OFFICE OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

12th Annual International External Fixation Symposium


  • Course Info
  • Registration
  • 2017 Speakers
  • Past Speakers
  • Ilizarov Award
  • Exhibit
  • Abstract
  • Location & Lodging
  • Commercial Support
  • S.A.




Course Description

The 12th Annual International External Fixation Symposium (IEFS) presented by UT Health San Antonio provides a comprehensive overview of surgery for the diabetic foot and ankle. Led by national and international experts, evidence-based lectures with dynamic panel discussions are augmented by detailed hands-on surgical training in cadaveric workshops. The IEFS gives participants a unique interactive learning experience within the setting of the beautiful San Antonio Hill Country.


Target Audience
This symposium is designed to meet the unique educational needs of podiatric surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, fellows, residents, students and all other health care professionals interested in or involved in the surgical management of traumatic and diabetic lower extremity manifestations.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this continuing education activity, healthcare professionals will be able to:

  • Identify indications and outcomes for peripheral endovascular procedures and open bypass for diabetic limb salvage.
  • Describe and interpret advanced medical imaging for diabetic foot and ankle pathology.
  • Understand the latest options for medical and surgical treatment of diabetic foot infections and Charcot neuroarthropathy.
  • Identify proper diagnosis and surgical treatment for complex diabetic foot and ankle trauma.
  • Understand the history and latest advancements in foot and ankle surgery for diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy.
  • Interpret options available for plastic surgical reconstruction of diabetic lower extremity defects and apply various techniques in hands-on cadaveric workshops.
  • Effectively apply techniques of external fixation for diabetic lower extremity trauma and Charcot foot and ankle reconstruction in hands-on cadaveric workshops.



CONFERENCE FEES
Early Fee Through
Nov. 19, 2017
Late Fee After
Nov. 19, 2017
General Sessions (Thursday and Friday)
• Physicians and Surgeons
$550
$625
• Other Healthcare Professionals
$300
$325
• Residents and Fellows (with letter from program director)
$100
$125
• Medical Assistants
$25
$50
• Students
Free
Free
Cadaver Labs (Saturday only*)
$250
$300
*Space is limited for cadaver labs so early registration is encouraged. Cadaver labs are in addition to conference registration fees.


If you must cancel, your tuition will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee, provided notice is received by November 20, 2017. The IEFS Committee reserves the right to limit enrollment or cancel any course no less than a week prior to the program. Should circumstances make this necessary, tuition will be refunded in full.

Confirmation: All early registrations are confirmed in writing. If you do not receive a confirmation within 2 weeks of registering, please contact us at (210) 567-4491 or 1(866) 601-4448, cme@uthealthsa.org.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

The Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CPME: The Long School of Medicine approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.


Contact
Continuing Medical Education Office
Email: cme@uthealthsa.org
Phone: 1 (866) 601-4448 or (210) 567-4491



2017 IEFS SPEAKERS

 

John J. Anderson, DPM, FACFAS
New Mexico Bone and Joint Institute
Director, American Foundation of Lower Extremity
Surgery and Research Fellowship
Alamogordo, NM

Hani M. Badahdah, DPM, MD, MS
Associate Consultant of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Department of Surgery
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ronald J. Belczyk, DPM
Center for Reconstruction and Wound Healing
Sherman Oaks Hospital
Sherman Oaks, CA

Jason Bowling, MD  
Assistant Professor/Clinical
Division of Infectious Disease
Department of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine
San Antonio, TX

Patrick R. Burns, DPM, FACFAS      
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Foot and Ankle
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Podiatric Surgical Residency Director
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Mercy
Pittsburgh, PA

Michael A. Davis, MD           
Assistant Professor/Clinical
Department of Radiology
UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine
San Antonio, TX

Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS
Director of Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle
Surgical Fellowship
Ankle and Foot Care Centers
Kent State University – College of Podiatric Medicine
Youngstown, OH

Alexandru V. Georgescu, MD, PhD 
Professor and Head
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Georges Haidar, MD
Assistant Professor/Clinical
Division of Vascular Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine
San Antonio, TX

Ioannis A. Ignatiadis, MD, PhD
Head of Advanced Reconstructive Orthopaedic Group
Psychico Clinic, Athens Medical Center
Athens, Greece

Crystal L. Ramanujam, DPM, MSc, FACFAS 
Assistant Professor/Clinical
Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Department of Orthopaedics
UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine
San Antonio, TX

Roberto H. Rodriguez, DPM, FACFAS
WellMed Medical Group
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine
San Antonio, TX

Pavel Šponer, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

John J. Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS
Foot and Ankle Surgery
LVPG Orthopaedics, Allentown, PA
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

 

 Rajeev Suri, MD
Professor and Vice Chair
Vascular Interventional Radiology
Department of Radiology
UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine
San Antonio, TX

Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS
Professor and Director
Externship and Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship Programs
Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Department of Orthopaedics
UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine
San Antonio, TX

 






PAST SPEAKERS

Animesh Agarwal, MD
Texas, USA

Shah-Hinan Ahmed, MD
Texas, USA

Marque A. Allen, DPM, FACFAS
Texas, USA

Arush Angirasa, DPM, FACFAS
Texas, USA

Thanos Badekas, MD
Athens, Greece

Philip Basile, DPM, FACFAS
Massachusetts, USA

Fabio Batista, MD
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Gregg Bean, MD
Texas, USA

Ronald Belczyk, DPM
California, USA

Jim Binski, MD
Ohio, USA

Neal M. Blitz, DPM, FACFAS
New York, USA

Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS
Connecticut, USA

Jason Bowling, MD
Texas, USA

Patrick R. Burns, DPM, FACFAS

Pennsylvania, USA

Travis C. Burns, MD
Texas, USA

Christopher J. Busken, MD

Alabama, USA

Claire M. Capobianco, DPM, FACFAS
Delaware, USA

James Carr, MD
South Carolina, USA

Thomas J. Chang, DPM, FACFAS
California, USA

Alexander M. Cherkashin, MD
Texas, USA

Paul S. Cooper, MD
Washington DC, USA

Douglas T. Cromack, MD
Texas, USA

Richard J. De Asla, MD
Massachusetts, USA

Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS
Ohio, USA

Anil K. Dutta, MD
Texas, USA

Tanil Esemenli, MD
Istanbul, Turkey

Zacharia Facaros, DPM
Virginia, USA

Rajeev Garapati, MD
Illinois, USA

Glenn Garcia, MD
Texas, USA

Sean Garcia, MD
Texas, USA

Alexandru Georgescu, MD, PhD
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Paul M. Glat, MD
Pennsylvania, USA

George Gumann, DPM, FACFAS
Georgia, USA

Georges Haidar, MD
Texas, USA

Ioannis Ignatiadis, MD, PhD

Athens, Greece

Luke C. Jeffries, DPM
Connecticut, USA

Yavuz Kocabey, MD
Kocaeli, Turkey

Armin Koller, MD
Rheine, Germany

Bradley A. Levitt, DPM
Virginia, USA

Jeffrey M. Manway, DPM
Pennsylvania, USA

Luis Marin, DPM, FACFAS
Florida, USA

Erik Monson, DPM, FACFAS
Ohio, USA

Bernard F. Morrey, MD

Texas, USA

Oluwatosin A. Ogunlana, DPM
Texas, USA

Tahir Ogut, MD
Istanbul, Turkey

Ali Oznur, MD
Ankara, Turkey

Michael G. Palladino, DPM, FACFAS
Texas, USA

Enrico Parino, MD
Torino, Italy

Benjamin J. Pearce, MD
Texas, USA

Terrence M. Philbin, DO
Ohio, USA

Vasilios D. Polyzois, MD, PhD
Athens, Greece

Anand Prasad, MD
Texas, USA

Rajiv Rajani, MD
Texas, USA

Crystal L. Ramanujam, DPM, MSc
Texas, USA

Roberto H. Rodriguez, DPM, FACFAS
Texas, USA

Barry I. Rosenblum, DPM, FACFAS
Massachusetts, USA

Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, FACFAS
Wisconsin, USA

Ronald Sage, DPM, FACFAS
Illinois, USA

Enzo Sella, MD
Connecticut, USA

Jayesh B. Shah, MD
Texas, USA

Daniel J. Short, DPM
Texas, USA

Ralph Springfeld, MD
Hamburg, Germany

Emmanouil D. Stamatis, MD
Athens, Greece

John J. Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS
Pennsylvania, USA

Stephen F. Stern, DPM, FACFAS
Virginia, USA

Walter W. Strash, DPM, FACFAS
Texas, USA

Rajeev Suri, MD
Texas, USA

Boulos Toursarkissian, MD
Texas, USA

Victor Valderrabano, MD, PhD
Basel, Switzerland

George F. Wallace, DPM, MBA, FACFAS
New Jersey, USA

Richard D. Weiner, DPM, FACFAS
Ohio, USA

Dane K. Wukich, MD
Texas, USA

Charles Zelen, DPM, FACFAS
Virginia, USA

Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS
Texas, USA

Bruce Ziran, MD
Georgia, USA

  • 2016 2016 Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS, presents John J. Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS, with the Ilizarov Award of Excellence at the 11th Annual International External Fixation Symposium 2016.
  • 2015 2015 Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS (holding award), presents Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS (not pictured above), with the Ilizarov Award of Excellence at the 10th Annual International External Fixation Symposium 2015.
  • 2014 2014 Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS, presents Alexandru V. Georgescu, MD, PhD, with the Ilizarov Award of Excellence at the 9th Annual International External Fixation Symposium 2014.
  • 2013 2013 Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS, presents Patrick R. Burns, DPM, FACFAS, with the Ilizarov Award of Excellence at the 8th Annual International External Fixation Symposium 2013.
  • 2011 2011 Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS, presents Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS, with the Ilizarov Award of Excellence at the 7th Annual International External Fixation Symposium 2011.
  • 2010 2010 Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS, presents Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS, with the Ilizarov Award of Excellence at the 6th Annual International External Fixation Symposium 2010.
  • 2009 2009 Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS, presents Armin Koller, M.D., with the Ilizarov Award of Excellence at the 5th Annual International External Fixation Symposium 2009.
  • 2008 2008 Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS, presents Vasilios D. Polyzois, M.D., Ph.D., with the Ilizarov Award of Excellence at the 4th Annual International External Fixation Symposium 2008.
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12th ANNUAL IEFS POSTER ABSTRACT COMPETITION


Posters will be accepted in the following category:

“SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE DIABETIC LOWER EXTREMITY”


ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

ABSTRACT TEMPLATE


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:   November 30, 2017

Send abstract in Word document format via e-mail to UT Health San Antonio Office of CME: cme@uthealthsa.org

Notification regarding acceptance of abstracts will be e-mailed to the submitting author by December 4, 2017.

PRIZES FOR THE CATEGORY OF "SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE DIABETIC LOWER EXTREMITY" WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:


1st Place = $750.00
2nd Place = $500.00
3rd Place = $250.00


Winners (at least one author per poster) must be present at the time of award presentation during the Friday night reception at the symposium to receive prize money.




Course Location

La Cantera Hill Country Resort
16641 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, Texas
Phone: (210) 558-6500

Hotel Accommodations
La Cantera Hill Country Resort
16641 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, Texas
Phone: (210) 558-6500
https://www.destinationhotels.com/la-cantera-resort-and-spa

Reservation link: UT Health Science San Antonio

Situated atop one of the highest points in all of San Antonio, you'll find La Cantera Hill Country Resort. It's a place where peace and tranquility flourish. Where emerald fairways and sparkling pools are the only things interrupting the scenic vistas overlooking the Texas Hill Country. A place where you'll find a new sense of relaxation, whether you're staying for business or for a well-deserved vacation. Welcome to La Cantera Hill Country Resort.

Room Rate

$189.00 plus 16.75% tax
Reservation Deadline: Monday, November 13, 2017
Reservation link: UT Health Science San Antonio


A block of rooms has been reserved and will be held until November 13, 2017 at the special rate. When making your reservation, please specify that you will be attending the "UT Health Science Center San Antonio 12th Annual International External Fixation Symposium" in order to qualify for the group rates.

Reservations can be made by phone at (210) 558-6500 or via the reservation link: UT Health Science San Antonio




 

 

This educational activity has been partially funded by a medical educational grants from the below companies.


Zimmer Biomet




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