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Bi-Annual Conference


February 3-5, 2022 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado!

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.

Meeting Dates: February 3-5, 2022

Hotel: Steamboat Grand Hotel and Conference Center


Get discount lift tickets & ski rental packages through the hotel



Thursday & Friday Morning |  7:30 - 10:00 am

Lectures (Emerging technology and New Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery)

Thursday - Aprés Ski  - bring your family!


Thursday Afternoon | 4:30 - 7:00pm

Attending Panel (discussion of difficult cases, complications, and preferred techniques for complex deformities)


Friday Afternoon | 4:30 - 7:00pm

Faculty Debates (Debating the Dogma)


Saturday Morning | 7:30 - 10:00am

MD Lectures


Saturday Afternoon | 4:30-7:00pm

Resident Lectures


Continuing Education credit: CME 12 hours

Confirmed Faculty

Mark Birmingham

Scott Carrington

Rich Derner

William Farrett

Ross Girvan

Jessica Herzog

Matt Hinderland

Keith Jacobson

John Levin

Jake Mcleod

Alan Ng

Matt Paden

Brett Sachs

Olivia Stransky

Glen Weinraub

Highlands Podiatric Medical Conference Colorado

A Word from the CEO & Board of Directors

Greetings Friends of Highlands Foot and Ankle Institute!


The Board of Directors wish to invite you to our next ski seminar at Steamboat Springs next February.  We are excited to see old friends and meet new ones.  After this past year of COVID restrictions, we are all in need for face-to-face fellowship and renew the excitement for learning.


The board is in the process of developing new and exciting lectures.  We will have the old crew plus new lecturers present.  As always, we cherish the intimacy and friendly debate that characterizes our unique conference.  The lectures will be broken down into new innovations, panel discussions, debates, and review of complications.


We have changed the venue from Vail to Steamboat Springs.  Steamboat Springs boasts of “the best powder experience in Colorado”.   The new change will be exciting.  It will also be more affordable than Vail.  Additionally, we plan to do more family-oriented activities.


Looking forward to seeing you,


Matthew Paden, DPM, FACFAS

CEO Highlands Foot and Ankle Institute

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].

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.

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