Seattle Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium (SLESS)

"Great Course! Great Faculty! I’m already looking forward to next year!"

—Lee W., NV

Cedarbrook Lodge and St Francis Medical Center, Federal Way, WA
March 19-21, 2020
Up to 25 Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH)

Join us for the 4th Annual Seattle Lower Extremity Surgery Symposium—SLESS offers continuing medical education on surgical techniques for lower extremity trauma and reconstruction. SLESS is a 3-day course, featuring two days of didactic lectures and one day of cadaveric skills sessions. Learn from a faculty of leading (MD and DPM) lower extremity surgeons.

This very popular course provides surgical exposure and hands-on training in external fixation, total ankle replacement, Charcot Reconstruction, and muscle flap techniques.

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
  • Pediatric Deformity Surgery & Correction
  • Anatomical considerations for muscle flap procedures
  • Muscle flap techniques for soleus, gastrocnemius, peroneus brevis flaps and others
  • Muscle flap stabilization with external fixation
  • General nerve application for the lower extremities


HexiPod/Lapiplasty Pre-Course - 3 CECH, $100
March 18, 2020
Highline Medical Center, Burien, WA


Course fee does not include hotel expenses.

Cedarbrook Lodge

Use code IFAF to access our low group rate of $205 (includes complimentary breakfast) (Go to Make a Reservation, click on Book Now, then Special Codes Put IFAF under Group Code along with the dates of stay and hit Check Availability) This special group rate is available until February 26, 2019

Course Fees

Tuition fees Before 2/20/20 After 2/19/20
DPM, MD: Thursday & Friday Lectures
$485 $585
DPM, MD: Lectures & Saturday Workshop
$1650 $1750
Resident/Fellows: Thursday & Friday Lectures $225 $325
Resident/Fellows: Lectures & Saturday Workshop
(limited availability)
$510 $610
Wednesday Pre-Course
$100 $150

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.

*Verification of status required
**Include a letter from program director confirming proof of status

Course Faculty


Byron Hutchinson, DPM
G. ‘Dock’ Dockery, DPM


Christopher Bibbo, DPM, DO
Michael Brage, MD
Alexander Cherkashin, MD
Craig Clifford, DPM
Coleman Clougherty, DPM
Matthew Endara, MD
Guido LaPorta, DPM
Vincent Mosca, MD
Zachary Ritter, DPM
Edgardo R. Rodriguez Collazo, DPM
Mikhail Samchukov, MD

Seattle Lower Extremity Surgery Symposium

2020 Seminars

33rd Annual Lake Tahoe Seminar

February 27-29, 2020

4th Annual SLESS

March 19-21, 2020

2020 Ankle Arthroscopy Course (April)

April 17-18, 2020

4th Sonoma Seminar

May 14-16, 2020

42nd Seattle Summer Seminar

June 25-27, 2020

Scotland 2020

August 1-8, 2020

2020 Ankle Arthroscopy Course (August)

August 21-22, 2020

26th Annual Las Vegas Seminar

September 10-12, 2020

2020 Total Ankle Lecture Course (TALC)

September 11-12, 2020

39th Annual Maui/Hawaii Seminar

October 17-24, 2020

2020 Ankle Arthroscopy Course (November)

November 13-14, 2020

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**Register for two seminars in 2020 and receive $100 off the second seminar's tuition.

PLEASE CONTACT IFAF BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE SECOND SEMINAR TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT. Does NOT apply to Residents, Retired/APMA Life Members or Military. Does NOT include SLESS/Arthroscopy Courses