Annual Meeting


IN-PERSON Meeting Program

 

AOFAS Annual Meeting 2024

September 11-14, 2024
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

AOFAS President: Michael S. Aronow, MD
Program Chairs: Lauren E. Geaney, MD, and Christopher P. Chiodo, MD
Pre-Meeting Chairs: Gregory P. Guyton, MD, and Michelle M. Coleman, MD, PhD

 

The schedule below is for people attending Annual Meeting IN PERSON in Vancouver. If you plan to watch Annual Meeting online, please see the Virtual Program page.


Click on the links below to explore the schedule by program or date. 

 

Wednesday, September 11


Thursday, September 12


Friday, September 13

Saturday, September 14

 

Schedule, faculty, and topics subject to change. All sessions held at the Vancouver Convention Centre unless noted otherwise.

 

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. AOFAS designates the live Pre-Meeting Course for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and the blended Scientific Session (live activity and enduring materials), for a maximum of 22.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery's Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABOS credit.

In-person attendees may claim up to 22.0 continuing education credits total for the Scientific Session (Thursday-Saturday program): 17.0 credits are available in person and can be claimed as a live activity, and an additional 5.0 credits are available on-demand only and claimed as an enduring activity. Credits can be claimed within the same form, upon completion of all educational programming (live and enduring).


Tuesday, September 10


2:00 – 6:00 pm
Registration/Check-in

 


Wednesday, September 11
Pre-Meeting Course: The Opportunities and Challenges of Workers' Compensation


6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration/Check-in


7:00 – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 8:10 am 

Welcome and Introduction
Gregory P. Guyton, MD, and Michelle M. Coleman, MD, PhD, Pre-Meeting Chairs


8:10 – 10:00 am
 

Symposium 1

The History of Workers' Compensation: Why Do We Do What We Do?

The Independent Medical Exam in Foot and Ankle Surgery

The Examination in Workers' Compensation IME (Live Demonstration)

Questions/Discussion

 

10:00 – 10:30 am
Break


10:30 – 11:30 am 

Symposium 2

Workers' Compensation as a Treating Doctor

What Can Return to Sport Tell Us About Return to Work?

 

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Lunch

 


1:30 – 4:30 pm
 

Symposium 3

Pain Syndromes Including CRPS: Update on Treatment

The Impairment Rating in Foot and Ankle Surgery

The Special Case of the 6th Edition

What If You Are Deposed? What to Expect (Live Demonstration)

Worker's Compensation in Your Financial Planning

Questions/Discussion

 

4:30 – 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception (Exhibit Hall)

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Wednesday, September 11
Resident Program


6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration/Check-in


7:00 – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

 

Time TBD
Didactic Program

 

Time TBD
Case Discussion

Attendees will be divided into groups based on year in training for roundtable case discussions.

 

Time TBD
Fellowship Fair

Meet directors and faculty from Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship Programs in an informal setting.

 

4:30 – 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception
(Exhibit Hall)

 

6:30 – 9:00 pm
Resident Scholars/Mentors Event (by invitation only)

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Wednesday, September 11
Allied Health Practitioner Program


6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration/Check-in


7:00 – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 – 9:10 am
Symposium 1: Diabetic Foot

Evaluation/Diagnosis of Charcot

Surgical Options

Nonoperative Options

Q&A

 

9:10 – 10:15 am
Symposium 2: Nerve Disorders

CRPS: Diagnosis and Up-to-Date Treatment

Entrapment Neuropathies

PT Approach to Nerve Pain

Q&A

 

10:15 – 10:30 am
Break

 

10:30 am – noon
Hands-On/Breakout Sessions

Ankle Bracing

Case Review: Complications

PT Interventions: Dry Needling PFR

Q&A

 

Following the program, attendees may join the Pre-Meeting Course.


4:30 – 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception
(Exhibit Hall)

 

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Thursday, September 12

Scientific Session


6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration/Check-in


6:55 – 7:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
Lauren E. Geaney, MD, and Christopher P. Chiodo, MD, Program Chairs

 

7:00 – 8:15 am
Symposium 1: MIS Beyond the Bunion

MIS Ankle/TTC Fusion: Going Long

Zadek Osteotomy: No Need to Detach the Achilles!

Charcot Arthropathy: Save the Soft Tissues

MIS Midfoot/Flatfoot Reconstruction in Under-represented Patient Populations

MIS for Special Populations

MIS Forefoot Correction: Is There a Limit?

Discussion

 

8:15 – 9:00 am
Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

 

9:00 – 10:00 am
Symposium 2: Kenneth A. Johnson Symposium on Controversies in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Moderators: Michael S. Aronow, MD, and David B. Thordarson, MD

Recognize and Honor Guest Nation Society Presidents
Michael S. Aronow, MD

Guest Nation Recognition
Lauren E. Geaney, MD, and Christopher P. Chiodo, MD

Introduction of Kenneth Johnson Speaker
Eric Giza, MD

Kenneth Johnson International Speaker: Peter Lam, MD, MBBS, FRACS(Orth)
MIS Bunion: Why It's Better


Dr. Lam is a nationally and internationally recognized orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon with expertise in sports-related injuries. Dr. Lam uses the latest techniques in minimally invasive surgery for the correction of bunions and certain forefoot deformities and arthritis of the metatarsophalangeal joint. He also has particular interest in ligament reconstruction, realignment surgery, and ankle/hindfoot arthritis treatment.

Open Bunion: Defending the Traditional Open Approach

Discussion

 

10:00 – 11:00 am
Foundation Update and Awards

 

11:00 – 11:45 am
Symposium 3: All the Other Stuff

Talar AVN: What's New?

Nerve Disorders

Müller-Weiss Disease

Discussion

 

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch/Ask the Expert

 

12:30 – 1:30 pm

CONCURRENT PAPER SESSIONS

Paper Session 1A

 

Paper Session 1B

 

1:30 – 2:00 pm
Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

2:00 – 3:30 pm
Symposium 4: Research Forum

 

Research Speaker: Robin Queen, PhD

Dr. Queen currently serves as the Kevin P. Granata Faculty Fellow in the Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics Department at Virginia Tech. Dr. Queen's research has shaped the understanding of how joint implants alter the way patients complete everyday activities and has changed our understanding of the benefits and limitations of orthopaedic surgical interventions.

Artificial Intelligence

Robotics

Registry Talk

Weightbearing CT

Best of FAI

Discussion

 

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Symposium 5: Practice Efficiency

Epic Tips and Tricks

I Don't Have A Resident and This Is How I Do It

Understanding the New E&M Guidelines

Discussion


4:00 – 5:30 pm

Industry Symposia

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm
Foundation Reception (by invitation only)

 

6:30 – 7:30 pm
Women's Leadership Reception

Support for this event is provided by Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.

 

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Friday, September 13
Scientific Session


7:00 – 8:30 am

Industry Symposia


6:30 am – 5:00 pm

Registration/Check-in


7:30 – 8:30 am

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

 

8:30 – 9:45 am
Symposium 6: TAR: Intraoperative Strategies

Alternative Surgical Approaches

Balancing Varus Deformity: An Algorithm

Balancing Valgus Deformity: An Algorithm

Setting Rotation and Tensioning

Mobile Bearing Versus Non-Mobile Bearing

Total Ankle Arthroplasty and Disparities in Utilization and Access to Care

Discussion

 

9:45 – 10:15 am
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker: William A.J. Ross Jr., MD
Tangible Items for Being a Sponsor/Ally for URiM Residents


Dr. Ross is the Director of Clinical Education for Nth Dimensions.

Support for this speaker is provided by Stryker.

 

10:15 – 11:00 am
Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

11:00 – 11:30 am
Presidential Guest Speaker: TBD

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

CONCURRENT PAPER SESSIONS

Paper Session 2A

 

Paper Session 2B

 

12:30 – 12:45 pm
Business Meeting (AOFAS Active Members only)


12:45 – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Ask the Expert

 

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Symposium 7: Hindfoot Trauma

Contrarian Thinking and Implant Evolution

Calcaneus Fractures: From Closed Treatment to ORIF and Back

Tackling Tough Talus Treatment

Evolution of Treatment for Lisfranc Injury: From Plaster to Arthrodesis

Discussion

 

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Presidential Remarks and Award Presentations

 

3:30 – 4:30 pm
Symposium 8: Sports Injuries of the Forefoot and Midfoot

Turf Toe

Navicular Stress Fractures

OCDs Not OCTs: Cartilage Lesions of the Forefoot and Midfoot

Sesamoid Injuries: How a Little Bone Can Be a Big Problem

Decision-Making for Return to Play

Discussion

 

4:30 – 5:30 pm

CONCURRENT PAPER SESSIONS

Paper Session 3A

 

Paper Session 3B

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Reception 

Support for this event is provided by Stryker.


6:30 – 9:00 pm
Celebrate Vancouver
Mahony's Tavern

 

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Saturday, September 14
Scientific Session


6:30 – 10:00 am
Registration/Check-in


6:00 – 7:00 am
Breakfast

 

7:00 – 8:00 am

CONCURRENT PAPER SESSIONS

Paper Session 4A

 

Paper Session 4B

 

8:00 – 9:00 am
Symposium 9: Flatfoot, PCFD... or Whatever We Call It These Days

The PCFD Classification: How to Use It and Plan Surgical Treatment

The PCFD Classification: Why It Doesn't Work

The Soft Tissues: Spring Ligament, Deltoid, Interosseus, and Cervical

The Bony Side of the Equation

What's the Role of Arthroereisis?

Discussion

 

9:00 – 9:45 am
Symposium 10: Wounds and Woes

Wound Coverage in Total Ankles

Inequalities in Amputation Care

Is the Bone Infected?

Diabetic Wound Management

Discussion

 

9:45 – 10:00 am
Break

 

10:00 – 11:00 am

CONCURRENT PAPER SESSIONS

Paper Session 5A

 

Paper Session 5B

 

11:00 am – noon
Symposium 11: The Painful Total Ankle

Work Up

Managing Osteolysis

Converting to Fusion

Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Diagnosis

It's Infected But I Can Save It

Discussion

 

Noon
Adjourn

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Claim CME/CE Credit
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