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   Day 1 - Friday, November 9th, 2018

8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM

High Power Lasers Use In Podiatric Medicine

An overview of multiple laser treatments for common podiatry conditions, with discussions on the mechanisms of action and supportive clinical evidence.

Covering:

  • Soft tissue inflammation (e.g. Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Capsulitis) – how high power laser therapy is compared to Shockwave therapy.
  • Warts - common treatments for solitary & mosaic warts using coagulation and carbonization methods.
  • Toenail fungus – latest protocols currently in use that shows improved outcome and patient satisfaction.
  • Foot telangiectasia and other superficial dermatology lesions – selecting the right wavelength and power for optimal results.

  

What will you'll take away:

  • Understanding the mechanism of action that allows laser treatment to be a great option for various podiatry conditions.
  • Understanding the technology differences between lasers and the implications on clinical outcome.
  • Tools to help you select the right laser for your clinic.

Breakout Session 1   |   Aaron Miller   |   Strategy Room 1 (Level 5)

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9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM

The Diabetic Foot in Remission: Toward More Ulcer-Free, Hospital-Free and Activity-Rich Days

Strategy to Make Prevention Pay

Because neuroischemic complications are associated with a high rate of recurrence, we propose a slight shift in the mechanism by which we counsel and communicate risk daily with our patients. If the epidemiology of this problem is comparable with that of cancer, and recurrences are common, then perhaps language commensurate with such risks should follow. After initial healing of an index wound, our unit now refers to patients not as being cured but rather as being ‘‘in remission.’’ This concept is easy for the patient and the rest of the team to understand. We believe that it powerfully connotes the necessity for frequent follow-ups and rapid intervention for inevitable minor and sometimes major complications. This program will review tried and true as well as up-to-the minute advances in biologics, consumer electronics, mechanics, medicine and surgery that are “pushing the envelope” in extending ulcer-free, hospital-free, and activity-rich days in our efforts to make prevention pay.

Breakout Session 2   |   Dr. David Armstrong   |   Strategy Room 2 (Level 5)

Pediatrics, an Age Based Approach. What to Treat and When

One of the most challenging things about treating children is knowing what is normal in a child’s development. How to diagnose and knowing when to treat. This lecture will provide an outline for you to use when treating pediatrics in private practice.

Breakout Session 3   |   Elisabeth Hibbert   |   Strategy Room 3 (Level 5) 

Treat Plantar Warts with Confidence - Treat with SWIFT

Launched in the UK in 2017, this new microwave system has proven to be an effective approach to treating plantar warts. Learn about its usage and clinical experiences to date.

Breakout Session 4   |   Marcus Baiano   |   Strategy Room 1 (Level 5)

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Assistants Program Review (and Exam)

The session will involve a short review of the course material followed by an exam.

Breakout Session 5   |   Georgie Evans   |   Strategy Room 5/6 (Level 5)

Financial Planing for a Successful Future (Assistants)

   •   The 6 Disciplines of a sound financial plan.

   •   How to prevent the mistake of being asset rich, but cash poor.

   •   Understanding the role of investments and investment vehicles.

   •   Debt reduction strategies that minimize the interest you pay on loans.

   •   Fundamental mortgage reduction strategies.

   •   Is it better to invest in an RRSP or pay down existing debt?

Breakout Session 6   |   Juliet Morris & Patrick Buscar   |   Strategy Room 7 (Level 5)


11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

Diabetic Foot Surgery: Juggling Three Rings of Risk

Strategies for Focused Surgical Intervention in the Diabetic Foot

The basic etiology of neuropathic diabetic foot wounds involves pressure times cycles of repetitive stress leading to failure of skin and soft tissue. The central tenet of any treatment plan addressing neuropathic diabetic foot wounds is appropriate debridement of non-viable tissue coupled with adequate pressure relief (offloading). While numerous advances have been made in the treatment of diabetic foot wounds including bioengineered tissues, autologous and exogenous cytokine delivery systems, and potentially effective topical antimicrobial modalities, none will succeed without addressing effective debridement and offloading of damaging stresses. This lecture reviews, in a step-by-step manner, practical applications of surgical intervention intended to mitigate stress and increase likelihood of local healing. More importantly, this lecture covers the now well known “Toe and Flow” philosophy of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the University of Southern California (USC). This team approach, marrying podiatry and vascular surgery, has led to dramatic reductions in amputations. 

Further information regarding this lecture including video, manuscripts and blog is available at: www.diabeticfootonline.com

Breakout Session 7   |   Dr. David Armstrong   |   Strategy Room 2 (Level 5)

Preparing for the Future of Your Business: Succession Planning, Estate Planning and Shell-side Transaction Considerations

Thoughtful estate and succession planning can help you map out your company’s future success and reduce the risks to your family and employees. Starting your succession planning conversation early on is the key to understanding the realities of what’s involved in the planning process.

This session is designed to help you navigate through the succession planning process and understand strategic transaction options available to you.

Breakout Session 8   |   Business Practices   |   Simon Francis   |   Strategy Room 3 (Level 5)

Protecting You, Your Family & Your Business

What is Your Most significant Asset? 

Many of us automatically answer this question with - my home! However that answer is not correct. The answer is YOU and your ability to generate an income over a lifetime. This seminar will focus on how you can get started as a new graduate with some basic protection and walk through some more complex retirement, investment and tax planning strategies for the self-employed and the incorporated business owner.

Breakout Session 9   |   Juliet Morris & Patrick Buscar   |   Strategy Room 1 (Level 5)

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Casting Technique Session (Assistants)

This session will identify the common casting errors and how to avoid them during the casting process

Breakout Session 10   |   Peter Guy   |   Strategy Room 5/6 (Level 5)

Medical Emergencies in the Clinical Environment: Review of Frequently Asked Questions (Emergency Medicine and Training) (Assistants)

This session will consist of a discussion relevant to both practitioners and assistants regarding various essential and adjunct issues which accompany the management of medical emergencies in a chiropody/podiatry office setting. Wide-ranging topics will be explored, including; liability incurred during the management of emergency events, AEDs, minimizing the inconvenience and cost associated with emergency kit maintenance and expiring emergency medications, review of current best practices in the administration of selected emergency medications, and other related issues.

Breakout Session 11   |   Dr. Cesar Mendez   |   Strategy Room 7 (Level 5)


1:30 AM  -  2:30 PM

Foot Orthotics and/or Load Management for Overuse Injury

The context in which foot orthotics are used for managing overuse injuries is changing. Greater emphasis is now being placed on concepts such as load management and the capacity of tissues to take load with overuse not necessarily being a problem but loading errors in vulnerable tissues being the problem. This presentation will explore those concepts and how they are changing clinical practice and what role foot orthotics play in that changing context.

Breakout Session 12   |   Dr. Craig Payne   |   Strategy Room 2 (Level 5)

Pediatric Case Studies from Private Practice

Case study presented by Julie Cao and Katheryn Blundell

Common and uncommon patient complaints we see in private practice. Case study presentation style, including management plans and outcomes.

Breakout Session 13   |   Elisabeth Hibbert   |   Strategy Room 3 (Level 5)

Lunula Nair Laser - Its Finally Here: A Zero Pain, Hands Free Laser with Superior Clinical Outcomes

Discussing the efficacy of the Lunula laser in conjunction with adjunctive procedures, treatments and products used as a customized onychomycosis protocol. The session will provide participants with before and after photos, a case study, a documenting progress example and patient home care regiments.

Breakout Session 14   |   Erin King   |   Strategy Room 1 (Level 5)

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What Do You Need to Know About Insurance and Why Should You Care? (Assistants)

What to consider in deciding on the right amounts and types of insurance.

   •   What is the best way to insure your mortgage?

   •  Advantages and disadvantages of the different types of insurance.

   •   Strategies to protect your greatest asset - your ability to earn income.

Breakout Session 15   |   Juliet Morris & Patrick Buscar   |   Strategy Room 5/6 (Level 5)

Exceptional Assistants: Tips on Becoming Irreplaceable (Assistants)

This session will teach the assistant how to be exceptional and irreplaceable. Join Stephen on a journey through the office and identify the important and standout points that will make you exceptional, irreplaceable and liked by your colleagues, your boss and patients. In turn leading to higher job satisfaction and security.

Breakout Session 16   |   Stephen Hartman   |   Strategy Room 7 (Level 5)


3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM

Running Shoes to Prevent and Treat Injuries or to Run Faster

A lot has changed in the running shoe market in recent years along with our understanding of the effects and role of different design features in running shoes. Debates are occurring about the role that running shoes play in the treatment and prevention of running injury and even if they play a role at all. More recent running shoe designs have looked at energy return to allegedly improve running performance. Different design features have different affects in different runners, this presentation will explore this.

Breakout Session 17   |   Dr. Craig Payne   |   Strategy Room 2 (Level 5)

Automate the Necessary Evil of Your Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping is the necessary evil of running a business. Find out how bookkeeping has been revolutionized by automation. Data entry can be a thing of the past. Ensure you are paying for real bookkeeping and not data entry. Or perhaps reduce your own time in data entry allowing you better life balance with your practice! You do not believe? Come and find out how.

Breakout Session 18   |   Business Practices   |   Dianna Thorne   |   Strategy Room 3 (Level 5)

Get Slippers Casting Results Without the Mess and We'll Prove It! The Kiwi Experience! 

This seminar will provide a lucid and compelling argument that infrared 3D digital scanning provides equivalent accuracy and repeatability when creating foot impressions for your patients, only at less cost and far less time!

Breakout Session 19   |   Spotlight on Suppliers   |   Dr. Michael Ryan   |   Strategy Room 1 (Level 5)

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How to Get Your Doctor to Listen to You? Developing the Leader Within You (Assistants)

Do you have great ideas to make your clinic better? Do you feel you are not being heard or is it hard to get in front of your doctor because he is too busy? In this session we will be discussing how to become a better leader which will help make the clinic run more efficiently and get your doctor’s attention.

Breakout Session 20   |   Peter Wishnie   |   Strategy Room 5/6 (Level 5)

Putting Patient First: Creating a "Four Seasons" Approach to Patient Care (Assistants)

The Four Seasons is known as the cum laude of customer care. People spend hundreds of dollars a night on a hotel room due to the legendary service this hotel chain provides. Is your practice producing this legendary service that your cash paying patients want to come back to?

How to create it, maintain it and thrive.

Breakout Session 21   |   Holly Burkman   |   Strategy Room 7 (Level 5)


4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM

Documentary Research: Why we Should  Love it and Make Better Use of It

Documents are much more than we tend to think they are, and can provide us with insights and evidence, but also lead us astray unless we know how to handle them. From letters, diaries and photographs to minutes, official publications and more, documents are everywhere. This presentation highlights the value of using documents in research and shows the variety of uses available to anyone involved in documentary research. Above all, understanding provenance and context is at the heart of documentary research.

Breakout Session 22   |   Dr. Alan Borthwick   |   Strategy Room 2 (Level 5)

Running a Stress-Free Practice, Yes it is Possible

Do you dread going to work every day? Do you leave the practice feeling disorganized and stressed? How would you like to love practicing every day and be able to have an office that runs smoothly without any hitches or bumps in the road? I can’t promise you that you will never have a bad day but with the system that will be talked about in this session, I can tell you, your bad days will be few and far in-between.

Breakout Session 23   |   Dr. Peter Wishnie   |   Strategy Room 3 (Level 5)

Surgical Incision Consideration With Related Suture Applications

Incision Planning When Addressing Surgical Pathologist with Doctor/Staff Participation 

Attendees will learn various surgical incision considerations and related suture techniques as applied to common surgical pathologies

Breakout Session 24   |   Jack Hutter   |   Strategy Room 1 (Level 5)

"Help! I Can't Communicate with my Physicians" How to Bridge the Communication Gap Between Physicians and Their Staff

Do you feel a communication barrier between the practice’s physician and the staff? Do you struggle to communicate what is needed in the practice, or feel that the staff’s concerns are never addressed? There is a huge breakdown with communication between staff and their physician. Learn how to bridge that gap and create a better office environment.

Breakout Session 25   |   Holly Burkman   |   Strategy Room 5/6 (Level 5)


Round Table Discussion: Bring Your Questions and Ideas (Assistants)

Join us for an exciting discussion on current podiatry/chiropody issues. This session will be directed by a central host who will guide the conversation and allow you to discuss and debate selected topics with your colleagues. There will be plenty of time to “dig deep” into the issues/questions.

The topics to discuss:

  • If you could have the answer to one question that would help change the fundamental way your podiatry/chiropody office runs, what would it be?
  • The value of evidence based practice and is technology needed in our clinics?
  • How can we support and improve patient centered patient?

Breakout Session 26   |   Dr. Helen Rees   |   Strategy Room 3 (Level 5)


  Day 2 - Saturday, November 10th, 2018


9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM

"But, but ... It Worked for Me". Podiatric Pseudoscience

Pseudoscience has been gaining more traction with the wider availability of information with the consumer generally being more trusting of anecdotes from people they know than of evidence based health professionals. This has implications for the delivery of health care and generally with the presentation looking at how it may be affecting podiatric clinical practice. There are additionally a number of pseudoscience theories underpinning some podiatric practices. Such practices have no place in an evidence based profession.

Breakout Session 1   |   Dr. Craig Payne   |   Strategy Room 2 (Level 5)

A Pedorthic Approach to Ski Boot Fitting - Pathologies, Orthoses, Boot Modifications

Attendees will learn various ski boot fitting modifications with emphasis on specific foot pathologies

Breakout Session 2   |   Jack Hutter   |   Strategy Room 3 (Level 5)

Championing the New Reality of HQD Quality of Standards  for DFU

Government initiated quality assurance programs recently minted in Ontario specify a team-based pathway for the optimal management of the high-risk diabetic foot.

One such iteration of this is the Mississauga Limb Preservation Network (MPLN). This organization provides a framework for the formation of teams who provide comprehensive management of high risk patients with complex health issues which are consistent with the HQO Quality Standard. As well, MPLN chooses to recruit the patient as part of that team by developing a patient-friendly repository of knowledge-building resources.

Breakout Session 3   |   A. Wayne Evans   |   Strategy Room 1 (Level 5)


Answering the Call: How to Build Correct Phone Protocols to Improve Productivity and Patient Satisfaction

Is your office drowning in phone calls? Are messages getting routed to correct departments and answered effectively? This interactive workshop will teach participates how to alleviate the stress that is associated with phone calls and make a great first impression to new and existing patients.

Breakout Session 4   |   Holly Burkman   |   Strategy Room 5/6 (Level 5)

How Foot Orthotics Work: What Podiatric Assistants Need to Know

This interactive discussion will answer your questions on foot orthoses. The goal of this session is to help you to reinforce the information on foot orthoses provided to the patient by the chiropodist or podiatrist.

Breakout Session 5   |   Peter Guy   |   Strategy Room 7 (Level 5)


11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

What's in a Name? The Importance of Professional Titles

Why is it important to be called a ‘podiatrist’ and not a ‘chiropodist’? Should you be ‘Dr’ or ‘Mr/Ms’? Why do professions so often have to struggle to gain new scopes or rights to authorized acts? Which is more important – role and scope, or title? The findings from contemporary research and social theory might surprise you, but will resonate with every chiropodist /podiatrist in Canada.

Breakout Session 6   |   Dr. Alan Borthwick   |   Strategy Room 2 (Level 5)

Drive New Business with Social Media

Social media has changed the marketing game for small businesses. You know it can help to drive new and repeat business for your organization but do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start to create a profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following? Let us make social media easy for you! From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you.

What we’ll cover; You’ll learn how to:

  • Determine the platform that’s right for you and your organization
  • Announce your presence and build your network
  • Create and share content that encourages action
  • Understand social media advertising and learn your options
  • Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list

This session to include theory for practitioners on how social media works and why it’s important to have an online presence.

Breakout Session 7   |   Mark Brodsky   |   Strategy Room 3 (Level 5)

How to Navigate Employment Law & Human Resource Issues

While business owners have a business to run, managing a Company and its employees require knowledge of employment law and human resources issues. This is to ensure that your Company is taking the right proactive steps to minimize potential liability and exposure. Participants will learn and be able to discuss employee law and human right issues with James Heeney, B.A., LLB, Partner, Robison Heeney, LLP, a boutique law firm specializing in employment law issues. The purpose of the session is to provide an overview of Employment Law 101 issues, and bring owners/managers up to speed on changes and developments in the area of employment law and human rights issues that could have an impact on their business. Subject areas will include hiring, human rights accommodations, workplace policies, leaves of absences, pay/overtime issues and termination. The session will also leave time questions from the audience.

Breakout Session 8   |   Business Practice   |   James Heeney   |   Strategy Room 1 (Level 5)

When to Consider Referral for Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Assistants)

Non-healing wound, flap failures, and chronic osteomyelitis, are indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. These represent an opportunity for that form of therapy to be utilized to assist the podiatrist in resolving clinical problems. The neuroischemic diabetic foot is the commonly encountered classic example of such tissue compromise.

The reliability of conventional methods of investigation can be augmented with the aid of transcutaneous oximetry to assist participants identify this high-risk neuroischemic subset. The use of this tool will be demonstrated.

Breakout Session 9  |   A. Waynes Evans   |   Strategy Room 5/6 (Level 5)

Office Procedures and Protocols - a Review for Office Staff of Frequently Performed Tasks and Related Safety Measures (Assistants)

Attendees will analyze the daily tasks of the Podiatric and Surgical Assistant, to review their roles as applied to their particular office protocol.

Breakout Session 10   |   Jack Hutter   |   Strategy Room 7 (Level 5)


2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM

The History of Podiatry and Chiropody: Some Notable Perspective

Chiropody/podiatry has a long history, varied in different countries, yet with similar story lines. Arising from humble origins, developing in the shadow of medicine, influenced by governments, expanding to become independent – but where next for the profession? Can history shed any light on it?

Breakout Session 11   |   Dr. Alan Borthwick   |   Strategy Room 2 (Level 5)

Chronic Ankle Instability: The Impact and Clinic Decision Making Process

Plain and simply stated, an index lateral ankle sprain (LAS) is not just an innocuous ankle sprain. These injuries have the highest incidence and prevalence reported for all lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries. Lateral ligament complex injuries are not nearly as media driven as some orthopaedic injuries however the sequelae after an index LAS provides tremendous burden to the global health care system due to decreased physical activity, increase in sedentary lifestyles and increased cardiovascular risk factors. This session addresses the impact, long term consequences, clinical applicability and interventions along the continuum of care.

Breakout Session 12   |   Allison Gaudet   |   Strategy Room 3 (Level 5)

Drive New Business with Social Media (Assistants)

Social media has changed the marketing game for small businesses. You know it can help to drive new and repeat business for your organization but do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start to create a profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following? Let us make social media easy for you! From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you.

What we’ll cover; You’ll learn how to:

  • Determine the platform that’s right for you and your organization
  • Announce your presence and build your network
  • Create and share content that encourages action
  • Understand social media advertising and learn your options
  • Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list

This session to include theory for practitioners on how social media works and why it’s important to have an online presence.

Breakout Session 13   |   Mark Brodsky   |   Strategy Room 5/6 (Level 5)


3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM

Round Table Discussion: Bring Your Questions and Ideas

Join us for an exciting discussion on current Podiatry assistant issues. This session will be directed by a central host who will guide the conversation and allow you to discuss and debate selected topics with your colleagues. There will be plenty of time to “dig deep” into the issues/questions.

Breakout Session 14   |   Dr. Helen Rees   |   Strategy Room 2 (Level 5)

Injury Prevention for Lower Extremity Injuries: Top Down and Bottom Up Impacts

Whether the goal is keeping athletes in sport or working to maintain a healthy lifestyle in work and at home, lower extremity injuries can create a huge barrier. Prevention of injuries relies on identification of some key concepts in movement dysfunction, motor control disturbances, bilateral or unilateral mobility and stability impairments. Movement analysis and program development based on simple assessment skills help to shape the care pathway and will give a different vantage point in maintaining physical activity and sport in daily lives.

Breakout Session 15   |   Allison Gaudet   |   Strategy Room 3 (Level 5)

"Providing Your Patients with a Satisfactory Office Experience - A Staff Perspective (Assistants)

Attendees will learn about the importance of communication between staff members, its impact on performance, and ultimately patient satisfaction

Breakout Session 16   |  Jack Hutter   |   Strategy Room 5/6 (Level 5)





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