Foot and Ankle Surgery Symposium

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - April 26 @ 5:15 pm

| $25-125
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Foot and Ankle Surgery Symposium

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  • Difficult Wounds
  • First Ray
  • Painful Heel
  • Pediatric Foot
  • Sport Injuries
  • Trauma

Target audience

Foot and ankle surgeons, podiatric residents and students and physical therapists in the Midwest region. 


The Symposium will cover a broad spectrum of foot and ankle surgery topics.  Each topic will thoroughly review the literature, demonstrate new techniques, and discuss risk, benefits and complications of various foot and ankle procedures.


  1. Describe advanced restorative techniques of foot and ankle surgery.
  2. Evaluate the efficacy of procedures using evidence based treatment options.
  3. Use evidence based non-surgical treatments for foot and ankle pathology.
  4. Demonstrate a team based approach to post-surgical rehabilitation and physical therapy modalities.


Friday, April 25

12:30 p.m. Registration
12:55 p.m. Welcome and Announcements
Michael S. Lee, DPM, FACFAS
The Pediatric Foot
1 p.m.

Navicular Stress Fractures in Adolescents
Jill Frerichs, DPM, FACFAS

1:20 p.m. Pediatric Fractures
Mindi Feilmeier, DPM, FACFAS
1:40 p.m.

Tarsal Coalitions
Sean T. GrambartDPMFACFAS

2 p.m.

Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy
Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFAS

2:20 p.m. Flatfoot Surgery in Teenage Athletes
Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS
2:40 p.m. Question and Answer Session
3 p.m. Break
Sports Medicine
3:15 p.m. Strategies Intended to Reduce Harm in Ankle Arthroscopy
Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS
3:35 p.m. Osteochondral Resurfacing
Sean T. GrambartDPMFACFAS
3:55 p.m. Complicated Peroneal Tendonopathy
Kathy Frush, DPM, FACFAS
4:15 p.m. Arthroscopic Stabilization of the Ankle
Michael S. Lee, DPM, FACFAS
4:35 p.m. Okay to Play: Clearing Athletes for Sports
Kari Smith, DPT, ATC
4:55 p.m. Question and Answer Session
5:15 p.m. Adjourn

Saturday, April 26

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
The Painful Heel
8 a.m. Injection Therapy for Insertional Plantar Fasciitis
James Mahoney, DPM, FACFAS
8:20 a.m. Keck and Kelly Heel Osteotomy for Haglund’s Deformity: When and How?
Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS
8:40 a.m. Achilles Insertional Calcific Tendinosis
Sean T. GrambartDPMFACFAS
9 a.m. Gastroc Lengthening for Plantar Heel Pain
Jill Frerichs, DPM, FACFAS
9:20 a.m.

Physical Therapy Management of Heel Pain
Laura Covill, DPT, OCS, COMT

9:40 a.m. Question and Answer Session
10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

5th Metatarsal Fractures
Sean T. GrambartDPMFACFAS

10:35 a.m. Lisfranc’s Arthrodesis for Trauma
Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFAS
10:55 a.m. Ankle Fractures: Inside to Outside
Michael S. Lee, DPM, FACFAS
11:15 a.m.

Diabetic Ankle Fractures
Sean T. GrambartDPMFACFAS

11:35 a.m. Difficult Ankle Fractures
Eric A. Barp, DPM, FACFAS
11:55 a.m. Question and Answer Session
12:15 p.m. Lunch
The First Ray
1 p.m. Lapidus: Pearl and Pitfalls
Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS
1:20 p.m.

1st MPJ Arthrodesis
Eric A. Barp, DPM, FACFAS

1:40 p.m. 1st Ray Changes after MPJ Fusion
Mindi Feilmeier, DPM, FACFAS
2 p.m. Applying Deformity Correction Principles to HAV
Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFAS
2:20 p.m.

Rehab for 1st Ray Bunionectomy
Nate Schmidt, DPT

2:40 p.m. Panel Discussion: Pick Your Poison
3 p.m. Break
Difficult Wounds
3:15 p.m. Comparison of Topical Wound Agents: Advanced Dressings
Kathy Frush, DPM, FACFAS
3:35 p.m. Digital Syndactylization for Interspace Wounds
Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS
3:55 p.m. Toe Tip Ulcers: Treatment with Tenotomy and Dorsal Suspension Suture
Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFAS
4:15 p.m. Surgical Wounds: Okay to Get Them Wet?
Mindi Feilmeier, DPM, FACFAS
4:35 p.m.

Practical Applications for Skin Grafting
Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFAS

4:55 p.m. Question and Answer Session
5:15 p.m. Adjourn


  • Michael S. Lee, DPM, FACFAS, Capital Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (co-chair) - Bio
  • Mindi Feilmeier, DPM, FACFAS, Des Moines University (co-chair) - Bio
  • Eric A. Barp, DPM, FACFAS, The Iowa Clinic - Bio
  • Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS, HealthPartners Specialty Center - Bio
  • Laura Covill, DPT, OCS, COMT, Des Moines University – Bio
  • Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFAS, UnityPoint Clinic - Bio
  • Jill Frerichs, DPM, FACFAS, Capital Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine - Bio
  • Kathy Frush, DPM, FACFAS, Des Moines University - Bio
  • Sean T. Grambart, DPM, FACFAS, Podiatric Medicine, Orthopaedics, Champaign, IL – Bio
  • James Mahoney, DPM, FACFAS, Des Moines University - Bio
  • Nate Schmidt, PT, DPT, Capital Orthopaedics Hand and Physical Therapy
  • Kari Smith, DPT, ATC, Des Moines University - Bio

Gold Level Exhibitor

Thank you to Wright Medical Technology, Inc. for their generous support!


Includes Symposium materials, refreshments, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. 

  • Physicians – $125
  • Students and Residents – $25

Cancellation policy

  • All cancellations must be received in writing at
  • A nonrefundable administrative fee (50% of registration fee) will be charged for all cancellations.
  • No refunds will be given three (3) business days prior to the activity start date.
  • Cancelled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity.
  • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not be entitled to any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to subsequent activities.

Continuing education credit

CPME: Des Moines University is approved by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. Des Moines University has approved this activity for a maximum of 12.0 continuing education contact hours.

Other: Attendees will be given a certificate of participation for a maximum 12.0 continuing education hours.

Commercial support

Educational grants are not being accepted for this activity. If you’re interested in exhibiting at the Symposium, please contact the DMU CME office.


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Des Moines University (DMU) prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend DMU sponsored activities. If you have questions/concerns, please contact the DMU Continuing Medical Education office at 515-271-1596 or


April 25, 2014 12:30 pm
April 26, 2014 5:15 pm
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Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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