foot, especially when you consider the size of the Department at the university. They both pointed out the reason why you might want to think about toe pressures instead of the ABPI, and in addition take into consideration getting a thermal digital camera as part of a diabetes appraisal. They showed a great deal of wonderful pictures exhibiting of living and working in Malta as well as of their own research endeavours. There is certainly without a doubt there could be many eager to pursue a higher degree following hearing this episode