Seattle Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium (SLESS)

Friday, March 10 – Saturday, March 11, 2017
Highline Medical Center
16251 Sylvester Road SW
Burien, WA 98166

The first annual Seattle Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium (SLESS) offers continuing medical education on surgical techniques for lower extremity trauma and reconstruction. SLESS is a 2-day course, featuring one day of didactic lectures and one day of cadaveric skills sessions. The course provides surgical exposure and training in external fixation, total ankle replacement, charcot reconstruction, muscle flap techniques, and nerve applications. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have an understanding of:

  • Total ankle replacement, revision and fusion
  • Talectomy and TC fusion techniques
  • Charcot reconstruction with beaming rods and external fixation
  • Anatomical considerations for muscle flap procedures
  • Muscle flap techniques for soleus, gastrocnemius and peroneus brevis flaps
  • Muscle flap stabilization with external fixation
  • General nerve application for the lower extremity
  • Nerve grafting and nerve wrapping techniques

Seminar Schedule
Course Brochure
Exhibitor Application

Course Fees

Day 1 - Lectures Only:
Physicians/Fellows - $500 ($600 after 2/10/2017)
Residents Complimentary**
Up to 8 CME

Days 1 and 2 - Lectures and Cadaver Skills Workshop:
Physicians/Fellows - $1,250 ($1,350 after 2/10/2017)
Up to 16 CME†

Cadaver Skills Workshop limited to the first 20 registrants!


To register, select from the options below, click "Add to Cart" and complete the online checkout process. You may also register by completing the form here and mailing or faxing it to us.


Course fee does not include hotel expenses. Please see the suggested hotel properties near the course location.

Best Western
Cedarbrook Lodge
Courtyard Seattle
Crown Plaza Seattle Airport
Hilton Seattle Airport


Meet the Course Faculty


Byron Hutchinson, DPM
Foot & Ankle Surgery Residency Director, Franciscan Foot & Ankle Institute, St. Francis Hospital
Medical Director: Foot & Ankle Services
Franciscan Health System
Federal Way, Washington
G. 'Dock' Dockery, DPM
Foot & Ankle Surgery Director, International Foot & Ankle Foundation for Education and Research
Everett, Washington


Michael Brage, MD
Foot & Ankle Surgery
UW Medicine Sigvard T. Hansen Foot and Ankle Institute at Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington
Craig Clifford, DPM
Foot & Ankle Surgery
CHI Franciscan/Franciscan Orthopedics Associates at St. Francis
Federal Way, Washington
Matthew Endara, MD
Plastic & Reconstructive Microvascular Surgery
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alan Chen Surgical Associates
Joliet, Illinois
William Grant, DPM
Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Sentara Hospitals, Bon Secours DePaul Hospital
Norfolk, Virginia
Peter Krumins, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Foot & Ankle Surgery
CHI Franciscan/Puget Sound Orthopaedics Tacoma
Tacoma, Washington
Edgardo R. Rodriguez Collazo, DPM
Adult & Pediatric Ilizarov Lower Limb Reconstruction/Lower Limb Peripheral Nerve Surgery Director, Chicago Foot & Ankle Deformity Correction Center
Presence St. Joseph Hospital/Saint Anthony Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Mikhail Samchukov, MD
Co-Director, Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction
Department of Pediatric Orthopedics Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital
Dallas, Texas
Noman Siddiqui, DPM, MHA
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Division Chief, Podiatric Surgery Northwest Hospital
Randallstown, Maryland
Tudor Tien, MD
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Henry Ford Allegiance Orthopedics
Jackson, Michigan

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests must be received in writing. Requests received by IFAF four (4) weeks prior to the course date will receive a full refund minus $150 administrative fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than four (4) weeks prior to the course. However, a certificate of transfer may be given to any cancellation one (1) month out for a similar future seminar within one (1) year.

* CPME Approved, AMA Category 1 Pending
**with a letter from Director. Lectures Only. Workshops not available to Residents.
† Participant will need to complete a qualifying assessment upon enrollment. Acceptance into this course will be based on participant's prior surgical qualifications.