Midwinter Press Release 2014

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MW Picture Press release 2014

Front row: Drs. Erin Klein, Daniel P. Evans, Adam Fleischer, David Yeager and Dyane E. Tower. Back row: IPMSA students: Christina Berg, Allison Damon, John Borzok, Colin Mizuo, Ellie Wydeven (CE Coordinator), Jordan Sullivan, and Amanda Wheatley.


The two-day CE program, “The 36th Annual Midwinter Seminar” was co-sponsored by the Illinois Podiatric Medical Students’ Association (IPMSA) and the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS), and was held on February 7-8, 2014 at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago.  The Midwinter Seminar is the IPMSA’s largest fundraiser for the year and proceeds help support podiatric student activities and student scholarships.  A total of 101 Scholl College students served as volunteers throughout the event.


This year, 111 podiatric physicians and other health care providers, along with 28 speakers, attended and presented at the seminar. Friday featured topics in the areas of wound care, foot melanoma, and hallux limitus.  Well attended wound care workshops with demonstrations rounded up the first day. The Saturday sessions focused on flat foot, plantar fasciitis, tendoachilles rupture and health care.  This seminar was an excellent way to learn from a variety of experts within the podiatric profession, as well as an opportunity to earn continuing education credits.

Participant comments included:

-        Very good overview of important topic of practical advice I can implement in my practice immediately

-        Enjoyed these lectures – practical and useful

-        Good selection of speakers.  Enjoyed format of moderators and speakers with questions to a panel at end of session (both days) 

-        Interesting, looking forward to next year’s seminar