The Ohio Foot & Ankle Seminar offers top-notch lectures from leading experts from around the country. Attendees may register for the virtual seminar on April 20, 2024 (8 CME Hours), the live seminar May 16-17, 2024 (17 CME Hours), or both events at a special price.
The 2024 final schedule and faculty are currently being finalized. Registration will open in February 2024.
|SATURDAY - April 22, 2023 - VIRTUAL ONLY
|GoToWebinar - The link will be emailed the week of the seminar to all registrants via the email provided during registration.|
|07:00 AM - 09:30 AM||The Lateral Ankle - Faculty: Dr. Jeff Christensen, Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico, Dr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Robert Mendicino, Dr. John Schuberth
Objective: This session will review important cases of the lateral ankle including the evaluation and work-up for an unstable ankle. Attendees will review non-operative care for each stage of ankle injuries, arthroscopic stabilization, and tendodesis. The session will discuss anatomic reconstruction for ankle and subtalar instability.
|09:30 AM - 09:45 AM||Break|
|09:45 AM - 11:30 AM||Bunions A-Z: Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery - Faculty: Dr. Bogdan Grecea, Dr. Kris DiNucci, Dr. David Wong
Objective: This session will review all facets of minimally invasive surgery including the procedures history, case controversies, case complications and important tips and tricks.
|11:30 AM - 11:45 AM||Break|
|11:45 AM - 01:00 PM||Lunch & Learn - MIPS Update 2023 - Dr. Michael Brody
This session will discuss which measures have been removed and which measures are best for a podiatric physician. The presentation will include important information on how to succeed at MIPS.
|01:00 PM - 03:30 PM||
The Flatfoot - Round Table and Case Presentations - Faculty: Dr. Jeff Christensen, Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico, Dr. Graham Hamilton, Dr. Robert Mendicino, Dr. John Schuberth
|THURSDAY - May 18, 2023 - IN PERSON ONLY
|06:30 AM - 07:00 AM||Registration|
|07:00 AM - 09:00 AM||
Interesting Cases and/or Unusual Case Presentations - Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico; Dr. Mark Hardy; Dr. Jeffrey Loveland; Dr. Robert Mendicino
|09:00 AM - 09:30 AM||Break|
|09:30 AM - 10:30 AM||The Right of Access Rule: What is it and why should you care? - Dr. Michael Brody
This session will discuss how a physician's office needs to respond to patient requests for medical records and what your responsibility is with your patients records after you retire. Discussion will include how to properly document your patients requests for information.
|10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||A Podiatric Dermatology Refresh for the Practitioner - Dr. Tracey Vlahovic
This session will review diagnostic techniques and the importance of obtaining a definitive diagnosis, discuss the latest regarding skin cancer, and the latest in new therapeutic agents.
|11:30 AM - 01:00 PM||Lunch And Learn (Pickup Tickets in the Exhibit Hall) Non-CECH – Ohio Category I
Choose from 3 Educational Presentations:
Session A: Changing Paradigms in Wound Care with Lactate - Brock Liden, DPM | Juniper A
Session B: Elite Wound Care Consultants - Amniotic Fluid & Amniotic Membrane Application for in Office Use - Michael Schubyn, DPM | Juniper B
Session C: Legally Mine —Proper use of Legal Entities for Lawsuit Protection & Tax Reduction - Dave Gibb | Juniper C
|01:00 PM - 03:00 PM||Scientific Paper and Poster Competitions: Presentations from Podiatric Physician Residents|
|03:00 PM - 03:30 PM||Break|
|03:30 PM - 05:30 PM||
PICA Risk Management Lecture - Dr. Michelle Butterworth
|05:30 PM - 06:30 PM||Welcome Reception|
|FRIDAY - May 19, 2023 - IN PERSON ONLY
|07:00 AM - 07:30 AM||Registration|
|07:30 AM - 09:30 AM||
Posterior Heel - Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico; Dr. Mark Hofbauer; Dr. Robert Mendicino; Dr. Ashley Mychak
|07:30 AM - 09:00 AM||Break Out Session:
APMA Presents - Coding and Documentation - Faculty: Dr. Sarah Abshier and Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
Objective: The session will review current policy updates for the surgical treatment of nails. The session will review recent changes to podiatry relevant coding. Attendees will review and discuss recent updates for nails and calluses including routine foot care problems.
|09:00 AM - 10:00 AM||Break - Break time depends on which session above you attend|
|09:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Break Out Session:
APMA Presents - Coding and Documentation Cont'd - Faculty: Dr. Sarah Abshier and Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
Objective: The session will discuss pearls for wound care coding and documentation, and the importance of compliant bunionectomy coding. Attendees will discuss the new E&M changes and what your practice needs to know NOW!
|10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||Podiatric Jeopardy - Faculty: Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico; Dr. Jeffrey Loveland; Dr. Robert Mendicino; Dr. Ashley Mychak
Objective: The audience will be presented with questions in regard to a diagnosis or treatment plan. The audience will have the opportunity to participate and discuss alternative treatment methods. Faculty will share their thoughts and approaches to various trauma and pathology cases and discuss medical and surgical pathologies versus trauma and pathology cases.
|10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||Break Out Session:
Improving Wound Care Outcomes Through Evidence Based Practices Faculty: Dr. Said Atway; Dr. Windy Cole; Dr. Richard Schilling
Objective: This this three-part session will discuss wound care 101, advanced therapies in wound management, and important surgical principles in wound care.
|11:30 AM - 01:00 PM||Exhibitor Marketplace Luncheon|
|01:00 PM - 02:30 PM||Reconstruction, Flaps and Trauma - Faculty: Moderator: Dr. Lawrence DiDomenico; Dr. Stephen Frania; Dr. Ashley Mychak; Dr. Amanda Quisno
Objective: This session will review initial assessments for trauma of the foot including the hindfoot and ankle. The session will discuss procedural selection for local and regional flaps. Attendees will review different approaches for reconstruction of the foot and ankle.
|02:30 PM - 03:00 PM||Break|
|03:00 PM - 05:30 PM||Case Presentations of Failed Surgery for Forefoot, Hindfoot, Ankle and Diabetics- Faculty: Dr. Stephen Frania; Dr. Mark Hofbauer; Dr. Jeffrey Loveland; Dr. Robert Mendicino; Dr. Ashley Mychak; Dr. Amanda Quisno
Objective: Attendees will review the results of failed surgeries and how to approach future treatment options. Cases will include forefoot, hindfoot and ankle surgery gone wrong and the importance of a post-surgical assessment. Faculty will discuss complications for failed surgeries involving diabetic patients and treatment options to consider.
- Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM
- Robert Mendicino, DPM
- Luci Ridolfo, CAE
OFAMF Executive Director
Phone: (614) 457-6269
Upon conclusion of the Annual Seminar, podiatric physicians will be able to:
- Be knowledgeably informed or recall information regarding podiatric conditions, maladies or circumstances relating to the practice of medicine and podiatry;
- Extrapolate by comprehension, understanding or perception the insight gained via lecture and discussion relating to the practice of medicine and podiatry;
- Formulate or infer by application case relevance relating to the practice of medicine and podiatry;
- Distinguish by analysis the appropriate modalities in the treatment, care and protocols of current trends, application and practices of medicine in podiatry;
- Generalize, synthesize, or deduce by classification ways to develop treatment protocols based on current literature and evidenced based medicine;
- Compare, contrast and evaluate judgment values for those ideas presented between medical and surgical applications
OFAMF maintains responsibility for the programming selection. To submit a speaker or workshop proposal please contact Luci Ridolfo, CAE.
Each speaker is required to disclose the existence of any financial and/or other relationships (i.e., employee, consultant, speaker’s bureau, grant recipient, research support) she or he might have with (a) manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during his/her presentation and/or (b) the commercial contributor(s) of the activity. Any such conflict will be announced by the individual introducing the speaker or by the speaker immediately preceding the lecture.
The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Foundation is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.