Complete Foot Care Course

October 24-25, 2014 - Charlotte, North Carolina
Harris Conference Center

Course Chair: Carroll Jones, MD  


The AOFAS Complete Foot Care Course, offered every two years, focuses on the team approach to the office practice of orthopaedic foot and ankle care.

 

“This course is unique in its integration of all aspects of foot and ankle care – making it an important component in the continuing education of your foot care team,” says Carroll Jones, MD, course chair. “Participants will be able to enhance their skills in the management of foot and ankle problems, particularly in the area of non-operative management.” 

 

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Click here to view and download the Registration Brochure for the Complete Foot Care Course.

 
The Complete Foot Care Course is a multidisciplinary course that emphasizes the non-surgical team approach to foot and ankle care. In didactic morning sessions, faculty - including surgeons, radiologists, physical therapists, nurses, athletic trainers, pedorthists, and orthotists - will address the basics of the foot and ankle evaluation and relevant biomechanics. Other program topics will include:  
  • Treatment of Metatarsalgia

  • Hallux Rigidus

  • Hallux Valgus

  • Pes Planus

  • Cavus Foot

  • Trauma: sprains, fractures, sports injuries, rheumatoid and ankle degenerative joint disease

  • Team Care of the Diabetic Patient

Afternoon breakout sessions will address foot and ankle exams, imaging, orthotics, athletic taping and bracing, foot mechanics and gait analysis, total contact casting, wound care, and other common injuries of the foot and ankle with case presentations and hands-on demonstrations that will further illustrate treatment principles and facilitate open discussion.

  

ACCREDITATION:

Physicians and Physician Assistants
The AOFAS designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Course participants are required to submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the course in order to receive CME credit.

Certified Athletic Trainers
The AOFAS is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 13.5 Category A hours of continuing education. BOC Approved Provider Number: P3647.

Pedorthists / Orthotists and Prosthetists
This program has been approved for up to 13 credits through the American Board for Certification (ABC). Full participation in this program is required to be eligible for the full amount of credits.

Physical Therapists
Activity is approved by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association - (Approval #14-037) and (October 24-25, 2014) - by virtue of NCBPTE Rule 21 NCAC 48G .0108. 13 Contact Hours.

Contact and continuing education hours pending approval:
Nurses: National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)


 

 Registration

 
Registration now in progress!
 
AOFAS Members: Be sure to login first at the top of this page, then register from the Members Only page.
 
Non-members: Click Here to register. 
 

 Housing and Travel

 
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

3315 Scott Futrell Drive

Charlotte, North Carolina 28208

 

AOFAS Room Block: $109 single or double occupancy (plus current tax of 15.25%) until September 23, 2014 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first.

This reduced rate is available from Oct. 20 to Oct. 27, based on availability, should you want to extend your stay.
Shuttle service provided to and from the Harris Conference Center during the program.

 

Reservations:

Phone: 800-325-3535. Identify yourself as an AOFAS Complete Foot Care Course group member.

Online: Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

 

TRAVEL
AMERICAN AIRLINES 
offers a 5% DISCOUNT OFF ANY FARE to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) for this course. The discounted fare is available the week prior to the meetings and the week after the meetings (October 17 – November 1) to allow for any desired personal time. 

Take advantage of the American Airlines savings by using any one of the methods that follow. The program is scheduled to begin early on Friday morning, October 24 and conclude at approximately 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, October 25.

 
Online: www.aa.com
Enter
Promotional Code 81H4AZ
 in the designated field
 
Inside North America: 
Call American Airlines Meeting Services at 800-433-1790 
Reference Promotional Code 81H4AZ
 
Outside North America: 
To be eligible for AA discount on international flights, one pure AA flight must be in the reservation. 
Reference Promotional Code 81H4AZ
 
For personal, professional travel service contact Ms. Tomi Gaudio and identify yourself as an AOFAS meeting attendee.
Phone: 847-348-3600 ext 6 or 877-366-0366 (Toll Free)
tomi@progressivetravel.net