WSPMA 2019 Conference

April 5–7  |  Hotel Murano  |  Tacoma, WA

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Friday, April 5

The 2019 WSPMA Conference agenda and presentations are subject to change

The WSPMA 2019 Annual Conference is co-sponsored by the Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Foundation. The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Foundation is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. Total continuing education contact hours is 18.



7:30 – 8:00 AM


8:00 – 8:30 AM

Improving Patient Compliance with Wound Care Dressings by Innovative Video Education
Lee Rogers, DPM

This lecture will cover technologically advanced methods of educating patients and caregivers how to change wound dressings at home and modify their activities of daily living to promote good wound healing.

8:30 – 9:15 AM

Is Fish Skin the Next Big Thing in the Sea of Grafts for Diabetic Foot Wounds?
Lee Rogers, DPM

This lecture will provide a brief review of current grafts available for wound healing and introduce the provider to the benefits of new class of graft, fish skin for healing wounds.

9:15 – 10:00 AM

ABCs of Tendon Transfers
Tony Kim, DPM

This lecture will review indication for tendon transfer. We will review the techniques of tendon repair and anchoring. Cases will be presented with post-operative care.  

10:00 – 10:30 AM Break with Exhibitors
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Reversing the Opioid Epidemic and Providing Better Pain Care
Gary Franklin, MD

Dr. Franklin will describe the origins of the opioid epidemic and strategic paths to reverse it in Washington State and nationally. This discussion will also include updates on the State's new opioid regulations.

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 – 1:30 PM

Conservative Treatment Algorithm for Peroneal Tendon Tears
Jeff Pentek, DPM

This presentation focuses on the conservative management of peroneal tendon tears, including a proposed treatment algorithm for this condition.

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Foot Care: Coding, Compliance, and Documentation
Jeffrey Lehrman, DPM  

No more guessing! We will discuss proper coding as well as compliance and documentation for all types of foot care. Proper documentation for the purposes of thoroughness, continuity of care, and managing your risk will be detailed. Attention will be given to the region’s Local Coverage Determination.

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Design Considerations for Prosthetics Restoration after Partial Foot Amputation
Susan Kapp, M.Ed. CPO, FAAOP
Sue Spaulding, MS, CPO, FAAOP

This presentation will cover gait and potential biomechanical complications after partial foot amputation and how they influence prosthetic design.

3:30 – 4:00 PM Break with Exhibitors
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Current Topics in Lower Extremity Dermatology
Dock Dockery, DPM

This presentation will review many of the common forms of lower extremity skin conditions and will discuss the proper techniques of making the correct diagnoses. Additionally, there will be a review of current recommendations for topical medications and steroids used to treat the skin conditions discussed.

5:00 – 6:00 PM

(concurrent session – those not attending this workshop will attend the general sessions noted below)

Workshop: Provocative Clinical Maneuvers for Common Foot, Ankle, and Leg Problems
(Pre-registration required; limited to 30 participants)
Rich Bouche, DPM
Cherie Johnson, DPM
Jeff Pentek, DPM

Due to the lack of emphasis and training on clinical evaluation skills, the physical examination has become a "lost art." This workshop will help the podiatric physician hone their clinical evaluation skills by identifying specific and provocative clinical examination maneuvers for common problems affecting the foot, ankle and leg. Through this workshop these maneuvers will be presented, discussed, demonstrated then performed by all participants so they can be easily be incorporated into clinical practice.

5:00 – 5:30 PM

Miss It and Risk It: High-risk Stress Fractures
Melinda Bowlby, DPM

This lecture will identify critical stress fractures that are prone to delayed union, nonunion, and complete fracture and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of each.

5:30 – 6:00 PM

Not Just a Foot Sprain: Subtle Lisfranc Injuries
Melinda Bowlby, DPM

This lecture will describe the diagnosis and treatment of Subtle Lisfranc Injuries.

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors and Entertainment

7:00 – 9:00 PM 

Hosted Dinner Symposia (By invitation) — Sponsored by Zimmer Biomet NW

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