Annual Meeting

Pre-Meeting OnDemand Program


AOFAS Annual Meeting 2023
September 20-23, 2023
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

AOFAS President: Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD
Program Chair: Kenneth J. Hunt, MD
Pre-Meeting Chair: Rebecca A. Cerrato, MD


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 Pre-Meeting Course enduring activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants are required to submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the course in order to receive CME credit.

Pre-meeting Course – Managing a Successful Orthopaedic Practice: From Sunrise to Sunset


Rebecca A. Cerrato, MD, Pre-Meeting Chair

Symposium 1: Starting Practice Out of Fellowship: The First Five Years
Moderator: Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Choosing the Right Foot and Ankle Practice
Lara C. Atwater, MD

Contract Considerations: Understanding Medical Employment Contracts
John A. DiPreta, MD

Building Your Reputation
Andrew P. Thome, MD

Social Media
Jonathan R.M. Kaplan, MD

Pearls and Pitfalls
Michelle M. Coleman, MD, PhD



Symposium 2: Managing Your Orthopaedic Practice
Moderator: Bruce E. Cohen, MD

Optimizing Billing and Coding
Andrew R. Hsu, MD

Podiatry Inside and Outside Our Practices: Professional Strategies for Success
Rachel J. Shakked, MD

Running an Efficient Practice/ASC
Aaron J. Guyer, MD

Ancillary Revenue Streams
Raymond J. Sullivan, MD

How to Invest Wisely
Jason D. Kaplan



Symposium 3: Risk Reduction and Dealing with Complications
Moderator: Amiethab A. Aiyer, MD

Avoiding Complications in Your Practice
Anish R. Kadakia, MD

Managing Complex Deformity: When to Do and When to Refer
Patrick J. Maloney, MD

Managing Complications on Call
Ariel Palanca, MD

Coping with Difficult Complications and Unhappy Patients
Joseph S. Park, MD

Second Victim Syndrome
Casey J. Humbyrd, MD, MBE



Symposium 4: Surgeon Satisfaction
Moderator: Sandra E. Klein, MD

Identifying and Avoiding Burnout in Orthopaedic Practice
Erroll J. Bailey, MD

Tools to Manage Burnout
Pamela C. Luk, MD

Innovation: The Role of the Physician in the Innovation Process
J. Kent Ellington, MD, MS

Research: How to Establish a Research Career
Samuel B. Adams, MD

Steven D. Steinlauf, MD



Symposium 5: Mid-Career Triumphs and Challenges
Moderator: Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD

Changing Orthopaedic Practices
Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

Timothy R. Daniels, MD

How Do I Learn and Implement New Techniques/Technology in Practice?
Steven K. Neufeld, MD

Now I'm the Patient: How to Juggle Injury/Illness
Peter G. Mangone, MD

How to Manage a Successful Practice
Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MS, MPH



Symposium 6: The "9th Inning" in Practice
Moderator: Thomas H. Lee, MD

Retirement Planning: Insights and Retrospection
Jeffrey E. Johnson, MD

When and How to Slow Down: Academics
James A. Nunley, MD

When and How to Slow Down: Private Practice
Steven L. Haddad, MD

Humanitarian Focus
Mark S. Myerson, MD



Claim CME/CE Credit
To claim continuing education credit for Annual Meeting 2023, please click here and select the in-person or virtual meeting.