Annual Meeting

VIRTUAL 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 VIRTUALLY. If you plan to attend Annual Meeting in Vancouver, please see the In-Person Program page.

Click on the links below to explore the virtual schedule. 

Live Streamed Sessions

OnDemand 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) 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 22.0 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.

Virtual attendees may claim up to 22.0 continuing education credits total: 12.0 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 12

6:55 – 7:00 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Welcome and Introduction
Lauren E. Geaney, MD, and Christopher P. Chiodo, MD, Program Chairs


7:00 – 8:15 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)
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?



8:15 – 9:00 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)


9:00 – 10:00 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)
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



10:00 – 11:00 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Foundation Update and Awards


11:00 – 11:45 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Symposium 3: All the Other Stuff

Talar AVN: What's New?

Nerve Disorders

Müller-Weiss Disease



11:45 am – 2:00 pm Pacific Time (UTC-7)


2:00 – 3:30 pm Pacific Time (UTC-7)
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


Registry Talk

Weightbearing CT

Best of FAI



3:30 – 4:00 pm Pacific Time (UTC-7)
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



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Friday, September 13

8:30 – 9:45 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)
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



9:45 – 10:15 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)
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 Pacific Time (UTC-7)


11:00 – 11:30 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Presidential Guest Speaker: TBD


11:30 am – 1:30 pm Pacific Time (UTC-7)


1:30 – 2:30 pm Pacific Time (UTC-7)
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



2:30 – 3:30 pm Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Presidential Remarks and Award Presentations


3:30 – 4:30 pm Pacific Time (UTC-7)
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



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Saturday, September 14

8:00 – 9:00 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)
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?



9:00 – 9:45 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Symposium 10: Wounds and Woes

Wound Coverage in Total Ankles

Inequalities in Amputation Care

Is the Bone Infected?

Diabetic Wound Management



9:45 – 11:00 am Pacific Time (UTC-7)


11:00 am – noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
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



Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Program Adjourns


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OnDemand Sessions

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