The HUB Schedule
The HUB Schedule
The ACFAS HUB returns for 2023! Come and join your peers in the go-to area of the exhibit floor to engage in a variety of lively and timely discussions. Our open-space theater is the place to find topics that you won’t find elsewhere at the conference!
|Thursday, February 9
|Friday, February 10
|Saturday, February 11
|Inter-Relationship of Life and Work: Balancing Personal Demands in Different Types of Podiatry Practices
|Medical Malpractice Issues: Pearls to Practicing Defensive Medicine
|ACFAS Fellowship Initiative: Program Directors Meeting
|The Intersection of Social Media and Healthcare
|How to Play the RVU Game
|Expert Rapid Fire!
|CPME 320 Re-Write: Are We There Yet?
|Let’s Talk About the New ABFAS LEAD Continuous Certification Program
|Everything You Need to Know About ABFAS Board Certification
|The Fellowship Experience: Is Advanced Training Right for You?
|Female Involvement Within the College – A Roundtable Discussion
|Residency Directors Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 9
Inter-Relationship of Life and Work: Balancing Personal Demands in Different Types of Podiatry Practices
Moderator: Emily Quinn, DPM, FACFAS
Speaker: Amanda Quisno, DPM, FACFAS
As we learn to balance the different demands of patients early in our career, we learn quickly that medicine is not just evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the patient. Meetings, charts, paperwork, prior authorizations – steal our time if our time is not carefully managed. Each different podiatry practice type places different demands on the physician that affect the cohesiveness of work and life. In the goals to be professionally and personally successful, one must learn to balance these two worlds and merge them in a cohesive manner. Join us to learn of the different demands and stressors placed on the physician in the different practice types.
The Intersection of Social Media and Healthcare
Speaker: Alan MacGill DPM, FACFAS
Social media continues to be a powerful marketing force to consumers. More and more physicians are embracing this to attract patients, recruit students, and to stand out from others in the profession by offering “infotainment” in social media. Dr. MacGill will discuss the accepted standards for running a page, why he got involved, what has worked for him, and statistics behind the growing use of social media by healthcare providers. Hear the benefits of having an active social media presence, the dos and don’ts of running a social media page and the statistics behind consumers searching for a physician online and via social media.
Expert Rapid Fire!
Speakers: Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS and panelists
Have you ever wanted or needed just a quick expert opinion? In this session, a panel of experts give their rapid opinions to treat multiple pathologies including reconstruction, trauma, and sports medicine. Audience can also ‘fire’ their questions at thr panel!
CPME 320 Re-Write: Are We There Yet?
Moderator: Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
Speakers: Randall Dei, DPM, FACFAS; Danae Lowell, DPM; Melanie Violand, DPM, FACFAS; Keith Cook, DPM; FACFAS; Steven Vyce, DPM, FACFAS
Every six years, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) conducts a comprehensive review of its standards, requirements, and procedures associated with its evaluation activities of its accredited residency programs. In 2020, the Council began review of its CPME 320 publication, Standards and Requirements for Approval of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residencies. Hear the current status of this review and the next steps in the adoption of any last revisions and changes to the podiatric medical residency education standards.
Everything You Need to Know About ABFAS Board Certification
Speakers: ABFAS President Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM, FACFAS; ABFAS President-elect Nicole A. Bauerly, DPM, FACFAS
The rigorous certification process of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery is essential in opening doors, from attaining hospital privileges, to becoming a shareholder or partner in your practice, to serving as an ASC speaker! ABFAS leaders will help guide you in successfully preparing for ABFAS Board Certification.
Female Involvement Within the College – A Round Table Discussion
Speakers: Thanh Dinh, DPM, FACFAS, Brandi Johnson, DPM, FACFAS, Lisa Levick DPM, FACFAS, Marie Keplinger, DPM, FACFAS, Laura Sansosti, DPM, FACFAS
We’re seeing that within the major podiatric schools, that male and female attendance is fairly equal (about 50/50). However, within ACFAS membership, those numbers are not as equal. How can we make female involvement greater within the profession and within the College? Join us for a very special HUB session where we will discuss volunteer opportunities and pathways towards leadership at the College. In the first part of the sessions, panelists will share opportunities, like serving as faculty, but will also have frank discussions around challenges they’ve faced and how they’ve overcome them. In the second part, the panelists will encourage attendees to discuss challenges and ideas to help facilitate changes.
Friday, February 10
Medical Malpractice Issues: Pearls to Practicing Defensive Medicine
Speaker: Michael Downey
We all need to be aware of podiatric malpractice issues. This session will allow the audience to ask questions from a seasoned podiatric physician and malpractice expert regarding any malpractice issue in their practice. The speaker will also address today’s most common malpractice issues and debates. Walk away from this session with an understanding of some common pitfalls podiatric physicians and surgeons encounter regarding malpractice issues.
How to Play the RVU Game
Speaker: Jennifer Van, DPM, FACFAS
This session will target an audience looking to familiarize themselves with RVU based compensation and incentives. Learning objectives include understanding and navigating the world of RVUS, particularly as it relates to compensation in a hospital-based practice setting.
Let’s Talk About the New ABFAS LEAD Continuous Certification Program
Speakers: ABFAS Continuous Certification Chair Christopher D. Lotufo, DPM, ACFAS
The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery’s shift to Continuous Certification—the LEAD program—represents a major change in how Diplomates recertify. ABFAS Continuous Certification Chair Dr. Lotufo will explain what you need to know to participate in the program and recertify on time.
The Fellowship Experience: Is Advanced Training Right for You?
Moderator: Jeeten Singha, DPM, FACFAS
Speakers: Joslin Seidel, DPM, AACFAS and panelists
Are you curious about the ACFAS Fellowship experience? Hear advice from recently graduated and current fellows to determine if a fellowship is right for you. This session will cover how to make an informed decision on fellowship; how to be a competitive applicant; how to choose the right program; how to maximize your fellowship experience; and the unexpected benefits of participating in a fellowship. Additionally, we will provide time for questions from the floor.
Residency Directors Panel Discussion
Moderators: Karla De La Mata, DPM; Tommy Saing, DPM
Speakers: Tyson Green, DPM, FACFAS; Kimberlee Hobizal, DPM, FACFAS; Christy King, DPM, FACFAS
Our residency directors’ panel is back for another year to answer all your questions from how to stand out as an applicant to ways to ace the interview! We’ll begin with a presentation covering the process from externship to intern year. CPME standards are the same for all programs, but each residency program is still unique and can affect your future opportunities. Join us to ensure that you have as much information as possible before making your “match” list.
Topics addressed will include:
- Learning the differences between each residency program
- Determining which residency program is the best fit for you
- Figuring out what you want from a residency program
- Ways to stand out as a podiatric student applicant
- Interview process – keys to success and winning them over
- Tips on transitioning into the role of a resident and maintaining the work-life balance
Saturday, February 11
ACFAS Fellowship Initiative: Program Directors Meeting
Moderator: Mark Solomon, DPM, FACFAS
Speakers: Matthew Doyle, DPM, FACFAS; Michael Subik, DPM, FACFAS; Ross Taubman, DPM, FACFAS; Jacob Wynes, DPM, FACFAS
Fellowships have expanded by leaps and bounds since the ACFAS Recognized Fellowship Initiative was launched in 2010. This session will discuss the current status of the initiative; share any changes to the “Minimal Criteria for Recognized Fellowships” listing; and will provide time for open Q&A. There will also be a brief discussion on the provision of insurance tail coverage to fellows.