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I was wondering if anyone has any advice on some good training courses/conferences that are worth attending?

I was definitely interested in maybe attending if I can:
1. AO Basic/Advanced courses
2. PI cadaver courses
3. ACFAS courses

Any other courses I should take a look at?

Thanks!
 

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1) AAFAO/AO courses without a doubt is a great course - put together by PI and ACFAS faculty
2) ACFAS arthroscopy course
3) Industry-sponsored cadaver labs are great - Stryker and Smith & Nephew especially do a lot for resident education
 

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Also, CLESS (Chicago Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium) - Excellent course with emphasis on complex deformities, plastics techniques in the foot/ankle, and trauma - lots of Ex-fix too.
 

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1) AAFAO/AO courses without a doubt is a great course - put together by PI and ACFAS faculty
2) ACFAS arthroscopy course
3) Industry-sponsored cadaver labs are great - Stryker and Smith & Nephew especially do a lot for resident education

I registered for the AAFAO and ACFAS ankle arthroscopy courses for August 2015.

Anybody know of any good ultrasound courses worth looking into?
 

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Remember you are the only responsible for the amount of knowledge you get out of residency. This courses should be integrated in your residency training, you have to be aggressive, insisting, your other co-residents will hate you. But your co-residents or your attending won't be there the day that you schedule a that big reconstruction case. You are responsible for what you get from residency. For Biomet, Osteomed, Accumed, smith and nephew the courses are free but make sure only mention that you are a doctor, they don't have to know that you are a resident.

http://m.arthrex.com/medical-education/training-and-courses

http://acumed.net/events/trainings

http://integralife.com/index.aspx?redir=Extremity-Reconstruction

http://biomet.cvent.com/events/esta...b.aspx?i=476e7922-6076-415b-8195-cee322f8ca80

https://orthomeetings.com/meetings/
 
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How long were you on the wait list for the ACFAS scopes course? They are all sold out for 2015 which is preposterous.

Are there any other scopes courses available to podiatrists?

I asked to be placed on the waitlist for the 2014 courses that were sold out. Although I knew that I wasn't going to get into any of those. This was back in August, 2014. Once I was placed on the waitlist for the 2014 courses, then I was told I would have an early registration option for the 2015 courses for a short period of time before they were opened to everybody. I sent my registration form back in October 2014 for the 2015 courses.

I was able to rank my preferences out of the 4 dates that were available. I was notified in November, 2014 that I got the August, 2015 course. I ended up getting my first choice. Once they registered people waitlisted through early registration then the courses opened up for everyone.

So I would email Maggie Hjelm and ask to be placed on the waitlist for whatever date you're interested in. You never know a spot may open up. She will probably contact you letting you know at some point you can register for next year's courses.
 
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How long were you on the wait list for the ACFAS scopes course? They are all sold out for 2015 which is preposterous.

Are there any other scopes courses available to podiatrists?
I signed up about 1-2 months ago... You must have just missed it.
 
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