Foot and Ankle Challenges

Gregory C. Berlet, MD
​Gregory C. Berlet, MD
Top AOFAS Specialty Day Program 
ROSEMONT, IL, February 7, 2012 – The foot and ankle challenges in every surgeon's practice are the focus of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society's (AOFAS) Specialty Day program on Saturday, February 11 from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Moscone Convention Center, Moscone West, Room 2005 in San Francisco. 

Leading national and international orthopaedic surgeons specializing in foot and ankle surgery will participate in the program which consists of invited talks with a complications theme along with original research presentations, spotlights on surgical techniques, current concepts and journal club discussions. Program Chair, Gregory C. Berlet, MD of Columbus, Ohio will preside over the program.
Specialty Day program highlights include lectures on:   
  • Motor Sports Injuries:  Understanding the Mechanism and Picking up the Pieces
    Invited Speaker:  D. Kevin Scheid, MD, Indianapolis, Indiana 
  • Definition of a Complication:  Is it in the Eye of the Beholder?
    Invited Speaker: Alastair S.E. Younger, MBChB, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Reconstructing Soft Tissue Defects of the Foot and Ankle:  The Ortho Plastic Approach
    Invited Speaker:  L. Scott Levin, MD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Patients as Partners:  Opportunities for Self-Management 
    Invited Speaker:  David C. Ring, MD, PhD, Boston, Massachusetts
The program also features focused symposia on: Articular Complications of Ankle Fractures; Syndesmosis; Calcaneal Fractures; Sports; Ankle Fusion; Ankle Arthroplasty; Bunions; Hammertoes; Flatfoot as well as corresponding original research papers.
Press badges are required to cover the program. Media may register in the AAOS Press Office located in Room 224 of the Moscone Convention Center. For additional information please contact Peggy Reilly, Outreach Programs Manager, 847-384-4379 prior to February 9 or onsite at 847-894-1388.
About the AOFAS
The AOFAS promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through the education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities.​
About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. Relying on four years of medical school training, five years of post-graduate training and often a fellowship in foot and ankle care, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.


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