Seattle Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium (SLESS)

March 2-3, 2018
Highline Medical Center
Up to 16 CECH

Join us for the 2nd Annual Seattle Lower Extremity Surgery 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. 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
  • 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

Course Fees

Day 1 - Lectures Only:
Physicians/Fellows - $200 ($300 after 2/2/2018)
Residents Complimentary**
Up to 8 CME
Cadaver Skills Workshop limited to the first 20 registrants!

Days 1 and 2 - Lectures and Cadaver Skills Workshop:
Physicians/Fellows - $1,250 ($1,350 after 2/2/2018)
Up to 16 CME
Sorry, Cadaver Skills Workshop is SOLD OUT!



Course Downloadable Registration Form click here
Course Preliminary Schedule click here
Course Brochure click here


Course fee does not include hotel expenses.

Cedarbrook Lodge


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
William Grant, DPM
Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Sentara Hospitals, Bon Secours DePaul Hospital
Norfolk, Virginia
Guido LaPorta, DPM
Chief, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Geisinger-Community Medical Center
Scranton, PA
John Mancoll, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Virginia Beach, VA
Mark Myerson, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Mercy Medical Center
Baltimore, MD
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
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
**with a letter from Director. Lectures Only. Workshops not available to Residents.