Who Should Attend?
This educational program is designed for orthopaedic surgeons, physicians, and allied health practitioners in the field of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery.
At the conclusion of the Pre-meeting Course and Annual Meeting, learners should be able to:
Recognize and assess current data reflecting clinical trends, emerging surgical techniques, pre- and post-operative procedures, and technological innovations in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery
Describe and apply current research in foot and ankle disorders to improve patient care
Identify ways to avoid potential complications in foot and ankle procedures
Incorporate knowledge of patient safety, outcomes, and evidence-based medicine into foot and ankle patient care
Statement of Need
A need for this educational activity has been determined based on previous course evaluations and the AOFAS educational curriculum. The content of this course was based on current issues and topics provided by AOFAS membership and leadership. For more
information on the AOFAS CME mission, visit aofas.org/education.
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.
AMA PRA Credit
AOFAS designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the 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.
AOFAS requires all instructors, planners, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations during the past 12 months with any commercial
interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods and services consumed by, or used on patients). All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the education content vetted by AOFAS for fair balance,
scientific objectivity, and appropriateness. AOFAS also requires faculty to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity. AOFAS attests that the persons responsible for the development of this educational activity
did so independently and were not influenced by commercial supporters. All financial disclosures will be provided to meeting attendees in the final program materials.
The material presented in this continuing medical education activity has been made available by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily
the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the authors or presenters, which may be helpful or of interest to other practitioners. Methods,
techniques, and procedures demonstrated and views and opinions expressed by speakers, presenters, and faculty are their own, and do not necessarily represent those of AOFAS, nor does presentation on the program represent or constitute endorsement
or promotion by AOFAS. AOFAS expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and shall not be liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, methods, information, techniques, opinions, or procedures expressed,
presented, or demonstrated.
Program Committee Members
Scott J. Ellis, MD, Program Chair
A. Holly Johnson, MD, 2020 Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Chair
Jason Bariteau, MD
Steven Behrens, MD
Michael P. Clare, MD, Awards & Scholarships Committee Chair
Patrick B. Ebeling, MD, Evidence
Based Medicine Committee Chair
David Garras, MD
Michael D. Johnson, MD
Hong-Geun Jung, MD
Harold Kitaoka, MD, Research Committee Chair
Sandra E. Klein, MD
Kwang-Bok Lee, MD, PhD
Pamela C. Luk, MD, Young Physicians
Mohammed Mokhtar Abd-Ella, MD
Augusto Cesar Monteiro, MD
G. Andrew Murphy, MD, Education Committee Chair
Vinod Panchbhavi, MD, FACS
John Reach Jr., MD, MSc
Chamnanni Rungprai, MD
Geoffrey Watson, MD
Hai-Lin Xu, MD
David B. Thordarson, MD, FAI/FAO Editor-in-Chief (ex-officio)