Seattle Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium (SLESS)

Thursday-Friday, March 18-19; Virtual Online Lectures
Saturday, March 20; Hands-On Cadaveric Skills Lab--CHI Franciscan/St. Anne Hospital, Burien, WA

Up to 17 CECH available for Virtual Lectures
Up to 8 CECH available for Hands-On Skills Lab

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

—Lee W., NV

Join us for the 2021 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. The 2-day lecture portion (March 18-19) will be held virtually online in a webinar format. The 3rd day hands-on surgical cadaver labs (March 20) will be held in person at CHI Franciscan/St. Anne Hospital in Burien (just minutes from SeaTac Airport) and is limited to the first 30 registrants.

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

Course Fees

Tuition fees Before 2/19/21 After 2/18/21
2-Day Virtual Lectures (Physicians and Residents/Fellows) $320 $420
2-Day Virtual Lectures plus Surgical Skills Lab (Physicians and Residents/Fellows) $1450 $1550


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.

Discounted Lodging is available at Cedarbrook Lodge, conveniently located just minutes from SeaTac Airport at 8525 36th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98188, Phone: 206.901.9268. Contact them directly for reservations and Make sure to mention IFAF for the discounted group rate.

*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

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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