7 Reasons You CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS the 2019 Spring Conference!

It’s hard to believe it, but the 2019 AAPPM Spring Conference is less than a month away!

If you’re still on the fence about signing up for this amazing meeting, understand that seating is limited, so don’t take too long making up your mind!

And trust us, this is one conference you really don’t want to miss. Here are seven reasons why you really, REALLY don’t want to get left out this spring:

Unprecedented Opportunity for Genuine Collaboration and Mentorship

Where else can you find a group of podiatrists, of this size and scale, sharing their practice management secrets with other podiatrists?

NOWHERE, that’s where.

See, they don’t call us “the friendliest group in podiatry” for nothing. Each and every one of our members, speakers, board members, and partners is invested in each other’s success. We want to see everyone succeed—and we believe that everyone can.

And the upcoming conference is absolutely packed with opportunities for genuine collaboration—facilitated roundtables, interactive workshops, and even informal conversations at breakfast over the biggest “pearls” you took away from the conference.

NO SUCCESSFUL PERSON HAS EVER BECOME SUCCESSFUL BY GOING AT IT ALONE. Even the most famous and successful individuals had people in their corner helping them along the way—mentors, writers, mastermind groups, etc.

You don’t have to do it alone, either.

Face Time with the Experts

AAPPM conferences bring together leading minds in podiatry, practice management, marketing, law, software development—all the “spheres” critical for your success.

Where else can you find such an amazing collection of thought leaders discussing team building strategies, how to attract and hire the right employees, digital marketing mastery, how to improve patient satisfaction, risk management, and so much more?

Same as before: NOWHERE.

And they’re not only leading our workshops and sessions—they’re available for FREE 30-minute consultations with conference attendees, too!

Say what?

Yup—if you want to pick the brains of any of our consultant partners, just shoot them a message ahead of time to book a time slot. (Reservations are obviously limited and first-come, first-serve, so make sure you act fast!).

Bring your toughest questions and get specific, focused advice for your practice needs.

Comprehensive Training for Your ENTIRE Team

If you want to be successful, it’s not enough to have great doctors—you need to continue to invest in education and training for your entire team.


No other organization in podiatry provides such comprehensive education to all members of the podiatric team—doctors, managers, MAs, marketers—than the AAPPM does at its conferences.

Consider this:

While the doctor is attending a roundtable session on best practices for patient care, your medical assistant might be participating in a hands-on AFO workshop, and your executive manager is getting first-hand advice from a legal expert on the most common risks and challenges facing podiatry practices.

Of course, you’ll all come back together for general sessions to keep the team on the same page and give each team member a chance to share their top takeaways.

Stay Up to Date

As any medical professional knows, things change every year—billing, coding, legal regulations, insurance, and so much more. Failure to stay current with these changes can put your practice at risk but we understand that keeping up with them can be a full-time job in itself!

Fortunately, you have AAPPM experts around to make sure you get all the critical updates and information you need.

This spring’s conference will be covering CPT changes in 2019, reviewing proper ICD-10 and CPT-4 codes, discussing the “biggest mistakes” in coding, “tips from the trenches” strategies for protecting your practice against emerging legal and compliance risks … you get the idea.

In short, our team of experts knows this stuff inside and out, so you can stay ahead of the curve when it comes to emerging developments and challenges.

Rack Up Those Continuing Education Hours

The AAPPM is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education, and our spring conference is a great opportunity for podiatrists and their staff to accrue those critical credits.

How great an opportunity? Our spring conference has been qualified for:

  • 5 continuing contact hours for DPMs.
  • 5 CE credits for executive office managers looking to maintain their CMOM-POD certification.
  • 14 PMAC CE credits for medical assistants.

A Chance to Win Big

The AAPPM will be giving away cool prizes to a few lucky conference attendees, generously provided by some of our corporate partners! You might be one of the happy few to go home with:

  • A FREE registration to the Top Practices Summit in San Antonio this September, so you can get the coaching, training, and insight you need.
  • A FREE website from VMD Services, so you can supercharge your online marketing and attract more patients who need your help.
  • A FREE Apple Watch from Weave, so you can marvel at how much time you’re saving and actually go home when the display reads 5:00.

Of course, this is on top of discounts and special offers already provided to all conference attendees by many of our corporate partners. So, everyone can go home a winner!

Major Practice Growth

This is really what it’s all about, isn’t it?

While we can’t put a specific dollar amount on the value of attending this conference—that’s on you—we can tell you that active AAPPM members earn over 20% more than non-members, according to a survey by Podiatry Management. Regularly attending AAPPM conferences is a major driver of this success.

Bottom line? No matter where you are right now in your professional career, attending the AAPPM conference is the best way to take it to the next level and achieve your personal and professional goals—whatever they may be.

Again, seating is limited, so make sure you sign up today!

All the best,

The AAPPM Team