AAWP Conference

AAWP Scientific Conference 2016 - Naples, Florida

Western University

Continuing Podiatric Medical Education conference provided by Western University
College of Podiatric Medicine, an approved sponsor of podiatric medical education programs.

Conference Overview

The American Association for Women Podiatrists is pleased to announce the return of its Scientific Conference October 21-23, 2016. This dynamic conference will offer up to 15 CECH with renowned speakers in a relaxed setting at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club in Naples, Florida. This next conference will again feature our Welcome Reception and President’s Luncheon for attendees.

Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club showcases 7 miles of white sand beaches, idyllic spa and beachfront restaurants. All conveniently located near Naples’ famous Fifth Avenue shopping and dining district.

Enjoy seven miles of white sand beaches, multiple pools, tennis, a serene spa and more at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. A family-owned property with on-site restaurants, Kids Club, shops and recreation rentals, it is the perfect spot for a conference, a family vacation or weekend getaway. All of these features are part of your stay, only minutes from Naples famous Fifth Avenue shopping and dining district. Unfortunately, the golf course will be closed for renovations during the AAWP Scientific Conference. However, the spa and other fantastic amenities will be open!

Make your hotel reservations ASAP as the special AAWP Block Rate Expires on Wednesday September 28. Block spots are filling up fast and are in limited supply so don't miss out!

Book your room at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; click here.

Please note: If you desire reservations outside of Thursday - Saturday nights, you will need to call the hotel directly (1-800-237-7600) and state our group name to get the block rate for ALL nights.

The didactic portion of the conference will encompass up to 15 CECH in a relaxed, beachside setting. Premier podiatric speakers will be featured covering a range of engaging topics. Later afternoons and evenings will be reserved for leisure and enjoyment with your colleagues, friends and family.

This year’s conference will feature:

  • Up to 15 CECH Sponsored by Western University of Health Sciences
  • Welcome Reception & President’s Luncheon
  • PICA Risk Management Lecture ** Attendees enjoy a 10% PICA Discount on the Risk Management Lecture **
  • Renowned, Engaging Speakers
  • Lectures in Beachside Facilities
  • Dynamic Exhibit Hall
  • Spa Discounts
  • Complimentary Guest Room Internet
  • Complimentary Self-Parking

For more information in participating in the conference, contact Dr. Jennifer Spector, Conference Chair, at jspector@americanwomenpodiatrists.com. For speaker information, contact Dr. Erika Schwartz at eschwartz@americanwomenpodiatrists.com. And for exhibitor information, contact Dr. Alison Garten at agarten@americanwomenpodiatrists.com.

For sponsor information, please click here.

Schedule (tentative)

Friday, October 21, 2016

7:30 am –
8:00 am

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


8:00 am –
8:45 am

The Latest in Sports Medicine

Karen Langone, DPM


8:45 am –
9:30 am

Silver Dressings in Wound Management

Kara Couch, CRNP

SPONSOR: Molnlycke

9:30 am –
10:15 am

Addressing Arthritis in the 1st MPJ - Is There Another Option?

Elizabeth Hewitt, DPM

SPONSOR: Orthofix

10:15 am –
10:30 am

Break in Exhibit Hall


10:30 am –
11:00 am

First MTPJ Arthrodesis for Advanced Hallux Rigidus in Athletic Patients

Ana Cafengiu, DPM

11:00 am –
11:30 am

AFOs In Podiatric Practice

Ayne Furman, DPM


11:30 am –
12:00 pm

The Biomechanical Exam

Ayne Furman, DPM


12:00 pm –
1:30 pm

Lunch Symposium (Non-CME)

Tracey Vlahovic, DPM

SPONSOR: Valeant Pharmaceuticals

1:30 pm –
2:15 pm

Verruca Therapies

Tracey Vlahovic, DPM


2:15 pm –
3:15 pm

Interesting Case Studies in Podiatric Medicine: 2016 Update

Wayne Bakotic, DO


3:15 pm –
4:00 pm

Complete Wellness: Innovations in Shoes, Socks, Braces, Insoles and Self-Massage

Jenny Wong, C.Ped

SPONSOR: New Balance

4:00 pm –
5:00 pm

Additional Exhibit Time

*evaluations required for CME credits

6:00 pm –
8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Coconut Grove and Chickee Hut

Saturday, October 22, 2016

7:15 am –
8:15 am

Breakfast Symposium (Non-CME)

Alison Garten, DPM
SPONSOR: Smith & Nephew

8:15 am –
9:00 am

Diabetic Foot Disease and Its Impact on Quality of Life

Katherine Raspovic, DPM

SPONSOR: Integra

9:00 am –
9:45 am

Georgetown University Biomechanical and Surgical Data and Innovations

Caitlin Garwood, DPM

SPONSOR: Integra

9:45 am –
10:15 am

Syndesmotic Stabilization in Ankle Fracture Repair

Ajitha Nair, DPM

10:15 am –
10:30 am

Break in Exhibit Hall


10:30 am –
11:00 am

Surgical Biomechanics of The First Ray

Ajitha Nair, DPM

11:00 am –
11:30 am

Surgical Approaches to Juvenile Pes Valgus

Kurt Massey, DPM


11:30 am –
12:00 pm

The Role of Implants for Digital Deformities

Kurt Massey, DPM


12:00 pm –
1:30 pm

Presidents’ Luncheon and Annual AAWP Membership Meeting

Chickee Hut

1:30 pm –
2:15 pm

Emerging Technologies to Treat Venous Disease

Michael Shao, MD

SPONSOR: Vascular Insights

2:15 pm –
2:4 5 pm

Mysteries of the Second Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint

Sarah Fitzgerald, DPM

2:45 pm –
3:45 pm

Developing Realistic Patient Expectations

Mrs. Barbara Bellione


3:45 pm -
5:00 pm

Additional Exhibit Time

*evaluations required for CME credits

Sunday, October 23, 2016

7:45 am –
8:30 am

Onychomycosis: Biofilm and New Treatment Modalities

Annette Joyce, DPM

8:30 am –
9:00 am

Calcaneal Apophysitis

Gina Painter, DPM

9:00 am –
9:30 am

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gina Painter, DPM

9:30 am –
10:00 am

What You Need To Know About Vitamin D Deficiency and Your Patient

Donna Landsman, DPM

10:00 am –
10:30 am

Falls Prevention From The Feet Up

Janet Simon, DPM

10:30 am –
11:00 am

Chronic Pain: It's Not Just Fibrosis and Scar Tissue

Marlene Reid, DPM

11:00 am –
11:45 am

The Role Of The Podiatrist In The Treatment of Pre-Diabetes

Jennifer Spector, DPM

11:45 pm –
12:00 pm

Wrap Up

* Evaluations Required for CME credits

Registration Fees

Note: Presidents Luncheon and reception included in registration

  Members Non-Members Residents  Students
Late Registration $300 $450 $75 $50


Registration forms must be completed and all payments must be received by the above dates or will be subject to additional cost.

To register by mail, please click here for the Mail-In Registration Form (PDF).

If you wish to bring a non-registered attendee guest to either the Welcome Reception on Friday evening, or the Presidents' Luncheon on Saturday, please e-mail Dr. Jennifer Spector at jjsdpm@gmail.com by October 7, 2016. Cost for guests is $40 per person, per event. Payment can be accepted at the Registration Desk at the conference via check or credit card.

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