Annual Scientific Conference for Students and Residents
Make plans to attend the Annual Scientific Conference, where over
1,800 of the world’s best and brightest foot and ankle surgeons converge. When
you attend this unique conclave of lectures, hands-on workshops, exhibits and
posters, you are surrounded by future colleagues who will understand the
challenges you face and will varied and new perspectives on treatments. You’ll
return to your school or residency program better prepared to learn to provide
top-notch care for your future patients, and you’ll be able to grow your future
practice with an arsenal of knowledge, training and confidence.
Conference programs available specific to students and residents:
Student and Resident Members Reception
Students and Resident Members, attend this reception to meet and network with:
- The sponsoring company, who has donated funds to support the future of foot and ankle surgery
- ACFAS Past Presidents, who have laid the groundwork for your future as a foot and ankle surgeon
- The ACFAS Board of Directors, the leaders of our professional society of more than 7,800 foot and ankle surgeons
- Other students and residents from throughout the country
Fellowship Breakfast Fair
Every year, the ACFAS Fellowship Committee hosts a breakfast on the third morning of the conference. Fellowship program directors whose programs have status with ACFAS are present and meet with students and residents to talk about their fellowship programs, what differentiates their programs from all others, and what they are looking for in future incoming fellows. All student and resident conference attendees will be invited to this invitation-only event. Plan to come with questions!
ACFAS Job Fair - Sponsored by PodiatryCareers.org
Looking for employment? The ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference is a great place to make needed connections through networking. Don't forget to bring your resume and post it at the ACFAS Job Fair, located outside of the exhibit hall. PodiatryCareers.org will also have a CV expert at the conference to give one-on-one evaluations of your CV to help you represent yourself in the best potential way. Stop by early, appointments fill up quickly!
Student Annual Scientific Conference Scholarship
plans to provide up to 18 educational grants valued at $1,000 each, to be given
to two outstanding podiatric medical students at each of the nine schools. The
selected students will receive the $1,000 ACFAS Student Scholarship Award to
defray travel expenses, plus a complimentary registration to the ACFAS Annual
Scientific Conference. This registration is in addition to the one
complimentary conference registration granted when a student club submits a
Scholarships, Funding and Support from Regional Divisions
Poster Exhibits at the ACFAS Annual Scientific
Regions provide local support and networking opportunities to ACFAS
members and student clubs within their geographic area. They also provide resident poster authors with funds to defray their costs of attending the conference. To find out about
scholarships and funds available through your Region, please visit their
website pages, or contact your Region President.
Student Clubs have the opportunity to submit poster exhibits highlighting
their research to the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference Poster
Presentation Contest. A maximum of one poster per ACFAS Student Club may be
accepted. Each club who submits a poster receives one complimentary registration
to the conference. Cash prizes for winners are as follows:
- First Place - $1,000
- Second Place - $700
- Third Place - $500
The deadline for submission of the poster abstract by the student clubs is
extended. Check with ACFAS staff to hear the current year's deadline.
ACFAS Manuscript Awards of Excellence
winners will divide $10,000 in prize money from a generous grant given to the
College by the Podiatry Foundation of Pittsburgh.
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. Detailed information regarding
manuscript requirements and policies is printed in the “Call for Manuscripts”
and “Instructions for Submitting a Manuscript.” It is important that the
author(s) carefully read these two documents before submitting a
Manuscripts must be submitted by the advertised deadline to be eligible for
review by the Committee.