INFORMATION FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES
(Final Schedule of Lecture Presentations Subject to Change and
will be Published and Distributed each morning of the Seminar)

Seminar Registration starts at 10:00 am on Thursday. Lectures begin at 12 noon.
Thursday, October 26th
ENHANCING YOUR PODIATRIC PRACTICE (12:00PM)
  • How to Manage Profitably…With Less Headaches, Less Stress and More Time for Patient Care
  • Is Unstructured Scheduling Hurting your Practice?
  • Evaluation of the pediatric patient
  • Management of Athletic Trauma
1ST RAY PATHOLOGY AND SURGICAL APPLICATIONS (3:00PM)
  • Current understanding of the first ray: anatomy and biomechanics.
  • Akin – Are We Fixing or Cheating
  • First MPJ Total Arthroplasty
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery : Challenging Cases
  • Hallux Varus – Evaluation and Repair
  • Q&A
 
Friday, October 27th
FIXATION AND SURGICAL PRINCIPALS (8:00AM)
  • Perioperative Nutritional Pearls
  • Carbon Fiber Fixation: A Novel Fixation Technology in Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Silastic 1st MTPJ Implant Arthroplasty: Is it a Dinosaur?
  • Jones Tenosuspension
  • The Powerful Evans ---- Does it need fixation
  • Q&A
 
DIABETIC FOOT AND CHARCOT MANAGEMENT (10:30AM)
  • Understanding Nutrition in the Diabetic Patient
  • Diabetic Forefoot Surgery – Surgical Offloading of Lesser Metatarsal Head Ulcerations
  • Diabetic Lower Extremity Dermatology
  • Charcot vs Osteomyelitis – Diagnostic Dilemma
  • Charcot Reconstruction with Ring Fixation : 25 years
  • Q&A
 
DERMATOLOGY FOR THE PODIATRIC PHYSICIAN (1:30PM)
  • Dermatological conditions and presentations that EVERY podiatrist should know
  • Carcinomas of the lower extremity; variants, diagnosis, and management
  • Podiatric Dermatology Coding Essentials
  • Q&A
 
FOOT SURGERY (4:00PM)
  • Tarsal Coalition – Why I Don’t Resect Anymore
  • Morton’s Neuroma Surgery – Started from the Bottom Now We’re Here
  • Excision vs Flaps for Skin Lesions
  • PDS – What we have learned and current Approach
  • Plantar Fibromatosis – Current Treatment Strategies
  • Q&A
 
 
Saturday, October 28th
ARTHROPATHY AND AUTOIMMUNITY (8:00AM)
  • Rheumatology Update
  • SLE and Autoimmunity – Primer for DPMs
  • Opioid Pain Medication: Current Recommendations for Proper Use
  • Surgical Treatment for Scars
  • Q&A
 
HINDFOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY (10:30AM)
  • Ankle Arthrodiastasis
  • Contemporary Approaches to Ankle Arthrodesis
  • Imaging and Work up for Talar OCLs
  • TAR – Surgeon Tips for Implant Longevity
  • Surgery for Calcific Insertional Achilles Tendinitis
  • Q&A
 
MIDFOOT AND HINDFOOT SURGERY (1:30PM)
  • Pediatric Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Mid-foot (Tarsometatarsal) Arthrodesis
  • Using the Heel to Heal
  • Arthrodesis Techniques and Fixation Options
  • Decision-making in Stage III/IV Adult Acquired Flatfoot Surgery
  • Q&A
 
PODIATRIC MEDICINE (4:00PM)
  • Podiatric Dermatology Cases
  • Topical Medications and Steroids
  • Medical Malpractice and Lawsuit
  • Perioperative Management
  • Pharmacology in Clinical Podiatric Medicine
  • Q&A
 
Sunday, October 29th
FOOT SURGERY COMPLICATIONS AND MANAGEMENT (8:00AM)
Case Studies with Panel Discussion: Attendees are ENCOURAGED to bring their challenging cases on a jump drive for an in depth audience discussion.
 
SPECIAL SESSION: MORNING OF THE BIZARRE (10:30AM) Moderator: Molly Judge, D.P.M. A series of challenging and unusual case presentations by the Seminar Faculty and Residents of the Greater Northeastern Ohio area. Audience participation is invited and encouraged. Initial presentation and discussion of the case will follow with an outcome presentation and summary of treatment with long-term follow-up outcome. This portion of the seminar is an excellent tool for those preparing for board certification with ABPS or ABPOPPM.