The 102nd Annual Ohio Foot & Ankle Scientific Seminar

May 17-19, 2018

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Click here for a Copy of the Assistant's Program - Friday, May 18, 2018

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2018 Exhibitor Information -  Click Here


The seminar is held in Columbus, Ohio at the Hilton Easton, located within Easton Town Center.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS - Call Hilton at (614) 414-5000 and mention that you are with the annual podiatric state seminar for special room rate. Hurry! The room block fills fast!

You may also book online with the Hilton Columbus at Easton and use the group code FAA or click here

Annual Seminar Schedule - Attendees will Receive Up to 25 CE Contact Hours - please note that workshops and breakout session are approved for Ohio Category I or II CME Credit

Thursday, May 17, 2018

7:00 - 9:30 AM         Forefoot: Current Trends and Procedures
8:00 – 9:30 AM        CrossRoads Extremity Systems Workshop -  Ohio Category I CME Workshop
9:30 – 10:00 AM      BREAK       
10:00 – 11:30 AM    Legends of the Profession
10:00 – 11:30 AM    Amerx Workshop -  Ohio Category I CME Workshop
11:30 – 1:00 PM      Lunch and Learn - Choose from 3 Presentations
11:30 – 1:00 PM      Silver Gavel Luncheon - Past OHFAMA Presidents
1:00 – 3:00 PM        Scientific Paper and Poster Competitions: Presentations from Podiatric Physician
                                Residents in Ohio
1:00 – 3:00 PM        Breakout Session: Podiatric Dermatology, Dermatological Disease and
                                                              Melanoma of the Nail
1:30 - 3:00PM         WVPMA Membership Meeting
3:00 – 3:30 PM        Break
3:30 - 5:30 PM         PICA Risk Management Lecture - Amputations: It Can Happen to Anyone
5:30 - 6:30 PM         PICA Welcome Reception

Friday, May 18, 2018

7:30 – 9:30 AM        If it Isn’t Broke, Don’t Fix It: Procedures that Have Held Up to the Test of Time
7:30 – 9:30 AM        APMA Breakout Session: Coding in 2018: Your FAQs -  Ohio Category II CME Session
9:30 – 10:00 AM      Break
10:00 – 12:00 PM    What I Brought to The Profession
10:00 – 12:00 PM    Breakout Session: Understanding MIPS in 2018, Quality Reporting Outcomes and
                                HIPAA: There’s more than you think! -  Ohio Category II CME Session
10:00 – 12:00 PM    Organogenesis Workshop: Advanced Technologies Across the Continuum of
                                Wound Care -  Ohio Category I CME Workshop
12:00 – 1:30 PM      Exhibitor’s Marketplace Luncheon
1:30 – 3:00 PM        My Favorite Surgical Procedure and Why?
1:30 – 3:30 PM        Bako Workshop: Summer 2018 Podiatric Dermatology Update –
                                “Hands-On Biopsy” Workshop -  Ohio Category I CME Workshop
3:00 – 3:30 PM         Break
3:30 - 5:30 PM         The Diabetic Foot: Soup to Nuts 

8:00am - 5:30PM      Assistant's Program

Saturday, May 19, 2018

7:30 – 9:30 AM        The Bad Flatfoot: A Comprehensive Review of Treatment Options
9:30 – 9:45 AM        Break
9:45 – 11:30 AM      Patients that Give Me GI Distress / Risk Management
9:45 – 11:30 AM      Breakout Session: Pinnacle Practice Achievement
                                Practicing and Succeeding in today's world of healthcare; Creating Stability
                                through Protocols, Systems and Quality Patient Care -  Ohio Category II CME Session
11:30 – 1:00 PM      Lunch and Learn - Choose from 3 Presentations
1:00 – 3:45 PM        Interesting Cases and/or Unusual Case Presentation

Mission Statement of The Annual Ohio Foot & Ankle Scientific Seminar:

The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Foundation’s educational mission is to purposefully advance the art and science of podiatric medicine by providing the highest quality of didactic and clinical learning experiences to OFAMFmembers, non-members, and their medical assistants, and shall include a variety of instructional sessions aimed at significantly enhancing patient care, treatment protocols and practice efficiency.  The program may include interactive educational adult learning methods and principles utilizing lectures, panel discussions, point-counterpoint, excuse the interruption forums, case studies, question and answer, handouts, audio visual materials (including media or narrations), hands-on workshops and roundtable discussions with moderators to achieve a well-rounded venue of postgraduate instruction. (adopted April, 2011)

Staff Contact

Luci Ridolfo, CAE
OFAMF Executive Director
Phone: (614) 457-6269
Email: lridolfo@ohfama.org

OFAMF maintains responsibility for the programming selection.


Upon conclusion of the Annual Seminar, podiatric physicians will be able to:

  • be knowledgeably informed or remember information regarding podiatric conditions, maladies or circumstances relating to the practice of medicine and podiatry
  • extrapolate by comprehension, understanding or perception the insight gained via lecture and discussion relating to the practice of medicine and podiatry
  • formulate or infer by application case relevance relating to the practice of medicine and podiatry
  • distinguish by analysis the appropriate modalities in the treatment, care and protocols of current trends, application and practices of medicine in podiatry
  • generalize, synthesize, or deduce by classification ways to develop treatment protocols based on current literature and evidenced based medicine
  • compare, contrast and evaluate judgment values for those ideas presented between medical and surgical applications


Each speaker is required to disclose the existence of any financial and/or other relationships (i.e., employee, consultant, speaker’s bureau, grant recipient, research support) she or he might have with (a) manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during his/her presentation and/or (b) the commercial contributor(s) of the activity. Any such conflict will be announced by the individual introducing the speaker or by the speaker immediately preceding the lecture.

The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.

2018 Exhibitor Information -  Click Here


Gerard V. Yu, DPM Scientific Paper Competition and

Resident Poster Competition


"Dr. Gerard Yu’s life was a living testament to embody the highest standards and principles of both professional and personal conduct, while achieving nationally the highest standards of medical and surgical proficiency with an ongoing and continual dedication to excellence.”

From Dr. Bruce Blank, Past President of OHFAMA and a former student of Dr. Yu. The Gerard V. Yu, DPM Scientific Paper Competition and 2018 Resident Poster Competition will be held on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 1:00pm during the 102nd Annual Ohio Foot and Ankle Scientific Seminar.  This is an opportunity for active resident members of the Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association to showcase their talent and hard work in the presentation of their research.