PodChatLive is a free monthly live chat for the continuing professional development and learning of Podiatrists as well as other individuals which might engage in the clinical professions. It is going live on Facebook after which is later published on YouTube. Each livestream features a different guest or range of guests to speak about a unique area of interest each time. Questions have been answered live by the hosts and guests whilst in the livestream on Facebook. Additionally there is a PodCast recording of each and every single show available on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other typical podcast sources. They already have accumulated a large following that is growing. PodChatLive can be considered one of several strategies podiatrists might get free professional improvement points that go towards there registration or licencing needs.
One early livestream on dermatology presented the podiatrist Belinda Longhurst. That instance of PodCHatLive pleasantly surprised the hosts as they were not that particularly serious about the topic, however it made a great deal of attention it is nearly the most viewed and most listened to stream they have done. It opened the hosts eyes in the direction of doing more streams on subjects that will not necessarily be of most interest for them, however do appeal to a large viewers. In this livestream on dermatology several subjects were talked about such as the latest for treating the really common problems seen in podiatry practice such as fungal infections and plantar warts were discussed. They also talked about just how much pseudoscience within dermatology in podiatry there was and how traditionally used methods such as aqueous ointment and tea tree oil obviously have no place in any way in current day evidence informed practice. That did surprise plenty of listeners, judging by the remarks on Facebook. The livestream additionally covered lots of excellent clinical pearls like a checklist for recognizing cancerous lesions, how the lions share of what is apparently anhidrosis may be fungal and much more!