All CFPM Conference programming takes place at the Hilton Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, ON from November 7th to 9th.

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Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Thursday, November 7, 2019

 Start Time  End Time  Session Details
 12:00 pm  10:00 pm  Registration Open
 2:00 pm  5:00 pm 

 Pre-Conference Workshop: Dr. Ivan Bristow
"Now that's what I call Dermatology"
Sponsored by AMT Surgical 

 6:00 pm  9:00 pm

 Pre-Conference Workshop: Dr. Hal Ornstein & Dr. Peter Paicos
"The Practice Journey: From Start to Finish and In Between"
Sponsored by IPED

 9:00 pm  11:00 pm  Conference Kick-Off Social

Friday, November 8, 2019

 Start Time  End Time  Session Details
 7:00 am  5:30 pm   Registration Open 
 8:00 am
 9:00 am
 Breakfast (Headshot Salon Opens)
 8:00 am  12:00 pm  Assistant's Program Review and Exam
 9:00 am  10:00 am

 Concurrent Sessions

Jay Dicharry - "Beyond the Foot: Understanding the relationship between the body and gait"

Patrick Rainville - "Unleashing the full business potential of your podiatric practice"

Allison Gaudet - "Lower Extremity Mechanics: Running and Gait"

 9:00 am  10:00 am

 Assistant Sessions

Helen Rees - "Getting Patients with Diabetes to be Compliant"

Tina del Buono - "The 5 P's of Quality Patient Care"

 10:00 am   11:00 am   Break & Exhibitor Showcase (including Head Shot Salon)
 11:00 am   12:00 pm 

 Concurrent Sessions 

Jay Dicharry - "If These Walls Could Talk: Decoding Footwear Science"

Helen Rees - "Getting Patients with Diabetes to be Compliant"

Julian Pavier & Sharon Clee - "Saw Bones" Workshop (Extra Fee)

 11:00 am  12:00 pm

 Assistant Sessions 

Mike Backhouse - "Impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease on the foot and it's implications for therapy"

Randy Moore - "Padding and Strapping"

 12:00 pm 

 1:30 pm   Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase - with Special Keynote Warren Weeks "Social media: Stop pushing and start Engaging"
 1:30 pm   2:30 pm 

 Concurrent Sessions

Prof. Karl Landorf - "Plantar Heel Pain - Current Controversies"

Robyn Evans - "Lecture to Doctors - Wounds 1 of 2"

Allison Gaudet - "Injury Prevention Current Exercise Prescription"

 1:30 pm  2:30 pm

 Assistant Sessions

Randy Moore - "Orthotic Modifications"

Tina del Buono - "Anticipating the Physicians' Needs in the Treatment Room"

 2:30 pm   3:30 pm   Break & Exhibitor Showcase (including Head Shot Salon)
 3:30 pm   4:30 pm 

 Concurrent Sessions 

Julian Pavier & Sharon Clee - "Morton's Neuroma Dorsal vs Plantar Approach"

Robyn Evans - "Lecture to Doctors - Wounds 2 of 2"

Prof. Karl Landorf - "Medical Imaging for Plantar Heel Pain: A Case-based Workshop"

 3:30 pm  4:30 pm

 Assistant Sessions 

Allison Gaudet - "Clinical Applications for Chronic Ankle Instability"

Helen Rees - "Assistants' Round Table"

 4:30 pm   5:30 pm 

 Keynote Presentations 

Jonathan Tomines - "From Toes to Television: The Toe Bro"

Grant Schwartz - "My Journey to becoming a Television Personality"

Mandy Bujold - "The Olympian Mindset"

 5:30 pm  6:30 pm


 8:30 pm

 10:00 pm

 Trivia with Rebecca Young

Saturday, November 9, 2019

 Start Time  End Time   Session Details 
 8:00 am
 8:30 am
 CFPM Annual General Meeting (Members Only)
 8:00 am
 9:00 am
 9:00 am  10:00 am

 Concurrent Sessions

Dr. Ahmed Kayssi - "Current challenges and opportunities in diabetic foot management"

Prof. Karl Landorf - "Medical Imaging for Plantar Heel Pain: A Case-based Workshop"

Helen Rees - "Doctors' Round Table"

 9:00 am  10:00 am 

 Assistant Sessions

Tina del Buono - "The ABCs of Conflict Resolution"

Vicki Werkman - "The Front Office Process: Tips & Tricks"

 10:00 am   11:00 am   Break & Exhibitor Showcase
 11:00 am  12:00 pm

 Concurrent Sessions 

Jay Dicharry - "Rebuilding the Foot"

Tina del Buono - "5 Ways Your Practice Can be Losing Money"

Julian Pavier & Sharon Clee- "Saw Bones" Workshop (Extra fee)

11:00 am 12:00 pm Assistant Sessions

J. Richard Werkman- "The Importance of Patient Education"

Michael Turcotte- "Assistants and Physiotherapy/Treatment"

 12:00 pm  2:00 pm 

 Lunch, Exhibitor Showcase & Awards

 2:00 pm  3:00 pm 

 Concurrent Sessions

Mike Backhouse - "The foot and ankle in rheumatoid arthritis: Current concepts and future"

Ian Chesney - "Podiatry in Canada: Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities"

 2:00 pm  3:00 pm 

 Assistant Sessions

Aileen Gunda - "Canadian Standards and Best Practices for Effective Reprocessing of Medical Devices"

 2:00 pm  3:00 pm   CPR Training & Certification (Optional Course)
 3:00 pm  3:15 pm  Break
 3:15 pm  4:15 pm   Concurrent Sessions 

Prof. Karl Landorf - "Clinical Trials: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

 3:15 pm  4:15 pm 

 Assistant Sessions

Aileen Gunda - "Canadian Standards and Best Practices for Effective Reprocessing of Medical Devices"

 4:15 pm   5:30 pm   Closing 

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Contact Information

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