Mission Statement: FPMA strives to promote Podiatric Physicians as the preferred providers of Medicine and Surgery of the Foot, Ankle, & Lower Extremity in the State of Florida and elevate public knowledge of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at all levels throughout the state.

Vision: To be recognized as the leading voice and pre-eminent resource for the Podiatric Profession in the State of Florida.

FPMA 2018 Summer Conference Schedule

FPMA 2018 Summer Conference
Schedule At-A-Glance

(Updated 4/20/18)

Workshop/Lecture Types
(S) = Scientific
(PM) = Practice Management
(ME) = Medical Errors
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
 
 
TRACK I PHYSICIAN LECTURES/WORKSHOP
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Peri-operative Considerations and Management (S)
Thomas Fusco, DPM
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Podiatric Dermatology Essentials (S)
Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Best Run Practices - Practical Solutions for Medical Practices Seeking to Simplify Business Processes, Maximize Efficiency, and Improve Profitability All While Putting Patients First (PM)
Hal Ornstein, DPM and Cindy Pezza, PMAC
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. DME Protocols to Improve Outcomes, Quality of Care, and Your Bottom Line (PM)
Hal Ornstein, DPM and Cindy Pezza, PMAC
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Future is Now - Strategies You Can Implement in Your Practice Today to Address the Changes Occurring in Healthcare and Reimbursement, Including the Move from Volume to “Value” (PM)
Hal Ornstein, DPM and Cindy Pezza, PMAC
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Physician/Exhibitor Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Summer 2018 Podiatric Dermatology Update – “Hands-On Biopsy” Workshop (S)
Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM
 
 
TRACK II PHYSICIAN LECTURES
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Controlled Substances, Related Legislation, and CE's: Things You Need to Know (PM)
Mark Block, DPM
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Are You Getting the Most Out of Your DME License? Tools, Tips, and Strategies for Success! (S),
Alec Hochstein, DPM
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Physician/Exhibitor Lunch in Exhibit Hall
 
 
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
 
 
TRACK I PHYSICIAN LECTURES
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Treatment of Chronic Focal Neuropathic Pain (CRPS I & II) with Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (S)
Nomen Azeem, MD
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Dermatological Conditions Every DPM Needs to Know (S) 
Bradley Bakotic, DPM
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Osteomyelitis Treatment Shortcomings and Why is a Bone Infection so Hard to “Cure” (S)
Jeffrey Karr, DPM
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. New Concepts in Osteomyelitis Treatment with Long-term Outcomes (S)
Jeffrey Karr, DPM
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Physician/Exhibitor Lunch in Exhibit Hall
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Medical Errors (ME)
Stephen Meritt, DPM
(Open to both Physicians and X-Ray Assistants)
 
 
TRACK II PHYSICIAN LECTURES/WORKSHOP
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Ask the Experts: Panel Discussion of Difficult Sports Cases (S)
Matt Werd, DPM, Brian Fullem, DPM, Joseph Agostinelli, DPM, & Clint Laird, DPM
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Pediatric Sports Injuries (S)
Matt Werd, DPM
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. First MPJ Pathology (S)
Matt Werd, DPM, Brian Fullem, DPM, Joseph Agostinelli, DPM, & Clint Laird, DPM
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Podiatric Sports Medicine Pearls (S)
Matt Werd, DPM, Brian Fullem, DPM, Joseph Agostinelli, DPM, & Clint Laird, DPM
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Physician/Exhibitor Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The Podiatric Skin Exam: Essentials for Excellent Care Workshop (S)
Bradley Bakotic, DPM
 
 
TRACK III X-RAY ASSISTANT PROGRAM
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. X-Ray Assistant Lectures
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. X-Ray Assistant Lectures (cont.)
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch for X-Ray Assistants
1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. X-Ray Assistant Lectures (cont.)
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Medical Errors
Stephen Meritt, DPM
(Open to both Physicians and X-Ray Assistants)
 
 
 
SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018
TRACK I PHYSICIAN LECTURE
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Challenging Cases, Case Presentations, and Panel Discussion (S)
Tom Fusco, DPM, Andrew Belis, DPM, Mark Lambert, DPM, & Mark Block, DPM
 
 
TRACK II X-RAY ASSISTANT EXAMINATION
8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. X-Ray Assistant Examination (Those attending for Initial Licensure ONLY - NOT renewal of PXA License)

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