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Attendee Info

Upcoming Events


October 11-12, 2024
New Orleans, Louisiana

MIS Cadaver Lab Seminar

February 26-28, 2025
AdventHealth Nicholson Center
Celebration, Florida (near Orlando)

2025 Registration Coming Soon!

Below information pertains to 2024 Seminar.


  • Hammertoe
  • Elevating Osteotomies
  • Bunionectomy
  • Tailor’s bunionectomy
  • And more…


  • Hallux Limitus
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hallux Valgus
  • MIS Bunion Procedures
  • And more…


  • Post-Op Bandaging
  • Office Set-Up
  • Instrumentation
  • Wound Care
  • Radiation Safety
  • History of MIS


  • Haglund’s Deformity
  • Retrocalcaneal Exostectomy
  • And more…


AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place

Celebration, FL 34747

Access the Welcome Packet with more hotel and location information by clicking here.


Melia Orlando Celebration


Phone: (845) 213-3607

The cut-off date for reservations in the room block has passed. You can still request a room by sending an email to reservations.melia.orlando@melia.com Be sure to mention the group code FOCUS52024829, your dates of stay, and room category.

Please note, the Seminar and Exhibit Hall are not located at the Melia hotel. They are located at the AdventHealth Nicholson Center, which is about a ¾ mile walk from the hotel. Please plan accordingly regarding transportation. The Melia Hotel is the closest hotel to the Seminar venue.

Educational Mission Statement of the Conference

The AMIFAS educational mission is to advance the art and science of podiatric medicine by providing quality clinical learning experiences to members and non-members, and shall include a variety of instructional sessions aimed at significantly enhancing patient care, treatment protocols, and practice efficiency. The program may include interactive educational learning methods and principles utilizing lectures, panel discussions, point-counterpoint, case studies, question and answer, handouts, audio-visual materials (including media or narrations), hands-on workshops and roundtable discussions with moderators to achieve a well-rounded venue of postgraduate instruction.

AMIFAS provides continuing education activities for podiatric physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, and other physicians with an interest in minimally invasive techniques. Our pledge to the podiatric community is to increase knowledge and awareness of minimally invasive procedures to ultimately improve patient care and outcomes. We are committed to bridging the gap between traditional surgical techniques and the growing need for training in alternative solutions. Upon completion of our educational programs, physicians will:

  • Distinguish by analysis the appropriate modalities in the treatment, care and protocols of current trends, application and practices of medicine in podiatry
  • Generalize, synthesize, or deduce by classification ways to develop treatment protocols based on current literature and evidence-based medicine
  • Compare, contrast and evaluate judgement values for those ideas presented between medical and surgical applications.


  1. Understanding Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS):
    • Define the concept of minimally invasive surgery in the context of foot and ankle procedures.
    • Differentiate between traditional open surgery and MIS techniques, including their respective advantages and limitations.
  1. Patient Selection and Evaluation:
    • Identify appropriate patient candidates for minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery.
    • Develop skills in evaluating patient history, physical examination findings, and imaging studies to determine suitability for MIS procedures.
  1. Techniques and Instrumentation:
    • Gain proficiency in the use of specialized instruments and equipment for minimally invasive surgery in the foot and ankle.
    • Understand various MIS approaches and surgical techniques for common podiatric conditions, such as bunions, hammertoes, and Achilles tendon disorders.
  1. Anesthesia and Pain Management:
    • Learn about the different anesthesia options for MIS procedures in the foot and ankle.
    • Explore strategies for effective perioperative pain management and patient comfort.
  1. Complications and Risk Mitigation:
    • Recognize potential complications associated with MIS foot and ankle surgery.
    • Develop strategies for identifying, preventing, and managing complications to ensure patient safety.
  1. Postoperative Care and Rehabilitation:
    • Understand the postoperative care protocols specific to minimally invasive foot and ankle procedures.
    • Identify appropriate rehabilitation and physical therapy strategies to optimize patient outcomes.
  1. Outcomes Assessment and Follow-Up:
    • Explore methods for evaluating and documenting surgical outcomes in MIS cases.
    • Establish effective follow-up protocols to monitor patient progress and address any concerns or complications.
  1. Emerging Trends and Advancements:
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in minimally invasive techniques and technologies for foot and ankle surgery.
    • Discuss the potential impact of evolving surgical approaches on patient care and practice management.

By addressing these learning objectives, podiatric physicians can enhance their knowledge and skills in minimally invasive surgery for the foot and ankle, ultimately improving patient outcomes and expanding their clinical capabilities.

Exhibit Hall

You must wear a name tag for admittance. Exhibitors’ participation supports the podiatric profession.  Please let them know how much you value their presence and participation at the AMIFAS MIS Scientific Cadaver Conference.

Exhibits are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Exhibits will dismantle Friday after the lunch break.

CECH Credit

The Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery (AMIFAS) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery (AMIFAS) has approved this activity for a maximum of 20 continuing education contact hours.

This information is accurate as of February 13, 2024.


CECH Verification

Participants must sign in using the sign-in forms available during the breaks attesting to attendance per session.  This must be completed and remitted during the break for each session for CECH certificates. Total number of CECH received is calculated using the sign-in process for each attendee.

*Please Note:  Registration and payment do not automatically result in the issuance of continuing education contact hours.   Sign-in process verifies attendance.  The attendee must attest that he or she has attended the program for the number of continuing education contact hours awarded.

General Information

A confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours following receipt of your registration.  Additional information will be sent in the weeks leading up to the seminar via email. Seminar materials will be provided in your packet at the registration table when you check in.   We suggest that you bring a sweater or jacket to ensure your comfort at all sessions. 

Nondiscrimination:  The Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery (AMIFAS) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its educational activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. Our continuing education activities are designed to be accessible to participants with disabilities. We ensure our activities are accessible by providing accommodations as needed for physical, visual, and/or hearing impairments.

Please notify our staff when registering if you require special accommodation for training or attendance at (800) 479-4936.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at or participation in AMIFAS meetings, functions and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image in photographs, videotapes, and electronic reproduction of such events and activities for marketing and professional use.


A $100.00 administration fee will be charged for all cancellations.  Cancellations must be received in writing to AMIFAS prior to January 5, 2024.  No refunds for cancellations will be honored after that date.

Online Registrations

Register online at www.amifasintl.org

Registration closes on February 14, 2023.  Registrations postmarked after that date will be charged the $50.00 on-site registration fee without exception.


On-Site Registration

Online registration will be closed on February 14, 2024; registration cannot be confirmed after that date.  We do not offer on-site registrations due to the specialized planning required for the cadaver course.

Changes to Lectures or Schedules

We reserve the right to adjust or change any lecture or schedule due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, registration, or as otherwise deemed necessary.  Note: There are limited spaces for selected events; registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.


The intended audience for conference is physicians and resident physicians.  For physicians and students, the skill, knowledge, or experience is equated with their scholarship, license limitations or practice area.  Presentations are post-graduate physician level.  Our venues provide participants the opportunity to question the faculty or offer comments to the program content.  Continuing education hours are based on clock hours calculated to the .5 hour. 

Name badges

An AMIFAS name tag will be required for all seminar attendees, and does not automatically result in the issuance of any CECH.

Attendee Fees

$1995.00 Non-Members

$1895.00 Members/Fellow

$1295 Student/Resident (includes membership for remaining term) Not eligible for other discounts.


Early Bird Savings.

Register for the meeting before October 13, 2023 and receive $200.00 off your registration fee.

Register for the meeting between October 14 – November 10, 2023 to receive $100 off your registration fee.

Regular registration rates begin November 11, 2023.

Our Growing List of 2024 Exhibitors Includes:

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