8th Annual International External Fixation Symposium

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IEFS 2013 Brochure

Program (Course) Description (View Press Release)

The 8th Annual International External Fixation Symposium (IEFS) brings together leading University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio Faculty & International Scientists and Surgeons for two and a half days of interactive didactic sessions and hands-on workshops. The program will feature the most current information regarding the indications and principles for use of internal and external fixation in diabetic foot and ankle pathology including trauma, Charcot reconstruction and plastic surgery. Emphasis will be placed on the multidisciplinary team approach for treating the diabetic foot in an academic center.


Who Should Attend?
This symposium is designed to meet the unique educational needs of podiatric surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, vascular surgeons, residents, fellows and all other health care professionals interested in or involved in the management of diabetic foot pathology.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this continuing education activity, healthcare professionals will

be able to:
  • Describe the indications and discuss principles for use of internal and external fixation in diabetic foot and ankle pathology including trauma and reconstructive surgery.
  • Apply various internal fixation devices as well as monolateral, hybrid and circular external fixation devices.
  • Discuss principles and techniques for soft tissue reconstruction of traumatic and diabetic foot and ankle wounds.

  • Understand the basic non-invasive vascular laboratory testing and diagnosis for peripheral vascular disease.
  • Understand the decision making process of medical imaging of the diabetic foot.
  • Understand the decision making process for endovascular versus open bypass surgery.
  • Describe current treatment approaches for diabetic foot infections.
  • Implement a multidisciplinary team approach to the overall treatment of diabetic foot and ankle pathology.

Educational Supporters
This program is supported in part by an educational grant from Smith & Nephew, Inc.


Registration Fees

Early Fee Before 12/2/13 Late Fee After 12/2/13
Vascular Surgeons
Other Health Professionals
Vascular Technicians
$100 (w/ letter of verification from program director)

Continuing Medical Education Credit - Accreditation Statement

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

CPME:  The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing medical education in podiatric medicine. The symposium has been approved for a maximum of 22.0 continuing education contact hours.

Continuing Medical Education Office
Phone: 1 (866) 601-4448 or (210)567-4491

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Hotel Accommodations:

Experience the heart of the Riverwalk at Hyatt Regency San Antonio. We are the only San Antonio Riverwalk hotel directly overlooking the historic Alamo and on the Riverwalk, connecting two of San Antonio's top destinations through our 16 story atrium lobby. Be the center of our attention while you are in the center of the action by taking advantage of our unequaled location in the heart of dining and entertainment venues surrounding our Riverwalk hotel in San Antonio. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by phone at 1-888-421-1442. Be sure to state that you are attending the "International External Fixation Symposium" to qualify for the special rate of $215.00 (plus tax) for single or double accommodations and $235 (plus tax) for triple and quadruple occupancy. Conference room rates will only be honored via phone. Online reservations can still be made; however the UTHSCSA room rates will not be applied. The room rates have been extended as long as an inventory is available. Room rates may expire at any time before the conference.

Course Location
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
123 Losoya, San Antonio, Texas, USA 78205
Fax: (210) 227-4925

This program is supported in part by the following exhibitors:

Silver Level - $5,000


Smith & Nephew, Inc.


Bronze Level - $2,500


KCI, Inc.

RTI Surgical Inc.

Small Bone Innovations, Inc.

DePuy Synthes Trauma

Wright Medical Technology

Integra LifeSciences Corporation

OsteoMed LLC

Exhibitor Registration Form

8th Annual International External Fixation Symposium Exhibitor Form

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