MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT-ELECT
New Year's Eve 2024
Dear podiatry family worldwide, friends, colleagues, sponsors, and dear patients.
One night, a wise man walked passed the shoemaker’s home. Despite it being very late, he noticed that the shoemaker was still busy, working by the light of a candle. “Why are you still working?” the wise man asked him. “It is very late and soon the candle will go out.” The shoemaker replied, “As long as the candle is still burning, it is still possible to accomplish and to mend shoes.” The wise man notes the wisdom of this encounter: As long as our candles are still burning, we can still accomplish much and mend our mistakes (and our world).
As on every festive New Year's Eve, it's a time we tend to soul-search and reflect on the past, summarising our experiences (favourable and perhaps some less favourable), our personal, families, community, and general public life.
In the past year, our board of directors and international delegates have worked hard to advocate and advance podiatry professionals to perfect our professionalism. We are advancing the International Podiatry Day, collaborating with more medical organisations such as the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians & surgeons, Glasgow, D-foot International, EMWA, and more to follow. Additionally, we are expanding our country members and individuals' ones too. Our plan for the forthcoming year is to continue to advocate the profession in education, legislation, innovation, and professional opportunities. As we eagerly prepare for the upcoming World Congress in Reykjavik in March 2024, we anticipate a significant gathering of several hundred attendees, providing an unparalleled platform for international collaboration, student exchanges, and the advancement of podiatric courses.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you directly at President@fip.global.
As long as our candles are still burning, we can still accomplish much together we are keeping the world on its feet.
Wishing you and your loved ones, from the bottom of my heart a happy, fun, healthy, prosperous, joyful, successful, exciting, heartwarming new year.
Daniel Aharon Weisz
Our mission is to advance podiatry worldwide through education, advocacy, and strategic alliances for the benefit
of those with foot and ankle ailments.