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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!

Changes in Medical and Surgical Tracks for 2024

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.

Beginning and ending times for the daily educational program schedule are listed below. The schedule for each day includes breaks, which are not identified here.

Thursday, August 8 • 7:30 a.m.3 p.m.
Friday, August 9 • 7 a.m.5:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 • 8 a.m.6 p.m.
Sunday, August 11 • 7 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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.

Opening Address: John S. Steinberg, DPM

Thursday, August 8 • 34 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.

For PICA Policyholders

PICA policyholders attending The National are eligible for up to a 15-percent premium discount for attending the risk management programming.* Those attendees who have participated in other meetings or the pre-approved online program and received a 10-percent discount can receive an additional 5-percent discount for attending the risk management programming at The National.

* Risk management programming includes attending both the Expert Panel: How Would I Approach This? on Saturday, August 10 from 2:30–4:30 p.m. and the Breakfast Symposium: AI and Ethical Implications for Podiatrists on Sunday, August 11 from 7:00–8:30 a.m.

The Mobile Lab Experience

Located in the exhibit hall and available throughout exhibit hall hours, 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! The mobile lab is a non-CECH activity.

Non-CECH Lunch 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. 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.

Transforming Wound Management: Real-World Insights on Advanced Solutions to Support Healing
Windy E. Cole, DPM
R. Daniel Davis, DPM

Legally Mine
Proper Use of Legal Entities for Lawsuit Protection and Tax Reduction
Leland McKay, CE Educator—Asset Protection and Tax Mitigation, Legally Mine

Friday, August 9 • 12–1 p.m.

Amgen Rare Disease
Exploring the First and Only Biologic Treatment for Uncontrolled Gout
Justin Phillingane, DPM, MS

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Painful DPN: How a Partnership with Pain Management Benefits Your Patients and Your Practice
Michael Fishman, MD
Jason Snyder, DPM

Saturday, August 10 • 12–1 p.m.

The Use of Fish Skin to Repair and Restore the Lower Extremity
Ian M. Barron, DPM
Lee C. Rogers, DPM
Ronald L. Sherman, DPM

Innovation Cafés

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.

Friday, August 9 • 9:45–10:15 a.m.

Innovation Café 1
Averitas Pharma, Inc.
Identifying and Treating Patients with Unresolved Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Michael King, DPM

Innovation Café 2
Dr. Scholl’s
Plantar Fasciitis
Faculty TBD

Saturday, August 10 • 9:45–10:15 a.m.

Averitas Pharma, Inc.
Identifying and Treating Patients with Unresolved Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Michael King, DPM

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 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.

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Event Location & Hotel Information

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.

Event Location

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.

Headquarters Hotel

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: The deadline to book your room was July 16.

Marriott Marquis Connector Hours

The connector bridge is from the Marriott Marquis Level 2 to the Concourse Level of the Washington Convention Center (outside the entrance to Exhibit Hall A).

Tuesday, August 6 • 6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7 • 6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 8 • 5:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 9 • 5:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 • 6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 11 • 6:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Please note: There will be a public safety officer at the Allen Y. Lew Place entrance (main entrance).

Nearby Hotels

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: The deadline to book your room is July 26.

The Courtyard Washington Downtown Convention Center ($219/night up to double occupancy plus tax; reservation link: The deadline to book your room is July 26.

Housing Scam Alert

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:

  • Many of these companies cannot guarantee a reservation because they do not have contracts for room blocks with our conference hotel. They will contact a housing wholesaler to see if anything is available to resell to you.
  • Legitimate wholesalers cannot knowingly book show attendees into the show block. Only the official show housing provider can book within our room block. If the hotel determines that an attendee has been solicited or contacted by a wholesaler, they may increase the room rate to match or exceed the group rate or the reservation may be cancelled. A rate quote from a room broker is not a guaranteed rate.
  • Rooms booked through unauthorized housing companies most often are to be fully prepaid. Rather than a one-night or no deposit, an unauthorized company may require non-refundable payment of the full cost for the entire stay for each room booked at the time of booking. NEVER give your credit card information unless you are 100-percent certain you know who is on the other end to prevent unauthorized use of your information.
  • Reservation confirmations and numbers are often not available from these companies until less than a week before the arrival date. Even then, these may not guarantee that a room will be available when you arrive.
  • Name changes on reservations with unofficial wholesalers/room brokers may be difficult or impossible to make.
  • Our staff will not be able to assist attendees and exhibitors who have reserved rooms outside the block if problems result from booking through an unauthorized company.

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

We look forward to seeing you at The National!

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Exhibit Hall Information

Explore the DC Vendor Scene

At The National in Washington, DC, discover cutting-edge products and services for your patients and practice at the exhibit hall. Gain an early glimpse by browsing the online marketplace. Searching for something specific? Easily refine your search by category on the "Marketplace" tab. This dynamic online hub offers informational videos and documents from vendors. Did you know you can even schedule appointments in advance? Simply visit the "Contact Us" tab within each booth. Looking for a particular company rep? Check out the “In the Booth” tab. Prefer social media? You can engage with exhibitors that way too! The options for interaction are more diverse than ever. Keep an eye on the marketplace as new vendors join regularly. And when you're at the exhibit hall, remember to say thanks to vendors for their support of The National.

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Exhibit Hall Hours

Thursday, August 8: 4–6 p.m. (Grand Opening)
Friday, August 9: 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Saturday, August 10: 9:30 a.m.–2:30 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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Registration is now open! Reserve your spot at the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist. Hurry; early-bird rates won't last long.

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2024 Registration Fees

(Until March 29)
Regular Rate
March 30-August 6
On-Site Rate
(After August 6)
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 Fun Run

Don't miss this fun opportunity to see the nation's most well-known landmarks! This year, the Team APMA 5K Fun Run 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 event, 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. 

How Does the Fun Run Work? 

  1. Register for the event. You can run or walk the 5K on-site at The National, or "Sleep-In" from home or your hotel room. The first 100 participants will receive a limited edition Team APMA 5K T-shirt. 

  2. If you wish to run in-person at The National in Washington, DC, come prepared with comfortable shoes! If you wish to "Sleep-In," grab your most comfortable pillow and blanket.  

  3. Whether you run, walk, jog, or sleep, 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.  

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Call for Abstracts at The National 2024

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Call for Abstracts

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.

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 the Walter E. Washington 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, August 10 at 2:30 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 2023 Abstracts Competition.

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

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2024 Attendee Tool Kit

Attendee Social Media Toolkit

Check out our 2024 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!

Here you can find social media assets and suggested captions. Be sure to use our meeting hashtag, #APMANational2024, and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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For Attendees:

Excited to attend the APMA 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington DC, August 8–11! Looking forward to four days of learning, networking, and community. Register now at and join me at the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist. #APMANational2024

For Exhibitors:

We're thrilled to be a part of the APMA 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC, August 8–11! Join us at our booth and experience the latest in podiatry. Don't miss out—register at and be part of this exciting event. #APMANational2024

For Speakers:

I am thrilled and honored to be a speaker at the APMA 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC, August 8–11! Join me and other esteemed thought leaders in the field of podiatry as we come together for engaging discussions and to enhance the future of podiatric care. Don't miss out on this invaluable experience! Register now at to secure your spot. #APMANational2024 

For Abstract Presenters:

I'm honored to be presenting my poster abstract research at the prestigious APMA 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting. This is your chance to learn from top professionals, gain valuable insights, and contribute to the future of podiatry. Join us in Washington, DC, August 8–11 and register at #APMANational2024

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all our sponsors for their generous support of our organization and its initiatives. Your partnership plays a pivotal role in advancing the future of podiatric medicine, advocating for the profession, supporting our students and residents, and so much more. It is through your commitment and dedication that we are able to make a meaningful impact in the field of podiatry and beyond. Your support empowers us to continue our mission of excellence and innovation, driving positive change and fostering growth within the podiatric community. Thank you once again for your unwavering commitment to APMA. We look forward to continuing this journey together and achieving even greater successes in the future.

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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 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!

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