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Conference | Highlands Foot & Ankle Institute

Bi-Annual Scientific Conference

Presented By Highlands Foot & Ankle Institute

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Highlands Foot & Ankle Institute

Scientific Conference
February 8 - 10, 2018
Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center
620 Village Road
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Scientific Program Chairman
Keith Naftulin DPM, FACFAS

 


Goals & Objectives

  • Learn current techniques used to improve cartilage and tendon repair and apply to current practices.
  • Learn the latest scientific research in cartilage restoration.
  • Recognize indications and learn application techniques for Juvenile Hyaline cartilage in joint restoration.
  • Obtain working knowledge for use of large fresh bone allografts for salvage of foot and ankle.
  • Review latest techniques for rearfoot reconstruction.
  • Learn alternative techniques for ankle joint salvage via joint distraction/arthrodiastasis.
  • Understand techniques for Tibio-talo-calcaneal fusion in Avascular necrosis of talus.
  • Review the science and utilization of mesenchymal stem cells vs ortho-biologics. Pros and Cons.
  • Learn how to deal with complications in midfoot and forefoot surgery.
  • Recognize and treat complicated hallux valgus deformities.
  • When and why to fuse a Lis Franc fracture dislocation.
  • Learn medial approach to double arthrodesis for degenerative joint disease and deformity.
  • Discussing recalcitrant heel pain and better communication with our patients regarding this common diagnosis.
  • Understand what, where, why and when for Vitamin D and Calcium supplementation as it pertains to bone healing.
  • Learn strategies to treat sesamoid injury and chronic sesamoid disease.
  • Peek into the signs of Physician Burnout and management strategies.
  • Understand critical limb ischemia and hybrid revascularization techniques.
  • Further discussion and understanding of custom Titanium cage implants in joint salvage and large talar defects.
  • Observe Regenerative medicine techniques and outcomes specifically stem cell procurement, for joints and tendons.
  • Obtain better understanding of infection diagnosis and treatment.
  • Original research and interesting case studies by our surgical residents.

Faculty

Ray Blum MD
  • Infectious disease specialist, The Denver Clinic, Denver, Colorado. Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Center. Fellowship trained, infectious disease and osteomyelitis. He is president of Infectious Disease Consultants, Denver, CO.
Scott Carrington DPM
  • Private Practice, Bayview Physicians Group, Chesapeake, VA. Fellowship trained in foot and ankle reconstruction, Allentown, PA.
Dwayne Chang DPM, FACFAS
  • Private practice, San Diego, CA. Graduate of Highlands Presbyterian St. Luke’s Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency, Denver, CO.
Richard Derner DPM, FACFAS
  • Private practice, Vienna, VA. He is the past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is the attending faculty for the Northern Virginian Podiatric Surgical Residency Program.
David Hahn MD
  • Orthopedic Surgeon in private practice, Colorado Limb Consultants, Denver, CO. Attending faculty, Highlands PSL Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency, Denver, CO.
John Evans DPM, FACFAS
  • Private Practice, Allen Park, Michigan.
Michael Gentile DPM, FACFAS
  • Private practice, Portland, Oregon. He is attending faculty for Legacy/Kaiser Portland Podiatric Surgical Residency.
Dustin Kruse DPM, FACFAS
  • Private practice, Wheatridge, CO. Director of Research, Highlands PSL Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program, Denver, CO.
Alan Ng DPM, FACFAS
  • Private practice, Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists, Denver, CO. Past president American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Attending faculty, Highlands PSL Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency, Denver, CO.
Matthew Paden DPM, FACFAS
  • Private practice, Denver, CO. He is the former residency director and current attending faculty at Highlands PSL Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program, Denver, CO.
John Papilion MD
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists, Denver, CO. He is fellowship trained in Arthroscopic surgery and Sports Medicine.
Brett Sachs DPM, FACFAS
  • Private practice, Denver, CO. Attending faculty, Highlands PSL Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program, Denver, CO.
Karen Smith DPM
  • Private practice, and award winning author, Phoenix, Arizona.
James Sullivan DPM, FACFAS
  • Private Practice, Sea Girt, New Jersey. Residency Director, Jersey Shore University Medical Center Podiatric Surgical Residency Program.
Alan Synn MD
  • Private practice, Vascular Institute of the Rockies, Denver, CO. He is fellowship trained in Vascular surgery. Attending faculty, Highlands PSL Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program, Denver, CO.
Tim Mineo DPM, FACFAS
  • Private Practice, Advantage Orthopedics, Gresham, Oregon. He is attending faculty for Legacy/Kaiser Portland Podiatric Surgical Residency.
Glen Weintraub DPM, FACFAS
  • Private Practice, Kaiser San Leandro, California. Former President American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Residency Director Kaiser Santa Clara/San Leandro Podiatric Surgery Program.

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday February 8, 2018 AM

  • 7:00am - Breakfast

    7:30-8:00am - Michael Gentile DPM
    Microfracture, PRP, and Ortho Biologics in Arthropathy and Tendinopathy

    8:00-8:30am - Scott Carrington DPM
    Current Research in Cartilage Restoration

    8:30am - Break in Exhibit Area

    8:45-9:15am - Alan Ng DPM
    Cartilage Restoration in Foot and Ankle and Arthroscopic use of Juvenile Hyaline Cartilage for Joint Restoration

    9:15-9:45am - Glen Weinraub DPM
    Use of Large Block Fresh Allografts

    10:00am-4:00pm - Free Time

    4:00pm - Apres Snacks in the Exhibit Area

    4:30-5:00pm - Alan Ng DPM
    Rear Foot Reconstruction and Salvage

    5:00-5:30pm - James Sullivan DPM
    Arthrodiastasis of the Ankle after Arthroscopy for Post Traumatic Degenerative Joint Disease

    5:30pm - Break in the Exhibit Area

    5:45-6:15pm - Richard Derner DPM
    Tibiotalar Calcaneal Fusion in cases of Avascular Necrosis

    6:15-6:45pm - Dustin Kruse DPM
    Mesenchymal Stem Cells vs Ortho Biologics: Is my bone better than yours?



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Friday February 9, 2018 AM

  • 7:00am - Breakfast

    7:30-8:00am - Richard Derner DPM
    Complications in Midfoot and Forefoot Surgery

    8:00-8:30am - Michael Gentile DPM
    Repair of Complicated Hallux Abducto Valgus Deformity

    8:30am - Break in the Exhibit Area

    8:45-9:15am - Brett Sachs DPM
    Lis Franc Fracture Dislocation: Fix or Fuse

    9:15-9:45am - Glenn Weinraub DPM
    Medial Double Arthrodesis

    10:00am-4:00pm - Free Time

    4:00pm - Apres Snacks in the Exhibit Area

    4:30-5:00pm - Karen Smith DPM
    Difficult Conversations about the causes of Heel Pain

    5:00-5:30pm - Dwayne Chang DPM
    Current Trends in Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation for Bone Healing

    5:30pm - Break in the Exhibit Area

    5:45-6:15pm - Tim Mineo DPM
    Management of Sesamoid Pathology and Trauma

    6:15-6:45pm - John Evans DPM
    Physician Burnout



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Saturday February 10, 2018 AM

  • 7:00 - Breakfast

    7:30-8:00am - Alan Synn MD
    Hybrid techniques in Revascularizing the Threatened Limb

    8:00-8:30am - David Hahn MD
    Custom Titanium Cage Implants in Joint Salvage and Large Talar Defects

    8:30am - Break in the Exhibit Area

    8:45-9:15am - John Papilion MD
    Stem Cell Procurement and Injection for Arthropathy and Tendinopathy

    9:15-9:45am - Ray Blum MD
    Update on Infection Diagnosis

    10:00am-4:00pm - Free Time

    4:00-6:00pm - [Specific Topics to Follow]
    Original Research and Case Study Reports by current Highlands Presbyterian St. Luke’s Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residents
    Varun Chopra DPM
    Zach Beth DPM
    Phillip Savage DPM
    Matthew Woods DPM



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About Us

The Highlands Foot and Ankle Institute was created in 2006 for the educational purpose of fostering continuing medical education through a multi-media and multi-disciplinary approach to advance the training of podiatric surgeons while maintaining focus on quality and safe patient care. In 2010, we received not for profit 501c3 status with the state of Colorado. The net proceeds from our medical education programs as well as fund raising are for the purposes of expanding opportunities for our three year medical and surgical residency program and advancing the training of podiatric surgeons in Colorado and across the country. All of our speakers have volunteered their services and receive no monetary compensation. Cost of tuition and expenses is tax deductible to the full extent of the law [Tax ID#205081858].


Accreditation

In coordination with the Colorado Podiatric Medical Association and the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, we are able to offer up to 12 continuing medical education contact hours for participation in this conference.


Registration

We look forward to your participation. Cost of tuition is $450 per person which includes all presentations, conference materials, breakfast each morning and afternoon snack Thursday and Friday.

Register today by either mailing your cash/check payment to the address below (please include your name, address, email, and phone) or use our convenient Pay Pal link to pay by credit card. Registrations must be received by January 15, 2018.

Mail Payment to:
Highlands Foot & Ankle Institute
C/O Gail Stone, Conference Coordinator
250 Lead King Drive
Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

For more information contact Gail Stone at info@highlandsfootandankleinstitute.org or call 303-771-0980.

Cancellation Policy:
Registration fees are refundable less a $50 processing fee through January 15, 2018.

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Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center

Nestled at the base of Peak 9 and a short distance from historic Main Street Breckenridge, we are the perfect location for your Rocky Mountain meeting. Boasting two heated pools, seven hot tubs, a mini golf course, workout facility, steam room and sauna; there’s no shortage of amenities. If you want to relax, visit our onsite spa. Dine at Spencer’s Steak and Spirits, grab a drink at Base 9 Lounge and shop at the Skywalk. Play hard on the mountain then rest easy with Beaver Run.

Participants may either call our reservations line (800-525-2253 ) and say they are with HFAI to book, or they may book by clicking here.

All room reservations must be completed by January 7, 2018.

Click here to learn more about Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center.