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Forefoot and Rearfoot & Ankle
Cadaver Surgical Skills Courses

Agenda for Forefoot Courses.

Agenda for Rearfoot & Ankle Courses.

The Technical Training Courses have an emphasis on cadaver surgery. During the first day surgical cases are observed and an in-depth hands-on internal fixation lab is taught using bone models. Procedures range from 5th digit arthroplasties to complex rearfoot fusions. Each participant receives the use of power equipment and internal fixation. The instruction during the labs is available on both a group and individual level. Additional time is provided to allow for exploratory dissection, or additional practice of previous procedures. Throughout the course, surgical topics are discussed and participants are encouraged to bring individual cases to discuss with the faculty. All courses are Thursday through Sunday. There is a limit of 16 attendees for each course, so please call ahead to check availability. Click the links below for more information.

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Scientific Objectives
  • To increase the attendees comfort with performing common podiatric forefoot and basic rearfoot surgical procedures through live surgical observation and hands on participation with cadaver limbs.
  • Identify weaknesses in attendees surgical technique and improve those skills through hands on participation with cadaver limbs and other manual skills labs.
  • Learn multiple, alternative options for fixation of osteotomies and/or fractures
  • Expose the surgeon to new surgical techniques and latest trends to increase the attendees armamentarium of surgical procedures and techniques
  • Establish understanding of pre-op indications and criteria for surgical procedures to improve selection of the appropriate procedure
  • Decrease potential of post-op complications by increasing attendees understanding of proper surgical technique and choice of fixation
  • Refresh knowledge on hospital protocol for inpatient and ER patients through participation in hospital rounds
  • Improve practice management skills by group discussions

Please note: Courses are Thursday through Sunday.

To insure a more personalized, hands-on training experience, we limit the number of attendees to a maximum of 16. To reserve your spot, a $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required with the balance due 30 days prior to the course. The credit card used for the deposit will automatically be billed for any outstanding balance one month prior to your scheduled class. All cancellations must be received 2 weeks prior to the course. Cancellations received prior to 2 weeks will be allowed to transfer the full amount to a later course or have a refund minus the deposit applied to the credit card. Cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior are transferable less the deposit.
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Podiatry Institute Learning Center
Emory Decatur Hospital
2675 Professional Building
2675 North Decatur Rd., Ste. 309
Decatur, Georgia 30033

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 28.0
The Podiatry Institute is approved by the Council on
Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing
education in podiatric medicine.

For all courses:

Courtyard by Marriott
Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
$169 per night (Business rate, based on availability)
Link To Hotel Website:
Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory

Transportation services provided by AAA GO Limo and Transportation, 678-851-2457.
View the General Information page for details.

Additional information & hotel options available on the General Information page.


2020 DATES:
November 12-15

Click here to view the agenda for the Forefoot Courses.

COST: $1800 - includes lunches, materials and 2 cadavers per person

Full Payment Registration      $500 Deposit Registration


2020 DATES:

December 10-13

Click here to view the agenda for the Rearfoot & Ankle Courses.

COST: $1800 - includes lunches, materials and 2 cadavers per person

Full Payment Registration      $500 Deposit Registration

All courses are limited to a maximum of 16 attendees each,
so please call ahead to check availability.

You may pay the full amount or a non-refundable $500 deposit
with the balance due 30 days before the start of the course by
printing, filling out and faxing the Adobe Acrobat form below,
or register on-line by clicking the appropriate link below.
Payments are accepted by credit card only. Please call our
office if there are any questions.

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