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Acumed Fall Lower Extremity Surgical Skills Course – September 22

National Bioskills Laboratories

435 Forbes Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94080


This one day panel based course provides opportunities to hear key opinion leaders examine the latest advancements and trends in orthopaedics. The clinical x-ray review forum encourages open dialogue to discuss tips, pearls and best-practices. Each cadaveric lab session allows attendees to compare different fixation options for common foot and ankle injuries.

Target Audience

The course content is relevant to lower extremity specialists,  traumatologists, generalists, as well as DPMs with at least 3 years of practice.


Foot and Ankle

Participants will learn the latest in the treatment options for lower extremity foot and ankle. Presenters will cover foot and ankle fractures and ORIF treatments

Workshop Sessions

Participants will gain practical hands-on experience with a cadaver covering suggested treatment options for these challenging indications.

  • Ankle Fractures
  • Applications for Jones Fractures
  • Calcaneus Fractures
  • Fibula Fracture treatments


  • Friday September 21, Evening arrival at the Hotel
  • Saturday September 22, Lectures and Lab Workshops

Course Chairman

Nicholas Abidi, MD

Dr. Nicholas Abidi completed his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, during which time he also completed a Howard Hughes Fellowship in Molecular Biology at the National Institute of Health. He completed his residency training was at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.  After his fellowship training, Dr Abidi returned to Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the renowned Rothman Institute from 1997 through 2000. During this time, he was director of medical education instructing medical students and training orthopaedic residents. He continues educating physicians at national meetings and is active on national committees, including the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Dr. Abidi also is editor of many peer-reviewed orthopaedic surgery publications.

Course Faculty

Richard Marks, MD, FACS

Dr. Richard Marks is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and is the Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of South Alabama. He received his undergraduate degree at Haverford College and his doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College in Pennsylvania. He then completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He followed this with a one year fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. His clinical interests include sports injuries of the foot and ankle, trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction of the foot and ankle as well as forefoot reconstruction and the surgical management of diabetic and rheumatoid foot and ankle disorders.