"Loved the conference location & information. Complications session was great. Need more like this. Interesting topics. Very good overall conference!"

—John T., NE

Due to COVID-19, the Sonoma Seminar will now be online.

4th Sonoma ONLINE Seminar

May 15-16, 2020

Up to 20.0 CECH

Due to COVID-19 we have moved the Sonoma Seminar ONLINE. Join us online for the same great meeting you've come to expect from IFAF, with a stellar faculty of leading podiatric physicians and surgeons! We will be covering the following treatment and surgery protocols:

  • Management of midfoot deformities and surgical fusions.
  • Recognition and treatment of iatrogenic forefoot complications
  • Understanding the challenges of infections in foot and ankle practice and the role of vitamin D deficiency.
  • Management of non-unions and foot & ankle fractures.
  • Understanding ankle arthritis techniques for improved outcomes in transmetatarsal amputations.
  • Treating fusions of the first ray with current evidence based medicine regarding treatments of infections.
  • Reveiw of calcaneal osteotomies and practical approaches to OCD lesions of the talus.
  • Understanding the Opioid Crisis and the practice of Medicine Ethics today.
  • Understanding plastic surgery techniques for wound closure.
  • Comparison of current bunionectomy procedures and hallux valgus complications.
  • Knowledge of specialized areas of podiatric medicine and surgery, dermatology and diagnostic imaging.
  • Understanding lower extremity biomechanics and learn about the many silver linings that emerged from the current pandemic.


Thomas J. Chang, DPM:

A Closer Look at Midfoot Fusions
Latrogenic Forefoot Deformities

Jeffrey C. Christensen, DPM:

Challenges of Obesity in Foot & Ankle Practice
Understanding Ankle Arthritis
Biomechanics of Calcaneal Osteotomies

Mary E. Crawford, DPM:

The Opioid Crisis
Medical Ethics
Plastic Surgery Techniques for Wound Closure

Alan Discont, DPM:

Integrative Organic Considerations for Venous Disease
Integrative Organic Considerations for Osteopenia/Osteoporosis

Dock Dockery, DPM:

Pediatric Dermatology

Edward S. Glaser, DPM:

Postural Foot Biomechanics: Improving Function

Daniel J. Hatch, DPM:

Complications of Foot & Ankle Surgery: Non-unions
HAV Complications
Vitamin D Deficiency

Rem Jackson, BA:

Silver Linings Playbook

Guido LaPorta, DPM:

Talectomy with Tibial-Calcaneal Fusion
Case Presentations: Some Good – Some Bad!

Stephen Mariash, DPM:

Scarf Bunionectomy: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Transmetatarsal Amputations
Postoperative Nausea & Vomiting-Update

Stephen Schroeder, DPM:

Stress Fractures of Foot & Ankle
Posterior Impingement Syndrome: Diagnosis & Treatment
Peroneal Tendon Pathology

John M. Schuberth, DPM:

How Far Can You Push a Distal Osteotomy for HAV?
The Spectrum of Posterior Heel Pathology
Practical Approach to OCD Lesions of the Talus

Christopher Segler, DPM:

How the Standard of Care Leaves Athletes Behind
Potential Complications of Returning Athletes Back to Activity


*Verification of status required
**Include a letter from program director confirming proof of status
*** Completely retired from practice and have reached the age of 65

Meetings Scheduled

Friday & Saturday, 5/15-16:
8:00am-7:00pm PDT


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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