Dr. Smith strongly believes in staying up to date with the latest in surgical advances and techniques and is a regular attendee of local and international conferences. In 2017 he attended an international sports conference in Shanghai, which is one of the largest orthopaedic conferences in the world. He also attended the European Foot and Ankle Surgery Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, which had a strong focus on the latest surgical techniques that have been developed throughout the world. He is very much looking forward to the next major international conference on minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, to be held in Moroccoo in March 2019. In what spare time he has, Dr. Smith loves the experiences he gains from travelling. He also keeps active with a passion for recreational sports, that he continues to play on a regular basis.