The National is truly the must-attend event for every podiatrist, covering the entire spectrum of foot and ankle care and representing every voice in podiatric medicine and surgery. This year, once again, we have organized all of our outstanding content into two convenient tracks: One track will cover medical topics, while the other will focus on surgical topics.
We’ll jump right into educational sessions today, including an opening address from our colleague Michael DeGere, DPM, MBA. As a health system executive, Dr. DeGere will share his perspective on podiatry’s role in health-care leadership and population health. Also this afternoon, join us for the grand opening of our expansive Exhibit Hall.
Today, tomorrow, and Saturday, there will be hands-on workshops in Orlando (ask about availability of slots at Registration if you have not already signed up) and our popular surgical blitz sessions. On Friday, faculty and residency directors will enjoy an APMA-American Board of Podiatric Medicine Educators Forum, and on Saturday, we encourage all attendees to come out to support their alma mater at the fifth annual Podiatry School Student Quiz Bowl. Also Saturday, enjoy the latest science shaping the practice of podiatry at our oral abstracts session and the poster abstracts symposium. Sunday will deliver the unmatched Harry Goldsmith, DPM, Memorial Coding Seminar.
Don’t miss important opportunities to supplement your continuing education throughout the meeting. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday you’ll have the chance to attend non-CECH symposia on a wide variety of topics. And don’t forget to visit our Innovation Cafés in the Exhibit Hall Thursday afternoon and during Friday and Saturday morning scanning breaks. Rest your feet, help yourself to brunch, and listen to a sponsored talk. Finish up your day on Friday and Saturday by attending the new Innovation After Hours evening receptions to learn about industry products and services while enjoying refreshments.
As always, one of the greatest benefits of The National is the camaraderie. Young physicians won’t want to miss the Young Physicians’ Reception in the APMA Career Center booth (#607) during the grand opening of the Exhibit Hall this afternoon from 4 to 6. On Saturday morning, we welcome back the traditional, in-person Team APMA 5K Run/Walk benefiting the APMA Educational Foundation.
Be sure to take some time outside of the educational program to peruse our vast exhibit hall (whether in a virtual or in-person format) and thank the many great companies on hand to share their products and services and support podiatric medicine.
APMA gratefully acknowledges the outstanding sponsors that have made this event possible. We are fortunate to enjoy the support of these wonderful companies that play a vital role in our podiatry community.
APMA welcomes your feedback as The National evolves to meet the changing needs of the podiatric community. The meeting evaluation will be available soon after the close of the meeting. We look forward to delivering an exceptional event.
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