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The National

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Orlando this summer for the APMA 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National), July 28–31, for four days of can't-miss education and networking with colleagues and industry leaders. We look forward to seeing you next year in Nashville!

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).

Exhibit Hall

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.

2022 Sponsors


Ortho Dermatologics



Bako Diagnostics


Averitas Pharma, Inc.


Janssen Pharmaceuticals

NextGen Healthcare


PatientPop: A Tebra Company


Advanced Pathology Solutions

Extremity Medical

Heron Therapeutics

Horizon Therapeutics

Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



The Podiatry Foundation



American Board of Podiatric Medicine


Nevro Corp.



American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

APMA Educational Foundation

Butterfly Network, Inc.


Smith & Nephew, Inc.


Universal Imaging


American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants

AMERX Health Care


Brooks Running

Cook Medical

Modernizing Medicine

Paragon 28


Upperline Health


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

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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. View the Poster Abstracts booklet (PDF).

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: Mike DeGere, DPM, MBA

Thursday, July 28, 34 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.

APMA/ABPM Educators' Forum

Friday, July 29, 1:305:45 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.

If you educate and train the future of our profession but are unable to attend The National, the forum will be livestreamed via the APMA Online Learning Center. Online attendees can earn 4.0 CECH for their virtual participation. The cost to attend is $49 (register for the virtual forum now). There is no charge to attend the forum for in-person attendees.

Hands-On 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

Ultrasound Workshop
Friday, July 29
1:30–5:30 p.m.
$249, limited to 24 attendees

External Fixation
Saturday, July 30
1–4:30 p.m.
$349, limited to 24 attendees

ABPM Maintenance of Certification

The ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee has approved the Sports Medicine and Biomechanics track or the Imaging track at The National for MOC Cognitive Expertise Category 2 points*. Attending either track in its entirety on Friday, July 29, will complete your required two MOC Category 2 points for 2022. If you attend BOTH tracks, you will receive 4 MOC points. 

*ABPM staff will verify attendance by scanning during each track. Points will only be awarded if the Diplomate is present for the duration of the entire 2-hour track. Participation is to be reported by the Diplomate to the ABPM MOC Member Dashboard.

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 28
12–1 p.m.
Ortho Dermatologics Lunch Symposium
JUBLIA® (efinaconazole) Topical Solution, 10%, for the Treatment of Onychomycosis
Faculty TBD

Horizon Therapeutics Lunch Symposium
Understanding Uncontrolled Gout and When to Refer for Appropriate Treatment
Christopher Parker, DO

Organogenesis Lunch Symposium
Enhancing a Patient’s Treatment Protocol by Employing a Multidisciplinary Approach
Vickie R. Driver, DPM, MS, and John C. Lantis, MD

Advanced Pathology Solutions Lunch Symposium
Partners in Podiatry Pathology—Why APS?
Kevin Aufdenkamp, wound sales director, Advanced Pathology Solutions; Brooke Bisbee, DPM; and Shawn Hickey, podiatry sales director, Advanced Pathology Solutions

6:30–7:30 p.m.
Averitas Pharma Dinner Symposium
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? The Red-Hot Chili Pepper
David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD; Adam J. Teichman, DPM; and Akilis M. Theoharidis, DPM

Friday, July 29
12–1 p.m.
Heron Therapeutics Lunch Symposium
Enter a New World of Postoperative Pain Management
Gregory S. Anderson, DPM

Bako Diagnostics Lunch Symposium
Terbinafine Resistance: A New Consideration for Clinical Care
Darren L. Harris, MD

Saturday, July 30
12–1 p.m.
Paratek Pharmaceuticals Lunch Symposium
An Effective, Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic for the Treatment of ABSSSI in Adults
Warren S. Joseph, DPM

Innovation Cafés and Innovation After Hours

Join your colleagues during the grand opening of the exhibit hall on Thursday and 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. This year, we also have evening sessions to provide even more opportunities to learn.

Thursday, July 28

4:30–5:00 p.m.

NextGen Healthcare
Put the Brakes on Burnout—5 Strategies to Renew Your Passion for Care
Faculty TBD

5:00–5:30 p.m.

Skin Substitute Reimbursement & MIMEDX Support Services
Terrence Mabry, MIMEDX Regional Reimbursement Director

Friday, July 29
9:45–10:15 a.m.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Reduction in the Risk of Major Thrombotic Vascular Events in Adult Patients With PAD, Including Patients After Lower Extremity Revascularization Due to Symptomatic PAD
John N. Evans, DPM

Averitas Pharma
You Bring the Feet and We’ll Bring the Heat: Learn Best Practices for Applying QUTENZA® (Capsaicin) 8% Topical System
Adam J. Teichman, DPM, and Akilis M. Theoharidis, DPM

5:45–6:45 p.m.

Extremity Medical
Topic TBD
Faculty TBD

Saturday, July 30
9:45–10:15 a.m.

Nevro Corp.
Revolutionizing the Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy with Nevro HFX
Gurtej Singh, MD

Generational Insights in Healthcare
Sheila Dreyer Van Buskirk, vice president, Research and Insights, Synchrony Financial; and Claude Royster, vice president – general manager, CareCredit, a division of Synchrony Financial

6:00–7:30 p.m.

3C Patch® Wound Management System Dine & Demo Workshop
James McGuire, DPM

Podiatry Management 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 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.

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Hotel Information

Event Location and Host Hotel

The National will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, ideally situated in the heart of Orlando.

Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, USA, Florida 32821

APMA rate: $223/night + taxes and fees + $42 OPTIONAL resort fee
Block cut-off date: June 24
Resort fee
The optional $42 resort fee currently includes the following:
  • Enhanced in-room wireless internet for up to six devices
  • Daily admission to River Falls Water Park for up to four guests
  • Daily scheduled shuttle service to Disney Parks for up to four guests
  • Nightly scheduled shuttle service to Disney Springs for up to four guests
  • A bucket of golf balls and use of rental clubs at driving range daily for up to four guests
  • 15% discount off retail rates for green fee rates (excludes merchandise)
Cancellation policy: The Orlando World Center Marriott has a 72-hour prior to arrival cancellation policy. Should you need to cancel your reservation please do so outside the 72-hour cancellation window to avoid a fee. If you need to cancel within 72 hours of arrival you will forfeit one night's room and tax.

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 Orlando

You don’t have to wait until you’re in Orlando 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.

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Exhibit Hall Hours

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.

Support Our Humanitarian Effort

The National is all about community: a community of professionals supporting each other and our patients. This year, join APMA in supporting our global community, as well. APMA is partnering with Samaritan’s Feet, a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that provides shoes to those in need worldwide. 

Samaritan’s Feet has provided over 8.7 million pairs of shoes to children, seniors, refugees, those experiencing homelessness, and families in 108 countries and over 530 U.S. cities. Recently, Samaritan's Feet sent 5,000 pairs of shoes to Poland for Ukrainian refugees, as well as launched Samaritan's Feet Seniors to provide a pair of anti-slip, lightweight shoes to the elderly. Additionally, Samaritan's Feet has developed the World Shoe, a new tool in the fight against neglected tropical diseases. The World Shoe is prophylactic footwear that adds disinfectant technologies and biodegradation accelerants to the proven protection of proper footwear. 

Visit the Samaritan’s Feet booth (#625) to support this important effort with your contributions of footwear or financial support. During the grand opening of the exhibit hall, APMA member Alex Kor, DPM, MS, who has worked closely with Samaritan’s Feet on the effort to support Ukrainian refugees in Europe, will be present to greet attendees and exhibitors and talk more about the effort to give shoes and give hope to those in need.

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, pick up your Hall of Fame luncheon tickets, 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 (#607). 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

Thank you to all our attendees! Registration is now closed.

Registration Fees

Prices increase April 30, so act now to take advantage of early-bird rates!

(Until April 29)
Regular Rate
April 30-July 26
On-Site Rate
(After July 26)
APMA Member $399 $499 $599
APMA Life Member $199 $299 $299
Non-APMA Member $799 $799 $799
Health Professional $799 $799 $799
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

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 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.

How Does a Hybrid Run Work?

  1. Register for the event. The first 150 participants will receive a limited edition Team APMA 5K Challenge T-shirt.
  2. Choose your course. It can be anywhere (The National, a nearby park, favorite trail, your backyard, even a treadmill) and with anyone.

  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 hashtags #TeamAPMA and #IrunWithTeamAPMA. Once you have completed your run, submit your race time to the online leaderboard.

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.

Social Media:

How many miles do I run?

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

Want to Run in Orlando at The National?

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.

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Call for Abstracts at The National 2022

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 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National). The meeting will be held July 28–31 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL. 

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 25, 2022 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. 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 at the Marriott Orlando World 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 30 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 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.

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 2021 Abstracts Competition.

Questions? Email Education and Seal Program Manager Allison J. Fisher.

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Orlando Entertainment and Travel Info

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!

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Airline Discounts

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.


We are pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to The National

  • To make flight reservations online please click on discount code ZKZ9286815
  • MileagePlus members earn Premier Qualifying Dollars for their travel

You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122, MondayFriday 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

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Attendee Tool Kit

Check out our 2022 APMA Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) digital tool kit to help you share your excitement and let people know you are participating in The National!

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The National Today

The National Today is the daily on-site print newspaper for the APMA Annual Scientific Meeting (The National). With every issue, you’ll get the can’t-miss news and information from each day of the conference. Learn about the big events you may have missed yesterday, and get a taste of what is to come today. If you couldn’t make it to The National this year, check out a copy of this year's papers below.

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