2011 Michigan Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Course to Be Held on Friday September 30th, at the University of Michigan Student Union, Grand Ballroom

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Come join your colleagues for a day of education and camaraderie and discuss the Current State of the Art in Foot and Ankle Diagnosis and Treatment.

The Michigan Foot and Ankle Course is happy to celebrate it's 11th Year with this year’s course on Friday September 30th at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The program will again be held at the historic Michigan Union on the campus of the University of Michigan. This venue has proven to be a participant favorite over the years and serves as a great educational and social environment. This course has historically been one of the best attended at the University of Michigan, and this year promises to be even better.

This years event organizer of the Michigan Foot and Ankle course, BESPA Inc., is proud to announce that Dr. Sigvard T. Hansen, MD, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Hansen is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. His international reputation as an innovator, teacher, and clinician is unparalleled. The event is excited to have him on board for this year’s event. In addition to Dr. Hansen the panel will consist of these renowned surgeons, Dr. John Anderson, Dr. Donald Bohay, Dr. James Holmes, Dr. Todd Irwin, Dr. Paul Fortin, Dr. Bobby Meehan, Dr. Steve Haddad , Dr.Terry Philbin, and Dr. Brian Saab. Interactive lectures will be presented by the speakers on the current state of the art techniques on foot and ankle diagnosis and treatment.

This course is designed for the trauma and foot and ankle surgeon along with the general orthopedists. The course will encompass presentations on the latest technological advances and clinical management of trauma to the foot and ankle, internal and external fixation devices and various other foot deformities.The course will continue its rich tradition of cutting edge topics discussed by regional, national, and international experts. This year will include even more case-based discussions, illuminating controversial topics while clarifying our current understanding common foot and ankle maladies. Participants will take home “pearls of wisdom” from the experts. The course format consists of case discussions, lectures, and an interactive panel in question and answer sessions.

This course has been sponsored for the last 10 years by the University. However, this year because of policies instituted by the University Medical Center, UM cannot host an event with industry support, so this year the event will continue its legacy by being hosted by BESPA. The eleventh year will continue to be a success because of this new relationship with BESPA which will allow the event a more versatile platform in sponsorship programs and expanded floor layouts for sponsors.

Confirm this date now. Registration is now open for attendees and sponsors by e-mail to


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