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Abstract Competition Winners Announced

July 15, 2018

Abstract Winners

APMA is pleased to announce the winners of the APMA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract Competition.

The six categories of awards are as follows:

Outstanding Oral Abstract Presentation: The top three oral abstract presentations as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee: 

First place: Percutaneous Kirschner Wire versus Commercial Implant for Hammertoe Repair: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis—Rachel H. Albright, DPM, will receive $500

Co-authors:
Brett J. Waverly, DPM
Erin E. Klein, DPM, MS
Lowell S. Weil Jr., DPM, MBA
Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH

(TIE) Second place: Radiographs are Poorly Correlated with Patient Centered Outcomes in Hallux Valgus Surgery—Michael R. Matthews, DPM, will receive $250

Co-authors:
Angie Youssef
Erin E. Klein, DPM, MS
Lowell S. Weil Jr., DPM, MBA
Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH

(TIE) Second place: The Lapidus Arthrodesis: Examining the Effect of the Metatarsal Base Transfixion Screw—Chandler J. Ligas will receive $250

Co-authors:
Duane J. Ehredt Jr., DPM
Joslin L. Seidel

Third place: Who Lives in the Philadelphia Biome: What’s All the Stink About?—James B. McGuire, DPM, PT, CPed, will receive $100

Co-authors:
Ebony L. Love, DPM
Courtney M. Foote
Jonathan D. Furmanek

Outstanding Poster Abstract (Single Case or Small Case Study/Series): The top three poster abstracts as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee:

First place: Proximal Epiphyseal Plates of the Second and Third Metatarsals Mistaken for Fractures—Nicholas R. Taweel, DPM, will receive $500 

Co-author:
Faith A. Schick, DPM

Second place: Perceived Stress of Podiatric Medical Students—Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, will receive $250

Co-authors:
Courtney M. Foote
Shelby J. Hatzinger
Laura E. Sansosti, DPM 

Third place: The Lateral Hallux Stress Dorsiflexion View for Evaluation of Hallux Rigidus: Utility in Predicting Cartilage Condition on the Dorsal Metatarsal Head Found Intra-operatively— Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, will receive $100

Co-author:
Heather H. Schaefbauer, DPM

Outstanding Poster Abstract (Large Case Study/Series): The top three poster abstracts as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee:

(TIE) First place: Comparing the Etiologies, Signs, and Drug Treatments of Gout: Literature Review—Ebony L. Love, DPM, will receive $500

Co-authors:
Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM
Ziad G. Labbad, DPM, MD, CPed
Lesly D. Robinson, DPM
Gilbert K. Huang 

(TIE) First place: The Efficacy of Radial Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Leg, Foot, and Ankle Conditions: A Retrospective Analysis—Alicia A. Canzanese, DPM, ATC, will receive $500

Co-authors:
Gary M. Gordon, DPM
Farhad J. Foroudi, DPM 

Second place: ABCESS: A New Acronym for Improved Wound Management— James B. McGuire, DPM, PT, CPed, will receive $250

Co-authors:
Ebony L. Love, DPM
Laura Adler
Joshua A. Stewart 

Third place: The Role of Tinea Pedis and Onychomycosis Prevention in Diabetic Education: A Literature Review— Ebony L. Love, DPM, will receive $100

Co-authors:
Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM
Lauren M. Christie 

Outstanding Poster Abstract (Resident): The top three poster abstracts as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee: 

First place: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Primary Arthrodesis versus Open Reduction Internal Fixation for Primarily Ligamentous Lisfranc Injuries— Rachel H. Albright, DPM, will receive $500

Co-authors:
Sarah E. Haller, DPM
Erin E. Klein, DPM, MS
Jeffrey R. Baker, DPM
Lowell S. Weil Jr., DPM, MBA
Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH 

Second place: Malignant Transformation of Verruca Vulgaris of the Plantar Foot to Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Subsequent Surgical Management— Michael J. Huchital, DPM, will receive $250

Co-authors:
Jason J. Kim, DPM
Jeffrey V. Lucido, DPM 

Third place: Surgical Treatment of Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa—A Case Report—Tonda R. Silva, DPM, will receive $100

Co-authors:
Bryant A. Nachtigall, DPM
Timothy C. Ford, DPM

Outstanding Poster Abstract (Student): The top three poster abstracts as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee:

First place: Perceptions of the Podiatric Profession: A Survey of Medical Students in Philadelphia, PA— Samantha A. Miner will receive $500

Co-author:
Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM

Second place: Progression of Radiographic Healing Following First Ray Arthrodesis in the Foot Using a Biplanar Plating Technique without Compression—Rachel E. Egdorf, MS, will receive $250

Co-authors:
Paul D. Dayton, DPM
Robert D. Santrock, MD
Merrell K. Kauwe, DPM
Gary E. Gansen, DPM
Sean A. Harper, DPM
Andrea J. Cifaldi
Jake D. Eisenschink 

Third place: Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) and its Implications in Podiatric Medicine: A Case Report—Neil Trivedi will receive $100

Co-authors:
Andrew Au
Nishit Vora, MPH
Nicholas Bolognini, DPM

Outstanding American Public Health Association (APHA) Podiatric Health (POD Section) Student Poster Abstract and Arthur B. Helfand, DPM Award winner as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee:

Four-Year Impact Report and Diabetes Health Education Survey of a Podiatric Medical Mission Clinic at the California-Mexico BorderEmily T. Khuc

Co-authors:
Caroline J. Ko
Avery K. Garner
Ajitha K. Nair, DPM, MPH


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