The APMA 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) is coming to Washington, DC! Mark your calendar now, for the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist, August 8–11. Experience four days of learning, networking, and community.
Registration for The National is now open! Make your commitment now to take advantage of early-bird rates.
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The National 2024 offers attendees up to 25.0 CECH!
The National continues to evolve based on your feedback. This year, we are offering a single track in the morning highlighting our most popular topics, so attendees don’t have to choose between two sessions they want to attend. We have also shortened some track times in the afternoon to help prevent fatigue from setting in. Additionally, we are increasing access to hands-on learning by bringing in top vendors to provide live, non-CECH demonstrations throughout the conference.
Be sure to complete your attendee evaluation after the meeting so The National can continue to adapt to meet your needs. 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, August 8 • 3–4 p.m.
The National is excited to announce John S. Steinberg, DPM, as its opening session speaker. Dr. Steinberg is a professor and full-time faculty member of the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He earned his DPM from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1995; completed a three-year surgical residency at Inova Fairfax in Virginia and a one-year Diabetic Foot/Limb Salvage Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; and is a past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He currently serves as co-director of the Center for Wound Healing at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, program director for the MedStar Health PMSR/RRA, and a faculty member for the Georgetown Diabetic Limb Salvage Research Fellowship.
Dr. Steinberg has published more than 200 papers and recently published his first textbook, Functional Limb Salvage: The Multidisciplinary Team Approach. He has lectured extensively on diabetic limb salvage nationally and internationally, and is actively involved in clinical research and publication. Dr. Steinberg’s address will cover his journey as a podiatrist, including his many roles in educating and leading his podiatric and allopathic colleagues.
Sponsored by Averitas Pharma.
Located in the exhibit hall, the lab is a mobile operating room with integrated lab stations that allow visitors to experience Stryker’s line of products and partner technologies. The mobile lab is set up for a wide variety of surgical specialties, procedures, and situations. Visit the mobile lab to ramp up your surgical skills!
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. Due to Sunshine Act regulations, non-CECH meals are only available to meeting registrants; guests may not attend. Please check back; this information is updated as events are confirmed.
Thursday, August 8 • 12–1 p.m.
Organogenesis Lunch Symposium
Legally Mine Lunch Symposium
Proper Use of Legal Entities for Lawsuit Protection and Tax Reduction
Friday, August 9 • 12–1 p.m.
Amgen Lunch Symposium
Saturday, August 10 • 12–1 p.m.
These highly anticipated sessions are returning in 2024! APMA’s industry allies continue to be trailblazers. Grab a coffee and make your way to an Innovation Theater during the morning exhibit hall scanning breaks on Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10. Industry partners will be present to unveil the newest advancements in products and services propelling the profession into the future. Seating and refreshments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check back; this information is updated as events are confirmed.
Friday, August 9 • 9:45–10:15 a.m.
Saturday, August 10 • 9:45–10:15 a.m.
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 25* continuing education contact hours (CECH).
* This number is based on attendance at all general session lectures, breakfast symposia, plenary lectures, and the APMA Poster Abstracts Symposium.
APMA is aware of fraudulent program websites that pose as official websites, along with unauthorized housing and registration companies attempting to solicit event attendees. Please note that these websites are scams and you should avoid sharing any personal and/or financial information with them. Booking your hotel through the links below is the ONLY way to ensure that you have a valid hotel reservation. Please see additional details below under “Housing Scam Alert.
The National will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The center is located at 801 Allen Y. Lew Place (formerly Mt. Vernon Place) NW, Washington, DC 20001. All events for The National will be held here.
The National’s headquarters hotel is the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. The property is connected to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, allowing you to get to the meeting space while avoiding DC’s August humidity.
APMA has negotiated a special attendee rate of $259/night (up to double occupancy plus tax, currently 15.95 percent). To take advantage of this discounted price, book now: https://book.passkey.com/e/50731549. The deadline to book your room is July 16.
The National is also offering room blocks at two nearby hotels: Residence Inn Washington Downtown Convention Center and Courtyard Washington Downtown Convention Center.
The Residence Inn Washington Downtown Convention Center ($239/night up to double occupancy plus tax; reservation link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50765972). The deadline to book your room is July 16.
The Courtyard Washington Downtown Convention Center ($219/night up to double occupancy plus tax; reservation link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50765897). The deadline to book your room is July 16.
Each year, APMA receives reports from members and exhibitors that companies claiming to be affiliated with The National or the host hotel have contacted them with offers to book discounted rooms. This year is no exception. We have been advised that several unaffiliated companies have again been aggressively pursuing attendees of The National with discounted hotel rooms through their company.
For your own protection, do not make reservations through any other housing provider or travel company. Many reports of false and deceptive activities by these companies abound; some things to be aware of:
Of course, this causes significant hardship and inconvenience to the individuals and their companies. Reservations made other than through the information provided by APMA will be at your own risk. If you have been contacted by another company purporting to represent one of our host hotels or APMA, please report them at 301-581-9200 or email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at The National!
Registration is now open! Reserve your spot at the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist. Hurry; early-bird rates won't last long.
(Until March 29)
March 30-August 6
(After August 6)
|APMA Life Member
|DPM (Non-APMA Member)
|APMA Member Young Physician
|APMA Student/Resident/Fellow Member
|Podiatric Medical Assistant
Online registration is preferred. If you are unable to register online, you may complete and return a 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.
Don't miss this fun opportunity to see the nation's most well-known landmarks! This year, Team APMA 5K runs through the nation's capital as we celebrate 14 years of supporting the APMA Educational Foundation. Sweat, sightsee, and be social while supporting the future of podiatric medicine and surgery.
Thanks to the generosity of APMA members and friends, the foundation awards more than 200 scholarships annually to podiatric medical students, advancing the growth and stability of podiatry. Proceeds from your registration will support student financial aid through the foundation. Scholarships are awarded to eligible third- and fourth-year podiatric medical students at the accredited colleges of podiatric medicine.
Since its inception, more than 1,800 runners and walkers have participated in the APMA 5K Run/Walk raising more than $200,000. Show your support as we celebrate this milestone!
Not an early riser? Show your support for the APMA Educational Foundation while still getting your beauty rest. A limited number of "I slept in and supported podiatric medical students" t-shirts will be available.
Thank you for your interest in presenting your research relating to the care of the foot and ankle at the APMA 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National). The meeting will be held August 8–11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
If you are interested in sharing your research with attendees at The National, visit the submission site and review the rules and guidelines for submission. The online submission site for abstracts is open and all abstracts must be submitted online by February 23, 2024 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. All APMA member students, residents, and fellow authors receive complimentary meeting registration.
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 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.
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 2023 Abstracts Competition.
Questions? Email Allison Fisher, assistant director of Continuing Education & Programs.
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 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 2024 and hope you will join us as we present an amazing experience in Washington, DC!