TJ Ahn’s 2021 International MIFAS Cadaver Lab Workshop was yet again, a very impressive event held at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Dr. Ahn (MIFAS diplomate # 001) successfully doubled the size of his learning group to nearly 70 participants, and 2 dozen faculty for this event despite the challenges of COVID over the past 18 months. His staff organized a seamless and incredibly successful event.
The legendary Dr. Steve Isham brought his expertise and support to this meeting. Canadian expert and speaker Dr. Hartley Miltchin was able to get a special waiver to attend, while other international speakers, Dr. Naranjo-Ruiz, Dr. Juanto, Dr. Benavides, Dr. Carbone, were “Zoomed” in for their presentations. We are proud that our MIFAS Board certified Diplomates Dr. Timothy Shea and Dr. Larry Kales participated as both speakers and lab faculty.
About two dozen candidates took the MIS practical exam in anticipation of board certification. Both novice and experienced minimally invasive foot and ankle surgeons from the US and around the globe participated to share knowledge, improve skills, and enhance business strategies. Dr. Ahn showcased his Mastermind strategies for doctors to remain financially viable in the rough seas of today’s medical economics.