Annual Meeting

VIRTUAL Meeting Program


AOFAS Annual Meeting 2022
September 15-17, 2022

AOFAS President: Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD
Program Chairs: Daniel Guss, MD, MBA, and Casey J. Humbyrd, MD, MBE
Pre-Meeting Chairs: MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA, and Kenneth J. Hunt, MD


The schedule below is for people attending Annual Meeting VIRTUALLY. If you plan to attend Annual Meeting in Québec City, please see the In-Person Program page.

Click on the links below to explore the virtual schedule. 

Live Streamed Sessions

On-Demand Only Sessions


Research Paper Sessions and the Practice Management Forum will not be live streamed. These sessions will be recorded and available approximately two weeks after the meeting for on-demand viewing. Virtual attendees may earn CME credit for both live streamed sessions and on-demand education. 

Wednesday sessions (the Pre-Meeting Course, Resident Program, and Allied Health Practitioner Program) are not open to virtual attendees.


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 (CME) for physicians. AOFAS designates the live Scientific Session for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and the enduring material OnDemand Sessions for a maximum of 15.0 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.

Live Streamed Sessions

Thursday, September 15

7:30 – 7:35 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Welcome and Introduction
Casey J. Humbyrd, MD, MBE, and Daniel Guss, MD, MBA, Program Chair


7:35 – 8:35 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 1: Ankle Arthritis: It's Complicated

Patient-centered Care: What's Your Speech, TAR vs. Fusion?

Working Up the Painful Total Ankle

Osteolysis After TAR

Are We Ready for the Tsunami of Revision TAR?

When to Revise, When to Fuse



8:35 – 9:35 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 2: Trauma

Blast Injuries in Foot and Ankle

Jones Fractures: Heal Without Steal?

Diagnosing and Treating the Syndesmosis: Not Everyone Has a WBCT or O-arm

Calcaneus Fractures in the 21st Century

Lisfranc: Who Shouldn't You Fuse?



9:35 – 10:05 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Keynote Speaker: Ken Read
Why I Hate Combustion Engines

Ken Read is one of the world’s most accomplished and celebrated sailors. He is a two-time America's Cup skipper and holds 51 World, North American, and National Championships. In addition, he is the president of the North Sails Group and a global spokesperson for competitive sailing.


10:05 am – 2:25 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)

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2:25 – 3:25 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 3: Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity

When to Fuse a Flexible Deformity?

Should We Abandon Lateral Column Lengthening?

I've Got a Mallet, Screwdriver, and Saw: What Do New Technologies Teach Us About Treating PCFD?

The Talonavicular Joint Is Fine, but the Foot Is Still Flat (The "Other" Joints)

Driving a Wedge Between Us: Structural Allograft, Trabecular Metal, Structural Autograft?



3:25 – 4:25 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 4: What Does the Science Say (or Fail to Say) About Caring for Female Patients? (Women's Leadership Forum)

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Friday, September 16

7:30 – 8:30 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 5: Sports Foot and Ankle

I No Longer Use Malleolar Osteotomies for Talar OCDs

Achilles: She Was Managed Non-op and Now She’s Weak…

Lateral Ankle Instability: Native, Allograft, Synthetic?

The Symptomatic Sesamoids: Convince Me Why I Shouldn’t Hate Them

Shoulder Lesions of the Talus: Drill, Plug, Bone Graft and Cartilage, or #@#$?



8:30 – 10:00 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 6: Kenneth Johnson Symposium on Controversies in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Kenneth Johnson International Speaker: James D.F. Calder, MD, PhD

James Calder is a founding member of the United Kingdom-based Fortius Clinic, the largest group of private sports physicians in Europe. He has built a reputation for treating foot and ankle injuries in top international athletes, including soccer players from the English Premier League and European clubs, professional rugby players, and the British Olympic team.


10:00 – 10:30 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Research Speaker: TBD


10:30 am – 2:00 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)

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2:05 – 3:05 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Research Forum


3:10 – 3:50 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Foundation Update and Awards


3:50 – 4:40 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Presidential Remarks and Award Presentations


4:40 – 5:40 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 7: Unequal Treatments, Unequal Outcomes: What Comes After "Admitting There's a Problem?" (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Speaker: Tara Houska

Tara Houska is a citizen of Couchiching First Nation, tribal attorney, land defender, and environmental and Indigenous rights advocate. She is the founder of the Giniw Collective, an Indigenous women, two-spirit-led frontline resistance to defend the sacred and live in balance, and co-founder of Not Your Mascots, a non-profit committed to promoting positive representation of Native Americans in the public sphere.


Support for this symposium is provided by Stryker.


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Saturday, September 17

7:00 – 8:00 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)

Symposium 8: MIS: It's Not Just About Bunions

When Small Incisions Actually Matter: MIS for Charcot

Achilles Tendinopathy

Fusions and Joint Preparation

Moving Past the Hallux: Talk to Me About the Lesser Toes



8:00 – 9:00 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 9: Burnout and What AOFAS Can Do to Help


9:00 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Virtual Program Adjourns

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On-Demand Only Sessions

Paper Session 1A

Paper Session 1B

Paper Session 2A

Paper Session 2B

Paper Session 3A

Paper Session 3B

Paper Session 4A

Paper Session 4B

Paper Session 5A

Paper Session 5B

Paper Session 6A

Paper Session 6B

Paper Session 7A

Paper Session 7B

Practice Management and Coding Forum


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