2018 Stand Alone Meeting


2018 AAPSM Stand Alone Program Announced!
25 CME, 11 Rad & 4 Fluro

2018 AAPSM Annual Meeting Sept 13-16, San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Hyatt: The best sports medicine foot & ankle program in the world!

Pre-conference workshops, interactive panels & debates with world-renowned orthopedic foot & ankle experts (like Bob Anderson, Ludger Gerdesmeyer, Nicola Maffulli, Kai Olms & Markus Walther), experienced and published sports medicine podiatrists, with ultrasound lab and cadaver(extra-charge) options. Covered topics include management of ankle sprains, tendinopathy, season-ending injuries, new concepts in pain management, PRP, stem cells, rehab, evidence with orthoses, hallux rigidus, shockwave, sport shoes and coding. Total available CME* up to 25 including pre-conference ESWT & Fluro workshops, and 8 units CA Radiology.

Plan to join your colleagues in the world’s most visited city – San Francisco and earn upwards of 25 CME units! To register at the Hyatt – please click here to receive the special meeting rate.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!





Altra Footwear
Correct Toes
DePuy Synthes
Footwear Etc
Henry Schein, Inc.
Invuity, Inc
IQ Medical
iWALKFree, Inc
KT Tape
Naboso Technology
Northwest Podiatric Laboratory
ProLab Orthotics
Solo Labs, Inc
Tenex Health
Topo Athletic
TriMed, Inc.
Vionic/Vasyli Medical
Zimmer Medzin Systems

Goals and Objectives

The AAPSM Stand Alone Meeting is dedicated to quality medical education and to enhance the attendee’s ability to provide a higher standard of care in the areas of podiatric sports medicine.  The AAPSM Stand Alone Meeting has been developed with the objective of bringing together a balance of academic content for the sports medicine podiatrist as well as offering education in the areas of diagnosis, management of treatment of the foot and ankle pathology and related medical and surgical conditions.

Workshop sign-ups are required - please contact Rita Yates at ritayates2@aol.com.
We will no longer be offering the Run Safer Course - we apologize for the inconvenience.

Thursday, September 13, 2018




 1:00-3:00 PM
 3:00-4:00 PM
 4:00-5:00 PM

Proper Running Form
Heel Pain
Provocative Foot & Ankle Tests


 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Fluro Re-certification

Tosca Bridges (registration fee applies)

 1:00 - 3:00 pm

ESWT Training Course

Gerdesmeyer, Fullem, Langer

 3:00 - 5:00 pm

ESWT Training Course

Gerdesmeyer, Fullem, Langer

 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Opening Session - Controversy #1 -

Welcome (Saxena) Ludger Gerdesmeyer


Shockwave, PRP, Stem Cells

Allan Mishra, Jason Dragoo, MD

 6:00 - 7:00 pm

AAPSM Past Presidents - Our Most Memorable

AAPSM Past Presidents




 7:00 -9:00 pm

AAPSM Welcome Reception


Friday, September 14, 2018

 8:00 - 10:00 am

Season Ending Injuries: Achilles Ruptures,

Maffulli, Fournier, Anderson,


Lis Franc's, Jones, Navicular, Plantar Fascia Rupture

Saxena - Moderator-Fullem

10:00 - 10:30 am

Break - visit exhibits


10:30 - 11:00 am

Controversy #2 - "Ankle Equinus"

Anderson, Maffulli, Grady, Walther, Moderator-Saxena

11:00 - 12:00 noon

1st MPJ in Sport: Bunions, hallux Rigidus, Sesamoids & Turf Toe

Grady, Saxena, Anderson, Moderator -Fournier

12:00 noon-12:30 pm

Controversy #3- "Ankle Sprains"

Anderson, Walther, Grady, Maffulli


Moderator -Saxena

12:30- 1:30 pm

Lunch in Exhibit hall


 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Cadaver Workshop - limit 30 (Jeremiah O’Brian)

Anderson, Fournier, Grady, Maffulli


Olms, Saxena, Walther (registration fee applies)


Other possible workshops - repeating - 1 hour each



Allison Granot, PT


Hip and Knee Exam

Gerdesmeyer, Fredericson



Ratcliff, Langer

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Break - visit exhibits


4:00 - 6:00 pm

Cadaver Workshop #2- limit 30

Anderson, Olms, Fournier,


 Grady, Maffulli, Saxena, Walther (registration fee applies)

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Custom Orthoses Workshop

 Alan Jacobsen (1 hr each/repeat)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

 8:00 – 8:45 am

What is Tendinopathy and How Should We Treat it?

Maffulli, Gerdesmeyer, Fredericson-Moderator-Osterman

 8:45 – 9:15 am

Tendinopathy panel


 9:15 – 9:45 am

Spiraldynamik-A new concept in foot rehab

Olms, Harrasser


Controversy #4: Ankle OCDs

Maffulli, Walther, Moderator-Saxena

10:15- 10:45 am

Break - visit exhibits

10:45 - 11:45 am

Liability Issues with Treating Athletic Patients

Keith Greer, Esq



11:45- 12:30 pm

Controversy #5: Evidence on Foot Orthoses

Dicharry, Jacobsen,


 and inserts

 Moderator - Langer

12:30 -  1:30 pm

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Workshops: Repeating - 1 hour each

Spiraldynamik-A new rehab technique (Jeremiah O’Brian)

Olms, Harrasser

Rebuilding the Foot(Marin)



Ratcliff, Langer

Difficult Heel Pain (Amador)


2:30-3:30 pm

Shockwave Update (Amador)

Gerdesmeyer, Saxena


Rebuilding the Foot(Marin)


Spiraldynamik-A new rehab technique (Jeremiah O’Brian)

Olms, Harrasser

3:30 -  4:00 pm

Break - visit exhibits

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Strategies to Improve Bone Health From the Young


Adolescent to Aging Master's Athlete

 4:30 - 5:00 pm

What Happens When you send your patient to PT?

Yang, Dicharry

 5:00 -  6:00 pm

Shoe Technology

Dicharry, Langer, Beverly

Sunday, September 16, 2018

 8:00 -  10:00 am


Poggio, Kase w/15 min break

15 minute break

10:00 - 11:00 am

Improved Patient Care Through Lawsuit Protection

Larry Oxenham

11:00 - 12 noon



* Schedule, speakers and times are subject to change

*“Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.”

Refund policy: A full refund for tuition or registration fees (less a $25.00 administration fee) will be issued when written notification is received at least two weeks prior to the first day of the educational activity. Any written request received after this deadline and before the start of the educational activity will receive a refund of 75% of the fees. No refund will be issued if written notification is received on the first day of the activity or thereafter. No refunds will be provided by Sponsor, or Affiliate when applicable, for costs paid to other organizations or companies, such as for airlines or hotels.    Determination to issue a refund is independent of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.

Many AAPSM members have contacted the Executive Director expressing their concerns regarding correspondence they have been receiving regarding our upcoming Stand Alone meeting at the Hyatt Centric in Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco September of 2018.  Please rest assured knowing that the show will go on! Please note that if you receive a phone message from Rita Yates regarding the meeting requesting a call back– this is part of their tactic! Rita Yates will not be calling members regarding the meeting and it is in your best interest to just ignore the message.  Rita Yates will email members if she needs to communicate about the meeting. The AAPSM has been in touch with the Hyatt and they have issued the following statement that we would like to pass along to our membership……

“Our best recommendation we provide to clients, guests and friends is NOT to respond to such tactics as it only incites the Union further to see that they have gotten to you. When your members receive a call on a cell line, instruct them to block the number from future calls. For emails, they should mark the sender as junk or spam and then they shouldn’t see them anymore. This will help tremendously on the harassment.” The Hyatt Centric.

Just Announced – Featured Workshops During Stand Alone!

We hope that members are making plans to attend our annual AAPSM Stand Alone Meeting.  This year’s meeting – September 13-16 is scheduled for the Hyatt Centric in Fisherman’s Wharf in Downtown San Francisco.  Just added are – Electric Shockwave Therapy Training (ESWT) and Fluroscopy Certification workshops.  Workshop registration and fees to be announced.  We have applied for 3.75 cme units per workshop bringing the total weekend cme count to 25.5.  A special non cme course – Women’s Self Defense from Run Safer – is scheduled for Thursday, September 13 from 1:30-4:30 pm.  For additional information please contact AAPSM Executive Director Rita Yates at ritayates2@aol.com.

The AAPSM is pleased to announce that we will be taking our Stand Alone Meeting to the West Coast September 13-16, 2018.  The Stand Alone Meeting will take place at the Hyatt Centric located in Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. 

Plan to join your colleagues in the world’s most visited city – San Francisco and earn up to 21.75 CME units!

Topics to be presented include:

  • Season ending injuries every foot & ankle specialist should know
  • Ultrasonic guided injection workshop
  • Evidenced based treatment of ankle sprains: when to scope & rope
  • Cadaver workshop for treatment of tendon tears, Jones Fractures, Navicular injuries and Lis Franc's
  • New applications for ESWT/Shockwave


  • AAPSM Fellows - $449.00
  • AAPSM Associates - $499.00
  • PT, DO, MD's - $399.00
  • AAPSM Residents - $299.00
  • Students - $99.00 (Rates are $299 less $200 Scholarship)
    Contact Rita Yates for scholarship details at ritayates2@aol.com before paying
  • Non Members/APMA members - $749.00 (includes 1-year membership in AAPSM)
  • Cadaver Lab $150.00
  • Ultrasound/Injection Workshop - $100.00
  • Fluroscopy Recertification Workshop (4 credits) - $150.00

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