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2022 Abstract Competition Winners

July 31, 2022

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APMA is pleased to announce the winners of the APMA 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract Competition.

The six categories of awards are as follows:

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

First place: Midfoot Fusion for Hallux Valgus Deformity: A Retrospective Comparison of Two Joint Prep and Fixation Constructs Regarding Outcomes Including Initial and Midterm Correction of Deformity—Chloe F. Sakow, DPM, will receive $500

Co-authors:

  • Kyle Abben, DPM
  • Tyler Sorensen, DPM
  • Howard Chang, DPM  
  • Troy Boffeli, DPM


Second place: Surgical Repair of an Abductor Hallucis Muscle Herniation with Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: A Rare Case Report with a Long Term Follow-Up Deepali Darji, DPM, will receive $250

Co-authors:

  • Patrick McEneaney, DPM
  • Lina Dew, MD

 

Third place: Psychological Distress among Podiatric Medical Students: A Survey Study at a Single Institution—Anna Guo, MS, will receive $100

Co-authors:

  • Chia-Ding Shih, DPM, MPH, MA
  • Kelly Glenn, MPH
  • Jessica Sibal, MPH
  • Adam Lowrance, PhD
  • Dyane Tower, DPM, MPH, MS
  • David Tran, DPM, MS

2. 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 Education Meeting Committee:

First place: Osteochondral Lesions of the Ankle: Five Case Presentations of Subjective and Objective Findings After Arthroscopic Surgery and Regenerative Medicine Treatment— Pedro M. Abrantes, DPM, will receive $500

Second place: Olmsted Syndrome, Severe Manifestations Treated Post-surgical with Platelet Rich Plasma and Amniotic Injections— Pedro M. Abrantes, DPM, will receive $250

Third place: A Case Report on the Use of Botox Injection to Reduce Pain Associated with Hammertoe Contractures in the Foot— Khurram Khan, DPM, will receive $100 

Co-authors:

  • Allysa M. Vavra
  • Ebony Love, DPM
  • Kushkaran Kaur, DPM
  • James McGuire, DPM

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

First place: Prevalence of Monckeberg Medial Calcific Sclerosis in Patients with and without Diabetes Hospitalized for Foot Infection— Amanda L. Killeen, DPM, will receive $500

Co-authors:

  • Lawrence A. Lavery, DPM, MPH
  • Brent M. Volper, DPM
  • Peter A. Crisologo, DPM

Second place: Cognitive Bias in Postoperative Opioid Prescribing Practice: A Novel Effect— Brandon M. Brooks, DPM, MPH, will receive $250

Co-authors:

  • Chia-Ding (JD) Shih, DPM, MPH, MA
  • Reed Bratches, MPH
  • Kristina B. Wolff, PhD, MPH
  • Gerard J. Coughlin
  • Bradley M. Brooks, DO

Third place: Early Outcomes With The Dynanail Mini: An Intramedullary Nail System for Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis—Deepali Darji, DPM, will receive $100

Co-author:

  • Douglas Pacaccio, DPM

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

First place: The Effect of Hallux Valgus Surgery on the Hallux Proximal Phalanx Position— Katrin Heineman, DPM, will receive $500

Co-authors:

  • Jennifer Levi, DPM
  • Andrew J. Meyr, DPM

Second place: Arthrodiastasis for Treatment of Avascular Necrosis of Lesser Metatarsal Heads—Stephanie Wu, DPM, will receive $250

Co-authors:

  • Jones C. Thomas, DPM
  • Hummira Abawi, DPM

 

Third place: Percutaneous Subchondral Drilling with Bone Marrow Aspiration: A Surgical Alternative to Sesamoidectomy—Caleb P. Thomas, DPM, will receive $100

Co-author:

  • Ellianne M. Nasser, DPM

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

First place: Association of Plantar Warts Genotype and Treatment Method—Daniel D. Lowe, will receive $500

Co-authors:

  • Theresa Schneider
  • Ashley Dikis, DPM 

Second place: Offloading Conditions’ Impact on Stability of Persons with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy—Sweta S. Soni, will receive $250

Co-authors:

  • Stephanie C.S. Wu, DPM, MS
  • Ryan Crews, PhD 

Third place: Dorsal Plate Fixation vs. Transarticular Screw Fixation for the Treatment of Lisfranc Injuries: A Systematic Review—Tushar I. Singh, will receive $100

Co-authors:

  • Daniel D. Lowe
  • Isaac C. York
  • Xander Kim
  • Ashley M. Dikis, DPM

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

Gender Differences in Psychological Distress Among Podiatric Medical Students: A Survey Study of a Single Institution—Chia-Ding (JD) Shih, DPM, MPH, MA will receive $250 and the Arthur B. Helfand, DPM, Award

Co-authors:

  • Jessica Sibel, MPH       
  • Anna Guo, MS
  • Kelly Glenn, MPH
  • David Tran, DPM, MS
  • Dyane E. Tower, DPM, MPH, MS
  • Adam Lowrance, PhD


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