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The National

Registration is now open! The APMA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) will be held July 11–14 in Salt Lake City. Make your commitment now to spend four days with thousands of foot and ankle physicians, assistants, and related professionals while experiencing education, networking, and community-building fun at the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist. The diverse educational program offers up to 28 CECH and touches all aspects of podiatric medicine:

  • Surgical Blitzes
  • Pain Management
  • Wound Care
  • Forefoot and Midfoot Surgical Techniques
  • Limb Preservation
  • Imaging
  • Public Health and Physician Well-Being
  • Health-Care Disparities
  • Biomechanics
  • Dermatology
  • Coding and MIPS

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Event Location and Host Hotels

The APMA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, and has room blocks at three nearby hotels: Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown, and Hilton Salt Lake City Center. (View a map of the area.)

APMA has negotiated discounted hotel rates for The National attendees. You must make your hotel reservation through Orchid Events. Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served, space available basis. Submit your request as soon as possible for the best opportunity of receiving your hotel choice. The deadline to book your room is June 10. After this date, reservations will be made based on availability and hotels may charge higher rates.

You may make your reservation online through the reservation portal or by phone by calling 888-206-8717 (international attendees call +1-801-214-7282). Agents are available Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–6 p.m. MT. (View deposit and cancellation policies and other information.)

HOUSING ALERT: You should only use the information provided by APMA for your hotel arrangements. Booking through any other source may result in significant personal inconvenience and financial loss.

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Complete your online registration today or fill out and return a physician or assistant registration form.

Early-Bird Registration Fees

APMA Member—$399
APMA Life Member—$299
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
Podiatric Medical Assistant—$99

Register by March 1 to take advantage of early-bird rates!

Hands-On Workshops

The National provides attendees with additional opportunities for in-depth learning through hands-on workshops. Add a workshop when you register to ensure your spot!

Workshop 1: Wound Care
Friday, July 12
1:30–3:30 p.m.
$249, limited to 24 attendees

Workshop 2: Ultrasound
Friday, July 12
3:30–5:30 p.m.
$249, limited to 24 attendees

Workshop 3: Ankle Arthroscopy
Saturday, July 13
1–4 p.m.
$349, limited to 16 attendees

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.

Thursday, July 11
12–1 p.m.
Lunch Symposium 1, sponsored by Recro Pharma Inc.
Non-Opioid Pain Management

Lunch Symposium 2, sponsored by Horizon Pharma, Inc.

Friday, July 12
12–1 p.m.
Lunch Symposium 1, sponsored by Melinta Therapeutics
Skin Infections

Lunch Symposium 2, sponsored by Ortho Dermatologics
Onychomycosis and Tinea Infections

Saturday, July 13
12–1 p.m.
Lunch Symposium 1, sponsored by Smith & Nephew

Lunch Symposium 2, sponsored by TBD

Podiatry Management Podiatry Hall of Fame Luncheon

Join Podiatry Management for its annual Hall of Fame awards ceremony. This year's ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m. Inductees will be announced soon.

Individual tickets are $75 or you may choose to purchase a table with 10 seats for $750. 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 2019

Call for AbstractsThank you for your interest in presenting your research relating to the care of the foot and ankle at the APMA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National). The meeting will be held July 11–14 at the Salt Lake Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

The submission site is open. If you would like to share your research expertise on a topic relevant to caring for the foot and ankle to attendees, thoroughly read the APMA Call for Abstracts Guidelines prior to completing a submission.

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 surgical 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 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 by email. 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. One complimentary registration will be provided to the author identified as the presenting author. More than one author is allowed to present a poster, however, only one complimentary meeting registration per abstract is offered.

Poster Design Guidelines

  • The 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 Salt Palace 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 13 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 surgical 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 2018 Abstracts Competition in Washington, DC.

Questions? Email Scientific Program Assistant Carolyn G. Anderson.

About Salt Lake City

If you have never been to Utah, take some time to experience the natural beauty of the American West and explore everything the state has to offer. Visit Salt Lake has designed a special site for attendees of The National to learn more about all the city and region have to offer.

Salt Lake City is within a few hours' drive of more than 20 national parks and monuments. APMA is working with a local travel company and offering attendees of The National a selection of one- or two-day tour options. Custom tours are also available for those looking for a more personalized experience. If you are interested in checking a few things off your bucket list, contact Epic One Adventures to make arrangements.

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