Scott Alter, DPM Memorial Lecture Series 9-9-23

September 9, 2023




8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (EST)

 Maximum Available Four (4) CPME Contact Hours

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Michael E. Downey, DPM, FACFAS – Fort Worth, TX

Physician, Precision Orthopedics & Sports Medicine


1. Optimizing Ankle Arthritis: What Are Our Options to Make Our Patients Better Again

2. How MIS Bunion Has Changed My Practice

3. Innovations in Foot / Ankle Surgery


Jason D. Nowak, DPM, FACFAS – Redding, CA

Physician, Shasta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


1. Nitinol Usage in Hindfoot / Ankle Arthrodesis

2. TAR Basics: Algorithmic Approach to TAR

3. When Things Go Bad – Now What? 


Registration Fee:  $100 per session or $500 for six (6) sessions – 

Free for Our Alumni, and current Fellows, Residents, and Students

CHECK mailed to address below /

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Make check payable to: WPFAS   Send check to: 

Debbie Hoffman, Residency Coordinator

West Penn Hospital, Foot & Ankle Residency,

4800 Friendship Avenue, North Tower, First Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15224


Target Audience

Who Should Attend:

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

Intent and 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
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/09/2023 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
09/09/2023 - 12:15pm EDT

Contact Hours:

Each four-hour course is awarded four (4.0) 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 four (4) continuing education contact hours.


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