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Join Us at the 2024 AAPSM Stand Alone Meeting
September 27-29, 2024 - Columbus, OH

Online Registration - Now Open!

The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Stand Alone Committee is pleased to announce our 2024 AAPSM Stand Alone Meeting. This year's meeting will take place September 27-29 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Make plans to join us for another outstanding program in this outstanding city. Any questions please reach out directly to Elizabeth our AAPSM Meeting planner at elizabeth.aapsm@gmail.com.

Online Registration

Online registration for the 2024 AAPSM Stand Alone Meeting is now open!

Registration closes on September 20, 2024 or when the event sells out, whichever comes first.

Click here to register online today!


Contact Rita Yates at ritayates2@aol.com for registration assistance. Students awarded registration assistance would be expected to assist with on-site meeting duties (registration, av, etc.). Deadline August 1, 2024.

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Student Scholarship Information

Program Brochure

Click here to view the 2024 Program Brochure (PDF)

Exhibitors Registration is Now Open!

Exhibit space will be limited at this facility and is being offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

As of July 10, 2024 - there are only 4 slots left.

Click here for our 2024 Exhibitor Packet (PDF)

Click here to view our Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)


Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 North Third Street
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
Telephone: 614-228-5050
Hotel Website

Settle in for a vibrant experience at Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Our unique pet-friendly hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio, is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Columbus Ohio allowing you to easily explore nearby attractions such as the Ohio Theatre, German Village and Columbus Convention Center. Delight in our charming hotels whimsical design featuring local artwork, eclectic décor and upscale amenities. Take a dip in our rooftop pool with views of downtown Columbus or enjoy a moment of quiet at our Club Lounge. Savor a delicious bite at our signature eatery, Latitude 41 or plan your next adventure over cocktails at Bar 41. If you are looking to host a stylish wedding or event in Columbus, Ohio, our chic venues will delight your guests. After a day of adventure, retire to our comfortable hotel rooms complete with fashionable furnishings, deluxe toiletries and inspiring views of the city skyline. Feed your curiosity with a stay at our luxury family friendly hotel in Columbus Ohio.

Guest Room Reservations

Dates Available: September 26-29, 2024
Standard Guest Room - 1 King - $149.00 + tax/fees
Standard Guest Room - 2 Doubles - $149.00 + tax/fees

Online Reservations

To access the AAPSM group rate, click below:

Please Note: The AAPSM has secured a limited number of guest rooms at the discounted rate above. These rates are only available to AAPSM meeting participants and will expire on September 5, 2024 OR when the room block sells out.


Hotel Check in time is 4pm, due to high occupancy, early checks are not permitted. If you require an early check-in, we suggest you book your room the day prior so you are guaranteed early check-in.

Call for Posters

Deadline August 31, 2024.

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Meeting Exhibitors

Cancellation Policy

The payment made for your registration fee (less a $25 processing fee) will be refunded for cancellations received in writing prior to August 1, 2024. All refunds will be processed and paid following the course. No refunds will be made for non-attendance or if cancellation is received after August 1, 2024. All course attendees will receive a full refund in the event that the AAPSM must cancel this course.

AAPSM Stand Alone Meeting Testimonials

"The best thing about the Stand Alone meeting, is getting a variety of experts, not just podiatrists, but international MDs and their treatments for many common sports injuries." - Jim Ratcliff, DPM

"When I flew to NY to attend the Stand Alone at the famous West Point, little did I know that was the spring board to change my professional life! I was practicing for many years and treated athletes, but largely had a general podiatry practice. I had been a team podiatrist for a local Division 1 University in the Atlanta area, but something was lacking. After attending West Point, and then Portland, and doing a lot of researching articles and making contacts from the Stand Alone, things started to make sense. I learned that it is not only treating the symptoms of the athlete, which as doctors we tend to make our focus, but it is understanding the journey of how the patient got into your office and how can you make changes to prevent the injury from returning. For example, a runner comes to you with plantar fasciitis . From attending the past four Stand Alone meetings, I learned that you need to question the patient from how many miles they run a week, has there been a sudden increase in mileage, what is the mileage on their running shoes, inspect the running shoes for wear pattern, take the patient outside and do a run evaluation, are they over striding, are they getting their arms back far enough to get their hips moving which will engage their glutes, can they pass a simple one legged balance test, do they warmup with static or dynamic stretching, what is their cool down stretching like, do they do strength training during the week? These are many of the factors that I have learned from attending the Stand Alone that go into my wheelhouse now when I see an athlete.

I have started a new Sports Medicine practice called Atlanta Sports Podiatry and all of my patients get a run evaluation and I spend a lot of time asking questions and educating them on how it is important to look at shoes, help change running from if they are making key mistakes that will make them prone to repeat the same or different injuries in the future. We discuss strength training to make sure they are strong in their core and glutes and give them things they can do at home without a gym membership. We treat their present symptoms and make them feel that they have a safety net with us not only as a Sports Medicine Podiatrist, but also as a mentor. I give my patients my cell phone and email address and they know they can contact me at any time, and they never abuse this privilege. I could not be where I am now if it were not for the Stand Alone meetings and the friends and contacts I have made, who have given me great advice over the years! " - Jay Spector, DPM

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