The Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery Cadaver Seminar in Orlando Florida was a huge success this past weekend February 24-26th. Practical examinations were provided for many who strive for MIFAS Board Certification. The ABMSP booth supported the Academy and was well attended, with certification information provided by Association Manager Jenna Ayala, Dr. Neal Vichinsky and Dr Beth Pearce.
Dr TJ Ahn, Dr Rich Cowen and Dr Larry Kales all MIFAS Certified participated as faculty.
Over 85 doctors, exhibitors and world renown faculty from across the globe participated. Many doctors were new to the skill set, while others seasoned with years of experience shared pearls of wisdom and technique.
Among the field of national experts was Dr. TJ Ahn (Chicago) who lectured on shortening the learning curve of MIS Bunion technique, and Dr. Orlando Nunez (Coeur d’alene) who lectured on the Leventen formula for metatarsalgia resolution.
International experts Dr. Carmen Narranjo Ruiz from Spain, taught the decision cascade of hammertoe corrections while orthopedic surgeon Dr. Fernando Sancho Barroso from Mexico City offered insights on Hallux Various correction. The Canadian faculty included both Dr. Sheldon Nadal and Hartley Milchin both sharing their succesful bunionectomy techniques.
An honoring of the late Dr. Earl “Boots” Horowitz with a history of technique was showcased by Dr. Larry Kales (Hudson Tampa).
Dr. Michael Warshaw coding/billing expert, and Larry Koback DPM, Esq rounded out the field to provide legal recommendations for charting.
The power of MIFAS technique with value of board certification in the field was evident throughout the event.