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ACPM 2016 Schedule

All education programs and meals take place in Grand Ballroom A/B (2nd Floor).
Thursday, June 23
1:00 – 8:00 pm

Registration desk open, Main Lobby, 1st Floor (next to the Westin’s Front Desk)
After you check-in to your room, check-in for the meeting with ACPM to pick up your name badge and program packet. We’ll have Arnold Palmers and freshly baked cookies here to welcome you.

Friday, June 24 (6 CE Contact Hours)
6:30 am – 3:30 pm

Registration desk open, Grand Foyer (2nd Floor)

7:00 – 8:00 am
Sponsored Breakfast with Speaker
Hosted by BioMedix

Presentation: Diagnosis and Contemporary Treatment Options for Peripheral Arterial Disease
Abraham Lin, MD

8:00 – 9:30 am
Healthcare Audits (Eligible for PICA Premium Discount)

Healthcare audits can be stressful for any podiatric practice, and everyone is vulnerable given the state of healthcare today. Learn how to prevent and survive them from real cases!
Kevin West, Esq.

9:30 – 11:00 am
The Arthritis Revolution: Medical and Financial Opportunity

Osteoarthritis is the # 1 cause of pain and disability. No branch of medicine seems to have an answer, but podiatry does – even if it does not realize it! Your practice will change.
Louis Pack, DPM

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Complications Following Trauma

General principles of open pedal fracture care, work up, identification, and management of complications in a trauma case.
Coleen Napolitano, DPM

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Sponsored Lunch with Speaker
Hosted by OHI

Presentation: “Incorporating Pedorthic Services Into a Podiatric Practice”
Jason Kraus, CEO, OHI

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Why We Need the Arthrometric Exam

The arthrometric examination is a vital tool in the assessment and treatment of the podiatric patient. Using patient cases will show its importance and that it is not intimidating or time consuming.
Scott Spencer, DPM

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Heel Pain: When It’s More Than Just Plantar Fasciitis
Heel pain accounts for approximately 15% of podiatric office visits. This interactive session will deal with various etiologies, treatments, and the utilization of Imaging to assist in a diagnosis.
Jason Harrill, DPM & Daniel Evans, DPM

3:30 – 5:00 pm
Networking Happy Hour

We invite you (and your families) to a special cocktail reception on the Westin’s beautiful Harbor Lawn. There will be kid options so bring the whole family. Enjoy a mint julep or a cold glass of lemonade along with low-country hors d’oeuvres.

6:00 pm
Optional Group Dinner at the historic Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern

Join your peers as well as the ACPM Board of Directors (and their families) for a delicious and casual dinner at the Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern overlooking the Savannah River. View the dinner menu. Interested in joining us? Let us know. Email ACPM’s College Coordinator, Angelica Tom, with your RSVP at

Saturday, June 25 (4 CE Contact Hours)
6:30 am – 12:30 pm

Registration desk open, Grand Foyer (2nd Floor)

7:00 – 8:00 am
Sponsored Breakfast with Speaker
Hosted by MiMedx

Presentation: The Use of EpiFix® and AmnioFix® for Wound Care and Surgical Applications
Jeffrey Frenchman, DPM

8:00 – 9:00 am
Identifying the At Risk Diabetic Foot: Translating Theory into Clinical Practice

Diabetes care must shift from complications management to disease awareness, risk factor assessment, patient education, and preventive medicine. This interactive session will challenge your diagnostic skills and show that familiarity with evidence- based literature can make you a better clinician.
Javier Cavazos, DPM

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Theories and Custom Foot Orthoses (Debate)

Biomechanical theories utilized to support the fabrication of Custom Foot Orthoses is a “hot button” topic in many podiatric circles. In a Point/Counterpoint Debate national experts will discuss and compare Root Principles with Tissue Stress Theory with Maximal Arch Supination Stabilization (MASS) Theory. You will leave the session with a clear understanding of the similarities and the differences when all three theories are applied to real patient problems.
Robert (Daryl) Phillips, DPM (Root), Eric Fuller, DPM (Tissue Stress), Edward Glaser, DPM (MASS); Moderator: Scott Spencer, DPM

**Afternoon open for sightseeing/tours, with several optional events in the evening for group entertainment.

Optional Tours
There are many options for sightseeing while visiting Savannah. The Program Committee recommends the following:

The Old Town Trolley: An historical city of Savannah with 16 hop-on, hop-off stops. Runs 9am to 6pm daily. 1-day pass $28/person; 2-day pass $41/person.
Ghost & Gravestones on The Trolley of the Doomed: A 1 hour and 20 minutes touraround Savannah with two stops. The Andrew Low House and the haunted Perkins & Sons Ship Chandlery. Tours every 20 min starting at 7 pm. $28/person.
Haunted Pub Crawl of Savannah: A 1.5 to 2 hour tour (approx. 1 mile of walking) through the streets of Savannah visiting famous haunted pubs and bars. You will visit 3 to 5 establishments based on crowd levels. Space is limited nightly to 20 people per tour. Tours start at 7:15 pm. $24/person.
To order your tickets in advance, contact Laura Kelly with Historic Tours of America at 904-572-3584 and mention ‘ACFAOM’. You can also purchase your tickets onsite from the Westin’s Concierge (desk located in the Main Lobby, 1st floor).

Sunday, June 26 (4 CE Contact Hours)
6:30 am – 12:30 pm

Registration desk open, Grand Foyer (2nd Floor)

7:00 – 8:00 am
Breakfast served

7:30 – 8:00 am
Membership Meeting

Open to all registrants (members and non-members)

8:00 – 9:00 am
Perspectives on Podiatric Medicine

A conversation with one of the major thought leaders of the profession that will look back at podiatry’s evolution and development and forward to predict podiatric practice in the 21st Century.
Lawrence Harkless, DPM

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coding for 2016 and ICD-10: How Do I Make It Work?

Be more secure with ICD-10 in the year 2016. Updates, changes, and questions answered. The popular 2016 Podiatric Manual that complements this session will be handed out if paid when registering. (Note: copies may be available on site if not reserved with registration.)
Michael Warshaw, DPM

12:00 pm
Meeting Adjourns