Education


Foot & Ankle Focus (Webinars)

 

Foot & Ankle Focus is a series of live, online events that offer a deep dive into a single clinical or practice management topic. Events are free to AOFAS members and orthopaedic residents and fellows! All other nonmembers may participate for $59.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Foot & Ankle Focus: Facets of RVUs

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
8:00 - 9:00 pm CT

Moderator: John A. DiPreta, MD
Faculty: R. Dale Blasier, MD; Tye Ouzounian, MD


In this webinar, faculty will do a deep dive into the complexities of Relative Value Units (RVUs) to help you maximize reimbursement. Topics include tips for handling reimbursement rules, denials, and the appeals process, and strategies for capturing the work of patient preoptimization prior to surgery. You'll come away from this webinar with the knowledge and confidence to manage these challenging aspects of the coding and reimbursement process.


At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Have a clearer understanding of the tools to capture the work of patient preoptimization

  • Understand the elements of RVUs for optimal coding

  • Understand how to approach the denial/appeals process and ways to minimize them

  • Apply the knowledge learned immediately in their own practices

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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 this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 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 Program Overview page.

Foot & Ankle Focus: Charcot Neuroarthropathy: Complications of Surgical Management

Thursday, June 24, 2021
8:00 - 9:00 pm CT

Moderator: Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD, FACS
Faculty: Michael S. Pinzur, MD; Richard T. Laughlin, MD; Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA; Philip B. Kaiser, MD


It is easy to talk about success stories of cases that turn out well, but it is even more important to learn from cases that do not go well. In this interactive discussion, speakers will share their experience with surgical management of Charcot neuroarthropathy, how to avoid complications, and how to manage complications when they occur. The faculty will also reveal tips and tricks they have learned and how management of these problems has changed over the years.


At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe how complications are defined

  • Explain why complications occur

  • Describe how to avoid and manage complications

  • Discuss current trends in management

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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 this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 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 Program Overview page.

Foot & Ankle Focus: Biologic Enhancements for Fusion in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
8:00 - 9:00 pm CT

Moderator: Samuel B. Adams, MD
Faculty: Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA; H. Thomas Temple, MD; Sheldon S. Lin, MD; Daniel Guss, MD, MBA


Nonunions after attempted bony fusion procedures can be devastating for the patient and surgeon, and they burden the already cash-strapped US healthcare system. Many patients treated with arthrodesis procedures have comorbidities that preclude them from fusion. In this webinar, faculty will explore the role of orthobiologics in enhancing bone fusion and the characteristics of patients who might benefit from this treatment.


At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the classes and mechanism of action of orthobiologics available to enhance bone fusion

  • Identify patients who might benefit from the use of biologic enhancement for bone fusion

  • Understand the data and efficacy behind biologics

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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 this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 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 Program Overview page.

Foot & Ankle Focus: Tibial Axis Deformity and Foot and Ankle Disorders

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
8:00 - 9:00 pm CT

Moderator: Paul T. Fortin, MD
Faculty: Todd A. Irwin, MD; Jacob R. Zide, MD; Douglas N. Beaman, MD


Tibial deformity can have significant implications on the function and alignment of the foot and ankle. Proper treatment of these difficult cases requires an understanding of deformity analysis and various surgical techniques for correction. In this case-based discussion, experienced faculty will examine deformity analysis, osteotomy types, and tips and pearls to help manage these challenging patients in the most effective manner.


At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Properly assess lower extremity alignment and malalignment

  • Identify a variety of surgical techniques for correction of limb deformity including types of osteotomy and methods of fixation

  • Understand the most common complications and how to treat them

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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 this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 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 Program Overview page.

Registration

Registration for all AOFAS webinars is FREE for AOFAS members and all orthopaedic residents and fellows. All other nonmembers may participate for $59. Nonmember residents and fellows must fax program verification to 847-692-3315 prior to registering.


Note:
If you have previously registered for any AOFAS events or webinars, you already have an AOFAS online login. Please do not create a new account to register. Contact registration@aofas.org or call 847-698-4654 if you need assistance registering or accessing your account.
Webinar login details will be sent via email prior to live broadcast. CME credits will be provided upon completion and submission of online evaluation following full viewing.


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