AOFAS at Home

Full Meeting Program


AOFAS at Home
September 10-12, 2020

AOFAS President: William C. McGarvey, MD
Program Chair: Scott J. Ellis, MD
MIS Course Chair: A. Holly Johnson, MD

Click the links below to explore the schedule by date. 


Thursday, September 10

Friday, September 11

Saturday, September 12 - Scientific Session

Saturday, September 12 - Resident Program

OnDemand Sessions

Minimally Invasive Surgery Virtual Course


Schedule, faculty, and topics subject to change.
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AOFAS designates the live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsand the enduring materials for a maximum of 46.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Thursday, September 10


2:00 – 3:00 pm CT
Symposium: What Is the Best Bunion Surgery and Why?
Moderator: Amiethab A. Aiyer, MD

James R. Holmes, MD

Proximal Rotational Osteotomy
Emilio Wagner, MD

Proximal Opening Wedge
Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Steven Neufeld, MD

Peter Bock, MD

Distal Minimally Invasive Osteotomy
A. Holly Johnson, MD



3:00 - 4:00 pm CT
Symposium: Tackling the Stage IV Flatfoot
Moderator: Steven L. Haddad, MD

Join Salvage in the Stage IV Flatfoot
Jonathan T. Deland, MD

How to Deal with the Malunited Triple
Jeffrey D. Seybold, MD

Managing Deformity with the Total Ankle
Mark E. Easley, MD

Concomitant Deltoid Reconstruction and Total Ankle
Steven L. Haddad, MD

Deltoid in a Single Stage vs. Two Approach to Ankle Valgus
Timothy R. Daniels, MD



4:00 – 5:00 pm CT
Virtual Exhibit Hall/OnDemand Programming

Explore products and services in the Virtual Exhibit Hall, or earn additional credit with our OnDemand Education Sessions.


5:00 – 6:00 pm CT
Symposium: Charcot Marie Tooth: The Cutting Edge
Moderator: Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

A Neurologist's Overview of CMT Surgery
Richard Lewis, MD

Contracture Release and the Medial Hindfoot: The Sine Qua Non
Paul T. Fortin, MD

Soft Tissue Balance: The Future Ain't What It Used to Be
Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Calcaneal Osteotomy: 2D or Not 2D? That Is the Question
Max Michalski, MD

Osteotomy Techniques: Is There Anything New Under the Sun?
Jeffrey E. Johnson, MD

The Peroneals: How to Make Something from Nothing
Steven M. Raikin, MD



6:00 – 7:00 pm CT
Keynote Speaker: Pamela Wible, MD

In between treating patients and helping doctors launch community clinics, Dr. Wible devotes herself to the prevention of medical student and physician suicide. Her extensive database from investigating nearly 1,300 doctor suicides reveals the highest-risk specialties and ways individuals and institutions can prevent these deaths.


7:00 – 8:00 pm CT
Symposium: Prevention and Management of Physician Burnout
Moderator: Casey J. Humbyrd, MD

Work-Life Balance
Katherine Sage, DO

Pressure to Publish
Sandra E. Klein, MD

Government Regulation
Michael S. Aronow, MD

Pressures on Private Practice Entrepreneurship
Bruce E. Cohen, MD

Burnout Rates Among General Orthopaedic Surgeons and Subspecialists
Robert Nugent, DO


8:00 – 9:30 pm CT
Industry Symposia

Friday, September 11


12:30 – 1:00 pm CT
Research Speaker: Kevin Bozic, MD, MBA

Dr. Bozic is a nationally recognized leader in orthopaedic surgery and value-based healthcare. His research interests include healthcare technology assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis, shared medical decision-making, and the implementation and evaluation of value-based payment and delivery models.


1:00 – 2:30 pm CT
Symposium: Measuring What Matters in Orthopaedic Surgery
Moderator: Harold B. Kitaoka, MD

Assessing Satisfaction in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Alastair S.E. Younger, MBChB, ChM

Using Legacy Scores: Is There Still a Role and What Scores Should We Use?
Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD

The PROMIS Outcomes Scores: Is This the Gold Standard for the AOFAS?
Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH, MS

Foot and Ankle Registries: What We Have Learned and Where We Go from Here
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Getting Started with Clinical Outcome Collection
Daniel Guss, MD, MBA

Can Artificial Intelligence Provide Value in Orthopaedic Surgery?
Nelson F. SooHoo, MD


2:30 – 4:00 pm CT
Kenneth A. Johnson Symposium on Controversies in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Moderator: Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD

Martinus Richter, MD, PhD
Kenneth A. Johnson International Speaker

Arthroscopic Brostrom vs. Not
Peter G. Mangone, MD; Mark Drakos, MD

Minimally Invasive Bunion vs. Open
Rebecca A. Cerrato, MD; Matthew Roberts, MD

Arthroscopic Ankle Fusions vs. Open
Andrea Veljkovic, MD, MPH; David Levine, MD

Haglund's Resection vs. Not
Phinit Phisitkul, MD; Rachel Shakked, MD



4:00 – 5:30 pm CT
Industry Symposia


5:30 – 5:55 pm CT

Award-Winning Paper Presentations

Recipients of the Roger A. Mann, J. Leonard Goldner, and IFFAS Awards


5:55 – 6:55 pm CT
Presidential Remarks, Foundation Update, and Award Presentations

Outgoing Presidential Remarks
William C. McGarvey, MD

Introduction of Incoming President
Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD

Incoming Presidential Remarks
Bruce E. Cohen, MD

Foundation Update
Scott J. Ellis, MD

Presentation of the Diamond Mission Partner Award to Wright Medical Group N.V.
Scott J. Ellis, MD

Women's Leadership Award Presentation
Naomi N. Shields, MD, Career Impact Award Recipient

Women's Leadership Award Presentation
Laura K. Dawson, DO, Career Development Award Recipient

6:55 – 7:10 pm CT
AOFAS Business Meeting


7:10 – 8:10 pm CT
Symposium: Bone Loss Deformity Arthritis: Modern Use of External Fixation and Other Contemporary Methods
Moderator: William C. McGarvey, MD

Military and Battlefield Uses of External Fixation
Joseph Hsu, MD

Tibial and Ankle Bone Loss Management
Douglas Beaman, MD

Ankle and Subtalar Joint Distraction Arthroplasty
Austin Fragomen, MD

Deformity Correction and Total Joint Arthroplasty
Paul T. Fortin, MD



8:10 – 9:40 pm CT
Industry Symposia

Saturday, September 12
Scientific Session

8:00 – 9:30 am CT
Industry Symposia


9:30 – 10:30 am CT
Symposium: Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
Moderator: Harold B. Kitaoka, MD

Current Evidence and Evolving Strategies
Mohit Bhandari, MD

Emerging COVID-19 Research
Andrew Badley, MD

Development of an Effective COVID-19 Vaccine
Eric M. Bluman, MD, PhD



10:30 – 11:30 am CT
Symposium: Optimizing Technology in Radiology to Treat Foot and Ankle Patients
Moderator: Carolyn Sofka, MD

Ultrasound and Guided Injections to Optimize Foot and Ankle Diagnoses and Treatment
Manickam Kumaravel, MD

Weight Bearing CT Technology
Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

SPECT CT in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Charles L. Saltzman, MD

MRI: Especially for OCLs, Technique, Critical Review of Papers
Carolyn Sofka, MD



11:30 am – noon CT
PED Talk: Management of the NBA Player with Foot and Ankle Injuries
Martin J. O'Malley, MD


Noon – 1:00 pm CT
Symposium: Managing Fractures in the Elderly
Moderator: Jason Bariteau, MD

Managing Bone Density Before and After Surgery
Kevin Kirk, DO

Managing Pain Medication After Surgery
Kelly Hynes, MD

Managing Ankle Fractures with Osteoporosis
Kelly Stéfani, MD, PhD

Managing Foot Fractures
Jacob Zide, MD

Alternate Fixation Techniques
Samuel B. Adams, MD



1:00 – 2:00 pm CT
Symposium: What Is the Best Total Ankle Replacement and Why?
Moderator: Constantine Demetracopolus, MD

Zimmer Biomet Trabecular Metal™
Lew C. Schon, MD

Cadence® Total Ankle System
David I. Pedowitz, MD, MS

INFINITY™ / INBONE™ Total Ankle System
Jeremy J. McCormick, MD

Vantage® Total Ankle System (Exactech)
Mark E. Easley, MD

STAR™ Ankle
David B. Thordarson, MD

Salto Talaris® Ankle
Mark P. Slovenkai, MD


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Go to day:  Thursday  |  Friday  |  OnDemand Sessions

Saturday, September 12
Resident Program

8:00 – 10:00 am CT

10:00 – 10:15 am CT 

10:15 am – 12:15 pm CT 
Case-Based Discussions

This activity provides residents the opportunity to discuss cases in an informal, virtual, roundtable setting. Residents will be separated into virtual meeting rooms based on training year.


  • Hallux Valgus

  • Lateral Ligament Reconstruction with Peroneal Tendon and SPR Reconstruction

  • Flatfoot Reconstruction

OnDemand Sessions


Symposium: Guest Nation: Chile
Moderator: Emilio Wagner, MD

Hallux Valgus
Pablo Wagner, MD

Flexible Flatfoot
Jorge Filippi, MD, MBA

Flexible Cavovarus
Cristian A. Ortiz, MD

Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
Manuel J. Pellegrini, MD

Calcaneal Fractures
Eduardo Fuentes, MD



Symposium: Coding and Practice Management
Moderator: John A. DiPreta, MD

COVID-19 Economic Impact on a Foot and Ankle Practice
Aaron J. Guyer, MD

E/M 2021 Updates and Rules
R. Dale Blasier, MD

Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
Tye Ouzounian, MD



Humanitarian Service Symposium: International Experience on Ankle Fracture
Moderator: John Y. Kwon, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery in Malawi
Kiran Agarwal-Harding, MD

My Experiences with Ankle Fracture Management As a Malawian Orthopaedic Surgeon
Leonard Banza, MD

Treating Ankle Fractures During a Short-term Trip to Kenya
Daniel C. Farber, MD

My Experiences Managing Ankle Fractures in India
Rajiv S. Shah, MS(Orth)

Please Fix My Ankle: Perspectives of an Ankle Fracture Patient in Ethiopia
Eric Gokcen, MD

Ankle Trauma in Vietnam: Not Always What You Expect
J. Turner Vosseller, MD


Paper Session: Forefoot


Paper Session: Practice Management


Paper Session: Flatfoot


Paper Session: Outcomes


Paper Session: Sports/OCD


Paper Session: Misc.


Paper Session: Total Ankle (Part 1)


Paper Session: Sports Ankle Instability


Paper Session: Foot and Ankle Trauma


Paper Session: Total Ankle (Part 2)

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Go to:  Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday

Audio Posters

Coming soon!


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