Check Out Cutting-Edge Research at the Poster Abstract Symposium

July 28, 2017

Poster Abstract Symposium
1–2 p.m.
Saturday, July 29
Tennessee and Presidential Lobbies

attendee peruses poster abstractsAttend the Poster Abstract Symposium from 1–2 p.m. Saturday to learn about the latest research in podiatric medicine and surgery during the Poster Abstract Symposium. During the event, poster authors will be on hand to answer your questions.

Attendees will find more than 115 posters on display in the Tennessee and Presidential Lobbies. The posters cover a variety of topics related to podiatric medicine and surgery, from the use of fish skin grafts in wound care to surgical technique to offloading to orthotics. The Poster Abstracts booklet, which contains a list of posters and authors, is available at registration. The following posters in the booklet have withdrawn from the Poster Abstract Symposium:

  • Heel Pain Mimicking Plantar Fasciitis and Osteosarcoma: A Unique Presentation of a Nora’s Lesion
  • The Role of Alevicyn in the Treatment of Tinea Pedis

The Poster Abstract Symposium is the culmination of the APMA Poster Abstract Competition. The panel of judges, who have been reviewing the posters since Thursday, will use the opportunity to make their final decision. They will then select the winning abstracts in the following topics:

  • 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 Section (PHS) Student Public Health Poster Abstract

The Outstanding APHA PHS Student Public Health Poster Abstract category recognizes one poster abstract related to public health or disparities. The winning podiatric medical student must be a member of the APHA PHS, as well as an APMA member. Only one winner will be selected to receive $250 and the Arthur E. Helfand, DPM, award.

The winners will be announced Saturday during the breakfast symposium. The winner of the oral abstract competition, which was held on Friday, also will be announced.

The judges will consider 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 any of the other phases of podiatric medical and surgical problems.

Don’t neglect this unique opportunity to increase your understanding of the newest advances in podiatric medicine by interacting with podiatrists who are on the cutting-edge of research.

If you missed your opportunity to be a part of the APMA Abstract Competition at this year’s meeting, look for information later this year about submitting your oral or poster abstract for inclusion at the APMA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC. 

Editor’s Note: The posters were moved to the Tennessee and Presidential Lobbies. The exhibit hall closes today at 11 a.m. Scanning takes place in the poster exhibit for one continuing education contact hour (CECH).


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