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CME OnDemand: Annual Meeting 2023
AOFAS Annual Meeting 2023

AOFAS Annual Meeting 2023

AOFAS President: Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD
Program Chair: Kenneth J. Hunt, MD
Pre-Meeting Chair: Rebecca A. Cerrato, MD 

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. AOFAS designates these enduring materials for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants are required to submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the meeting in order to receive CME credit. 

Scientific Symposia and Guest Speakers

Symposium 1: West Meets East: Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery
Moderators: Rebecca A. Cerrato, MD, and Su-Young Bae, MD, PhD

Symposium 2: Kenneth A. Johnson Symposium on Controversies in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Moderators: Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD, Thomas H. Lee, MD, and Charles L. Saltzman, MD

Symposium 3: West Meets East: Lateral Ligament Repair
Moderators: Kristian Buedts, MD, and Kirk A. McCullough, MD

Research Speaker: Mohit Bhandari, MD, PhD
High Impact Research: The (Not So) Simple Truths!

Symposium 4: Treating Charcot Marie Tooth Disease for the Orthopaedic Specialist
Moderators: Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD, and Alastair S.E. Younger, MBChB, ChM

Symposium 5: How to Improve Your Research Grant Applications (Research Forum)
Moderators: Sandra E. Klein, MD, and Jason T. Bariteau, MD

Symposium 6: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Moderators: Gary W. Stewart, MD, and Tonya L. Dixon, MD, MPH

Symposium 7: Room to Grow? Management of Osteochondral Lesions and Peroneal Tendons
Moderators: Eric I. Ferkel, MD, and Jin Woo Lee, MD

Symposium 8: Treating Chronic Peroneal Tendinopathy
Moderators: Daniel K. Moon, MD, MBA, and Eric M. Bluman, MD, PhD

Symposium 9: The Science of Injury Mitigation, Prevention, and Treatment
Moderators: Joseph S. Park, MD, and John Y. Kwon, MD

Symposium 10: Ankle Arthroplasty: Getting the Best Results
Moderator: Lara C. Atwater, MD, and Charles L. Saltzman, MD

Symposium 11: Emerging Technologies That Will Change the Way We Practice
Moderator: Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

Symposium 12: Managing Grade 2 and 3 Hallux Rigidus: Data-Driven Approaches
Moderators: Sudheer C. Reddy, MD, and Paul G. Talusan, MD

Paper Sessions

Paper Session 1A: Ankle Arthritis
Moderators: Christopher W. Reb, DO, and Michael S. Aronow, MD

Paper Session 1B: Ankle Ligament
Moderators: David N. Garras, MD, and Eric W. Tan, MD

Paper Session 2A: Total Ankle 1
Moderators: Kathryn L. Williams, MD, and Jonathon D. Backus, MD

Paper Session 2B: Fractures
Moderators: Thomas G. Harris, MD, and Mohamed Mokhtar Abd-Ella, MD

Paper Session 3A: Total Ankle 2
Moderators: Daniel Ocel, MD, and Daniel K. Moon, MD, MBA

Paper Session 3B: Sports and Achilles
Moderators: Simon Lee, MD, and Monika Volesky, MDCM

Paper Session 4A: Hindfoot
Moderators: Pamela C. Luk, MD, and M. Truitt Cooper, MD

Paper Session 4B: 3D Imaging and AI
Moderators: Christopher E. Gross, MD, and Stephen J. Pinney, MD

Paper Session 5A: Forefoot
Moderators: Jeremy T. Smith, MD, and Ajay N. Gurbani, MD

Paper Session 5B: Science of Foot and Ankle Care
Moderators: V. James Sammarco, MD, and Niall A. Smyth, MD

Special Presentations

Foundation Remarks and Awards

Foundation Update
Peter G. Mangone, MD

2023 Pillars of the Society
Peter G. Mangone, MD; William C. McGarvey, MD; Charles L. Saltzman, MD; Jonathan T. Deland, MD

Presentation of the Diamond Mission Partner Award to Stryker
Peter G. Mangone, MD

Presentation of the Pierce E. Scranton Humanitarian Service Award
Naomi N. Shields, MD

Presentation of the Women’s Leadership Awards
Peter G. Mangone, MD; Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, MD

Announcement of Arthritis Foundation/AOFAS Grant Awards
Sheldon S. Lin, MD; Michelle M. McLeod, PhD, ATC

Presentation of the Diamond Mission Partner Award to DePuy Synthes
Peter G. Mangone, MD

Recognition of the 2023 AOFAS Traveling Fellows
Jeremy T. Smith, MD

AOFAS Presidential Remarks and Awards

Recognition of the European Foot & Ankle Society and EFAS/AOFAS Exchange Fellows
Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD; Kristian Buedts, MD

FAI/FAO Updates
Charles L. Saltzman, MD

Presentation of the 2023 Roger A. Mann Award, J. Leonard Goldner Award, and IFFAS Award for Excellence
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Outgoing Presidential Remarks
Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD

Introduction of Incoming President
David B. Thordarson, MD

Incoming Presidential Remarks
Michael S. Aronow, MD


Accreditation Statement


The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement

The AOFAS designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Statement of Need

A need for this educational activity has been determined based on previous course evaluations and the AOFAS educational curriculum. The content of this course was based on current issues and topics provided by AOFAS membership and leadership. For more information on the AOFAS CME mission, visit


The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Learn more about the AOFAS CME Program Mission 



AOFAS requires all instructors, planners, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations during the past 12 months with any commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods and services consumed by, or used on patients). All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the education content vetted by AOFAS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness. AOFAS also requires faculty to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity. AOFAS attests that the persons responsible for the development of this educational activity did so independently and were not influenced by commercial supporters. All financial disclosures will be provided to meeting attendees in the final program materials.


The material presented in this continuing medical education activity has been made available by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the authors or presenters, which may be helpful or of interest to other practitioners. Methods, techniques, and procedures demonstrated and views and opinions expressed by speakers, presenters, and faculty are their own, and do not necessarily represent those of AOFAS, nor does presentation on the program represent or constitute endorsement or promotion by AOFAS. AOFAS expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and shall not be liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, methods, information, techniques, opinions, or procedures expressed, presented, or demonstrated.

FDA Statement
Some drugs or medical devices demonstrated at this meeting have not been cleared by the FDA or have been cleared by the FDA for specific purposes only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or medical devices he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. AOFAS policy provides that “off label” uses of a drug or medical device may be described in its CME activities so long as the “off label” use of the drug or medical device is also specifically disclosed (i.e., it must be disclosed that the FDA has not cleared the drug or device for the described purpose). Any drug or medical device is being used “off label” if the described use is not set forth on the products approval label.

Faculty/Planner Disclosure Declaration
As an Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) provider, AOFAS has the obligation to ensure the delivery of education that is balanced and free of commercial bias. To achieve this, it is the policy of the AOFAS that all CME-related board members, committee members (“planners”), faculty, and appropriate staff disclose in writing to the learners’ all financial relationships that you have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies. An “ineligible company” are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

In addition to faculty members, commentators from the floor are charged with verbally disclosing any interests immediately prior to speaking. All disclosures are provided in this final program distributed at the meeting to all program participants.

In accordance with AOFAS policy:
Faculty participation in this educational activity will be predicated upon timely submission and review of AOFAS disclosure. An individual who refuses to disclose all financial relationships will be disqualified from being a planning committee member, a teacher, or an author of CME, and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CME activity. Non-compliance will result in a faculty member being stricken from the program.

An indication of the participant’s disclosure appears after his or her name as well as the ineligible company that provided the support. AOFAS does not view the existence of these disclosed interests or commitments as necessarily implying bias or decreasing the value of the author’s participation in this activity. In addition to ensuring that presentations be free of bias, faculty members are required to ensure that all material presented and discussed will be based on best- available evidence.


All faculty, presenter, planner, and moderator disclosures for the 2023 Annual Meeting can be found here

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Dec 31, 2026
Cost: Member: $750.00
Non-Member: $1,125.00
Credit Offered:
22.5 CME (Other) OnDemand available
22.5 CME (PA/NP/RN) OnDemand available
22.5 CME (MD) OnDemand available
22.5 CEU (AT) OnDemand available
Contains: 3 Courses
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