THE NORTHEAST
                      PODIATRIC FOUNDATION, INC.
                                 Our Annual Spring Seminar
                                Foot and Ankle Professionals
Stanley Kalish, DPM            Guido LaPorta, DPM
                   Allen Jacobs, DPM
Nameer Haider, MD           Richard Altwerger, DPM

              Turning Stone Casino & Conference Center
                           Verona, New York

                      Friday May 14th 2010
                         8:00am – 9:00pm
                       (Golf tournament from 12-5pm)

                     Saturday, May 15th 2010
                            7:00am – 6:15pm

                      Sunday, May 16th 2010
                           8:00am – 12:15pm
              Please note: Program Begins Friday at 8:00am
      Registration and Refreshments begin 1 hour prior to start time
  21 Contact Hours    25.2 NYS Board Credits/ 2.1 CEU’s Approved
         The Northeast Podiatric Foundation is approved by the Council on
        Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in
                                Podiatric Medicine.


  GOLD LEVEL                  SILVER LEVEL              BRONZE LEVEL
  Pam Labs                    Pharmaderm                St. Jude’s Medical
  Victory Pharma
  Advanced BioHealing

Friday 5/14/10
Session one: Stanley Kalish, DPM
8:00am – 9:00am: The Kalish Osteotomy:
                 Learning objective: Attendees will be exposed to over 30 years of experience with the Kalish
                 osteotomy, and understand the historical relevance and the evolution of the Kalish osteotomy.
                 Attendees will review and understand the Kalish osteotomies most appropriate indications, possible
                 complications, interwined with preoperative and postoperative decision making.

9:00am – 9:30am: Surgical management of the Charcot foot:
                 Learning objective: Attendees will receive a historical review with current indications, this review
                 will include the most recent concepts in the preoperative and postoperative care of Charcot foot
                 surgery. Attendees will return to their practices with a working knowledge of the origins of Charcot
                 foot surgical indications and the most current surgical techniques.

9:30am –10:00am: Orthoplastic reconstruction:
                   Learning objective: Orthoplastic reconstruction by definition is reconstruction in concomitant
                   soft tissue and bony trauma. This presentation is intended to prepare the practitioner for the care
                   and treatment of bone and soft tissue injury sustanined in trauma. Attendees will have a working
                   knowledge of staging, evaluation, and operative treatment of orthplastic injuries.

10:00am –10:15am: Break

10:15am –11:00am: Synthetic ankle ligament reconstruction “The Synlig”:
                     Learning objective: This session is intended to provide the foot and ankle practitioner with the
                     most recent theories in synthetic materials available for ankle ligament reconstruction.
                     Attendees will be exposed to historical perspective and the rationale now utilized in synthetic
                     reconstruction. Attendees are expected to be able to evaluate, treat and determine the most
                     appropriate procedure in synthetic reconstruction versus primary repair. They also will have an
                     understanding of historical approaches that have led to today’s technical advances.

11:00 am-12:00 pm: Hey mom I shrunk the surgeon “The physiology of surgical healing”:
                       Learning Objective: This session will emphasize a review of the physiology of wound
                       healing in the postoperative podiatric patient, with a portion of the lecture to include the most
                       current thoughts and techniques to provide maximal postoperative wound healing.
                       Participants will return to their practices with a refreshed and advanced data bank regarding
                       surgical wound healing.

12:00pm – 5:00pm: Golf Tournament (weather permitting)
Session 2: Guido LaPorta, DPM

5:00pm –5:30pm: Second metatarsal phalangeal joint and lesser metatarsal phalangeal joint
                  Learning objectives: Attendees will have a working knowledge of lesser metatarsal phalangeal joint
                  injury in the podiatric patient. Attendees will be able to discern and understand the differences
                  between acute trauma injury, mechanical injury, and the various forms of conservative and surgical
                  treatment, a review of the most current surgical thoughts and techniques will be shared with the

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Understanding bone grafts. Are synthetic grafts just as good?:
                   Learning objectives: Attendees will review the many simple forefoot and midfoot procedures that
                   commonly use bone grafting. This session will review options regarding bone grafting. The
                   attendee will be exposed to advantages and disadvantages of the use of human bone versus the
                   synthetic bone grafts. A review of the current bone grafts available, and the understanding of how
                   each product is different, will allow attendees to make better choices in preoperative reviews of
                   patients requiring bone grafting.

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Why is forefoot surgery not just forefoot surgery?:
                 Learning objectives: This particular lecture is intended to engage the attendee in a
                 global thought process when performing local forefoot surgery. Attendees will
                 understand when local pathology is a result of a global problem, indicating more than
                 local surgical correction.

7:00pm – 7:15pm: BREAK

7:15pm – 7:45pm: Surgical dissection of the first MTPJ. What is important, what is not important?:
                  Learning objectives: This session is designed as a review for the podiatric surgeon. Attendees will
                  review the proper anatomic dissection of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint, and will have an
                  opportunity to review the multiple and varied approaches to the first metatarsal phalangeal joint.
                  Incisional planning will be reviewed and appropriate approaches based on pathology and anatomy
                  will be developed. Providing the participant with multiple options in incisional planning while
                  refreshing knowledge of the anatomy of 1st MPJ.

7:45pm – 8:15pm: A new way to look at the hallux valgus deformity:
                Learning objectives: Attendees will be exposed to a new method to evaluate hallux
               valgus deformity. Thus ensuring a more appropriate surgical procedure and diminishing
               reoccurrences. Attendees will have an understanding of how this new format for
               evaluating hallux valgus is utilized, and its origin so that they will be able to apply this
               new method in their office, as they return from our seminar creating a higher level of care
               and treatment of hallux valgus with a lower reoccurrence rate.

8:15pm – 9:00pm: Management of forefoot nerve disorders. Surgical and non surgical care:
                 Learning objectives: This 45 minute session will expose the practitioner to a logical
                 flow in the treatment of neural issues in the podiatric patient. Surgical techniques will be
                 reviewed along with the most current thoughts. Non surgical care will be reviewed and
                 attendees will understand when non surgical care is appropriate and surgical
                 intervention necessary. Attendees will return to their offices with a firm knowledge of
                 surgical and non surgical care of the neurally compromised podiatric patient.

Saturday 5/15/10

Session 1: Allen Jacobs, DPM

7:00am – 7:30am: Evaluation and management of post operative nausea and vomiting:

7:30am – 8:00am: Postoperative fever: Clinical and laboratory considerations:

8:00am – 8:30am: Current status of DVT prophylaxis:

8:30am – 9:00am: Postoperative pain management: What’s new in analgesics:

                   Learning objectives: This session in intended to provide the participants with a review of the
                   considerations in a postoperative podiatric surgical patient. Attendees will be able to evaluate
                   and manage postoperative nausea and vomiting, while understanding historical approaches and
                   employing current concepts. Participants will also review clinical and laboratory considerations
                   for the postoperative fever, they will be able to discern the postoperative fever as a result of
                   infection versus other medical considerations. This tract will provide the participants with the
                   newest thoughts and products for postoperative pain, enabling them to provide a more up to date
                   approach to managing postoperative pain. Dr. Jacobs will also review the evaluation,
                   management and treatment of DVT and prophylaxis recommendations.

9:00am –9:15am: BREAK

9:15am- 9:45am: The immuno compromised patient and foot surgery:

9:45am-10:15am: Update on the use of NSAID’s: Are they safe?:

10:15am-10:45am: Gout and psuedogout: medical and surgical considerations:

                   Learning objectives: Many of today’s podiatric practices are populated with immuno-
                   surpressed or compromise patient’s. This lecture is intended to provide the podiatric
                   surgeon with information that will help them understand the healing of, as well
                   complications of performing procedures on compromised patients. Dr. Jacobs will
                   provide the attendees with an arsenal of preemptive treatment plans, designed to
                   mitigate complications in these patients. The next lecture is designed to update the
                   practitioner on the newest entries into the classification of non steroidal anti-
                   inflammatory agents. Dr. Jacobs will review the use of non steroidal anti-flammatory
                   agents, its complications possible drug interactions, their safety profile, and most
                   appropriate uses in the podiatric patient. Medical and surgical considerations of a
                   patient with gout and pseudogout will be reviewed, the attendees will return to their
                   clinical settings with a firmer knowledge of the current preoperative and postoperative
                   considerations in gout and pseudogout. The attendees will review and understand
                   diagnostic measures as well as current treatment pathways.

10:45am-12:00pm:    Ethical issues in podiatric medicine and surgery: An interactive experience:

                    Learning objectives: This is intended to be a session of question and answer and will
                    require significant interaction between the attendees and the presenter. The attendees
                    will be presented with a multitude of the dilemma in the practice of medicine in the
                    new millennium.

12:00pm-1:00pm: LUNCH
Session 2: Allen Jacobs, DPM

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Avoiding traps and pitfalls in juvenile flatfoot correction:

1:30pm –2:00pm: Skin disorders in the younger patient:

2:00pm –2:30pm: Bunion correction in a juvenile patient:

2:30pm –3:00pm: Fractures of the foot and ankle in the juvenile patient:

                  Learning objective: This session is intended to provide the practitioner with a primer in the care and
                  treatment of the juvenile podiatric patient. Attendees will understand the criteria along with the
                  most appropriate care and treatment in juvenile flatfoot. Participants will learn to stage and care for
                  flatfoot conditions conservatively and surgically. A review in bunion correction in juvenile patients
                  will be presented. Attendees will also be expected to understand and learn how to evaluate, treat
                  and manage juvenile HAV. Participants will learn to evaluate diagnosis and treat the most common
                  dermatologic conditions in the juvenile patient. The last portion of this tract is intended to provide
                  attendees with the knowledge necessary to stage and treat common and uncommon fractures in
                  pediatric patients while avoiding common pitfalls.

3:00pm –3:15pm: BREAK

3:15pm- 3:45pm:   Management of hallux limitus and osteoarthritis:

3:45pm- 4:15pm:   Surgical management of hallux limitus:

4:15pm- 4:45pm: Lapidus lunacy and 1 st ray surgery:

4:45pm-5:15pm: Psoriatic arthritis and reactive arthritis:

                  Learning objectives: This session is intended to provide the participants with a review of
                  the many forms of reactive arthritis. All participants will have a firm working knowledge
                  and understanding of the reactive forms of arthritis affecting the podiatric patient.
                  Attendees will understand the surgical care and non surgical treatment of osteoarthritis,
                  its etiology and the roll of pathomechanics in its etiology. Participants will also consider
                  surgical intervention of hallux limitus and the roll of the 1st metatarsal cuneiform joint
                  fusion in the surgical care of hallux limitus.

5:15pm- 5:45pm: Myths and fallacies in treating the diabetic foot:

5:45pm- 6:15pm:    Adjunctive management of Charcot’s joint disease:

                  Learning objectives: This session is intended to review and consider the multiple
                  associated conditions in the diabetic foot, attendees will understand the different types of
                  dermatologic diabetic conditions, their care and treatment while understanding the pitfalls
                  in treating diabetic foot. A portion of this session will be directed at the medical
                  management of Charcot joint disease, participants will be able to employ multiple
                  medical management strategies in charcot foot disorders.

Sunday 5/16/10

Session 1: Mameer Haider , MD

8:00am –8:40am: Pain management in the podiatric patient:

8:40am –9:20am: Hot Topics in MRI of the Foot and Ankle:

9:20am- 10:00am: Advances in spinal cord stimulation and patients with neuropathy and chronic pain:

                  Learning objectives: This session is intended to review pain management in the care and
                  treatment of pain in the podiatric patient, preoperatively, postoperatively and in the non
                  surgical podiatric patient. This will be followed by a session reviewing the etiology of
                  complex regional pain syndrome, and its most appropriate, current treatment pathways.
                  This lecture will be followed by a session in spinal cord stimulation in patients with
                  neuropathic or chronic pain, as well as a review of the applications of spinal cord
                  stimulation in the end stage painful podiatric patient. The participants will understand
                  spinal cord stimulation and is most appropriate applications in podiatry today.

10:00am – 10:15am: Break

Session 2: Richard Altwerger, DPM

10:15am –10:45am: Diabetic ulcer care with living skin equivelents:

10:45am–12:15pm: The roll of hyperbaric oxygen and wound healing:

                     Learning objectives: All attendees will be exposed to, and will understand the roll of living skin
                     equivalence in diabetic ulcer care, its etiologies , its historical approach and its applications. A
                     period of time will be spent educating the attendees on the roll of hyperbaric oxygen and wound
                     healing, not only in diabetic patient, but in the general populous also. Attendees will be able to
                     evaluate, stage and consider living skin equivalence with and without the use of hyperbaric
                     oxygen in the care and treatment of wounds.
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Fee Includes: Registration, Luncheon Friday and Saturday, Continental breakfasts and breaks
APMA member……………………………$250
Non-APMA member………………………$400
Armed Forces Member……………………$200
Residents/Students(with verification)……..$150
*Registration at door additional………….....$65

           *Limited Seating Available
Registration must be received no later than May 3, 2010
To Register by Mail: Make checks payable to N.E.P.F., Inc.

Please Mail to: Joseph A. Crisafulli, DPM, CEO& Director of Continuing Education
                                                       120 Russell Rd
                                                       Albany, NY 12205
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*$100.00 non-refundable Administration Fee applies to all cancellations.
* No refunds will be given after the start of the program

Hotel Room Rates
$149 single/double
To ensure availability, call by April 23, 2010
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Turning Stone Casino and Conference Center
Verona, New York

In Order to receive full credits, attendees will be required to fill out daily cards as well as a full program attendance card.
Attendees who participate in selected portions of the seminar will receive partial credits.
If you are receiving full credits, certificates of completion will only be dispersed at the end of the entire program upon receipt of
attendance cards and a completed evaluation form. Should you require duplicate attendance verification at a later date. A letter
confirming your attendance can be provided for a $10.00 fee.

Allen Jacobs, D.P.M, FACFAS
1973 graduate of the Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in surgery
at Monsignor Clement Kern Hospital for special surgery in Warren, Michigan in 1975. Dr. Jacobs is in a
private practice in St. Louis, Missouri and is an adjunct associate professor at St. Louis University School
of Medicine. He is Board Certified in reconstructive surgery of the Foot and Ankle by the American Board
of Podiatric Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. For 25 years,
he has served as a Director of Podiatric Surgical Residency Training, and has also served as a contributing
editor to the Journal of Foot Surgery, and as the Scientific Chairman of the APMA. He is a Fellow of the
American Professional Wound Care Association. He has published over 80 scientific articles in various
publications and 17 chapter contributions in various textbooks, and is nationally recognized author,
researcher and a noted authority of surgery of the foot.

Mameer Haider, MD, FAAPM&R, AQPM, DABPM
               In NY, Washington, DC and Arlington, VA.
2005-Present: CHAIRMAN DEPARTMENT of PM&R: Faxton-St Lukes Healthcare, Utica, NY
2005- Present: PRESIDENT: New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
1998- Present: FOUNDER of Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation PLLC, Utica, NY

Continuing Education:
Moderator for CME Grand Rounds at Sitrin Rehabilitation Center, Guest Lecturer, Asa Gray Biological
Society Lecture Series, Utica College Of Syracuse University. Clinical Instructor, Department of Physical
Therapy, Utica College of Syracuse University.
Moderator for CME grand rounds at Sitrin Rehabilitation Center.
Interventional Pain Management Certificate Training Course. University of Louisville, Interventional Pain
Management CME conference.
Training completed for Percutaneous Disc Decompression Nucleoplasty, Mechanical Percutaneous
Diskectomy-Dekompressor, Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, Cervical Percutaneous discectomy/Nucleoplasty.
Training completed for Heat and Pulsed Radiofrequency lesioning, lecturer Grand Rounds St Elizabeth
Hospital and Little Falls Hospital.

Guido LaPorta, D.P.M., FACFAS
Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Director of Podiatric Medical Education at Community Medical
Center, Scranton, PA.
He is a nationally recognized speaker, and former Chairman of Department of Surgery at Pennsylvania
College of Podiatry, also a chairman of the Annual Hershey Scientific Seminars.
He also has been elected to the Podiatry Hall of Fame.
Richard Altwerger, D.P.M
Bachelor of Science Biology, Stockton State College, Pamona, NJ 1976
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York NY.
Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
1991- 2000: Intermediary Insurance Committee, NYSPMA
1993- 1995: Chairman, Intermediary Insurance Committee, NYSPMA
1992- Present: Podiatric Sub-Committee Consultant- CDPHP
1994- 1997: Podiatric Sub-Committee Consultant- Wellcare Insurance
1995- 1997      Chairman, Per Review Committee, NYSPMA
1996- Present: Quality Management Committee- CDPHP, and Member Legislative Action Committee,
1998- 2006:     Chairman- Legislative Action Committee, NYSPMA
2005- Present: Staff Podiatrist, Albany Memorial Wound Care Center including oversight of Hyperbaric
2006- Present: Chief Podiatry Department Samaritan Hospital Samaritan Hospital, NY
Elected Positions:
1987- Present: Delegate, New York State Podiatric Medical Association, Northeast Division.
1988- 1990: Secretary, New York State Podiatric Medical Association, Northeast Division.
1990- 1997:     Trustee, Board of Trustees, New York State Podiatric, Medical Association Division.
1998- 1999:     Vice President, New York Podiatric Medical Association, Northeast Division.
1999- 2001: President elect and President, New York Podiatric Medical Association, Northeast

Stanley R. Kalish, D.P.M, F.A.C.F.A.S
Adelphi Unversity- Premedical- Biology Major 1963-1967; degree in B.A. Biology
New York College of Podiatric Medicine 1967-1971; degree in D.P.M.
Medical Director of Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinic and Clayton Outpatient Surgical Center.
Board Certified Reconstruction Foot and Leg surgeon with 25 years experience in performing aesthetic foot
and leg surgeries, with over 25,000 procedures logged by the teams at Atlanta Foot and Leg Clinics and
Clayton Outpatient Surgical Center.

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