The APMA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) will be held July 12–15 in Washington, DC. The National is the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist, offering an unbeatable combination of benefits. Attend symposia and specialty tracks; participate in hands-on training workshops; peruse the vast exhibit hall; and more.
Registration for The National will open in January 2018.
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The APMA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
Complete your online reservation (via Passkey International, Inc.) using the appropriate link below:
You may also make your reservation by phone by calling 877-382-7299 and using the call-in code ATTENDEE or EXHIBITOR.
Immerse yourself in an unrivaled stay at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Located on the Potomac River, just steps from the shopping and entertainment National Harbor is known for, our waterfront resort provides you with the best of both worlds.
Hotel rate information: $212 for single/double occupancy (taxes, currently 18 percent hotel and 6 percent local, and $18 resort fee additional). The APMA room block cut-off date is June 30. The room block is limited. To guarantee a room within the APMA group rate, it is recommended that you make your reservation immediately.
HOUSING ALERT: You should only use the information above for your hotel arrangements. The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Passkey International, and APMA are the only entities authorized to provide housing for The National. Booking through any other source may result in significant personal inconvenience and financial loss. Learn more.
Located just outside Washington, DC, the Gaylord National provides excellent opportunities to explore the Capital region. Take a water taxi across the river to historic Old Town Alexandria, or hop on a bus to get to The National Mall and take your time exploring the numerous monuments and free Smithsonian museums.
Registration for The National will open in January 2018. Act as soon as registration opens for additional savings!
APMA Life Member—$199*
APMA Student/Resident/Fellow Member—Complimentary
APMA Member Young Physician—$299
APMA Member Residency Director—$299
APMA Member Federal Services or Active Duty Military—$299
*Prices for these registration types will increase after March 2.
The National provides attendees with additional opportunities for in-depth learning through hands-on workshops. More information about specific workshop topics and fees will be available soon.
The National is excited to offer attendees the opportunity to attend several non-CECH lunch symposia. Each is limited to 100 participants. Indicate your attendance plans when you complete your registration and you will receive your lunch ticket on site at the registration desk. More information about additional events will be provided when it is available.
Thursday, July 12
Lunch Symposium 1, sponsored by Horizon Pharma, Inc.
Lunch Symposium 2, sponsored by Recro Pharma, Inc.
Friday, July 13
Lunch Symposium 1, sponsored by Ortho Dermatologics
Lunch Symposium 2, sponsor TBD
Saturday, July 14
Lunch Symposium 1, sponsor TBD
Lunch Symposium 2, sponsor TBD
Join Podiatry Management for its annual Hall of Fame awards ceremony. Individual tickets are $75. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefit the APMA Educational Foundation Student Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded annually to third- and fourth-year students.
You may purchase tickets when you register, or by contacting Sanda Arez.
Thank you for your interest in presenting your research relating to the care of the foot and ankle at the APMA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National). The meeting will be held July 12–15 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC.
The submission site is now open!
Abstracts will be read in a “blind” fashion. Authors' names and institutions of origin will not be identified.
Graders are podiatric physicians. Each abstract is reviewed and graded by at least three graders, and the final grade is determined by averaging the graders’ ratings.
Grades are influenced by: significance of the study, content and clarity, specific number of cases or specimen studies, clinical or research data to support the study’s conclusions, minimum follow-up of one year per patient for results describing reconstructive procedures, and new or modified techniques as they relate to diagnosis, surgery, complications, or other phases of podiatric medical and surgical problems.
If an abstract is selected for oral presentation, the primary author identified on the submission form will receive an invitation to participate as a member of the The National faculty and the abstract will be incorporated into the educational program at the event.
If an abstract is selected for poster presentation, the primary and corresponding author will be notified. The poster will be displayed for the entire meeting (three days).
APMA does not provide travel reimbursement, honorarium, or per diem for poster abstract presenters. Complimentary registration will be provided to only one author presenting the poster abstract at The National.
All non-industry-sponsored oral and poster abstracts presented at The National will be eligible for the APMA Abstract Competition. The top three accepted abstracts in each of the categories below will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee. The winners will be announced at the meeting. First-place winner will receive $500, second-place winner will receive $250, and third-place winner will receive $100. Please note that awards will be given to the primary author only.
The six categories of awards are as follows:
*The Outstanding APHA POD Section Student Poster Abstract category recognizes one poster abstract on public health or disparities. The primary author on the public health abstract must be a podiatric medical student and that student must be a member of APHA POD Section as well as a member of APMA. Only one winner will be selected to receive $250 and the Arthur E. Helfand, DPM, award.
The judges will consider the visual design and impact of the poster as well as the significance of the study, including its importance to the advancement of the practice of podiatric medicine. Other factors that the judges will evaluate include: the study’s content and clarity; specific number of cases or specimens studied; clinical or research data to support study conclusions; minimum follow-up of one year per patient for results describing reconstructive procedures; and new or modified techniques as they relate to diagnosis, surgery, complications, or other phases of podiatric medical and surgical problems.
The APMA Board of Trustees, abstract judges, chair of the Annual Meeting Committee, or employees/independent contractors of APMA are ineligible to participate in the APMA Abstract Competition; with the caveat that residents supervised by the above-referenced parties may participate, but the above-referenced parties may not receive any monetary award.
Check out the winners from the 2017 Abstracts Competition in Nashville.
Questions? Email Scientific Program Assistant Carolyn G. Anderson.