The APMA Online CECH Summer Series will provide attendees with up to 25 CECH of virtual learning and cover the full spectrum of podiatric surgery and medicine. Taking place over two weekends, August 8–9 (13 CECH) and 15–16 (12 CECH), the Summer Series allows podiatrists to earn much-needed CECH without taking time away from your patients and practice. NEW: View the final program for the APMA Online CECH Summer Series.
APMA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 25 continuing education contact hours. Note: You must attend the live event to earn your CECH. Check with your state licensing board to confirm approval of these sessions toward your license renewal.
If you have already registered, day-of access information is now available. This page will be updated with additional information as we get closer to the event.
View the detailed program, including lecture topics and speakers.
August 8, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. ET
10–10:10 a.m.: President's Address with Seth Rubenstein, DPM
10:10–10:30 a.m.: Orientation to the Summer Series and Obtaining Your CECH
10:30–11:30 a.m.: Wounds that Kill
11:30–1 p.m.: Global Vascular Guidelines on Critical Limb Threatening Ischemia
1–2 p.m.: Break
2–4 p.m.: Limb Preservation
4–4:30 p.m.: Break
4:30–6 p.m.: The Diabetic Foot and Osteomyelitis
6–7 p.m.: Update on the Opioid Crisis and Podiatric Pain Management
August 9, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ET
10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Risk Management Program: My Life is OVER!—The Anatomy of a Malpractice Case*
12–1 p.m.: New Technologies in Patient Monitoring
1–1:30 p.m.: Break
1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.: Oral Abstracts
3–4:30 p.m.: Surgical Blitz (10-minute lectures on surgical pearls)
August 15, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. ET
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Fixation Techniques
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Surgical Blitz (10-minute lectures on surgical pearls)
1–2 p.m.: Break
2–4 p.m.: Sports Medicine/Biomechanics
4–6 p.m.: Trauma
August 16, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. ET
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: MIPS Update
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: APMA Summer Series Coding Seminar
1:30–2 p.m.: Break
2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.: APMA Summer Series Coding Seminar
*PICA policyholders attending the APMA Online CECH Summer Series risk management program 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 home study and received a 10-percent discount can receive an additional 5-percent discount for attending the risk management programming at the APMA Online CECH Summer Series.
Registration is now open. To maximize your CECH value, plan to attend both weekends. However, single-weekend registration is also available, so choose the option that fits your needs.
Cancellation policy: Cancellation requests must be made in writing. Cancellations received by July 31 will receive a refund minus a $100 fee. No refunds available for no-shows or cancellations received after July 31. Refunds will be processed after the event.
The APMA Abstract Competition will be held during the Summer Series, and you get to be a judge! The competition will include seven oral abstracts and more than 100 poster abstracts. Meeting participants will have the chance to vote for their favorite abstract during the event, with the "Attendees' Choice" winner receiving special recognition! View the list of all oral abstracts and poster abstracts.
Oral Abstracts Track
Sunday, August 9, 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
-De-Mystifying Research, Rachel H. Albright, DPM, MPH
-Avoiding the Deep Plantar Arterial Arch in Transmetatarsal Amputations: A Cadaver Study, James H. Whelan, DPM
-Relationship Between pH Shifts and Rate of Healing in Chronic Non-Healing Venous Stasis Lower Extremity Wounds, Arthur Tarricone
-The Role of Home-based Thermal Imaging Device in Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Than Thao Thuy Nguyen
-Conservative Versus Surgical Management of Fifth Metatarsal Diaphyseal Fractures: A Retrospective Review, Marc D. Jones, DPM
-Association Between Hemoglobin A1c, Vitamin C and Microbiome in Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Intact Diabetic Skin, and Intact Non-Diabetic Skin, Khanh Phuong Tong
-Validation of the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score for Use in Infracalcaneal Heel Pain, Alisha P. Joshi
-Questions and answers
† Young Physician
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