Program Overview


Who Should Attend?

This educational program is designed for experienced foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons, generalist orthopaedic surgeons interested in expanding their scope of practice to foot and ankle, and advanced allied health practitioners who work in foot and ankle care.

Statement of Need

A need for this educational activity has been determined based on previous course evaluations and the AOFAS educational curriculum. The content of this course was based on current issues and topics provided by AOFAS membership and leadership. For more information on the AOFAS CME mission, visit


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 requires all instructors, planners, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations during the past 12 months with any commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods and services consumed by, or used on patients). All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the education content vetted by AOFAS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness. AOFAS also requires faculty to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity. AOFAS attests that the persons responsible for the development of this educational activity did so independently and were not influenced by commercial supporters. All financial disclosures will be provided to meeting attendees in the final program materials.


The material presented in this continuing medical education activity has been made available by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the authors or presenters, which may be helpful or of interest to other practitioners. Methods, techniques, and procedures demonstrated and views and opinions expressed by speakers, presenters, and faculty are their own, and do not necessarily represent those of AOFAS, nor does presentation on the program represent or constitute endorsement or promotion by AOFAS. AOFAS expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and shall not be liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, methods, information, techniques, opinions, or procedures expressed, presented, or demonstrated.

Education Committee Members

G. Andrew Murphy, MD, Chair
Thomas M. Hearty, MD, DPT, Vice Chair
Jonathon D. Backus, MD
W. Hodges Davis, MD, Liaison to the AAOS Council on Education
Scott J. Ellis, MD, 2020 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Daniel Farber, MD
Lauren Geaney, MD
Kelly K. Hynes, MD
Anish Kadakia, MD
James Lachman, MD
Elizabeth Martin, MD
Irvin Oh, MD
Cristian Ortiz, MD
Vinod Panchbhavi, MD, AOFAS Rep to ACS Board of Governors
Ruth Thomas, MD, Liaison to Evidence Based Medicine Committee
João Vide, MD
Xu Wang, MD
Brian Weatherford, MD
Jacob Zide, MD
David B. Thordarson, MD, FAI/FAO Editor-in-Chief (ex-officio)