Non-Operative Foot and Ankle Care: A Virtual Event

December 11, 2020
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Central Time

Organized by the AOFAS Allied Health Workgroup


The Non-Operative Foot and Ankle Course offers focused education for advanced health practitioners on the foot and ankle orthopaedic team. Topics include Wound Care, Ultrasound in Foot and Ankle Practices, and the Use of IDEO Braces and Orthotics/Prosthetics.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify risks for wound healing problems, recognize wounds requiring intervention, and acquire the tools to manage these issues

  • Evaluate basic foot and ankle pathology with the use of an ultrasound and recognize the interventions that may be appropriate for ultrasound use

  • Understand the IDEO brace including the biomechanics and its potential uses in practice


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 for physicians. The AOFAS designates the live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and the enduring materials for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For more information on AOFAS accreditation and education policies, visit the Overview and Objectives page.

Registration Fees

Please review the Cancellation/Refund and Course Policies before registering.


On or Before December 1

After December 1

AOFAS Allied Health/Associate Member



Nonmember Allied Health



AOFAS Active, Candidate, International, MD Affiliate, Emeritus, or Honorary Member



Resident, Fellow, or Medical Student*



Nonmember Physician (US & International)





* Nonmember Orthopaedic Residents/Fellows must be verified by AOFAS prior to registering at Resident/Fellow prices. Please fax program verification to 847-692-3315.



10:00 – 10:15 am Central Time

Introduction and Welcome

Introduction to AOFAS
Lauren Geaney, MD

Introduction to FASIG
Christopher Neville, DPT


10:15 – 11:30 am Central Time
Wound Care

Physiology and Basics of Wound Care/Wound Healing
Brian Halloran, MD


  • Total Contact Casting (PT Breakout)
    David R. Sinacore, PT, PhD, FAPTA

  • Wound Care Management (PA/NP Breakout)
    Julieanne Miller, RN



11:30 am – 12:45 pm Central Time

Overview of Ultrasound Uses
Danielle Endaya


  • Use of Ultrasound in Practice (PT Breakout)
    Karin Grävare Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD

  • Use of Ultrasound for Diagnostic Injections (PA/NP Breakout)
    Allison Schafer, MD



12:45 – 2:00 pm Central Time
Orthotics and Prosthetics

Overview of the IDEO Brace
Jeff Fay, CPO


  • Rehab Specific to the IDEO Brace (PT Breakout)
    Lisa Prasso, DPT

  • Basics of Orthotics and Prosthetics (PA/NP Breakout)
    Jeff Fay, CPO



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