3rd Annual Conference Poll: Which podiatry conference has the most clinical value?

Science and Management Symposium (SAM) (Orlando, Fla.)
5% (10 votes)
New York Clinical Conference and Exhibition
3% (7 votes)
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Annual Conference
38% (80 votes)
Midwest Podiatry Conference
9% (19 votes)
Update 2012 (Podiatry Institute, Atlanta)
9% (20 votes)
Western Foot and Ankle Conference (Anaheim, Ca.)
9% (19 votes)
American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Annual Meeting
15% (31 votes)
American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM) Annual Conference
13% (27 votes)
Total votes: 213
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SAMEOLDsays: September 16, 2011 at 10:35 am

Attending the NYS Clinical Conference is like watching old re-runs of Lucy. The materials are antiquated and it seems to be the same old "Boys" club of speakers. It needs to lose that stigma and young individuals, less interested in "egos" and more interested in sharing knowledge, should begin to run the show. The conference by the ACFAS is geared to learning and never gets old.

Thanks for listening.

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Anonsays: September 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I agree. I used to go as it was free as long as you were a NYPMA member but it is just too disappointing anymore to go even if it is free. There is just too little clinical value in it. It is also always in the middle of winter so it is difficult to really enjoy the city.

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simon f pels DPMsays: September 16, 2011 at 10:53 am

Actually, which of the podiatry conferences one thinks is the best has other factors that need to be considered such as: time of year, location, where do the voters reside, cost and added attractions as well as the amount of pertinent and interesting information that is provided.

I for one do not enjoy all surgical conferences, but instead enjoy keeping abreast of other areas of the field, as well as the field of medicine in general. That includes hot topics such as AIDS research, mental health and caring for the elderly and disruptive patients and wound care.
I have enjoyed the past keynote speakers when the FPMA has had them and the topics they ave presented and how in a lot of ways they have filtered back into my everyday practice.
Those are my thoughts and I am sticking to them!

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Alan Shermansays: September 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

It's an interesting but limited choice of conferences that you include here. I question why you didn't include the Desert Foot Conference, the Georgetown DLS Conference, Superbones, DFCon and your own SAWC conferences ? All of these clearly exceed at least two of the conferences on your selection list as far at clinical value, although all of these conferences have a variety of significant value.

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hmpadminsays: September 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Alan Sherman, DPM

Dr. Sherman,

Hello there. I think it's a fair point you make about Superbones. I think the intent with the poll was to ask about general podiatry conferences, meaning conferences that are broader in scope as opposed to more niche conferences like DLS, DFCon and our SAWC conferences.


Jeff A. Hall
Executive Editor
Podiatry Today

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David Dragoosays: September 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm

St. Louis Podiatry Seminar is one I hate to miss but that wasn't a choice.

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