Congratulations 2017 Abstract Competition Winners

July 30, 2017

The winners of the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract Competition were announced during Sunday's Breakfast Symposium.

The six categories of awards are as follows:

Outstanding Oral Abstract Presentation

The top three oral abstract presentations as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee:

First place: Molecular Diagnostic Testing in Diabetic Foot Ulcerations: Could this Technique Alter Topical Wound Treatment?— Erin E. Klein, DPM, MS will receive $500
Co-authors:
Sarah E. Haller, DPM
Brett Waverly, DPM
Lowell S. Weil Jr., DPM, MBA
Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH

Second place: Evaluation of the Effect of Removable Cast Walkers on Spinal Alignment and Gait—Christopher P. Girgis, BA, will receive $250
Co-authors:
Rachel Domijancic
Emily Mosher
Sai V. Yalla, PhD
Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MSc
Ryan T. Crews, MS, CCRP

Third place: Risk Factors for Suboptimal Outcomes in Hammertoe Surgery — Jacob R. Randich, BS, will receive $100
Co-authors:
Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH
Rachel H. Albright, DPM
Moiz Hassan, MS
Robert O’Keefe, DPM
Erin E. Klein, DPM, MS
Lowell S. Weil Jr., DPM, MBA

Outstanding Poster Abstract (Single Case or Small Case Study/Series): The top three poster abstracts as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee:

First place: The Mass Effect of a Lipoblastoma: A Pediatric Tumor Case Report— Rachel E. Balloch will receive $500
Co-authors:
Sarah J. Daigle, DPM
Melissa L. Gulosh, DPM

Second place: Unicameral Bone Cyst of the Medial Cuneiform—Faith A. Schick, DPM, will receive $250
Co-authors:
Nicholas R. Taweel, DPM, DPT
Charles M. Langman, DPM
Paul E. Sullivan, DPM
Pamela V. Gekas, DPM
Joseph Daniel, MD        

Third place: Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis Augmented with a Lateral Cortical Window Packed with Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane for the Treatment of Talar Avascular Necrosis— Chad F. Simmons, DPM (YP), will receive $100
Co-author:
Rene Kafka, DPM

Outstanding Poster Abstract (Large Case Study/Series): The top three poster abstracts as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee:

First place: Risk Factors for Skeletal Osteoporosis on Foot X-Rays—Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH, will receive $500
Co-authors:
Arezou Amidi, DPM
Michael F. Kelly, DPM
Steven Herwick, MD
Daniel P. Evans, DPM
Martin C. Yorath, DPM

Second place: Onychodystrophy and Onychomycosis: A Molecular Diagnostic Perspective—Erin E. Klein, DPM, MS, will receive $250
Co-authors:
Sarah E. Haller, DPM
Brett Waverly, DPM
Lowell S. Weil Jr., DPM, MBA
Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH

Third Place: Multiplex PCR in the Diagnosis of Onychomycosis—Bryan D. Caldwell, DPM, will receive $100
Co-author:
Karen E. Uchmanowicz

Outstanding Poster Abstract (Resident): The top three poster abstracts as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee: 

First Place: Psammomatous Calcification of the Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon: A Case Report—Kevin R. Grierson, DPM, will receive $500
Co-authors:
Robert B. Farber, DPM
Jordan R. Panicco, DPM
Stephen F. Stern, DPM

Second Place: Non-Uremic Calciphylaxis: A Case Study—David H. Tien (Troung), DPM, MS, will receive $250
Co-author:
Kathya M. Zinszer, DPM, MPH

Third Place: Using Procalcitonin to Monitor the Response to Treatment in Severe Sepsis—A Case Report—Boyd N. Bills, DPM, will receive $100
Co-author:
Gregory T. Amarantos, DPM

Outstanding Poster Abstract (Student): The top three poster abstracts as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee:

First Place: How Do Environment and Genetics Play a Role in Onychomycosis Recurrence?— Jessica J. Hsu, BA, will receive $500
Co-authors:
Cathrine A. Stark, BS
Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM

Second Place: Hallux Abducto Valgus Recurrence Literature Analysis Indicates Need for a National Multicenter Registry of Surgical Correction Outcomes—Rachel E. Egdorf, BS, will receive $250
Co-authors:
Andrea J. Cifaldi
Mindi J. Feilmeier, DPM
Paul D. Dayton, DPM

Third Place: Comparison of Noninvasive Diagnostic Modalities in Diabetic Patirents with Peripheral Neuropathy—Bryan Raymond, BS, BA, will receive $100
Co-authors:
Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MS
James Steriovski
KaNesha M. Gillyard
Jacque Ortiz, CCRP, PMAC

Outstanding APHA Podiatric Health Section (PHS) Student Public Health Poster Abstract and Arthur B. Helfand, DPM Award winner as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee:

The Misdiagnosis of Acral Lentiginous Melanoma: Three Case Presentations and a Review of Recent Literature—Jered M. Stowers, BA, BS
Co-authors:
Alexandra Black, BA
Rosario Saccomanno, BS
Bryan C. Markinson, DPM


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