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Medical Education Training Program — Foot and Ankle

Surgical Podiatry Symposium

Friday-Saturday, October 30-31, 2020
Naples, FL



This technique-oriented program is designed to expose physician attendees to the latest surgical concepts in lower extremity surgical techniques. Practical hands-on lab and training sessions maximize physician exposure to the latest tools and techniques.




David J. Caldarella, DPM

Ortho Rhode Island
Providence, RI

Fellowship: Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Alan Catanzariti, DPM

Allegheny Heath Network
Pittsburgh, PA

Residency: Podiatry School of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

James Cottom, DPM

Fellowship Director, Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center
Sarasota, FL

Fellowship: Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center
Columbus, OH


Michael Downey, DPM

Trinity Foot and Ankle Specialists
Fort Worth, TX

Fellowship: Jefferson/Aria 3B Orthopedic Institute
Philadelphia, PA



Justin Fleming, DPM

University Orthopedic Associates
Somerset, NJ

Residency: Emory Healthcare System
Atlanta, GA

Joseph Park, DPM

Burbank Foot Care Center
Burbank, CA

Residency: UCLA Medical Center
Sylmar, CA

Ryan B. Rigby, DPM

Logan Regional Orthopedics
Logan, UT

Fellowship: Sarasota Orthopedic Associates Foot & Ankle Fellowship
Sarasota, FL


Nicholas Todd, DPM

Mountain View Medical Center
Mountain View, CA

Fellowship: Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Palo Alto, CA




Friday, October 30, 2020​
6:30 am   Breakfast
7:15 am Registration
7:50 am Welcome and Opening Comments – Medical Education 
Didactic Session I: Ankle Fracture
8:00 am Rationale for Intramedullary Fixation of Fibula Fractures
8:10 am Syndesmosis TightRope® Implant: The New Gold Standard
8:20 am Live Demonstration: The FibuLock® Fibular Nail
8:40 am Break
8:50 am Trauma Panel Discussion
Didactic Session II: Foot Trauma and Emerging Techniques
9:20 am Controversies in Treating Lisfranc Injuries
9:30 am Emerging Technologies in Foot and Ankle Surgery 
9:40 am Needle Scope, What? NanoScope™ Arthroscopy System
Didactic Session III: Lateral Ankle Instability
9:50 am InternalBrace™ Ligament Augmentation in 2020:
Where Are We Now?
10:00 am ATFL InternalBrace Ligament Augmentation: Getting It Right 
10:10 am Live Demonstration: Brostrom With ATFL InternalBrace Ligament Augmentation
10:30 am Ankle Instability Panel Discussion
Didactic Session IV: Achilles Pathology
11:00 am Optimizing Management of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy
11:10 am Go Perc or Go Home: Achilles Midsubstance SpeedBridge™
11:20 am Achilles Pathology Panel Discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm ArthroLab Session: Ankle Instability, Achilles, and Flatfoot, EndoBlade™ System
4:00 pm Reception
5:00 pm Adjourn

Saturday, October 31, 2020​
6:00 am   Breakfast Available at Innovation Hotel
(Approximate 10-Minute Walk)
7:50 am Welcome and Opening Comments – Medical Education 
Didactic Session VI: Hallux Valgus and Hallux Rigidus
8:00 am Coronal Alignment and Hallux Valgus
8:10 am Outcomes of Motion-Sparing Solutions for Hallux Rigidus 
8:20 am Hallux Valgus and Hallux Rigidus Panel Discussion 
Didactic Session III: Flatfoot
8:50 am Technique Tips: InternalBrace Spring Ligament Augmentation 
9:00 am Hindfoot/Midfoot Fusion Techniques
9:10 am Minimally Invasive Ankle Fusion Solutions 
9:20 am Endoscopic Gastroc Recession and Plantar Fascia Release 
9:30 am Flatfoot Panel Discussion 
10:00 am Break
10:20 am Hammertoes: Small Toes, Big Problems 
10:30 am Plantar Plate Simplified: Primary Repair With InternalBrace Ligament Augmentation 
10:40 am Live Demonstration: DynaNite® PIP Implant 
11:00 am Lesser Tor Pathology Panel Discussion
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm ArthroLab Session: Foot Trauma and Forefoot/Midfoot
3:00 pm Adjourn
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