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90-Day Meeting Outlook
Like you, the team at PodiatryMeetings.com are providing information as we receive it. Again, we have our COVID-19 meeting updates webpage ; but the following events are scheduled as proceeding in the next 90 days.
MAY 2020

OPMA  | Spring Symposium | Now Virtual | 5/1-2

NYCPM | Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Evals & Coding | Online | 5-2

IFAF | Annual Sonoma Seminar| Now Virtual | 5/15-16

OHFAMA  | Annual Scientific Seminar | Now Virtual | 5/14-16

CME Online | Wound Care Webinar Series | Online | 5/20

MPMA | Diabetes Symposium | Biloxi, MS | May 22-24

AAPPM  | Spring Conference | Atlanta, GA | May 28-31
JUNE 2020

AENS | Adv. Peripheral Nerve Course | Kennebunkport, ME | 6/5-6

FPMA | Summer Conference | Bonita Springs, FL | 6/12-14

CME Online | Negative Pressure Wound Therapy |Online | 6/17

Podiatry Institute | Footprints in the Sand | Hilton Head, SC | 6/18-21

CPMA | The Western | Anaheim, CA | 6/25-29

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IFAF | Seattle Summer Seminar| Seattle, WA | 6/26-28
JULY 2020

AOSSM | Annual Meeting | Seattle, WA | 7/9-7/12

CME Online | Wound Care Series |Online | 7/15

SAWC | Spring Seminar | Charlotte, NC | 7/22-26

APMA | The National| Boston, MA | 7/23-27

AENS | Microsurgical Skills Training Course | Rochester, NM | 7/27-29
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Voice of the DPM
Kevin McDonald, DPM
Concord, NC

I practice gestaltism when deciding which seminars to attend with many factors contributing to the decision including:
  • Location
  • Dates
  • Meeting Agenda
  • Sponsoring Organization

Lately, I have been stimulated by lectures from non-podiatrists (i.e., dermatologists, orthopedic oncologists, vascular surgeons, radiologists, pharmacists, etc. We need to learn from a wide range of specialists, in my opinion.

I also like to see interesting cases and complication management as part of the program.

As far as lectures, I generally try to stay away from.... I don't like it when people can tell what company is sponsoring the lecture being given due to the slant of the presentation.

However, in the exhibit hall, I like to learn about new products and services as well as touch base with my current vendors. I realize that the exhibitor fees help keep my registration fees down so I try to visit as many booths as I can.

I have come across some surprisingly valuable information by visiting booths that were simply along the path to the coffee station.

If I were to recommend a meeting to my peers and colleagues... well, I work for the North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society Seminar , which provides a lot of bang for the buck. There are a lot of good seminars out there, however.
Dr. McDonald is the president of InStride Family Foot Care in Concord NC.

Dr. McDonald has been a past president of the North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society, a former director of the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association, and coordinator of the NCFAS medical assistant education program. 

Dr. McDonald’s certifications include the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatry. He is also a certified specialist in wound care and shockwave therapy.

Dr. McDonald is a current fellow at the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management and the American Professional Wound Care Association.
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October 1-4, 2020 with online streaming opportunities

A myriad of online learning opportunities are available from Present e-Learning Systems.

Meeting Planners: Pivot to Virtual
With many meetings moving to the online space in light of our current situation, you may be considering converting to a virtual meeting rather than cancelling outright.

Virtual meetings are a wonderful resource and learning activity, but I have one small tip for meeting planners, especially if this is your first time hosting a full scale educational meeting online. Record your sessions in advance.

If this is your first time streaming lecture content, whether a single webinar or a full scale event, do not attempt to live broadcast every lecture.

I suggest recording your main sessions in advance or have each speaker submit their recordings by a certain date. You can review and edit, then make them live at specific times during the actual meeting dates.

Another way to promote engagement is to have each speaker log in at a specific time, at the tail of their pre-recorded lecture, and host a live Q&A available for attendees. This is also when you can take attendance for CME purposes.

Additionally, if you plan to offer credit for your virtual sessions, be sure to review the CPME guidelines specific to internet based educational activities. Many requirements are similar, but there are a few nuances you should be aware of.
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