Abstract Poster Competition

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Desert Foot is pleased to present an Abstract Poster Competition, in order to create a forum for the sharing of original research work performed in the field of podiatry and wound care. All registered attendees to Desert Foot are welcomed to participate as Lead Authors.

2023 Abstract/Poster Submissions

Resident Category
Non-Resident Category
Sponsor Category
Francis Derk, DPM, DABPM, FACPM, United States Navy: CAPT, Medical Officer
Francis Derk, DPM, DABPM, FACPM, United States Navy: CAPT, Medical Officer


Recognition Award Certificates for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Place will be received during the award ceremony in main lecture hall.

1st Place - $500

2nd Place - $250

3rd Place - $125

4th Place - $100

5th Place - $50



All Lead Author Poster Presenters must be registered for the meeting and must attend. If you have not already done so, please register. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a committee chosen by the Desert Foot Chairmen.
This year's committee includes:
Charles Andersen, MD - Chairman
Mario Ponticello, DPM
Evelyn Heigh-Rosen, DPM
Arthur Tallis, DPM

Evaluation Criteria

  • Scientific Method: Are the methods appropriate for the type of study? Are the statistics or comparisons meaningful to the outcomes?
  • Perceived Importance: Do the results or presentation have any meaning to everyday practice? Do the results suggest a change in practice policies? Are the results preliminary requiring further investigation?
  • Innovation: Is the study new or different? Does it offer a different or new perspective?
  • Evidence Level: What level of evidence does this study/presentation represent? Is it high enough to consider using in patient care? Does it require further investigation before using in patient care?

Poster Preparations

Print posters to a maximum size of 4 feet by 8 feet, which is the outside dimensions of the standard 4’ x 8’ poster boards. Push pins will be provided.

Uploading Poster PDF Files

Please submit PDF files of your posters (after you are notified that your submission is ACCEPTED) by Midnight, Wednesday, November 22, 2023 so that we can publish them on the Desert Foot website for attendees. Posters posted online on the Desert Foot website get indexed by Google and receive widespread viewership.

The Poster PDF submission deadline is Midnight, Saturday, December 2. Poster PDFs received after this deadline may not be posted online.

Onsite Information

Please check in at the Desert Foot Registration Desk upon arrival. They will help you with any questions and direct you to where to hang your posters. The posters can be no larger than 4' x 8', which is the outside dimensions of the Poster Board frames. All Abstracts and/or Posters will technically become the property of PRESENT-e-Learning Systems. If you wish to take your poster home with you, please let us know.

The FedEx Office, located in the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel, is offering a special price to Attendees to print their posters. You can email your file to [email protected] and let them know you are with the Desert Foot Conference.
Prices are as follows:
3’ x 4’ = $72 + tax
4’ x 8’ = $176 + tax

Good Luck!