Registration under way for diabetic foot symposium in San Antonio

Registration is now being accepted for the 8th Annual International External Fixation Symposium (IEFS) which brings together experts from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and international scientists and surgeons on Dec. 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk in San Antonio.

Hosted by the Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Health Science Center, this year’s symposium is dedicated to treating the diabetic foot and celebrates 40 years of podiatric surgical residency training at the university.

Michael Langlois, D.P.M., a former resident of the program and now a faculty member, said, “The IEFS creates a wonderful learning forum for local community and international experts to have the opportunity to discuss the latest trends and techniques in the industry. The symposium also allows for a great networking opportunity for professionals in the podiatric community.”

The symposium is designed to meet the educational needs of podiatrists, orthopedists, vascular surgeons and technicians, pedorthists, physical therapists, residents, fellows and other health care professionals.

Through the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, the symposium is designated for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. In addition, the symposium has been approved for a maximum of 22 continuing education contact hours by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

Early registration continues through Dec. 2. Early registration fees for physicians are $500; vascular surgeons, $175; pedorthists and other health professionals, $300; fellows, residents and students, $100; and vascular technicians, $95. Late fee registration is $50 more per person.

To register, go to or call 210-567-4491 or toll free 866-601-4448.


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