2015 Goa Mid-Year Conference

The Parekh Family Foundation has been promoting physician education in the subspecialty of Foot & Ankle surgery in various parts of India. These courses are held twice a year, in the months of January and June. This mid-year course in June is aimed at delivering content in trauma of the foot and ankle, and commonly seen pathologies.

This will be a two-day meeting with emphasis on use interactive modules, case based education, surgical technique videos, hands on workshops, and small group or ‘fire-side’ sessions allowing informal engagement with faculty.

The 3rd mid-year meeting will be held on:

June 26 and 27, 2015 in Goa, India


Hotel Cidade de Goa, famous 5 Star Resort, Panaji, Goa

2015 Goa Agenda Overview

An overview of the the 2015 Goa Mid-Year Conference is below. Click a section to get more information.(Agenda is subject to change.)

Day 1 - Session 1 & 2

Session 1

  • Foot & ankle examination
  • Radiological signs & measurements in foot & ankle
  • How I read foot & ankle MRI?
  • Regional blocks & anaesthesia in foot & ankle
  • Discussion
Session 2
  • How I select approach for pilon fractures & fixation modalities for pilon fractures
  • Controversies in ankle fracture management
  • Calcaneal fracture: surgery v/s conservative care!?
  • Newer modalities of treatment for calcaneal fractures

E-Poster Guideline Submission

The Parekh Indo-US Foot and Ankle Course Program Committee would like to obtain disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest from faculty/presenters at the 2017 Annual Meeting. This disclosure information will be required to be part of the ePoster.

  1. Poster presentations will be shown for the entire meeting
  2. e-Posters presentations are limited to no more than 12 PowerPoint® slides.
  3. Applications must be submitted by April 1st, 2015 to be eligible for review by the committee. Acceptance notifications will be emailed by May 1st, 2015.plications must be submitted by June 1st, 2016 to be eligible for review by the committee. Acceptance notifications will be emailed by June 15th, 2016.
  4. If your poster is accepted, you MUST register for the meeting.
  5. Your submission must include:
    • Title
    • Abstract
    • Content
    • 1 to 5 keywords
    • List of all authors (Additional authors may not be added after acceptance.)
  6. Email all abstracts for consideration (with all parts listed in step #5) to: fmer001@gmail.com

Day 1 - Session 3 & 4

Session 3

  • Talus fractures: management tips
  • Lisfranc injuries - approach & management
  • Crushed foot: how I approach & management principles
Session 4
  • Acute Achilles rupture: controversy in treatment
  • Unresolved ankle sprain
  • Neglected ankle fracture
  • Peroneal tendon injuries

Day 2 - Session 7 & 8

Session 7

  • Tendoachilles tendinopathies
  • Plantar heel pain: approach & management algorithm
  • Chronic Achilles rupture: approach & management
  • AAFD stage 1 & stage 2: approach & management
  • AAFD: stage 3 & stage 4 : approach & management
Session 8
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Subtalar arthritis
  • Midfoot arthritis
  • TTC fusion

Day 2 - Session 9

  • How I select my operative procedure for hallux valgus
  • Differential diagnosis of metatrsalgia
  • Lesser toe deformities: diagnosis & management
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome & morton’s neuroma: diagnosis & treatment
  • Diabetic foot
  • Principles of management of: Foot & ankle deformity correction, Amputations, Tendon transfers, Osteotomies
  • Closure

Day 2 - Session 5 & 6

Session 5

  • Demonstration of foot & ankle examination
Session 6
  • Midfoot fractures: approach & management
  • 5th metatarsal fractures: whom do we need to fix? How?
  • Fractures in diabetics
  • Calcaneal malunion: approach & management

Hotel Accommodations

The preferred hotels for the conference are:

Hotel Cidade de Goa, famous 5 Star Resort, Panaji, Goa

2015 Indore Sponsors


Parekh Family Foundation

Conference Faculty

International Patron

Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

National Course Chair

Rajiv S. Shah, MBBS

Local Course Chairman

Mahendra Kudchadkar, MBBS

International Course Chair

Ashish Shah, MD Jitendra Mangwani, MBBS


Jason S. Ahuero, MD


Pradeep Monoot

Nikesh Shah, MBBS

Wilfred Dsa

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Visual Dubhashi

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Zelio DMello

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Sampat Dumbre Patil

Balvinder Rana


Kartik Hariharan, MBBS

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