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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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Host HotelGaylord National

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.

About Washington

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.

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exhibitors


= First time exhibitor = ASM sponsor

Exhibitor listings are updated on a regular basis, as new information becomes available. The promotional information in the company description is provided by the exhibitor. Industry representatives should visit the corporate opportunities section for information about sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising opportunities.

Products displayed in the exhibit hall have not been investigated or approved by APMA with regard to efficacy or regulatory compliance. Each physician should perform his or her own due diligence regarding any claims made about products displayed.

Exhibit Hall Schedule
Thursday, July 12, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Friday, July 13, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Grand Opening
Thursday, July 12, 9–10 a.m.
  • Exhibitor Name
  • Booth Number
  • Company Type
360care  Booth 339
Altra Footwear  Booth 632
Anodyne  Booth 433
Apollo Orthotics  Booth 1017
Arthrex, Inc.  Booth 522
Bako Diagnostics  Booth 503
Bio Skin  Booth 910
BraceLab  Booth 903
Brooks Running  Booth 835
CryoProbe  Booth 417
Dent-Eq  Booth 735
Dia-Foot  Booth 832
Doctor.com  Booth 414
ETS Wound Care  Booth 614
Footmaxx  Booth 423
Gordon Laboratories  Booth 415
GraMedica  Booth 1022
gSource, LLC  Booth 629
Hawaiian Moon  Booth 922
LightScalpel  Booth 213
Marlinz Pharma  Booth 523
Misonix  Booth 1016
Moore Medical LLC  Booth 625
MTF Wound Care  Booth 425
Officite  Booth 816
Ortho-Dermatologics  Booth 303
Orthofeet  Booth 823
Orthofix  Booth 317
Paragon 28  Booth 529
Pedicis Research  Booth 916
PICA  Booth 403
Powerstep  Booth 208
Practice EHR  Booth 733
Quantum Pathology  Booth 211
Rayence Inc.  Booth 432
Recro Pharma, Inc.  Booth 315
Redi-Thotics  Booth 1002
SAMMY SYSTEMS  Booth 1317
Samuel Hubbard  Booth 827
Smith & Nephew  Booth 711
SOLE  Booth 727
StrataDx  Booth 912
Stryker  Booth 927
SureFit Lab  Booth 615
SURGENEX  Booth 624
Talar Medical  Booth 441
Televere Systems  Booth 322
Trilliant Surgical  Booth 914
Universal Imaging  Booth 422
Wolters Kluwer  Booth 217
Booth 202  20/20 Imaging, a division of Konica Minolta
Booth 208  Powerstep
Booth 211  Quantum Pathology
Booth 212  The Podiatree Company
Booth 213  LightScalpel
Booth 214  Dr.'s Remedy Enriched Nail Care - Adwill Labs
Booth 217  Wolters Kluwer
Booth 223  Erchonia Corporation
Booth 225  Providence Management, Inc.
Booth 233  Mettler Electronics Corp.
Booth 303  Ortho-Dermatologics
Booth 314  Sebela Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Booth 315  Recro Pharma, Inc.
Booth 316  Northwest Podiatric Laboratory
Booth 317  Orthofix
Booth 322  Televere Systems
Booth 323  PediFix Footcare Inc.
Booth 339  360care
Booth 403  PICA
Booth 414  Doctor.com
Booth 415  Gordon Laboratories
Booth 417  CryoProbe
Booth 422  Universal Imaging
Booth 423  Footmaxx
Booth 424  Brown & Brown Insurance
Booth 425  MTF Wound Care
Booth 428  Medical Technology Industries (MTI)
Booth 432  Rayence Inc.
Booth 433  Anodyne
Booth 441  Talar Medical
Booth 503  Bako Diagnostics
Booth 509  Spenco Medical by Implus
Booth 514  Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
Booth 522  Arthrex, Inc.
Booth 523  Marlinz Pharma
Booth 524  New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
Booth 527  Dr. Jill's Foot Pads
Booth 529  Paragon 28
Booth 533  Mile High Orthotics Lab
Booth 535  Physician Claim Corp.
Booth 609  Horizon Pharma, Inc.
Booth 614  ETS Wound Care
Booth 615  SureFit Lab
Booth 617  Compulink Business Systems
Booth 624  SURGENEX
Booth 625  Moore Medical LLC
Booth 627  STI Computer Services
Booth 628  DARCO International, Inc.
Booth 629  gSource, LLC
Booth 632  Altra Footwear
Booth 633  American Podiatric Medical Association
Booth 636  Physician Web Pages/Eppointments
Booth 709  NEMO Health - TRAKnet
Booth 711  Smith & Nephew
Booth 715  Amerx Health Care Corporation
Booth 723  The OHI Family of Brands: OHI, Apex, Arizona AFO, Langer Biomechanics, SafeStep
Booth 724  Henry Schein Foot & Ankle
Booth 725  Paraffin International Inc.
Booth 727  SOLE
Booth 728  The Tetra Corporation
Booth 729  American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Booth 733  Practice EHR
Booth 735  Dent-Eq
Booth 737  American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Booth 739  Stratus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Booth 813  Medline Industries, Inc.
Booth 814  SOLO Laboratories, Inc.
Booth 815  Gill Podiatry Supply & Equipment Company
Booth 816  Officite
Booth 823  Orthofeet
Booth 825  Podiatry Management Magazine
Booth 827  Samuel Hubbard
Booth 829  SAS - San Antonio Shoemakers
Booth 832  Dia-Foot
Booth 833  Zimmer MedizinSystems
Booth 835  Brooks Running
Booth 903  BraceLab
Booth 905  Dr. Comfort, a DJO Global Company
Booth 908  Beneficial Equipment Finance Corp.
Booth 910  Bio Skin
Booth 911  Delta Surgical Instruments
Booth 912  StrataDx
Booth 914  Trilliant Surgical
Booth 916  Pedicis Research
Booth 917  JM Orthotics/Forward Motion Medical
Booth 922  Hawaiian Moon
Booth 923  Xiamen Kon Technology Co., Ltd.
Booth 927  Stryker
Booth 932  X-Cel X-Ray Corporation
Booth 1002  Redi-Thotics
Booth 1016  Misonix
Booth 1017  Apollo Orthotics
Booth 1022  GraMedica
Booth 1023  Milliken Healthcare Products, LLC
Booth 1028  Anderson Compounding Pharmacy
Booth 1122  West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Booth 1317  SAMMY SYSTEMS

Dermatology

Hawaiian Moon  Booth 922

Diagnostic Equipment

Rayence Inc.  Booth 432
Televere Systems  Booth 322
Universal Imaging  Booth 422

Footwear/Hosiery

Altra Footwear  Booth 632
Anodyne  Booth 433
Brooks Running  Booth 835
Dia-Foot  Booth 832
Samuel Hubbard  Booth 827
SureFit Lab  Booth 615

Insurance/Management Services

360care  Booth 339
PICA  Booth 403

Laser Therapy

Erchonia Corporation  Booth 223

Medical Equipment and Supplies

Bio Skin  Booth 910
BraceLab  Booth 903
Dr. Jill's Foot Pads  Booth 527
GraMedica  Booth 1022
Moore Medical LLC  Booth 625
Orthofix  Booth 317
PediFix Footcare Inc.  Booth 323
Stryker  Booth 927
Zimmer MedizinSystems  Booth 833

Orthotics

Apollo Orthotics  Booth 1017
Footmaxx  Booth 423
Orthofeet  Booth 823
Powerstep  Booth 208
Redi-Thotics  Booth 1002
SOLE  Booth 727

Other

Dent-Eq  Booth 735
Talar Medical  Booth 441

Pain Management


Pathology Services

Bako Diagnostics  Booth 503
Quantum Pathology  Booth 211
StrataDx  Booth 912

Pharmaceutical

Gordon Laboratories  Booth 415
Horizon Pharma, Inc.  Booth 609
Marlinz Pharma  Booth 523
Ortho-Dermatologics  Booth 303
Pedicis Research  Booth 916
Recro Pharma, Inc.  Booth 315
The Podiatree Company  Booth 212
The Tetra Corporation  Booth 728

Podiatric Organization


Practice Marketing

Doctor.com  Booth 414
Officite  Booth 816

Publications

Wolters Kluwer  Booth 217

Software (Billing/EHR)

NEMO Health - TRAKnet  Booth 709
Physician Claim Corp.  Booth 535
Practice EHR  Booth 733
SAMMY SYSTEMS  Booth 1317
STI Computer Services  Booth 627

Surgical Instruments

gSource, LLC  Booth 629
LightScalpel  Booth 213
Misonix  Booth 1016

Surgical Products (Implants, Dressings, etc.)

Arthrex, Inc.  Booth 522
CryoProbe  Booth 417
Paragon 28  Booth 529
Trilliant Surgical  Booth 914

Wound Care

ETS Wound Care  Booth 614
MTF Wound Care  Booth 425
Smith & Nephew  Booth 711
SURGENEX  Booth 624

Sponsors


APMA expresses its sincere appreciation to the following companies for their generous support in making The National possible.

Diamond

Logo - Bako
Logo - Ortho Derm
Logo - PICA

Platinum

Silver

Bronze

Silver

Logo - Recro

Copper

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Registration Information

Registration for The National will open in January 2018. Act as soon as registration opens for additional savings!

Current Registration Fees

APMA Member—$399*
APMA Life Member—$199*
Non-APMA Member—$799
Health Professional—$799
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.

Hands-On Workshops

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.

Non-CECH Lunch Symposia

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
12–1 p.m.
Lunch Symposium 1, sponsored by Horizon Pharma, Inc.
Lunch Symposium 2, sponsored by Recro Pharma, Inc.

Friday, July 13
12–1 p.m.
Lunch Symposium 1, sponsored by Ortho Dermatologics
Lunch Symposium 2, sponsor TBD

Saturday, July 14
12–1 p.m.
Lunch Symposium 1, sponsor TBD
Lunch Symposium 2, sponsor TBD

Podiatry Management Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception

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.

 

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Call for Abstracts at The National 2018 Now Open

Call for AbstractsThank 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!

Grading Procedures

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.

Abstract Presentation

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.

Poster Design Guidelines

  • Abstract should be as informative as possible, including a brief statement of the purpose of the study or why it was done, the methods used, the results observed, and conclusions based on the results.
  • The poster exhibit should not be commercial in nature or promote any product overtly.
  • Trade names may be used but should be used with discretion. 
  • Clear identification that “this poster exhibit is sponsored by [company/sponsor]” should be noted.
  • Poster set-up and removal:
    • All presenting authors must check in at the Speaker/Presenting Author Registration desk before poster set-up.
    • A four-foot tall by eight-foot wide (48” tall x 96” wide) tack board will be provided in the exhibit hall of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Posters should not be larger than the provided tack boards. Presenters are required to provide their own tacks/mounting materials.
    • Handouts of the poster are encouraged and may be placed on the tables in the poster abstract area of the exhibit hall.
    • Posters must be removed immediately after the Poster Abstracts Symposium on Saturday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m. APMA is not responsible for posters that are left after the conclusion of the meeting.

Abstract Competition

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:

  • Outstanding Oral Abstract Presentation
  • Outstanding Single Case or Small Case Study/Series Poster Abstract
  • Outstanding Large Case Study/Series Poster Abstract
  • Outstanding Resident Poster Abstract
  • Outstanding Student Poster Abstract
  • Outstanding American Public Health Association (APHA) Podiatric Health (POD Section) Student Poster Abstract*

*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.

Award Criteria

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.

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