2024 International MIFAS Cadaver Lab Workshop

The Core Techniques of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery

Date: July 19-20, 2024
Location: OLC Education & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL
Extremely Limited Seats: 90 Attendees

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2-Days Exclusive MIS Surgical Skill-Up Opportunity
 (Minimum of 12 CE Credits)

Renowned
Teaching Faculty

Learn from the leading experts of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery drawn from around the world.

Focusing on Core
Foundation Skills

Get direct and immediate feedback from the experts of minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery.

True Hands-On
Opportunity to Practice

Guarantees you own cadaver leg specimen to maximize your learning experience.

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Educational Mission Statement of This Event


CME Dynamics LLC is dedicated to elevating the practice and understanding of podiatric medicine through comprehensive educational offerings. Our mission encompasses delivering high-caliber clinical learning opportunities to both members and non-members. Our educational approach is diverse and dynamic, focusing on significantly improving patient care, treatment methodologies, and the efficiency of medical practices.

Our programs are designed to be interactive and engaging, incorporating a blend of teaching methods. These include lectures, panel discussions, debates, case studies, Q&A sessions, and the use of various audio-visual aids and hands-on workshops. We aim to provide a holistic postgraduate educational experience, facilitated by expert moderators in various formats, to ensure a well-rounded learning environment.

At CME Dynamics LLC, we specialize in continuing education for podiatric physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, and other medical professionals interested in minimally invasive techniques. We are committed to enhancing knowledge and skills in minimally invasive procedures, thereby improving patient outcomes. Our goal is to bridge the gap between traditional surgical methods and the increasing demand for training in innovative, less invasive techniques.

Upon completing our educational programs, participants will be able to:

Analyze and identify the most suitable treatment modalities, care approaches, and protocols in line with the latest trends and practices in podiatric medicine.
Develop and refine treatment protocols by integrating current research and evidence-based medicine.
Critically assess and compare the various medical and surgical approaches presented, making informed decisions in their practice.
Our pledge is to continuously foster the growth and development of medical professionals in the field of podiatry, ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their practice and provide exceptional patient care.

Highlights From Previous Events

Here's What You'll Learn

In this premier cadaver lab workshop, you will learn and practice hands-on skills of core foundation in minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery procedures.

INTENSIVE TWO-DAY COURSE OF CORE PROCEDURES OF MIFAS

  • The INTERNATIONAL MIFAS Cadaver Lab Workshop has invited the world leaders in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, to participate and teach core MIFAS procedures and protocols.
  • The aim of the workshop is to provide premier hands-on learning opportunity for core foundation skills in MIFAS (Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery).  
  • The course will provide a complete overview of the evaluation, and surgical correction focusing on percutaneous minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery techniques.
  • ​Integration with expertise from outstanding national and international faculty will be presented to strengthen the learning experience.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe normal and pathologic foot & ankle deformities.
  • Describe and perform a physical exam, radiographic analysis, and then determine and identify non-operative and operative treatment plans. 
  • ​Understanding Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery:  Define minimally invasive surgery and comparison to the traditional open foot surgery.
  • Describe and perform minimally invasive surgical techniques for correcting deformities including, but not limited to, the following: exostosis, hammer toes, bunions, tailor’s bunions, lesser metatarsal deformities, tendon balancing issues, and rearfoot conditions.
  • ​Understand anesthesia and pain management in minimally invasive foot surgery.
  • ​Learn postoperative care protocols for foot and ankle MIS.
  • ​Stay informed about emerging trends and advancement in MIS techniques and technologies for foot and ankle.
  • Entire teaching faculty will instruct you in hands-on techniques with cadavers that you can take to your practice and expand your armamentarium of knowledge and treatments.

LEARNING METHODS

  • Case Presentation
  • ​Minimally Invasive Surgery Skills Demonstration
  • ​Lecture
  • ​Panel Discussion
  • ​Cadaver Lab Worshop
  • ​The learning methods selected above were chosen based on a comprehensive needs assessment gathered through diverse educational activities involving podiatrists. The aim is to improve surgeons' proficiency in minimally invasive surgery, ultimately leading to enhanced patient outcomes. The selection of activity topics aligns with established learning objectives. Maintaining a favorable instructor to learner ratio of 1:8 ensures sufficient contact hours and learning opportunities for participants.

Teaching Faculty

Internationally Recognized Multi-Discipline Faculty

Stephen Isham, MD DPM

Head Instructor

Dr. Isham has devoted his career not only to practicing the minimal invasive techniques, but also as Professor of Surgery to teach these procedures at home and abroad. His influence is prominent in many Central American, South American, European and Asian countries. He has pioneered and published articles on many of the minimally invasive surgical procedures currently in use, and several of these techniques bear his name. He has received numerous honors worldwide for his work in this field.

Carmen Naranjo Ruiz, DP

Co-Head Instructor

Podiatrist, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Professor at Universidad Catolica de Valencia teaching minimally invasive surgery in the PhD Degree in Minimally Invasive surgery of the foot and ankle. She is Associate professor AMIFAS. Speaker lectures about Minimally Invasive foot surgery in Spain and Europe. Co-author in several chapters in Foot Surgery.

Borys Markewych, DPM


Dr. Markewych is currently Executive Director and was the president at AMIFAS (Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery) in the past. He has dedicated his career in performing and teaching minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery over 30 years. He currently operates private practices as a President and Director of South Hill Foot & Ankle Center in Spokane, WA.

Orlando E. Núñez, MD DPM


Dr. Nunez is Associate Professor and Fellow of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery and teaches at cadaver lab seminars. He co-authored chapters in different Orthopedic texts on minimally invasive surgical techniques the Foot and Ankle. He currently practices in Coeur d’Alene, ID. He also practices in Cartagena, Columbia.

Lawerence Kales, DPM


Dr LAwrence Kales is originally from Brooklyn New York. He attended SUNY Stony Brook and the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Coney Island Hospital. He is proud to be performing MIFAS for almost 40 years in Hudson Florida and is a Fellow of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery. Dr Kales is Board Certified by the American Board of Ambulatory Foot Surgery (ABFAS), American Board of Medical Specialties in Podiatry both in Foot and Anke Surgery and Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery, as well as the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery. He is the proud father of 4 daughters who are successful practicing MD, JD, DMD, and Finance.

Robert Parker, DPM


Dr. Robert G Parker, a native Houstonian practicing in Houston, Texas, graduated from the Ohio College of of Podiatric Medicine (currently Kent State University). He was the first board-certified podiatric surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Houston. 
Dr. Parker is a faculty instructor of the advanced and fundamental Didactic and Cadaver courses for the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. He served as 2013 President and is Founding Member, Fellow, Association of Extremity of Nerve Surgeons; 2016 Recipient of the Joules Tinel, MD, Scientific Award from AENS; Diplomate, Served 15 years as Examiner, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery; Diplomate, American Board of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgeons; Fellow, Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgeons; Cofounder, Harris County Podiatric Foot and Ankle Residency Program. 

Timothy Shea, DPM


Dr. Timothy P. Shea is a board-certified podiatric foot and ankle specialist with a practice in Concord, California. He is currently the only podiatric surgeon certified in Minimal Invasive Foot Surgery by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry in Northern California. His expertise and clinical interests include minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, the development of the “California Treatment” program for foot and ankle injuries, and providing the latest non-surgical techniques and modalities for chronic foot and ankle pain.
He serves as Chief of Podiatric Surgery at John Muir Hospital in Concord, a clinical adjunct associate professor at California School of Podiatric Medicine of Samuel Merritt University, and serves as a medical examiner for the Board of Podiatric medicine of California.

Helene Nguyen, DPM


Dr. Helene Nguyen is the Founder and Owner of Feet ‘N Beyond of New Jersey. Raised in Chicago, she completed her podiatric medical studies and surgical training in the NYC area. Dr. Nguyen began her career as a Wound Care Medical Director, collaborating with a multidisciplinary team focused on limb salvage. Now practicing in New Jersey, she has embraced minimally invasive techniques through the MIFAS Accelerator program. Over the past five years, she has dedicated her efforts to restructuring her practice into a fully office-based, minimally invasive surgery center, enhancing patient outcomes and recovery times.

Brant McCartan, DPM


Dr. Brant McCartan graduated from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Miami Shores, FL. He is a current board member and fellow of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery. There, he has lectured and instructed at their cadaver labs the past five years. He has been exclusively performing minimally invasive foot surgery since 2017 in Milwaukee, WI, and is the medical director of Northwest Surgery Center in Littleton, CO. When not fixing bunions and hammertoes, Brant enjoys coaching his sons baseball teams and traveling around the world with his wife and their six children.

Brian Lee, DPM


Dr. Lee graduated from WSCPM (Illinois) and did his surgical residency in Ottawa, Illinois. He has been practicing in his hometown in southern Illinois for nearly 40 years. Being privileged to have learned firsthand from Dr. Ed Probber in the late 80's, he has practiced MIS for the foot his entire career. He is board certified in Podiatric Medicine as well as Podiatric Surgery by ABMSP. Dr. Lee has had thousands of patients come to have MIS performed from as far away as New York, Florida, Alabama and Arizona. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar, woodworking and traveling with his wife, to see his 3 children and 5 (soon to be 6!) grandchildren!

Larry Best, DPM

Larry Best DPM Graduated IU Bloomington 1980 Graduated School College Of Podiatric Medicine 1985. Residency South Bend Osteopathic Hospital has  been in practice for 38 years in Elkhart and LaGrange Indiana. Board Certified Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery Married to wife Lori and two grown children, two grandchildren. Hobbies boating, classic cars, playing drums, learning and outdoor activities.

(* Preliminary Lineup - Speakers are subject to change.

Organizer of The Event

TJ Ahn, DPM

CEO, CME Dynamics LLC

Dr. Ahn practices minimally invasive foot & ankle surgeries at his practice, and also lectures at various conferences. International MIFAS Cadaver Lab Workshop is created because his passion is to promote and to increase awareness of minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Ahn is a fellow and an assistant professor at AMIFAS (Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery).

Beth Pearce, DPM

Executive Director, CME Dynamics LLC

Dr. Beth Pearce actively integrates minimally invasive foot surgery in her practice. She is board certified in MIFAS; a Fellow of AMIFAS and has proudly achieved Professorship status.  Dr. Pearce is past Vice President of The Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery.  She also served on the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine and Probable Cause panel. She graduated from OCPM and after completion of a surgical residency continues to practice in Northeast Florida.
Dr Pearce passionately continues her work today expanding teaching and supporting the sub-specialty of MIFAS.

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Event Agenda

July 19-20, 2024

Main Event Agenda
Didactic Lectures - July 19, 2024

* This is a preliminary schedule and it may be changed or adjusted.

Morning 

7:20am – 8:00am     REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

8:00am – 08:30 am    SPECIAL PRESENTATION (Non-CE): State of Union Podiatry 2024 - Dr. TJ Ahn

08:30am – 09:15am      OVERVIEW OF COMMON MIS TECHNIQUES FOR VARIOUS FOOT
PATHOLOGIES - DR. BORYS MARKEWYCH

09:15am – 09:45 am    COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF MIS HAMMERTOE PROCEDURES - DR. CARMEN NARANJO 

09:45am – 10:00am     EXHIBITOR BREAK

10:00am – 10:30am       LESSER METATARSAL OSTEOTOMY PROCEDURE FOR RESOLUTION OF METATARSALGIA - DR. ORLANDO NUNEZ

10:30am – 10:50am        MTPJ DISLOCATION HASPEL OSTEOTOMY - DR. CARMEN NARANJO

10:50am – 11:10pm       INTRAMEDULLARY LESSER METATARSAL DECOMPRESSION WITH PLANTAR CONDYLECTOMY (IMDC) - DR. LARRY KALES
       
11:10pm – 11:30pm       PANEL DISCUSSION

11:30pm – 12:30pm       LUNCH & EXHIBITOR BREAK SPONSOR’S LECTURE

Afternoon

12:30pm – 1:00pm         REVERDIN ISHAM BUNIONECTOMY WITH OSTEOTOMY FOR CORRECTION OF HALLUX VALGUS – DR. STEPHEN ISHAM

1:00pm – 1:45pm         QUADRAPLANE FRAGMENTATION OSTECTOMY - AN ALTERNATIVE TO CAPSULAR DISSECTION FOR HALLUX VALGUS DEFORMITY- DR.LARRY KALES & DR. BRIAN LEE

1:45pm – 2:15 pm        MCCARTAN’S MODIFICATIONS TO WILSON OSTEOTOMY BUNIONECTOMY- DR. BRANT MCCARTAN

2:15pm – 2:45 pm.      CLOSING BASE WEDGE OSTEOTOMY FOR CORRECTION OF SEVERE HALLUX VALGUS DR. CARMEN NARANJO

2:45pm – 3:00pm        PANEL DISCUSSION   

3:00pm – 3:15pm         EXHIBITOR BREAK

3:15pm - 3:45pm         MIS TECHNIQUES FOR HALLUX RIGIDUS CORRECTION - DR. HELENE NGUYEN

3:45pm – 4:15 pm        SEQUENTIAL OSTEOTOMY FIXATION TECHNIQUE (SOFT), PERCUTANEOUS FIXATION PARADIGM - MIS HALLUX VARUS CORRECTION - DR. ROBERT PARKER

4:15pm – 4:45 pm         RETRO-CALCANEAL AND PLANTAR EXOSTECTOMY - DR. BORYS MARKEWYCH
 
4:45pm – 5:10pm         COMPLICATIONS OF MIS PROCEDURES - DR. CARMEN NARANJO

5:10pm – 5:30pm          PANEL DISCUSSION

Cadaver Lab Workshop - July 20, 2024

Morning

7:20am – 7:50am      BREAKFAST

7:50am – 8:00am     PREPARATION FOR CADAVER LAB

8:00am – 8:30am     SAWBONE VIDEO DEMONSTRATION FOR MIS CORE PRINCIPLES - DR. STEPHAN ISHAM

8:30am – 9:00am    MIS SOFT TISSUE PROCEDURES - DR. LARRY BEST

9:00am – 09:45am  EXOSTECTOMY, HAMMERTOE AND REVIEW OF THE IMPORTANCE PORTALS - DR. CARMEN NARANJO

09:45am – 10:30am  LESSER METATARSAL PROCEDURES: HASPEL OSTEOTOMY, TAILOR’S BUNION CORRECTION OPTIONS - DR. CARMEN NARANJO

10:30am – 11:00am EXHIBITOR BREAK

11:00am – 11:15am   INTERMEDULARY LESSER METATARSAL DECOMPRESSION WITH PLANTAR CONDYLECTOMY (IMDC) - DR.LARRY KALES

11.15pm – 12:00pm QUADRAPLANE FRAGMENTATION OSTECTOMY TECHNIQUE FOR HALLUX VALGUS DEFORMITY - DR. LARRY KALES & DR. BRIAN LEE

12:00pm – 1pm LUNCH/ RAFFLE/GROUP PHOTO

Afternoon

1.00pm– 1:30 pm   REVERDIN ISHAM/WILSON OSTEOTOMY - DR. ORLANDO NUNEZ

1.30pm – 2:15pm   CLOSING BASE WEDGE OSTEOTOMY DR. CARMEN NARANJO

2:15pm – 2:45pm     PINNING FIXATION WITH MIS TECHNIQUE - DR. ROBERT PARKER

2:45pm- 3:15pm     MIS REARFOOT PROCEDURES - DR. BORYS MARKEWYCH

3:15pm – 3:30pm     EXHIBITOR BREAK

3:30pm – 4:00pm   IMPORTANCE OF BANDAGING TECHNIQUE - DR. BORYS MARKEWYCH

4:00pm- 4:15pm      CUBOID MANIPULATION - DR.TIM SHEA

4:15pm - 5:00pm     PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A

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Hotels, Registration, and Other Information

Airport

Air Travel Arrangements:  Please fly into O'Hare International Airport (ORD). O’Hare International Airport is 5-10 minutes from the OLC Education and Conference Center.

Hotels

SPECIAL GROUP RATE:  Room Block Link will be provided soon!

Hampton Inn Rosemont
9480 W. Higgins Rd.
Rosemont, IL  60018
+1 847-692-3000


* Room Block cutoff date is June 17th, 2024.
Only limited number of rooms are available and group pricing is not available after June 17th.

* There are many other hotels around the event venue and all of them are minutes from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). However, there are other events in the area at this time. Please click the link below and reserve your hotel room as soon as possible.

Event Location

OLC Education and Conference Center
9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100
Rosemont, IL 60018-4975

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Registration Fees

(Cutline is May 15, 2024)
Super-Early Bird Pricing.  until March 29th, 2024              $2,197
Early Bird Pricing                until May 5th, 2024               $2,497
Regular Pricing                   From May 6th, 2024               $2,797

Cancelation / Refund Policy

A written request to cancel must be received by CME Dynamics LLC prior to May 20th, 2024. The registration fee, minus a $350 processing fee, will be refunded following the conference. No refunds will be made after 11:59:59pm May 20th, 2024.

Registration Hours

Friday, July 19th, 2024         8:00am - 9:00am

Complimentary Meals

Complimentary breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday.

Nondiscrimination

No person shall be denied registration or participation in any continuing education program provided by this association for reasons of race, religion, sex, national origin or physical ability. This program is ADA compliant. Please notify our staff when registering if you require special accommodation for training or attendance at 312-380-2288.

CE Hours

Registration and payment does not automatically result in the issuance of any CE credit. To verify attendance, attendees will sign in at each session. The signature form attests that you have attended the program for the number of CE awarded. These forms are required to receive the Certificate of Attendance.

The CME Dynamics is currently at the stage of pending approval by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The CME Dynamics has approved this activity for a maximum of 12 continuing education contact hours.

CE Verification

Participants must sign in using the sign-in forms available during the breaks attesting to attendance per session. This must be completed and remitted during the break for each session for CECH certificates. Total number of CECH received is calculated using the sign-in process for each attendee.

*Please Note: Registration and payment do not automatically result in the issuance of continuing education contact hours. Sign-in process verifies attendance. The attendee must attest that he or she has attended the program for the number of continuing education contact hours awarded.

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Contact Information

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Phone: 312-796-5100
Email: contact@cmedynamics.com

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