Join us at the #1 rated foot and ankle surgical conference at the
Los Angeles Convention Center February 9-12, 2023!

Whether you come for the captivating sessions, hands-on workshops, or the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference offers something for everyone. Engage with our highly respected faculty, and seize the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills. Don't miss out on this once-a-year learning experience.

ACFAS 2023 is focused on helping you succeed with education and experiences to help you deliver exceptional patient care.

Connect with your colleagues and friends when you join more than 2,000 foot and ankle surgeons for five days and 50+ sessions of exclusive content–including exciting new international sessions.

We can't wait to see you there!

To celebrate the opening of registration for ACFAS 2023, Dr. Ryan Rigby, DPM, FACFAS, and chair of the Annual Scientific Conference planning committee, recorded a special welcome video.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS - Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023

MIS From Reconstruction to Trauma (Cadaveric)

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gain osteotomy techniques and fixation for osseous MIS procedures

4 Continuing Education Contact Hours

Coding and Billing for the Foot and Ankle Surgeon

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Participate in surgical coding scenarios and hear what’s new in coding for 2023

8 Continuing Education Contact Hours

Soft Tissue (Cadaveric)

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Review soft tissue reconstruction of the foot and ankle, including Achilles repair, FHL transfer, and Deltoid repair.

4 Continuing Education Contact Hours

Coding Fundamentals Course

2:30 pm – 6:15 pm

For all skill levels to learn about CPT and E&M codes, common modifiers, and how to code minor in-office procedures.

3.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours

Residency Directors Forum

12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Optimize your resident review and oversight and get an update on the CPME 320/330 re-write status.

6 Continuing Education Contact Hours

Surgical Management of Challenging Cases (Cadaveric)

10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Immerse yourself in two distinct challenging cases and how to handle them.

Residents Day

8:30 am – 2:15 pm

Pick up tips from the experts as you complete your post-graduate education.



Wednesday, February 8th

Time Type Description
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Workshop MIS: From Reconstruction to Trauma (Cadaveric)
Dr. Ryan McMillen, DPM, FACFAS (Workshop Chair); Dr. Maryellen Brucato, DPM, FACFAS; Dr. Shital Sharma, DPM, FACFAS; Dr. Jennifer Van, DPM, FACFAS; Dr. Benjamin Cullen, DPM, FACFAS

Osseous MIS procedures are undoubtedly becoming more prevalent but require a unique skill set in terms of osteotomy techniques and fixation. In this intense hands-on cadaveric workshop. Please review the agenda for more details.
8:00 am – 5:30 pm Instructional Courses Coding and Billing for the Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Get properly reimbursed for the care you provide! Hear what’s new in coding for 2023 as you participate in surgical coding scenarios including forefoot reconstruction, arthrodesis, office procedures, rearfoot and ankle reconstruction, tendon surgery, arthroscopy, trauma and diabetic foot surgery.
10:00 am – 6:30 pm Workshop Challenging Cases (Cadaveric)
Dr. Ronald Ray, DPM, FACFAS (Workshop Chair); Dr. Jeffrey McAlister, DPM, FACFAS; Dr. Michael Gentile, DPM, FACFAS; Dr. Michael Dujela, DPM, FACFAS; Dr. Michael Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS

It’s 7am on Monday morning and you just walked into the office – and you already have two challenging cases waiting for you! How will you handle them? This intense, hands-on workshop revolves around two distinct cases:

Case 1: 18-year-old female presenting with transverse and sagittal plane collapse of the midtarsal joint with maximally pronated subtalar joint.

Case 2: Patient presents with chronic pain at the anteromedial aspect of the ankle. Patient points to the anterior aspect of the medial gutter and senses pain within the medial aspect of the ankle joint. CT images reveal absence of the subchondral plate at the site of the lesion with minor cystic changes of the underlying bone.

Light on lecture and heavy on the hands-on, you’ll learn how to perform:
• Evans calcaneal osteotomy with allogenic bone graft or porous titanium wedge
• Navicular cuneiform fusion without and with bone graft (revision procedure)
• Cotton Osteotomy with Allogenic Bone Graft or Porous Titanium Wedge
• Gastrocnemius recession: runout (Strayer) and intra-muscular approaches
• Articular cartilage transplantation
• OATs with medial malleolar osteotomy
• Osteochondral allograft transplantation of medial talar dome
12:00 – 5:00 pm Workshop Soft Tissue (Cadaveric)
Dr. Brandi Johnson, DPM, FACFAS (Workshop Chair); Dr. Lisa Levick, DPM, FACFAS; Dr. Mark Hardy, DPM, FACFAS; Dr. Benjamin Cullen, DPM, FACFAS; Dr. Lisbeth Keplinger, DPM, FACFAS

This intense, hands-on cadaveric workshop will cover soft tissue reconstruction of the foot and ankle and the following procedures:

• Deltoid repair
• Lateral ankle stabilization all procedures
• Spring ligament
• Achilles repair
• FHL transfer
• FDL transfer
• PT tendon transfer
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Workshop Residents Day
We’re rolling out the red carpet for residents! Pick up tips from the experts as you complete your post graduate education and make plans for your career as a foot and ankle surgeon – and do it in style! This year’s Residents Day is generously sponsored by Organogenesis.

Learn from experienced foot and ankle surgeons on those important transitional non-surgical topics including:
• The Simple Rules of Achieving Board Certification
• The Art of Negotiation: From CVs to Interviews and Contracts
• Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Conflict Resolution
• Post-Residency Bazinga: Making the Next Step the Right One

Be entertained all day–and stay through the end to be eligible to win amazing raffle prizes, thanks to our sponsor, Organogenesis.
12:30 – 6:30 pm
Event Residency Directors Forum
Co-Hosted by ACFAS and COTH
This year’s Residency Directors Forum, sponsored generously by Organogenesis, is going Hollywood. Topics are geared to assist resident educators in optimizing their resident review and oversight such as social media dos and don’ts, CPME mock site-visits, DEI advancement within our residency learning environments, and curriculum building – for residents and for faculty. Hear from a roundtable of deans, residency and fellowship educators. The day will conclude with an update on the CPME 320/330 re-write status.

Complimentary for all residency directors, faculty and program coordinators (up to two representatives from each program), fellowship directors and school Deans. 6.0 CME will be provided to all attendees. Onsite registrations are not accepted – register online to save your spot!
2:30 – 6:15 pm Educational Programs Coding Fundamentals
Start or refresh your coding and billing foundation! Walk away with an understanding of CPT and E&M codes, common modifiers and their use, and how to code minor in-office procedures. This course is ideal for residents, fellows, new practitioners, office staff of foot and ankle surgeons or anyone who wants to learn more of the basic coding and billing terminology and process. If you’re attending Residents Day in the morning, this is a great next step to learning more about coding and billing for your future practice.

Thursday, February 9th
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