Scott Alter, DPM Memorial Lecture Series

Pittsburgh, PA US
October 19, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

 Gennady Geskin, MD – Jefferson Hills, PA

Interventional Cardiologist

 1.             Peripheral Vascular Disease

 2.             Venous Compression Syndrome

 3.             Critical Limb Ischemia

 Lawrence Karlock, DPM, FACFAS – Austintown, OH

Private Practice

 1.             The Diabetic Foot:  Neuropathic Ulcer Treatment Options

 2.             The Crossover Second Toe:  Can We Keep it Straight?

 3.             Elective Diabetic Foot Surgery

  Ryan McMillen, DPM, FACFAS – Pittsburgh, PA

Faculty, West Penn Hospital Foot & Ankle Surgical Residency Program;

Chief of Podiatry, Jefferson Hospital

 1.             Immediate Weight Bearing in Foot and Ankle Surgery

 2.             Arthroscopic Double Arthrodesis

 3.             Pre-Operative Charcot Planning

  Ross E. Taubman, DPM, FACFAS – Franklin, TN

PICA Chief Medical Officer and President

 1.             So You Like to Communicate Electronically:  What’s the Risk?

 2.             Your Current Patient is Suing Their Former Podiatrist:  What Should I Do?

 3.             Success is all About Customer Service:  Why Patients Sue Their Doctors


Registration Fee Process:

Make check payable to: WPFAS

Fee: $400 for four (4) or $135 each

Send check to:  Beth Sheedy, West Penn Hospital, Foot & Ankle Institute, 4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224


 On-Site Registration:

On-site registration, with a check, is available the day of the conference.  NO CASH OR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.

Target Audience


Foot & Ankle surgeons, podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons and other health care providers involved in the clinical and surgical management of the foot and ankle.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will develop a comprehensive understanding of “state-of-the-art” principles and techniques of foot and ankle surgery.

Attendees will understand principles of managing complications and limb-salvage.

Attendees will understand the use and application of emerging techniques involving orthobiologics, arthroscopy, endoscopy, total ankle replacement, intramedullary fixation, external fixation, and cartilage replacement.

Attendees will understand new concepts and techniques utilized in the management of complex diabetic lower extremity problems such as Charcot, ankle fractures, osteomyelitis and significant soft tissue deficits.

Attendees will understand the management of foot and ankle trauma including ankle fractures, calcaneal fractures, forefoot fractures, ankle sprains and osteochondral lesions of the talus.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Attendance
  • 6.00 DPM
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/19/2019 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
10/19/2019 - 2:30pm EDT
West Penn Hospital - Wintergarden Conference Center - Friendship Cafeteria - 1st Floor - North Tower
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
United States

Each six hour course is awarded 6.0 credit hours. The Western Pennsylvania Hospital is approved

by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital has approved this activity for a maximum of six (6) continuing education contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Attendance
  • 6.00 DPM


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