2022 International MIFAS Cadaver Lab Workshop

The Core Techniques of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Date: July 15-16, 2022
Location: OLC Education & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL
Extremely Limited Seats: 70 Attendees

2-Days Exclusive MIS Surgical Skill-Up Opportunity
 (Minimum of 12 CE Credits)

Teaching Faculty

Learn from the leading experts of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery drawn from around the world.

Focusing on Core
Foundation Skills

Get direct and immediate feedback from the experts of minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery.

True Hands-On
Opportunity to Practice

Guarantees you own cadaver leg specimen to maximize your learning experience.

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Here's What You'll Learn

In this premier cadaver lab workshop, you will learn and practice hands-on skills of core foundation in minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery procedures.


  • The INTERNATIONAL MIFAS Cadaver Lab Workshop has invited the world leaders in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, to participate and teach core MIFAS procedures and protocols.
  • The aim of the workshop is to provide premier hands-on learning opportunity for core foundation skills in MIFAS (Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery).  
  • The course will provide a complete overview of the evaluation, and surgical correction focusing on percutaneous minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery techniques.
  • ​Integration with expertise from outstanding national and international faculty will be presented to strengthen the learning experience.


  • Describe normal and pathologic foot & ankle deformities.
  • Describe and perform a physical exam, radiographic analysis, and then determine and identify non-operative and operative treatment plans.  
  • Describe and perform minimally invasive surgical techniques for correcting deformities including, but not limited to, the following: exostosis, hammer toes, bunions, tailor’s bunions, lesser metatarsal deformities, tendon balancing issues, and rearfoot conditions.
  • Entire teaching faculty will instruct you in hands-on techniques with cadavers that you can take to your practice and expand your armamentarium of knowledge and treatments.

Teaching Faculty

Internationally Recognized Multi-Discipline Faculty

Stephen Isham, MD DPM

Head Instructor

Dr. Isham has devoted his career not only to practicing the minimal invasive techniques, but also as Professor of Surgery to teach these procedures at home and abroad. His influence is prominent in many Central American, South American, European and Asian countries. He has pioneered and published articles on many of the minimally invasive surgical procedures currently in use, and several of these techniques bear his name. He has received numerous honors worldwide for his work in this field.

Borys Markewych, DPM

Dr. Markewych is currently Executive Director and was the president at AMIFAS (Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery) in the past. He has dedicated his career in performing and teaching minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery over 30 years. He currently operates private practices as a President and Director of South Hill Foot & Ankle Center in Spokane, WA.

Mario Juanto, MD

Dr. Juanto is the current president of the MIS study group, GIAMIS (Grupo Iberoamericano de Cirugia MIS).  He is a dedicated orthopedic surgeon with 35 years of experience in the orthopedic surgery. He is proficient in treating neurological patients, musculoskeletal diseases and feet deformities conditions. He has been educating other colleagues in minimally invasive surgery of foot deformities.

Victor Horsley, DPM

Dr. Victor Horsley, DPM Past President of AMIFAS and currently chairs the upcoming cadaver lab in February. He graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1982 and has been very active in MIS. Victor was appointed in 2017 as an MIS instructor and cadaver lab instructor at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. 

Dr. Horsley is fully retired from private practice where he was licensed in 5 states (Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Colorado) and currently resides in Nassau, Bahamas. He is still very active as a consultant for Foot and Ankle International on Deans Lane at Fort Charlotte. Their goal is to prevent diabetic amputations in the Caribbean.

Carmen Naranjo Ruiz, DP

Podiatrist, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Professor at Universidad Catolica de Valencia teaching minimally invasive surgery in the PhD Degree in Minimally Invasive surgery of the foot and ankle. She is Associate professor AMIFAS. Speaker lectures about Minimally Invasive foot surgery in Spain and Europe. Co-author in several chapters in Foot Surgery.

Sheldon Nadal, DPM

Dr. Nadal first witnessed minimally invasive foot surgery when he visited Dr Abram Plon, one of the pioneers of MIS, In Philadelphia, more than 35 years ago. He has since performed 1000’s of MIS procedures in his Toronto, Canada office and has lectured on MIS at conferences in North America and Europe. He has contributed chapters on minimally invasive bunion surgery in three surgical textbooks and enjoys learning about MIS as much as he does teaching other surgeons. 

Hartley Miltchin, DPM

Hartley Miltchin DPM is a graduate of the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He has practiced Minimally Invasive procedures, exclusively, for 37 years. He is very passionate about MIS and enjoys sharing his extensive clinical experience. He is Past President of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association, Past Executive Director of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association and is board certified in a number of specialties. Dr. Miltchin still currently practices in Toronto Canada.

Orlando E. Núñez, MD DPM

Dr. Nunez is Associate Professor and Fellow of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery and teaches at cadaver lab seminars. He co-authored chapters in different Orthopedic texts on minimally invasive surgical techniques the Foot and Ankle. He currently practices in Coeur d’Alene, ID. He also practices in Cartagena, Columbia.

J. Monroe Laborde, MD

Dr. Laborde practices Orthopaedic Surgery at Touro infirmary and is director of foot surgery at LSUHSC. Dr. Laborde is on the Board of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery. He has had teaching appointments in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at Tulane & Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at LSUHSC.

He has over 50 publications on arthritis, spinal problems, biomechanics, chronic pain and foot problems, which have been cited by other authors over 250 times. Seven of his publications were the first publications about various aspects of treatment. He helped developed successful treatments for diabetic foot problems which could potentially prevent up to 1 million amputations a year worldwide.

Robert Parker, DPM

Dr. Robert G Parker, a native Houstonian practicing in Houston, Texas, graduated from the Ohio College of of Podiatric Medicine (currently Kent State University). He was the first board-certified podiatric surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Houston. 
Dr. Parker is a faculty instructor of the advanced and fundamental Didactic and Cadaver courses for the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. He served as 2013 President and is Founding Member, Fellow, Association of Extremity of Nerve Surgeons; 2016 Recipient of the Joules Tinel, MD, Scientific Award from AENS; Diplomate, Served 13 years as Examiner, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery; Diplomate, American Board of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgeons; Fellow, Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgeons; Cofounder, Harris County Podiatric Foot and Ankle Residency Program. 

Lawerence Kales, DPM

Dr LAwrence Kales is originally from Brooklyn New York. He attended SUNY Stony Brook and the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Coney Island Hospital. He is proud to be performing MIFAS for almost 40 years in Hudson Florida and is a Fellow of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery. Dr Kales is Board Certified by the American Board of Ambulatory Foot Surgery (ABFAS), American Board of Medical Specialties in Podiatry both in Foot and Anke Surgery and Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery, as well as the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery. He is the proud father of 4 daughters who are successful practicing MD, JD, DMD, and Finance.

Timothy Shea, DPM

Dr. Timothy P. Shea is a board-certified podiatric foot and ankle specialist with a practice in Concord, California. He is currently the only podiatric surgeon certified in Minimal Invasive Foot Surgery by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry in Northern California. His expertise and clinical interests include minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, the development of the “California Treatment” program for foot and ankle injuries, and providing the latest non-surgical techniques and modalities for chronic foot and ankle pain.
He serves as Chief of Podiatric Surgery at John Muir Hospital in Concord, a clinical adjunct associate professor at California School of Podiatric Medicine of Samuel Merritt University, and serves as a medical examiner for the Board of Podiatric medicine of California.

Helene Nguyen, DPM

Dr. Helene Nguyen is the Founder and Owner of Feet ‘N Beyond of New Jersey. She grew up in Chicago and completed her podiatric medical studies and surgical trainings in NYC area.  She started her podiatric career as Wound Care Medical Director with Limb Salvage focused multidisciplinary team.  She currently practices in New Jersey.  She has adopted Minimally Invasive techniques through MIFAS Accelerator program.  In the last three years, she dedicated her time to structure her practice to total office-based MIS practice. 

(* Preliminary Lineup - Speakers are subject to change.

Special Guest Speakers

Sev Hrywnak, MD, DPM

Dr. Severko Hrywnak is a successful physician- businessman who has developed multi-million dollar commercial, residential, and medical complexes in the Chicago area. He is currently the president and CEO of The SEV Group, Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center, Elmwood Park Immediate Health Care Centers and VIP Surgery Chicago. Dr. Hrywnak has lectured extensively in the United States and Canada on topics ranging from Medicine, Law, Technology and the future of healthcare. He has authored review books in Internal Medicine.

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Organizer of The Event


Chair / Organizer of The Event

Dr. Ahn practices minimally invasive foot & ankle surgeries at his practice, and also lectures at various conferences. International MIFAS Cadaver Lab Workshop is created because his passion is to promote and to increase awareness of minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Ahn is a fellow and an assistant professor at AMIFAS (Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery).

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Event Agenda

July 15-16, 2022

Main Event Agenda
Didactic Lectures - July 15, 2022

* This is a preliminary schedule and it may be changed or adjusted.


8:00am – 9:00am     Registration & Breakfast

9:00am – 10:10am     Special Presentation (Non-CE): "State of Union: What Podiatrists need to do right now to thrive in their practices" - Dr. TJ Ahn

10:10am – 10:20am      Exhibitor break

10:20am –  10:30am    Opening Remarks - Dr. TJ Ahn/ Dr. Stephen Isham

10:30am – 11:00am      Examples of Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery of Various Foot Pathologies - Dr. Borys Markewych

11:00am – 11:20am       Minimally Invasive Foot Exostectomy procedure  – Dr. Borys Markewych

11:20am – 11:50am        MIS hammertoe Procedure - Dr. Carmen Naranjo

11:50am – 12:20pm       Lesser Metatarsal Osteotomy - Dr. Orlando Nunez       

12:20pm – 12:30pm       Panel Discussion

12:30pm – 1:30pm        Lunch


1:30pm – 2:00pm         Reverdin-Isham Bunionectomy – Dr. Stephen Isham

2:00pm – 2:30pm         MIS treatment (cheilectomy) of hallux rigidus - Dr. Victor Horsley

2:30pm – 3:00 pm        Pearls of MIS osteotomy for bunion deformity - Dr. Hartley Miltchin

3:00pm – 3:30 pm.      Minimally Invasive Osteotomy of Tailor's Bunion Deformity - Dr. Stephen Isham

3:30pm – 3:45pm        Panel Discussion    

3:45pm – 4:00pm         Exhibitor Break 

4:00pm - 4:45pm          Tendon Balancing for Foot Pain & Foot Wounds - Dr. J. Monroe Laborde

4:45pm – 5:15 pm        Minimally Invasive Juxtamalleolar Aspiration Lipectomy - Dr. Robert Parker

5:15pm – 5:45 pm         Complications of MIS – Dr. Carmen Naranjo Ruiz
5:45pm – 6:15pm          Intermedullary Metatarsal Decompression MIS Procedure  - Dr. Lawrence Kales

6:15pm – 6:30pm          Panel Discussion

Cadaver Lab Workshop - July 16, 2022


7:30am – 7:50am      Breakfast

7:50am – 8:00am     Preparation for Cadaver Lab

8:00am – 9:00am    Sawbone workshop for MIS procedures (Dr. Stephen Isham)

9:00am – 9:45am   Exostectomy & hammertoe procedures (Dr. Stephen Isham)

9:45am – 10:20am    Lesser metatarsal & Tailor’s bunion procedures (Dr. Stephen Isham)

10:20am – 10:40am  Exhibitor Break

10:40am – 12:00pm  Distal Osteotomy of 1st Metatarsal MIS procedures (Dr. Stephen Isham)

12:00pm – 1:00pm    Lunch, raffle, and Group Photo Shoot


1:00pm – 2:00pm     Tendon balancing foot procedures (Dr. James Laborde)

2:00pm – 2:45pm     Base Osteotomy of 1st Metatarsal MIS procedures (Dr. Carmen Naranjo)

2:45pm – 3:30pm     External Bandaging - Dr. Borys Markewych

3:30pm- 4:30pm      Rear Foot MIS procedures (Dr. Stephen Isham, Dr. Borys Markewych)

4:30pm - 5:00pm     Panel Discussion regarding cadaver lab procedures

 “This certifies the registration and attendance of the International MIFAS Cadaver Lab Workshop sponsored by the Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Foundation. The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Foundation is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Foundation has approved this activity for a maximum of 14.25 continuing education contact hours.” 

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Hotels, Registration, and Other Information


Air Travel Arrangements:  Please fly into O'Hare International Airport (ORD). O’Hare International Airport is 5-10 minutes from the OLC Education and Conference Center.


SPECIAL GROUP RATE:  $119 per night.  Click here to reserve your room.
9480 W. Higgins Rd.
Rosemont, IL  60018
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* Room Block cutoff date is June 17th, 2022.
Only limited number of rooms are available and group pricing is not available after June 17th.

* There are many other hotels around the event venue and all of them are minutes from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). However, there are other events in the area at this time. Please click the link below and reserve your hotel room as soon as possible.

Event Location

OLC Education and Conference Center
9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100
Rosemont, IL 60018-4975

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Registration Fees

(Cutline is May 15, 2021)
Early Bird Pricing                until April 30th, 2022               $2,195
Regular Pricing                   From May 1st, 2022                   $2,495

Cancelation / Refund Policy

A written request to cancel must be received by TJ Ahn Coaching & Consulting LLC prior to May 16th, 2022. The registration fee, minus a $350 processing fee, will be refunded following the conference. No refunds will be made after 11:59:59pm May 15th, 2022.

Registration Hours

Friday, July 15th, 2022         8:00am - 9:00am

Complimentary Meals

Complimentary breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday.


No person shall be denied registration or participation in any continuing education program provided by this association for reasons of race, religion, sex, national origin or physical ability. This program is ADA compliant. Please notify our staff when registering if you require special accommodation for training or attendance at 312-380-2288.

CE Hours

Registration and payment does not automatically result in the issuance of any CE credit. To verify attendance, attendees will sign in at each session. The signature form attests that you have attended the program for the number of CE awarded. These forms are required to receive the Certificate of Attendance.

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