As part of our dedication to advancing the state of orthopedic surgery, OsteoMed participates yearly in a range of professional conferences and meetings. This month, we’re headed to the 2014 Western Foot and Ankle conference at the Disneyland Hotel & Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
The Western Foot and Ankle Conference
The conference falls on June 19-22 this year and is hosted, like every year, by the California Podiatric Medical Association with the mission of offering/developing educational opportunities for anyone in medicine who works with the foot, ankle or structures of the lower leg. The conference offers an impressive range of educational options and continuing education credits for professionals in the medical field. Conference sessions and workshops are targeted specifically to improving technical skills and even expanding the knowledge base of medical providers, staff, and educators as well as medical students and residents.
This year, for example, doctors of Podiatric Medicine can receive up to 26CECH (including 10 radiology contact hours) toward meeting California licensing requirements—just by attending all the general sessions. By attending the attached radiology workshops, Podiatric medical assistants may earn 14 radiology CECH.
The program dates in 2014 are:
- June 18: CPMA House of Delegates
- June 19: Assistants’ Radiology Review Course
- June 19 – 22: Doctors of Podiatric Medicine General Sessions and Workshops
- June 19 – 21: Assistants’ General Sessions and Workshops
- June 21: PICA Presentation
The workshops have practical applications—learning ICD-10, ankle arthroscopy, flatfoot reconstruction, and more—while the general conference sessions range from a keynote on barefoot running to discussions on neuropathy and opioid use. To make conference navigation easy and error-proof, you can even download a mobile app to keep up with the schedule and receive notifications of any changes. Just visit the conference website to download the Guidebook app and search for “2014 Western Foot and Ankle Conference.”
At OsteoMed, we pride ourselves on keeping up with the current state of the orthopedic industry. As exhibitors and contributors, we’re excited to be a part of this conference in a few short days. For more information on OsteoMed events, call us at (888) 370-9997.