Annual Meeting

VIRTUAL Meeting Program


AOFAS Annual Meeting 2023
September 21-23, 2023

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


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

Click on the links below to explore the virtual schedule. 

Live Streamed Sessions

On-Demand Sessions

Schedule, faculty, and topics subject to change.


Research Paper Sessions will not be live streamed. These sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing approximately 48 hours after the initial session.  

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


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 this blended other activity (live activity and enduring materials) for a maximum of 22.5 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 meeting in order to receive CME credit.

Virtual attendees may claim up to 22.5 continuing education credits total: 12.5 credits are available through the live stream and can be claimed as a live activity, and an additional 10.0 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).


Live Streamed Sessions

Thursday, September 21

7:55 – 8:00 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Welcome and Introduction
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD, Program Chair


8:00 – 9:00 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 1: West Meets East: Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery
Moderators: Rebecca A. Cerrato, MD, and Su-Young Bae, MD, PhD

Minimally Invasive Bunion Correction: The American Way (Surgical Demo)
A. Holly Johnson, MD

Minimally Invasive Bunion Correction: The European Way (Surgical Demo)
Henryk Liszka, MD, PhD

Minimally Invasive Bunion Correction: The Korean Way (Surgical Demo)
Jinsu Kim, MD

The Data on MIS Bunion Surgery
Jie Chen, MD, MPH



9:00 – 10:00 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 2: Kenneth A. Johnson Symposium on Controversies in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Moderators: Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD, Thomas H. Lee, MD, and Charles L. Saltzman, MD

Recognize and Honor KFAS Presidents
Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD

Introduction of Kenneth Johnson Speaker
Thomas H. Lee, MD, and Charles L. Saltzman, MD

Kenneth Johnson International Speaker: Hong-Geun Jung, MD, PhD
Supramalleolar Osteotomy for Deformed Ankle Arthritis

Dr. Jung is the Director of the Foot & Ankle Center and Sports Medicine Center at Konkuk University Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. He has held leadership roles in several orthopaedic societies, including the Korean Orthopaedic Association, Korean Foot and Ankle Society, and Korean Society for Sports Medicine, and served on the Medical Supervisor Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Deformity Correction Through Ankle Replacement
Mark E. Easley, MD



10:00 – 10:45 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)


10:45 – 11:30 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Foundation Update and Awards


11:30 am – 12:30 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 3: West Meets East: Lateral Ligament Repair
Moderators: Kristian Buedts, MD, and Kirk A. McCullough, MD

Open Lateral Ligament Repair
Lauren E. Geaney, MD

The Percutaneous ANTI Roll Reconstruction (Surgical Demo)
Mark A. Glazebrook, MD, PhD, MSc

Arthroscopic Broström and Medial Ligament Repair Techniques
Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Percutaneous Lateral Ligament Repair (Surgical Demo)
Jesus Vila y Rico, MD



12:30 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)


2:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Research Speaker: Mohit Bhandari, MD, PhD

Dr. Bhandari currently serves as Chair of the Surgery Department and Associate Chair of Research at McMaster University. A global leader in evidence-based surgery and orthopaedic research, he has received the highest awards in the field, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Medal, the Edouard Samson Award, and the Kappa Delta Award. Dr. Bhandari has published more than 1,000 papers and has lead edited several major research textbooks, including the best seller, Evidence-Based Orthopaedics.


2:30 – 3:30 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 4: Treating Charcot Marie Tooth Disease for the Orthopaedic Specialist
Moderator: Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Genetics and Etiology of CMT
Florian Thomas, MD

Masquerade and Illusion: Biomechanics and Exam of the Compensated CMT Foot
Max P. Michalski, MD

A Deep Dive on Surgical Outcomes and Treatment Options
Edward T. Haupt, MD

My First 800 CMT Cases: Pearls, Pitfalls, and Propaganda
Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD



3:30 – 4:30 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 5: How to Improve Your Research Grant Applications (Research Forum)
Moderators: Sandra E. Klein, MD, and Jason T. Bariteau, MD

Best Papers of 2023 in FAI and KFAS Contributions to FAI
Charles L. Saltzman, MD

Applying for a Grant: How to Avoid Mistakes
Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MS, MPH

Navigating Industry-Funded Research: Tips and Tricks
Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD

Funding Opportunities in Foot and Ankle



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Friday, September 22

9:45 – 11:00 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 6: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Moderator: Gary W. Stewart, MD

Retention, Recruitment, and True Inclusion of Under-represented Minorities in Orthopaedic Surgery
Eric W. Carson, MD

Formation and Important Role of Black Women in Orthopaedic Surgery
Haydee C. Brown, MD

"Colorlining" in Medicine: Are You Holding a Crayon?
Shorye Durrett, MD

Nth Dimensions



11:00 – 11:30 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Keynote Speaker: M. Scott Echols, DVM
Advances in Imaging and Tissue Preservation Providing Solutions to Medical Mysteries

Dr. Echols is a board-certified avian veterinary specialist who has focused his career on developing new technology to aid in the practice of medicine and surgery – for all species. His inventions include novel contrast agents and CT protocols (for vascular and soft tissue imaging), X-ray based technology, and formaldehyde-free cadaver preservation. His technology has been incorporated in several medical and veterinary schools, private industries, and government programs to aid in the discovery of diseases, medical advancements, training programs, and general research.


11:30 am – 12:15 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Presidential Remarks and Award Presentations


12:15 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)


2:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 7: Room to Grow? Management of Osteochondral Lesions and Peroneal Tendons
Moderator: Jin Woo Lee, MD

The Korean Approach to Biologics and OCDs
Bom Soo Kim, MD

Are Expensive Allografts Necessary to Treat OLTs? What the Literature Says
Cristian A. Ortiz, MD



2:30 – 3:15 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 8: Treating Chronic Peroneal Tendinopathy
Moderator: Eric M. Bluman, MD, PhD

Peroneal Tendinopathies: Allograft or Tenodese?
Kaitlin Neary, MD

The Nanoscope for Peroneal Tendon Disorders: What the Data Shows

Treating Peroneal Tendon Dislocations



3:15 – 4:15 pm Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 9: The Science of Injury Mitigation, Prevention, and Treatment
Moderators: Joseph S. Park, MD, and John Y. Kwon, MD

Walk Away from Every Crash: Motor Vehicle Safety Testing
Jason Forman, PhD

Preventing Foot and Ankle Injury in the Military and Industrial Workplace

The Role of Footwear in Injury Prevention: The NFL Experience

Management of High Energy Foot and Ankle Trauma
Kelly K. Hynes, MD

Respect the Soft Tissues: Reducing Complications in High Energy Trauma
Jeannie Huh, MD



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Saturday, September 23

9:00 – 10:00 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 10: Ankle Arthroplasty: Getting the Best Results
Moderator: Lara C. Atwater, MD, and Charles L. Saltzman, MD

Toward a Cure for Arthritis: Genetics and Transcriptomics of Ankle Arthritis
Samuel B. Adams, MD

Outcomes Following Ankle Replacement: What Do the Registries Say?
Timothy R. Daniels, MD

Is the Age Floor Lowering for TAR? How Young Is Too Young?

Deformity Limits with Total Ankle Replacement
Steven L. Haddad, MD

Role for Mobile Bearing TAR Design



10:00 – 11:00 am Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 11: Emerging Technologies That Will Change the Way We Practice
Moderator: Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

Virtual Reality Glasses
Mark S. Myerson, MD

Patient-Specific Instrumentation for TAR
Craig S. Radnay, MD, MPH

3D-Printed Implants in Foot and Ankle: Is There a Ceiling?
Rishin J. Kadakia, MD

AI in EHR and Integrating Health Outcome Measures Into Practice

Stem Cells in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Lew C. Schon, MD



11:00 am – noon Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Symposium 12: Managing Grade 2 and 3 Hallux Rigidus: Data-Driven Approaches
Moderators: Sudheer C. Reddy, MD, and Paul G. Talusan, MD

Fusion Works, Why Save It for Last?
Scott J. Ellis, MD

Joint Preservation for Implants: The Right Patient for Implant Arthroplasty
Niall A. Smyth, MD

Preserving Motion Without Synthetics: Interposition Arthroplasty for Motion Preservation
J. Kent Ellington, MD, MS

Cheilectomy Does Great! Even with Arthritis
David I. Pedowitz, MD



Noon Eastern Time (UTC-4)
Program Adjourns


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