The National’s Surgical Blitz sessions are back by popular demand! This year, two sessions, one this morning and one tomorrow morning, explore Forefoot and Soft Tissue procedures and Rearfoot surgery. The National Today spoke with Dyane Tower, DPM, MPH, MS, senior medical director and director of Clinical Affairs at APMA and one of the track leaders, to learn more about what attendees can expect from these rapid-fire sessions.
The National Today: Why are these blitz sessions such a compelling format? Can you explain for our readers how they differ from some of the other surgical track formats?
Dr. Tower: The surgical blitz sessions are a great format to pick up quick tips about a particular surgical treatment/procedure. They are intended to provide the audience with tips and pearls that can be used next time you have one on your surgical schedule. These sessions don’t go into the history or diagnostic aspects of a condition or surgery but look to provide a helpful nugget of information for the next time you pick up the scalpel.
The National Today: What pearls do you think attendees will walk away with?
Dr. Tower: I believe attendees will walk away with pearls related to patient selection and surgical approach for a variety of conditions.
The National Today: Why should podiatric surgeons attending The National attend the surgical blitzes?
Dr. Tower: There are lots of topics covered in short bursts, so you’ll pick up a variety of pearls.
The National Today: What else should attendees know?
Dr. Tower: This is a fast-paced session with topics changing frequently [every 10 minutes]. You’ll walk away with new ideas.
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