Make plans now to come to Orlando this summer for the APMA 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National), July 28–31. Enjoy four days of can't-miss education and networking with colleagues and industry leaders. Make your commitment now to the must-attend event for every podiatric physician and surgeon.
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 27.5 continuing education contact hours (CECH).
Our expansive exhibit hall has everything you need to improve your patient care and practice efficiency! Make plans to visit as often as possible.
Thursday, July 28: 4–6 p.m. (Grand Opening)
Friday, July 29: 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Saturday, July 30: 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Industry representatives interested in purchasing a booth can view complete details here.
Averitas Pharma, Inc.
Janssen Scientific Affairs
Advanced Pathology Solutions
Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
American Board of Podiatric Medicine
American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
APMA Educational Foundation
Butterfly Network, Inc.
American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants
AMERX Health Care
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.Check it out
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.
Thursday, July 28, 3–4 p.m.
The National will kick off with keynote speaker Mike DeGere, DPM, MBA. A 1999 graduate of Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. DeGere practiced podiatry in Wisconsin and Ohio for 15 years. After serving as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, WI, he entered full-time executive leadership in 2014. He was soon promoted to Vice President of Population Health for the SSM Health Wisconsin Region, and in 2021 became Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Froedert Health – Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc, WI. His address will provide an executive’s perspective on podiatrists’ key role in medical staff leadership and improving population health.
Friday, July 29, 1:30–5:45 p.m.
Psychological safety and trust are two key elements required to create an enriching learning environment. The Educators’ Forum was developed by APMA and ABPM in conjunction with program directors and school faculty to help support and train others in the profession that play a direct role in training future physicians. Learn the best way to communicate and teach students, residents, and fellows with research-based methodology, helping to build trust and enrich podiatric education and training.
The National provides attendees with additional opportunities for in-depth learning through hands-on training. Reserve your spot when you complete your registration.
Biopsies and Plastic Techniques Workshop
Thursday, July 28
12 p.m.–3 p.m.
$249, limited to 20 attendees
Friday, July 29
$249, limited to 24 attendees
Saturday, July 30
$349, limited to 24 attendees
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 28
Ortho Dermatologics Lunch Symposium
JUBLIA® (efinaconazole) topical solution, 10%, for the Treatment of Onychomycosis
Horizon Therapeutics Lunch Symposium
Understanding Uncontrolled Gout and When to Refer for Appropriate Treatment
Christopher Parker, DO
Organogenesis Lunch Symposium
Advanced Pathology Solutions Lunch Symposium
Partners in Podiatry—Why APS?
Kevin Aufdenkamp, wound sales director, Advanced Pathology Solutions; Brooke Bisbee, DPM; and Shawn Hickey, podiatry sales director, Advanced Pathology Solutions
Averitas Pharma Dinner Symposium
Addressing Care Challenges & Treatments For Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy of the Feet
David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD; and Adam J. Teichman, DPM
Friday, July 29
Heron Therapeutics Lunch Symposium
Enter a New World of Postoperative Pain Management
Gregory Anderson, DPM
Bako Diagnostics Lunch Symposium
Terbinafine Resistance: A New Consideration for Clinical Care
Darren L. Harris, MD
Saturday, July 30
An Effective, Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic for the Treatment of ABSSSI in Adults
Warren S. Joseph, DPM
Join your colleagues during the Friday and Saturday morning exhibit hall scanning breaks for a sponsored talk. Rest your feet, help yourself to brunch, and learn something new. Seating and refreshments offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This year we also have evening sessions to provide even more opportunities to learn.
Friday, July 29
You Bring the Feet and We’ll Bring the Heat: Learn Best Practices for Applying QUTENZA® (Capsaicin) 8% Topical System
David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD; and Adam J. Teichman, DPM
Saturday, July 30
Join Podiatry Management for its annual Hall of Fame awards ceremony. This year's ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 30, at 12 p.m.
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 Samantha Jorich.
The National will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, ideally situated in the heart of Orlando.
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.
Online registration for The National is now open! If you do not have an APMA.org account, you may create one on the registration site.
Prices increase April 30, so act now to take advantage of early-bird rates!
(Until April 29)
April 30-July 26
(After July 26)
|APMA Life Member||$199||$299||$299|
|APMA Student/Resident/Fellow Member||Complimentary||Complimentary||Complimentary|
|APMA Member Young Physician||$299||$299||$299|
|APMA Member Residency Director||$299||$299||$299|
|APMA Member Federal Services or Active Duty Military||$299||$299||$299|
|Podiatric Medical Assistant||$99||$199||$199|
Online registration is the preferred method of registration. However, you may also download a PDF registration form:
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.
When you register for The National, you will be asked to agree to all registration and meeting policies for the event.
Join APMA in our second hybrid edition of the Team APMA 5K!
This year, the race celebrates 12 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 1,700 runners and walkers have participated in the APMA 5K Run/Walk, raising more than $170,000 since its inception. Show your support as we celebrate this milestone.
Here's the Challenge: Run the marathon! Break it down into shorter segments and spread it over a week. That's only 3.7 miles per day.
How many miles do I run?
The Team APMA 5K is hybrid this year. So, you can run wherever you want—including in Orlando at the National!
Below is a safe route that we will be using for the in-person 5K run in Orlando.
Thank you for your interest in presenting your research relating to the care of the foot and ankle at the APMA 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National). The meeting will be held July 28–31 at the Marriot Orlando World Center in Orlando.
If you are interested in sharing your research with attendees at The National, visit https://submissions.mirasmart.com/APMA2022 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 25, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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.
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.
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:
*The Outstanding APHA Foot and Ankle Health 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 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.
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 2021 Abstracts Competition.
Questions? Email Education and Seal Program Manager Allison J. Fisher.
No one can match the entertainment options of The National's host city, Orlando! Check out our microsite provided by Visit Orlando to learn more about the attractions, restaurants, golf courses, and more available to you when the scientific sessions are over. Discover all the places you can receive special discounts with your National conference badge, and purchase tickets to Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and more!
The National provides travel discounts for its members from participating airlines.
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for American Podiatric Medical Association. Please click here to book your flights!
You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1-800-328-1111* Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMVMN
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.
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You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122, Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–10 p.m. ET; Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.–6 p.m. ET.
Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk