4th Annual Spring Conference

May 1, 2021

Target Audience

Physicians, residents, and students with a focus in podiatric foot and ankle surgery and education.

Learning Objectives

  • EVIDENCES-BASED ASSESSMENT: 
    Discussion of evidence based medicine regarding surgical and non-surgical rear foot, and soft tissue pathology.
     
  •  LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    We aim to educate on clinical and surgical pearls and techniques as learned through practice and direct experience.  We will also include education on practice management to include but not limited to clinical and surgical billing, staff training, communication and protocols.  Lastly, we will discuss the transition from resident to young physician to include goals such as growing a new practice, marketing and fellowship training.
     
  • This course will have three main sections of educational content:

1.    Clinical and Surgical pearls
2.    Practice Management
3.    Young physician transition and practice management

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/21/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
05/01/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/01/2021 - 4:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

AGENDA    
7:40a - 8:00a    Vendor Breakfast Break with Union Orthotics  
Session I    Physician Panel
8:00a- 8:30a    Dane Wukich, MD – Keynote Speaker on Leadership
8:30a – 8:50a    Paul Goehring, DPM – 1st MPJ Fusion vs. Distal Bunion Correction
8:50a – 9:10a    Jeffrey Molinaro, DPM – 1st MPJ Fusion vs. Implant for Hallux Limitis
9:10a – 9:30a    Nikki Miracle, DPM – Biopsy: When, How and Why
9:30a – 9:50a    Tad Borland, DPM – Wound Care Products: When to use what
9:50a – 10:10a    Joseph Bozek, DPM – 1st MPJ Implant vs. 1st MPJ fusion
10:10a – 10:40a    Tresa Wize, DPM – Achilles Detachment vs. FHL Transfer 
10:40a – 11:30a    Round Table Discussion – Moderator Dr. Kimberlee Hobizal

11:30a - 11:45a     Vendor Lunch Break with Arthrex

Session 2            Better Business Practices 

12:15p - 12:30p    Vendor Lunch Break with In 2 Bones

12:30p – 12:50a        Regina Stoltz – Practice Management
12:50p – 1:10p        Lisa Applegate – Behind the scenes with the OR Manager
1:10p - 1:30p        Round Table Discussion – Moderator Dr. Kimberlee Hobizal

Session 3        Young Physicians

1:45p – 2:00p        Vendor Snack Break – Vilex 

2:00p – 2:20p    Kristin Kirby, DPM – Marketing yourself in practice
2:20p – 2:40p    Renee Shepherd, DPM – “To Fellowship or Not”
2:40p – 3:00p    Colby Cox, DPM – Making an old practice new
3:00p – 3:30p         Round Table Discussion – Moderator Dr. Kimberlee Hobizal

3:30p            Adjourn

Live Virtual Conference

Faculty Listing:
Kimberlee B Hobizal, DPM, MHA, FACFAS 
Program/Planning Director, Moderator,
Heritage Valley Medical Group – Foot and Ankle, Monaca, PA

Tresa Wize, DPM, FACFAS
Assistant Director of Podiatric Surgery Residency Program
Heritage Valley Medical Group – Foot and Ankle, Monaca, PA

Dane Wukich, MD
Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Dallas, TX

Tad Borland, DPM, MS
Step Right Podiatry, Ambridge, PA

Joseph Bozek, DPM
Private Office, Beaver, PA

Paul Goehring, DPM, ACFAS
Private Office, Beaver Falls, PA

Nikki Miracle, DPM
College Hill Podiatry, Beaver Falls, PA

Jeffrey Molinaro, DPM, FACFAS
Oakdale Foot and Ankle, Oakdale, PA

Regina Stoltz
HVMG Foot and Ankle Office Manager, Monaca, PA

Lisa Applegate, RN, BSN, CNOR
HVHS, Director of Surgical Services, Beaver, PA

Colby Cox, DPM, AACFAS
Sole Solutions Podiatry, Hermitage, PA

Kristin Kirby, DPM
Foot and Ankle Associates, Charlotte, NC

Renee Shepherd, DPM
Center for Foot and Ankle, Oxnard, CA


Faculty Disclosure:
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose. 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and Heritage Valley Health Systems.  The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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