The Pedorthists are Coming!  The Pedorthists are Coming!  PFA Invites You to Attend the 54th Annual Symposium and Exhibition in Boston

The Pedorthic Footcare Association’s (PFA) Council on Pedorthic Education (COPE) and the Board of Directors cordially invites you, your staff and your family to come and experience the birthplace of the American Revolution... Boston, Massachusetts... for PFA’s 54th Annual Symposium and Exhibition.  The largest educational event in the world solely dedicated to the practice of pedorthics, is also the world’s largest pedorthic networking and exhibiting event.  This year, the Symposium will be held October 31 – November 2 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
As pedorthists, we know that continuing education is a critical element of our professional development.  It not only allows us to continually provide our patients and clients with the best care and the most cutting-edge products, but offers us valuable insight into managing the business side of our practice.  With this in mind, COPE has once again prepared an outstanding program of general and breakout sessions, networking opportunities and social events, as well as an optional educational field trip to the Quabaug Corporation’s R & D laboratory and manufacturing facility, all designed to assist in our professional growth.  In addition, the always popular exhibition at this year’s Symposium promises to be the biggest and best yet!
This year’s program will cover topics such as:
  • Pedorthic Assessment and Treatment of Sagittal Plane Deformities
  • Retail Pedorthics:  The World Outside of the Diabetic Foot, Medicare and Private Insurance
  • A Tale of Two Pathologies:  CTEV Fifty Years Apart
  • Biomechanics of the Foot and Knee:  Treating Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) as a Pedorthist
 We are also pleased to have renowned speakers from the pedorthic and related health care professions, including:
  • Dr. Roy Lidtke, DPM
  • Dr. Thomas C. Michaud, DC
  • William Meanwell, C. Ped.
  • Aaron Sorensen, CPO
  • George Breen, Esq.
  • Erick Janisse, CO, C. Ped.
We believe that PFA’s Symposium and Exhibition is a unique and worthwhile experience, not only because of the tremendous quality of programming and speakers, but also the intimate, collegial atmosphere that we work to promote.  This year’s Symposium is a terrific opportunity to meet new members, renew old friendships, and connect with some of the pioneers of pedorthics, as well as speak with some of the most prominent names in various allied healthcare professions.
All of us are looking forward to welcoming you to Boston and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center for this year’s Symposium.  Together we can experience and learn from each other and some of the foremost experts in pedorthics, while promoting the benefits of conservative lower extremity interventions.