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2023 Annual Conference Poster Abstracts

Poster abstract submission deadline: August 31, 2023

Notification of poster abstract acceptance: Ongoing as submissions are received and no later than September 7, 2023

General Guidelines

  • All submissions must have at least one podiatric physician, resident, or student listed as an author.
  • Once an abstract is accepted, additional authors cannot be added.
  • A corresponding author must be selected at the time of submission. Notification of acceptance or rejection of an abstract and future correspondence will be made to corresponding author.
  • Research must include a minimum follow-up of one year for results describing surgical procedures.
  • Posters should not be commercial in nature or promote any product. No logos on the poster other than names of hospital/practice, residency, or school.

Abstract Submission Process

  1. Complete the abstract submission form here.
  2. Author name(s)/corresponding author
  3. All authors should be listed with the corresponding author listed in BOLD
  4. There is no limit to the number of co-authors whose names can be added
  5. Acceptable study designs
  6. Case report, case series, cohort study, cross-sectional, meta-analyses, systematic review, prospective controlled trial, and retrospective review
  7. Surgical or wound care in nature
  8. Title should be concise and define abstract appropriately; cannot be changed after submission
  9. Word limit – 350
  10. Format – Microsoft Word ONLY
  11. Sections must include introduction/purpose, methods, procedures, case report, analysis, results, and conclusion
  12. Charts, graphs, and tables may be included to provide additional research information or findings
  13. References should be included and do not count toward total word count (max 35)
  14. Affiliation(s) and/or financial interest(s) associated with the research must be disclosed

Grading, Acceptance, and Competition

  1. Blind grading and acceptance (author’s names will not be identified to review committee)
  2. Graders are podiatric physicians, acceptance is influenced by, significance of the study; content and clarity; clinical or research data to support the study’s conclusions; minimum follow-up of one year per patient for results describing surgical procedures; and new or modified techniques as they relate to diagnosis, surgery, complications, or other phases of podiatric surgical problems.
  3. If an abstract is selected for poster presentation, the primary and corresponding author(s) will be notified by email.
  4. Posters will be displayed digitally for the duration of the meeting on Fri, Oct 6 and Sat, Oct 7.


  1. $100 at the conclusion of the conference to the primary author (or designated co-author if primary author is not in attendance) upon presentation of the poster at the conference.
  2. Top three accepted posters will be selected by a panel of judges.
  3. Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 7 at 11:30 am in the general session.
    1. First place $500
    2. Second place $250
    3. Third place $100
  4. Awards will be given to the primary author only
  5. The judges will consider the visual design, the significance of the study, including its importance to the advancement of the practice of podiatric surgery as well as well as the study’s content, and clarity.

Poster Format

  1. Abstracts will be presented in a DIGITAL format, not paper format; free digital poster templates are available here.
  2. Use wide screen 16:9 ratio format.
  3. One (1) 16X9 PowerPoint slide per abstract (.pptx format; do not use PDF, Keynote, Google Slides, or any other digital format).
  4. Digital posters will be displayed on flat screen monitors throughout exhibit hall and common areas.
  5. Content requirements will be the same as traditional paper poster format and should include:
    1. Content
    2. Introduction/Purpose
    3. Methods
    4. Procedures
    5. Case Report
    6. Analysis
    7. Results
    8. Conclusion
    9. References (max 35)
    10. Financial Disclosure/Affiliation (associated with this research only)
  6. DEADLINE: email poster to [email protected] by September 21, 2023

Other Information

  1. Edits to the abstract/poster can be made up until the presentation of the poster at the conference.
  2. Trade names should not be used.
  3. ASPS board of directors and poster/abstract judges are ineligible to participate in the ASPS poster competition, with the exception that residents supervised by the above-referenced parties may participate.
  4. Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 337-628-2777.

View/Download 2022 Posters HERE.

Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!

First Place

Reconstruction of the Medial Malleolus with Iliac Crest Autograft after Traumatic Loss: A Rare Case Report
Jordan Sisto, DPM1; Grant Schmidt, MD1; Nicholas Laco, DPM1; Travis Parkulo, MD1; David Seligson, MD1
1 - University of Louisville, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Louisville, KY


Second Place

Reliability of Tibial Nerve Volume Assessment Under the Flexor Retinaculum Using Diagnostic Sonography: A Cadaveric Study
Michelle L. Pham MS1, Sai V. Yalla PhD1, Sweta S. Soni BS1, Iqra K. Choudhry BS1, Janvi P. Gandhi BS1, Derek L. Talbot DC, PhD1, Lauren L. Schnack DPM, MS2, Adam  E. Fleischer DPM1

1 - Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science | 2 - Ascension Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago


Third Place

Mid-term Outcomes of Endoscopic Debridement for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: 5 Year Outcomes in 125 Patients 
Jay S. Badell, DPM, AACFAS1, James M. Cottom, DPM, FACFAS2, Joseph Wolf, DPM, AACFAS3, Charles Sisovsky, DPM, FACFAS3, Colin Graney, DPM, FACFAS3

1 - Fellow, Florida Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, Sarasota, FL | 2 - Fellowship Director, Florida Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, Sarasota, FL | 3 - Past Fellow, Florida Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, Sarasota, FL