Where Can The Foot And Ankle Surgeon Go For Continuing Education On Biomechanics?

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS

The last time I checked, there were no lectures devoted to biomechanics at the upcoming American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Scientific Conference in Las Vegas (Feb. 22 to 26).

I continue to be amazed that our profession would stage a conference that advertises “cutting edge clinical and practice management topics,” and ignores the vital role that biomechanics plays in foot and ankle surgery. Our counterparts at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) devote almost one-third of the lectures at its annual meeting to biomechanics topics.

Thankfully, shortly after the ACFAS meeting, the California School of Podiatric Medicine is staging a stellar meeting titled “Application of Biomechanical Principles to Foot and Ankle Surgery.” This one-day meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Oakland Hilton Airport Hotel and offers 7.5 contact hours of CEUs. I am pleased to be on the faculty along with Kevin Kirby, DPM, Jeff Christensen, DPM, Byron Hutchinson, DPM, Tom Chang, DPM, and several others.

For the complete foot and ankle surgeon, this meeting will provide new insights you cannot find anywhere else. If interested, call (510) 869-8628.

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