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15th Annual
International External Fixation Symposium (IEFS)

The Premier Surgical Training for the Diabetic Foot and Ankle

March 11-12, 2023

UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

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AENS Sponsorship
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Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons - A specialty medical society formed to promote and advance collaborative study, research and development regarding the treatment of extremity nerve disease, trauma and repair.  The association provides cadaveric and didactic education specifically focused on lower extremity nerve procedures which is open to MDs and DPMs.   www.aens.us

We are proud to partner with the International External Fixation Symposium for 2023! 

Course Description

This year the conference will focus on the fundamentals of lower extremity external fixation mechanics and application. Attendees will learn about the basic principles of external fixation design and application and will have the opportunity to construct devices for several foot and ankle conditions. Day 1 will include lectures and dry lab workshops. Day 2 will focus on external fixation applications on cadaveric leg specimens.

Target Audience

This symposium is designed to meet the unique educational needs of podiatric surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, fellows, residents, students and all other health care professionals interested in or involved in the surgical management of diabetic lower extremity manifestations.

Learning Objectives

1.    Describe basic external fixation application biomechanical concepts

2.    Recognize the external fixator components

3.    Describe the safe zones for external fixator wire and pin placement

4.    Recognize the surgical indications for foot and ankle external fixation

5.    Apply techniques for the assembly of an external fixator and the appropriate application

6.    Describe the soft tissue reconstructive ladder

7.    Recognize various soft tissue reconstructive procedures for the foot and ankle

8.    Understand the basic anatomical basis for foot and ankle flap design

9.    Describe surgical indications for foot and ankle plastic surgical techniques

Perform skin graft and flap procedures in the cadaver workshop

Accreditation

PHYSICIANS: UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

PODIATRISTS: UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine has approved this activity for a maximum of 12.50 continuing education contact hours.

FACULTY

Collin E. Pehde, DPM, FACFAS
Director of the UT Health San Antonio Amputation Prevention and Research Fellowship
Course Chairman
Assistant Clinical Professor of Podiatic Medicine and Surgery
Department of Orthopaedics
Division of Podiatry
UT Health San Antonio

Dr. Pehde is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Podiatry at UT Health San Antonio.   He serves as the Director of the Amputation Prevention and Research Fellowship.
 

Dr. Pehde graduated with a degree in Health Services Organization and Policy from Wichita State University.  He then attended medical school at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, earning the Graduate with Distinction.   He then completed a podiatric medicine residency at The West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a podiatric surgical residency at West Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas and a limb deformity internship at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, Maryland. 
 

Dr. Pehde focuses his practice on the treatment of the diabetic foot. This encompasses preventive high risk diabetic foot care, acute and chronic wound management and advanced foot and ankle orthoplastic reconstructive surgery to prevent major limb amputation.
 

Dr. Pehde is dedicated to teaching the next generation of podiatric physicians, including medical students, residents, and fellows. His research interests include advancements in medical and surgical diabetic foot treatments producing positive patient outcomes and implementing 3D printing techniques for diagnostic and patient care.

Dr. Rogers is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York. He completed a fellowship in Diabetic Limb Salvage and Research at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. He has authored over 150 published papers, books, and book chapters on limb salvage, policy and practice, and has delivered more than 500 lectures in all 50 states and over 30 countries.

Dr. Rogers is currently the President of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine where he led the effort to create the certificate of added qualification program and authored the Board’s guidance on hospital and surgical privileges for podiatrists.

Dr. Rogers is the Associate Editor (Diabetic Foot Section) for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He received the Rising Star Award from the American Podiatric Medical Association for outstanding national accomplishments in 2011 and selected by Podiatry Management Magazine as one of the most influential podiatrists in America. He was chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Foot Care Council and Rogers is one of a select few American podiatrists to be honored as a Fellow Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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Lee C. Rogers, DPM
DABPM, CAQAP, FACPM, FASPS, FFPM, FFPM RCPS (Gias.)

Chief of Podiatry
Louis T. Bogy Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Associate Professor/Clinical of Orthopaedics
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

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Mikhail Samchukov, MD
Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction in the Seay Research Center at Texas
Associate Professor Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of TX Southwestern Medical Center
Professor Department Of Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

Dr. Samchukov is a worldwide expert on distraction osteogenesis and external fixation techniques who has been on staff at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children since completing his Visiting Professorship program in 1991. He received his medical degree at Khabarovsk Medical Institute in Russia and had a very successful career of orthopedic surgeon and scientist in his home country working as a Deputy General Director of the Ilizarov Orthopedic Research Center, Kurgan, Russia. Currently, Dr. Samchukov is the Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction in the Seay Research Center at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Texas. He also serves as an Associate Professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas and associate professor in the department of biomedical sciences at Texas A&M University System Health Science Center in Dallas.

 

For many years, Dr. Samchukov’s primary research interest and initiatives included limb lengthening, deformity correction, and bone transport; computer assisted preoperative planning and monitoring; distraction osteogenesis and histiogenesis; and external skeletal fixation. His contribution to the field of distraction osteogenesis and external skeletal fixation is hard to overestimate. He is co-developer of the TrueLok, TL-Trauma, TL-Hex, and TL-EVO external fixation systems and holds 81 patents and multiple certified inventions. He was a chief editor on 5 books and is widely published in the area of distraction osteogenesis and external skeletal fixation. His list of publications includes 52 book chapters, 82 peer review articles, and 315 abstracts. Because of his unique knowledge and tremendous experience, Dr. Samchukov has received numerous research grants and is regularly invited as a guest speaker to national and International symposiums.

Dr. Cherkashin is known for his cross-disciplinary work in the fields of orthopedics, outcome studies and data management. After receiving his medical degree in Novosibirsk State Medical University in Russia he graduated residency program in Kurgan Scientific Center under the guidance of professor Ilizarov. For the next 12 years he worked in the renowned Ilizarov Orthopedic & Research Center in Kurgan, Russia. While working as a head of hip reconstruction department, he was conducting research on prevention of complications during application of distraction osteogenesis techniques using computer data management. At the same time, he served as a faculty of the Department of Continuing Medical Education at the Ilizarov Center.

Since 1995, Dr. Cherkashin joined research department of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and six years later became a Director of the Orthopedic Data Management Lab. His outstanding work led to development of the Ilizarov Interactive Database for analysis of the Ilizarov treatment outcome and prevention of complications. He is widely published and is co-author of 2 books and 46 book chapters; author of 45 patents in the areas of external fixation and limb reconstruction. Dr. Cherkashin is an Honorary Professor of the Ilizarov Center in Kurgan, Russia; and serves as an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Research areas of interest: Limb Lengthening, Deformity Correction, & Bone Transport; External Fixation & Complications; Computerized Preoperative Planning; Distraction Osteogenesis & Histogenesis; Medical Databases and Outcome Studies.

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Alexander Cherkashin, MD
Co-Director, Center for Excellence in Limb
Lengthening and Reconstruction
Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic Hospital

 

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Robert Frykberg, DPM
Adjunct Professor
Midwestern University Program in Podiatric Medicine
Professor
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Pho
enix

Dr. Frykberg, DPM, MPH, FFPM(Glasg) is the former
Chief of the Podiatry section at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and is an Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University Program in Podiatric Medicine and Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

 

A former Chair of the Foot Care Council of the American Diabetes Association and Past President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Dr. Frykberg was the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Roger Pecoraro Award from the Foot Care Council of the American Diabetes Association.

 

He received his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in quantitative methods.
His research and writing interests have included all facets of lower extremity disorders, but specifically focused on diabetic foot ulcers, infections, Charcot foot, and Wound care. The author of nearly 100 peer reviewed publications, he has also been the Editor of two textbooks: The High Risk Foot in Diabetes Mellitus (1991) and the Diabetic Charcot Foot (2010). Prof. Frykberg is currently a Director of the Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Dr. Rader, DPM, FACFAOM, FASPS,FAPWCA, FAENS, FAAWM graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL and completed his residency training at the University of South Florida, Shriner’s Children’s Hospital & Tampa  FL  V.A.   He also completed training in External Fixation at the Ilizarov Institute, Kurgan, Russia and with Alexander Kirienko, MD in Milan, Italy.  He is in private practice and affiliated with Memorial Hospital & Health Care Centers, Jasper , Indiana in addition to 3 other medical centers.  Dr. Rader serves as surgical instructor for St. Vincents Hospital Podiatric Residency Program in Evansville,m IN , and as clinical associate professor to Ohio , Scholl and Des Moines Colleges of Podiatric medicine.  Dr. Rader is Past President, and Advanced Surgical Faculty as well as current Board Of Trustee of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.   

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Andrew Rader, DPM, FACFAOM, FASPS,
FAPWCA, FAENS, FAAWM

Clinical Associate Professor
Ohio, Scholl and Des Moines College of Podiatric Medicine

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Dr. Campbell is a current fellow and faculty member of University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has completed her residency at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and fellowship at the American Foundation of Lower Extremity Surgery & Research in Alamogordo, NM, training both podiatric and orthopedic residents. She has presented at national meetings and published in international journals and volunteers as an editor for multiple journals.  

Stephanie Campbell, DPM, AACFAS
Fellow, Limp Amputation Prevention & Research
UT Health San Antonio

Dr. Nguyen is a Texas native, born and raised in the Dallas area. He graduated from Western University College of Podiatric Medicine in 2019.  At WesternU, he served as a board member of the Executive Student Government Association representing the entire student body of the university. He also represented the college of podiatric medicine as an Ambassador. He was awarded the Louis T. Bogy Award in 2019. 
 

Dr. Nguyen went on to residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for podiatric surgery in PMR/RRA, and graduated in 2022. Dr. Nguyen is currently an Amputation Prevention and Research fellow at UT Health San Antonio in the Department of Orthopaedics

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Thanh Nguyen, DPM
Fellow, Amputation Prevention and Research
Department of Orthopaedics
UT Health San Antonio

Chief of Podiatry Dr. Lee C. Rogers shares his vision for the next 50 years of podiatric medicine and surgery at UT Health San Antonio

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UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

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