Abstract Competition Winners at The National

July 24, 2013

APMA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 APMA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract Competition. 

The five categories of awards are Outstanding Oral Abstract Presentation, Outstanding Poster Abstract (Single Case Study/Series), Outstanding Poster Abstract (Small Case Study/Series), Outstanding Poster Abstract (Large Case Study/Series), and Outstanding Poster Abstract (Student or Resident).

The winners are:

Outstanding Oral Abstract Presentation

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

a) First place: Dr. Tracey C. Vlahovic
Naftifine Hydrochloride Gel 2% is Efficacious and Safe for the Treatment of Tinea Pedis: Results from a Randomized, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Vehicle-Controlled Study
Prize: $500
Co-authors: Stefan Plaum, MD; Alan B. Fleischer, MD; Amit Verma, DrPH, MPH; Babajide Olayinka, MSc; Bhushan Hardas, MD, MBA

b) Second place: Dr. James A. Wrobel
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Custom Foot Orthoses for the Treatment of Plantar Heel Pain: A Return to Spontaneous Physical Activity
Prize: $250
Co-authors: Adam E. Fleischer, DPM, MPH; Ryan T. Crews, MS; Beth Jarrett, DPM; Bijan Najafi, PhD

c) Third place: Ms. Arianna Halbstein-Sabghir
Brachymetatarsia: A Retrospective Case Study
Prize: $100
Co-authors: John J. Doolan; Lauren Dabakaroff, BS, MS; Sharon Barlizo, DPM

Outstanding Poster Abstract (Single Case Study/Series)

The top three poster abstracts as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee: 

a) First place: Dr. Joseph N. Daniel
Pantalar Arthrodesis in a Patient with Dandy-Walker Syndrome
Prize: $500
Co-authors: Nicholas R. Taweel, DPM, DPT; Emily Keener, DO

b) Second place: Ms. Nina Klein
Suspected Bullosis Diabeticorum with Secondary MSSA Infection
Prize: $250
Co-authors: Jose P. Loor, DPM; Irene Loi, DPM; Raafae Hussain, BS

c) Third place: Dr. Danae L. Lowell
Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Case Study and Literature Review
Prize: $ 100  
Co-author: Jerry Roberts, DPM

Outstanding Poster Abstract (Small Case Study/Series)

The top three poster abstracts as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee:

a) First place: Dr. Roy H. Lidtke
Evaluation of High Heel Diabetic Shoes
Prize: $500  Co-author: Brian O’Reilly

b) Second place: Dr. Charles M. Zelen
An Evaluation of Healing with the Use of Dehydrated Human Amniotic/Chorionic Membrane Allografts Following Failure of Standard of Care in Patients with Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Prize: $250
Co-author: Thomas Serena, MD

c) Third Place: Dr. Catherine Feurstein
Radiographic and Functional Results of the Calcaneal Scarf Osteotomy for Management of Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity
Prize: $100
Co-authors: Erin E. Klein, DPM, MS; Lowell Scott Weil Jr., DPM, MBA; Lowell Scott Weil Sr., 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:

a) First Place: Dr. Tracey C. Vlahovic
Naftifine Hydrochloride Gel 2% is Effective as a Topical Therapy for Moccasin-Type Tinea Pedis
Prize: $500
Co-authors: Stefan Plaum, MD; Alan B. Fleischer, MD; Amit Verma, DrPH, MPH; Babjide Olayinka, MSc; Bhushan Hardas, MD, MBA

b) Second Place: Dr. Warren S. Joseph
Efinaconazole 10% Solution for the Once-Daily Treatment of Mild to Moderate Onychomycosis: Assessment of Efficacy in 1655 Randomized Patients
Prize: $250
Co-authors: Kathleen Smith, MBA; Radhakrishnan Pillai, PhD; Jason T. Olin, PhD

c) Third Place: Dr. Adam E. Fleischer
Age-Appropriate Bone Density on Foot X-Rays is Best Evaluated by the 2nd Metatarsal Index
Prize: $100
Co-authors: Robert Baron, DPM; Desiree Scholl, DPM; Daniel P. Evans, DPM; Casimir Strugielski, BS, RT; Alex Scholl, DPM; Christina Salcher, DPM

Outstanding Poster Abstract (Student or Resident)

The top three poster abstracts as selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Annual Meeting Committee:

a) First Place: Mr. Mathew Q. McCammon
Bisphosphonates for Acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy
Prize: $500
Co-authors: John D. Bennett, DPM; Robert Yoho, DPM, MS; Michael Egertsen, BS; Anthony Doyon, BS

b) Second Place: Ms. Cassey L. Crowell
Identification of Biomarkers Associated with Prediction of Healing versus Non-Healing Chronic Diabetic Plantar Foot Ulcers
Prize: $250
Co-authors: Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MS; Keith D. Philibert, MS; Marc J. Glucksman, PhD

c) Third Place: Ms. Lisa Grant
Local Area Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry: A Reliable Protocol for the Lower Extremity
Prize: $100
Co-authors: Robert Yoho, DPM, MS; Ross Bartley, BS; Michael Gibboney, BS; Simon Geletta, PhD

The judging process and criteria are described in the Abstract Guidelines document. 


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