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The National

The APMA 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) is the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist! Join us in Nashville, July 13–16, for four days of learning, networking, and community. Register now!

Online CECH

Though the COVID public health crisis prevented us from hosting The National 2020 in Boston, it allowed us to introduce several new virtual learning opportunities for our members. Find out more about previous offerings and future opportunities.

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Educational Program

The National 2023 offers attendees up to 27.0 CECH! The preliminary program will be available soon.

Medical and Surgical Tracks

In response to attendee feedback, The National has streamlined the DPM educational program and is running two concurrent tracks (rather than the traditional three). No foot and ankle topics have been removed; they have simply been integrated into other tracks. Throughout the program, Track 1 covers medical topics and Track 2 covers surgical topics, including the Thursday and Friday breakfast symposia. Also, speakers from APMA-affiliated organizations are now part of the general session tracks.

APMA welcomes your feedback as The National—the must-attend meeting for every foot and ankle physician and surgeon—evolves to meet the changing needs of the podiatric community.

Opening Address: Ross Taubman, DPM

Thursday, July 13, 34 p.m.
The National will kick off with keynote speaker Ross Taubman, DPM. Dr. Taubman has served as president and chief medical officer of PICA since 2012. Before joining PICA, Dr. Taubman had been in practice in Maryland since 1985. He received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Tulane University and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from California College of Podiatric Medicine. He has served in many capacities in local and national podiatric associations, including president of APMA and president of the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association.

Hands-On Workshops

The National provides attendees with additional opportunities for in-depth learning through hands-on training. Reserve your spot when you complete your registration.

Workshop 1: Ankle Fractures: Approaches and Fixation Methods
Friday, July 14
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Instructor: Patrick R. Burns, DPM
Co-Instructors: Alissa R. Parker, DPM (YP); Nicholas S. Powers, DPM (YP); and Jason M. St. John, DPM (YP)
$249, limited to 24 attendees

Workshop 2: MIS HAV and Tailor's Bunion Surgery
Friday, July 14
2–6 p.m.
Instructor: Noman A. Siddiqui, DPM, MHA
Co-Instructors: Sara Mateen, DPM (YP); Kelsey J. Millonig, DPM, MPH (YP); and Colin M. Mizuo, DPM (YP)
$349, limited to 24 attendees

Workshop 3: Biomechanical Evaluation and Orthotic Decision Making in the Athlete
Saturday, July 15
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Instructor: Karen A. Langone, DPM
Co-Instructor: Alicia Canzanese, DPM, ATC (YP)
$249, limited to 30 attendees

Workshop 4: Ultrasound
Saturday, July 15
1:30–4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH
Co-Instructors: Rachel H. Albright, DPM, MPH (YP); Leland Jaffe, DPM; and Andrew J. Meyr, DPM
$249, limited to 24 attendees

Non-CECH Lunch and Dinner Symposia

These optional events are made possible at no charge, thanks to the corporate sponsors noted below. Select a maximum of one lunch per day. Space is limited, so register early for these popular events. Note: Thursday’s lunch symposia are the only APMA-provided lunches on that day. On Friday and Saturday, lunch will also be available in the exhibit hall (separate registration not required). Due to Sunshine Act regulations non-CECH meals are only available to meeting registrants; guests may not attend.

Thursday, July 13
12–1 p.m.
Organogenesis Lunch Symposium
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

Horizon Therapeutics Lunch Symposium
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

Medtronics Lunch Symposium
Topic TBD

Faculty TBD

Heron Therapeutics Lunch Symposium
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

6–7 p.m.
TBD Dinner Symposium 1
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

TBD Dinner Symposium 2
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

Friday, July 14
12–1 p.m.
Averitas Pharma Lunch Symposium
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

Ortho Dermatologics Lunch Symposium
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

6:30–7:30 p.m.
TBD Dinner Symposium 1
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

TBD Dinner Symposium 2
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

Saturday, July 15
12–1 p.m.

TBD Lunch Symposium 1
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

TBD Lunch Symposium 2
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

6:30–7:30 p.m.
TBD Dinner Symposium 1
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

Innovation Cafés

Join your colleagues during the Friday and Saturday morning exhibit hall scanning breaks for a sponsored talk. Rest your feet, help yourself to refreshments, and learn something new. Seating and refreshments offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday, July 14
9:45–10:15 a.m.

RegenLab USA LLC
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

Saturday, July 15
9:45–10:15 a.m.

Averitas Pharma
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

RegenLab USA LLC
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

Continuing Education Approval Statement

APMA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. APMA has approved this activity for a maximum of 27* continuing education contact hours (CECH).

APMA has also approved a maximum of 6.0 additional CECH for meeting registrants who successfully complete on-demand courses in the APMA Online Learning Center that are provided in conjunction with APMA affiliated organizations prior to December 31, 2023 (these organizations are the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, American Association for Women Podiatrists, American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics, American College of Podiatric Medicine, and American Society of Podiatric Surgeons).

* This number is based on attendance at all general session lectures, breakfast symposia, plenary lectures, and the APMA Poster Abstracts Symposium. An additional 0.5 CECH is available to podiatrists who register for and attend Workshop 1: Ankle Fractures: Approaches and Fixation Methods or Workshop 3: Biomechanical Evaluation and Orthotic Decision Making in the Athlete (i.e., each workshop provides an additional 0.5 CECH).

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Hotel Information

Event Location and Host Hotel

The National will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214, US
APMA rate: $232/night + taxes and fees + $25 resort fee
Block cut-off date: June 5

Tax Policy

Room rates shown do not include $2.50 city tax per night, 6% hotel tax per night and 9.25% state tax per night (subject to change), parking and any applicable resort fees.  Total charges presented on the website will include all room taxes but not any applicable parking charges or resort fees.

Resort Fee

A resort fee of $25 per day, per room, will be posted to your account upon check-in including the following:

- Hotel-wide wireless high-speed internet access
- Unlimited local and long-distance calls
- Daily scheduled shuttle service to Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Mills, General Jackson Showboat & The Inn at Opryland
- Bottled water (2x daily)
- Daily dry cleaning credit of up to $10 per room
- Gaylord Springs Golf Links practice range balls
- Wildhorse Saloon cover charge for up to four guests
- Access to Fitness Center

Marriott Bonvoy

The Gaylord Opryland Resort provides complimentary hotel-wide wireless high-speed internet access for Marriott Bonvoy™ Members staying at the resort. To become a member and receive complimentary Wi-Fi, please sign up using this link (it’s free to become a member). If you already are a Marriott Bonvoy™ Member, make sure to add your number to your reservation when booking your hotel room. Please note that Wi-Fi will not be provided specifically for The National attendees, and this method will be the only way to access the internet during the conference.

Cancellation Policy

All reservations are charged a one-night room and tax deposit after booking. If you are unable to honor your reservation, please cancel 72 hours prior to your arrival date or your first night's room and tax deposit will be retained.

Child Policy

Children 11 years or younger will stay free of charge in their parent's room.

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. Learn more.

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Exhibit Hall Information

See Who Will Be in Nashville

You don’t have to wait until you’re in Nashville to visit the exhibit hall at The National! Check out the companies that will be in the hall now. You will find promotional videos, informational literature, and more. Make your time in the hall even more productive: Reach out to vendors before you arrive and schedule a specific time to visit by accessing the “Contact Us” tab in each booth. Looking for a particular company rep? Check out the “In the Booth” tab. Want to reach out via social media? You can do that too! There are more ways than ever to interact with exhibitors now. When you get to the exhibit hall, please remember to thank them for their support of The National.

View the Exhibitor Listings

Exhibit Hall Hours

Thursday, July 13: 4–6 p.m. (Grand Opening)
Friday, July 14: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday, July 15: 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Industry representatives interested in purchasing a booth can view complete details here.

APMA Booth

APMA staff will be on hand at The National to answer your most pressing questions and bring you up to speed with our services and latest efforts on your behalf. Talk to a coding expert and learn about the meeting discount for the Coding Resource Center; find out how to protect your full Medicare reimbursement; sign up for the Team APMA 5K, and make an Educational Foundation donation; and be an advocate for podiatry by using eAdvocacy and making a APMAPAC contribution. If there is anything you want to know about your association and the work it does, now is the time to ask.

APMA Career Center

Across the aisle, visit the APMA Career Center. Whether you are looking for your first job, want to bring on an associate, or looking to sell your practice and retire, this area is your spot to make connections. Peruse career resources and job listings, and check out profiles of job seekers and employers attending The National. Connect with fellow attendees through APMA Engage and make a plan to chat in the booth. Be on the lookout for more information about how you or your position can be featured at the APMA Career Center.

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Register Now

Registration is now open! Reserve your spot at the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist TODAY.

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Registration Fees

Prices increase April 1, so act now to take advantage of early-bird rates!

(Until March 31)
Regular Rate
April 1-July 11
On-Site Rate
(After July 12)
APMA Member $399 $649 $849
APMA Life Member $299 $399 $399
DPM (Non-APMA Member) $949 $949 $949
Health Professional $949 $949 $949
APMA Member Young Physician $299 $399 $399
APMA Student/Resident/Fellow Member Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary
Podiatric Medical Assistant $149 $199 $249

Online registration is preferred. If you are unable to register online, you may complete and return a registration form:

DPM registration form
Assistant registration form

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be made in writing. Cancellations received prior to the start of The National will receive a refund minus a service fee ($150 for podiatric physicians; $50 for podiatric medical assistants). No refunds are available for no-shows or cancellations received after the start of the event. Refunds will be remitted after the close of the event.

Registration and Meeting Policies

When you register for The National, you will be asked to agree to all registration and meeting policies for the event.

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Team APMA 5K

Join APMA in our 13th year of the Team APMA 5K!

This year, the race celebrates 13 years of supporting the APMA Educational Foundation. Each year, thanks to the generosity of APMA members and friends, the foundation awards more than 200 scholarships to podiatric medical students, advancing the growth and stability of podiatric medicine.

Proceeds from your registration will support student financial aid through the foundation. Scholarships are awarded annually to eligible podiatric medical students at the nine accredited colleges of podiatric medicine.

More than 1,800 runners and walkers have participated in the APMA 5K Run/Walk, raising more than $180,000 since its inception. Show your support as we celebrate this milestone.

How Does the Run Work? 

  1. Register for the event. You can run or walk the 5K on-site in Nashville, TN, or run the 10k or Marathon options from home on your own time. The first 100 race participants, regardless of race course, will receive a limited edition Team APMA 5K race T-shirt. 

  2. Choose your course. If you wish to run in-person at The National in Nashville, come prepared with comfortable shoes! If you wish to participate from home, choose your favorite trail, nearby park, or treadmill. 

  3. Choose your pace. Whether you run, walk, jog, or skip, what matters most is that you are supporting the APMA Educational Foundation and the future of podiatry.

  4. Celebrate your accomplishment by posting a picture on social media in your race gear with the hashtag #TeamAPMA. Once you have completed your run, submit your race time to the leaderboard if running from home. If running in-person in Nashville, your time will be automatically recorded and ranked. 

2023 Challenge: Run the Marathon! Break it down into shorter segments and spread it over a week or 10 days. 

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How many miles do I run?

  • 5K = 3.1 miles
  • 10K = 6.2 miles
  • Marathon = 26.2 miles

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Call for Abstracts at The National 2023

Call for Abstracts

View the 2022 Abstracts Booklet

Thank you for your interest in presenting your research relating to the care of the foot and ankle at the APMA 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National). The meeting will be held July 13–16 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. 

If you are interested in sharing your research with attendees at The National, visit and click on “Call for Abstracts” to review the rules and guidelines for submission. The online submission site for abstracts is open and all abstracts must be submitted online by February 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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. All APMA member students, residents, and fellow authors receive complimentary meeting registration.

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 at the Gaylord Opryland 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 15 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 Education 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) Foot and Ankle Health Section Poster Abstract*

*The Outstanding APHA Foot and Ankle Health Section Poster Abstract category recognizes one poster abstract on public health or disparities. The primary author on the public health abstract must be a member of APHA Foot and Ankle Health 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 Education 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 2022 Abstracts Competition.

Questions? Email Allison Fisher, assistant director of Continuing Education & Programs.

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Be Seen at The National

The APMA Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) is the premier educational and networking event for podiatric physicians and surgeons. This high-energy event brings together podiatrists from across the country—creating powerful exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities to personally introduce your services to the leaders and decision makers in podiatry.

There are two ways to establish your presence at The National:

Sponsorship and Branding (educational grants are also available)

Sponsorship options that offer the most visibility and access are limited and sell quickly, so you'll want to finalize your plans early. Looking for a customized solution? We stand ready to create a package tailored to your specific needs.

We look forward to The National 2023, and hope you will join us as we present an amazing experience in Nashville!

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