Foot & Ankle Symposium & Surgical Techniques

July 24, 2020 to July 26, 2020

Registration


Cost

  • Physicians (DPM, MD, DO) - $175
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals (e.g.: NP, PA, RN) - $100
  • Residents - $50
  • Students - $0

Single day registrations are not permitted for this online conference. If you're unable to attend each session, the recording and supplemental resources will be made available within one (1) week of the conference. 

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Target Audience

Podiatrists, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons (MD/DO), physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other foot and ankle providers.

Curbside Consult with FASST

Are you looking for another opinion on a challenging case? Submit your case for discussion in the final session of the conference, “Curbside Consult.” Our expert panelists will discuss your case while you get their opinions. You will not be required to present the case and you can remain anonymous!

Email Dr. Sean Grambart to submit a case (closed)

Cases will be accepted through Wednesday, July 22. Please ensure that HIPAA laws are followed and patient information is de-identified prior to submitting your case.

Objectives

  • Explain the etiology of forefoot, rearfoot and ankle pathology.
  • Identify the radiographic findings of acute and chronic pathology of the forefoot, rearfoot and ankle.
  • Compare the surgical management of acute and chronic ankle trauma.
  • Describe the surgical management of the arthritic ankle.
  • Describe the surgical management of forefoot deformities.
  • Describe the surgical management and post-operative recovery of Achilles tendon injuries.
  • List foot and ankle complications and their management.

Agenda

This is an online conference and all times are in Central Time. 

Friday
7 pm

Prime Time Cases and Controversies

Moderators: Donald Bohay, MD, FACS, Gregory Pomeroy, MD, John Anderson, MD, and Christopher Reeves, DPM, FACFAS

9 pmAdjourn
Saturday
8 am

Making Sense of OLT’s 

Does Size Matter?
Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS

“Filling” the Defect
Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS

Surgical Pearls
Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS, Wesley Stotler, DO, and Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS

9 am 

Ankle Arthritis: Salvage, Fusion, TAR

Deformity and TAR: Is There a Limit?
Michael Brage, MD

Ankle Arthrodesis: Is Anterior Plating the New Gold Standard?
Wesley Stotler, DO

Surgical Pearls
Michael Brage, MD, Christopher Reeves, DPM, FACFAS, and Wesley Stotler, DO

10 am

Ankle Trauma: Simple to Complex

Why Don’t We Care About the Deltoid Ligament?
Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS

Does Arthroscopy Really Make a Difference?
Wesley Stotler, DO

Surgical Pearls
Michael Brage, MD, Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS, and Wesley Stotler, DO

11 am - 1 pmBreak
1 pm

HAV Controversies and Complications

Is Frontal Plane Correction New?
Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS

Nonunion Revisions
John Early, MD

Surgical Case Controversies
John Anderson, MD, John Early, MD, and Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS

2 pm

2nd MTPJ Solutions

What 2nd Metatarsal Osteotomy is the Best?
Donald Bohay, MD, FACS

Plantar Plate: Direct or Indirect
Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS

Surgical Pearls
John Anderson, MD, John Early, MD, and Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS

3 pm

Hallux Rigidus: Fix or Fuse

1st MTPJ Arthrodesis: What is the Best Construct?
John Early, MD

When to Decompress?
Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS

Surgical Pearls
Michael Brage, MD, John Early, MD, and Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS

4 pmAdjourn
Sunday
8 am

The Achilles Tendon

Choosing an Incision
Christopher Reeves, DPM, FACFAS

When Can I Return to Sport?
Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS

Surgical Pearls
Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS, Wesley Stotler, DO, and Christopher Reeves, DPM, FACFAS

9 am

Curbside Consult

Moderators: John Anderson, MD, Donald Bohay, MD, FACS, John Early, MD, and Gregory Pomeroy, MD

10 amAdjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 10.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 10.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 10.00 CPME
  • 10.00 IBON
Course opens: 
06/08/2020
Course expires: 
07/26/2020
Event starts: 
07/24/2020 - 7:00pm
Event ends: 
07/26/2020 - 10:00am
Cost:
$175.00

John Anderson, MD

Dr. Anderson specializes in comprehensive treatment of foot and ankle disorders, including conservative and surgical care. He strives to go above and beyond the call of duty to gain more information about foot and ankle treatments and surgical procedures. As a national and international expert in his field, he frequently presents at conferences and events, and he publishes extensively to expand his own knowledge base and that of his peers. He is actively involved in research as well as medical student, resident and orthopaedic foot and ankle fellowship education.  Full biography.

Donald Bohay, MD, FACS

Dr. Bohay specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma and deformity, including bunions, hammertoes, painful flat feet, arthritis, diabetic foot, sports injuries and complex deformity. Passionate about helping the next generation of orthopaedists, Dr. Bohay instructs at two local institutions as well as reviews and edits two publications. He is also the director of the Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program in Michigan and has published hundreds of articles, authored book chapters and participated in numerous research projects. He has also been involved in humanitarian relief efforts, including volunteering with Partners in Health after the Haiti earthquake. Full biography.

Michael Brage, MD

Dr. Brage is an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon who sees patients at the Sigvard T. Hansen Foot and Ankle Institute at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. He treats all disorders of the foot and ankle including arthritis, tendon ruptures, foot and ankle deformities, acute trauma and fractures, repair of nonunions, total ankle replacements and repair of cartilage lesions. Dr. Brage enjoys the challenge of helping patients with severe foot and ankle deformities, injuries or disease, which limit their ability to lead an active lifestyle. It is rewarding for him to hear from patients following reconstructive or ankle replacement surgery, saying they have been able to resume activities. Dr. Brage is an avid softball player and enjoys contemporary rock music. Full biography.

John Early, MD

Dr. Early is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon on the team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, LLP. He sees patients at the locations in Plano, Texas, and on Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas. Dr. Early specializes in the care of foot and ankle abnormalities, with a specialty in managing severe fractures of the foot and ankle and correcting neuromuscular imbalance caused by disease or injury. His interests range from the management of toe deformities to restoring weight-bearing function with complex reconstructions, and he is well-versed in the use of both internal fixation and complex external frames for limb reconstruction. Dr. Early graduated from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he also completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery prior to finishing an internship in general surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He finished up his medical training with a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. After completing his education, Dr. Early gave back to the medical community by serving for 10 years as a full-time orthopaedic faculty member and the head of the foot and ankle division at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he is currently still a clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Early is recognized as a leading member of his field. He was named a top doctor by TXTopDocs in 2018 and 2019. He is internationally renowned for his expertise in foot and ankle reconstruction, having published numerous articles and book chapters on the subject, as well as co-directing a well-regarded foot and ankle fellowship. Full biography.

Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Grambart is an Assistant Professor in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University in Iowa. He joined the University in the Fall of 2019 after practicing with the Urbana, IL-based Carle Physician Group and Carle Foundation Hospital’s surgery department since 2004. He is a Diplomat and board-certified physician in foot surgery and ankle/rearfoot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He also is a past president and current Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. A frequent presenter at podiatric medical conferences with numerous published articles and textbook chapters, Dr. Grambart completed a surgical residency with the Northwest Podiatric Surgical Program at the Swedish Medical Center-Providence campus in Seattle and a trauma and reconstruction fellowship in Dresden, Germany. Full biography.

Gregory Pomeroy, MD

Dr. Pomeroy is a practicing orthopedic surgeon located in Portland, Maine. After completing his orthopedic surgical residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1994, he underwent fellowship training at Wayne State University under the direction of Dr. Arthur Manoli. Dr. Pomeroy is also an associate clinical professor of surgery on the staff of the University of New England and directs his own foot and ankle fellowship program, one of only twenty-four in the United States. As Chief Executive Officer of BESPA GLOBAL, Dr. Pomeroy brings his passion for education and development along with a growing team of highly qualified surgeons to work alongside industry to ultimately improve the medical treatment of patients. Full biography.

Christopher Reeves, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Reeves is a surgeon at the Orlando Foot and Ankle Clinic a division of Upperline Health in Orlando, Florida. He specializes in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle surgery and Total Ankle Replacements. Dr. Reeves is the Immediate Past President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is a Director for Surgical Services for Upperline Health, Research Director at Advent Health Hospital System and Faculty of the Advent Health East Surgical Residency. Dr. Reeves received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Miami, FL. He did a three-year surgical residency in reconstructive foot, ankle, and lower leg surgery at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and advanced deformity correction training at the Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Reeves is a Diplomate with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and he is board certified in both foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. Full biography.

Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Shane is a Surgeon at the Orlando Foot and Ankle Clinic a division of Upperline Health in Orlando, Florida. She specializes in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle surgery. Dr. Shane is a Medical Director for Upperline Health, Department Chair at Advent Health Hospital System and Faculty of the Advent Health East Surgical Residency. Dr. Shane received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Miami, FL. She did a three-year surgical residency in reconstructive foot, ankle, and lower leg surgery at Florida Hospital in East Orlando, AO fellowship training in Dresden, Germany, and Iliazarov fellowship training in Kurgan, Russia.  Dr. Shane is a Diplomate with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is board certified in both foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery and serves on many committees for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Full biography.

Wesley Stotler, DO

Dr. Stotler is an orthopedic surgeon at Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates in Oklahoma. He received his medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, OK. His residency in orthopedic surgery was also completed at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Full biography.

DISCLOSURES

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

  • Christopher Newell, MBA, Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Gregory Pomeroy, MD, Moderator
  • Lisa Viele, MBA, Planning Committee Member

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have a conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

  • John Anderson, MD, Speaker - Consultant for Stryker, Wright Medical Group, Zimmer Biomet, Nextremity Solutions, Inc., and Paragon 28.
  • Donald Bohay, MD, FACS, Speaker -Consultant for Stryker, Wright Medical Group, Zimmer Biomet, Nextremity Solutions, Inc., and Paragon 28.
  • Michael Brage, MD, Speaker - Consultant for Wright Medical Group, Kinos, Paragon 28, and Bioventus, and intends to discuss off-label use of commercial products/devices.
  • John Early, MD, Speaker - Consultant for Osteomed, Exactech, and Extremity Medical.
  • Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS, Activity Director, Speaker, and Planning Committee Member - Design team member at Orthosolutions.
  • Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, FACFAS, Speaker - Dr. Reeves and/or his spouse/partner are consultants for Stryker, Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., Trilliant Health Analytics, and Wright Medical Inc.
  • Amber Shane, DPM, FACFAS, Speaker - Dr. Shane and/or her spouse/partner are consultants for Stryker, Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., and Trilliant Health Analytics.
  • Wesley Stotler, DO - Consultant for Extremity Medical and Exactech

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live, online activity for 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 10.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 10.0 continuing education contact hours.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 10.0 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited. 
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

DISCLOSURE

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 10.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 10.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 10.00 CPME
  • 10.00 IBON

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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Single day registrations are not permitted for this online conference. If you're unable to attend each session, the recording and supplemental resources will be made available within one (1) week of the conference. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All cancellations must be received in writing at cme@dmu.edu.
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  • No refunds will be given three (3) business days prior to the activity start date.
  • Cancelled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity.
  • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.