Wicked Good Conference: 2018 Annual AOFAS Meeting

Last month Dr. Grebing braved Red Sox territory to attend the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society’s annual conference. Each year foot and ankle specialists from all over the globe convene to share and discuss the latest technology and procedures, as well exchange ideas. This year Boston served as the historic, yet lively backdrop for the well-attended (more than 1,000!) convention.

Boston skyline
The 2018 annual AOFAS meeting was held in Boston.
2018 AOFAS Annual Conference in Boston
Photo courtesy of AOFAS.

The five-day event featured expert speakers covering topics ranging from trauma to reconstruction and everything in between. We could provide the complete list, but topics like “Radiographic Results of Nitinol Compression Staples for Hindfoot and Midfoot Arthrodeses” might bore you . . .

The conference also featured guest speaker, Dr. Jeremy DeSilva, an associate professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College. His speech, “The Evolution of the Human Foot,” was based on his research as a paleoanthropologist, focusing on the “locomotion of the first apes and early human ancestors,” per AOFAS. Dr. DeSilva’s bio goes on to say that “his expertise in the human foot and ankle has contributed to the understanding of the origins and evolution of upright walking in the human lineage.” Impressive, right?

Brett Grebing, MD
Dr. Brett Grebing is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the foot and ankle.

So what does all this mean for our patients? It means that our physicians are fully dedicated to their ongoing education. Our orthopedic surgeons always work towards improving themselves to benefit our patients. Dr. Grebing continually strives to stay up-to-date on the most current research pertaining to his profession, improve his process, apply the latest technologies and perform procedures to better his patients’ health. Don’t settle when it comes to your health and well-being. Always strive for the best!

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