First National Foot and Ankle Fellowship Meeting to Be Held in Pittsburgh

Updated on March 13, 2012

The first National Foot and Ankle Fellowship Meeting will be held in Pittsburgh May 11 and 12, 2012. Sponsored by the Greater Pennsylvania Education Foundation (GPEF), the meeting will feature experts in the areas of foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, sports medicine surgery and interventional pain management.

The program will feature:

  • Presentations, live video demonstrations and hands-on cadaver labs focusing on a range of topics such as Ankle Arthroscopy, Calcaneal Osteotomies, ORIF 5th Metatarsal Fractures and various others which will offer 6 CME credits
  • Fellow presentations detailing a host of timely topics such as Advances in Plating and Weight Bearing Status, Syndesmotic Repair with Tight Rope, Osteochondral Defects of the Tibial Plafond and more
  • Sports Medicine topics such as High Ankle Injuries, Ultrasound Diagnosing and Treatment of Tendonapathies and Catastrophizing the Foot and Ankle Patient
  • Forefoot and Hindfoot topics such as 25 Years of the Scarf, Revisiting the First MPJ Implant, The Ankle: From Soup to Nuts and many others
  • Practice Management sessions such as Running an Efficient State-of-the-Art Practice and Training Residents and Fellows: Total Transparency

The May 11 sessions will offer 6 CME credits and the May 12 sessions will have 8 CME credits available.

The sessions on Thursday, May 11 will be held at the Mid-Atlantic Surgical Systems Lab and Conference Center which is located at 790 Holiday Drive, Building 11, in Green Tree. The sessions on Saturday, May 12 will be held in PNC Park Press Club, located at 115 Federal St.

Registration for the Cadaver Lab is $350. Space is limited to 21 people. The fee for the National Foot and Ankle Fellowship meeting is $70 for residents and $99 for DPMs, MDs, DOs, DPTs, CATs and RNs. Space is limited to 100 people.

Participants also are invited to attend the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros Major League Baseball Game at PNC in the World Series Club Box and watch a spectacular fireworks display after the game. Cost to attend the baseball event, which includes an admission ticket, admission to the private suite, food, beverages and a Pirates baseball cap is $120.

Register online at All registrations must be received by April 15, 2012.

Discounted hotel rates are available at the Residence Inn Marriott for $169 per night until April 12, 2012.

GPEF is a non-profit educational foundation comprised of physicians and community leaders dedicated to medical education, research, community outreach and charitable giving. GPEF established the Mon Valley Fellowship Program that provides a unique opportunity for physicians to work with expert surgeons to enhance the skills and knowledge acquired during their residency training with advanced surgical education in the areas of Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Diabetic Limb Salvage and Lower Extremity Trauma Management. Since its establishment, GPEF has sponsored the Fellowship Lecture Series that provides continuing medical education credits to health care professionals.

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