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. Applications for participation are now being accepted.


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

1st Place - $500

2nd Place - $250

3rd Place - $125

Requirements and Procedures

Submitting your Submission

  1. Create a Profile by clicking on Login above and then click on New User? Click Here.
  2. Once you create your profile you can login anytime and click on Submissions to submit your Abstract Poster.
  3. You will be able to SAVE and CONTINUE (and you can log back in and complete your submission) or SAVE and SUBMIT to submit your submission (you will not be able to edit your submission once you submit it).

Original research, case study, retrospective or meta-analysis are all acceptable.

Important: Please review the following before you complete and submit your abstract. All submissions are limited to a total of no more than 300 words and must include:

  • Title: Try to keep title as concise as possible. Capitalize first letter of each major word
  • List of Authors:List primary author first, all other contributors should be included in order of their degree of contribution to the finished work, include degrees and affiliations for each
  • Category: Resident, Non Resident, or Sponsor
  • Aims/Objectives/Goal/Purpose: What does the research intend to demonstrate?
  • Materials and Methods: What methods and procedures were used to document and analyze your findings?
  • Results: Discuss the results of the study and analysis
  • Conclusions: Authors conclusions and opinions are presented in this section
  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 9, 2024.
  • Poster Image Deadline: Sunday, October 20, 2024.

The Lead Author for each abstract submission must be registered and must attend the Desert Foot 2023 Conference.

Suitable Topics

  • Limb salvage
  • Neurological and vascular disease affecting the lower extremity
  • Wound care issues
  • Evidence-based standards of wound care
  • Cost-effective foot care
  • Preventative foot care for at risk populations
  • Any other topic relating to primary treatment or treatment of complications pertaining to at risk wound care patients.


  • Abstract submissions are Due Due Wednesday, October 9, 2024 at Midnight
  • You can submit multiple abstracts
  • Abstracts will be judged by the Abstract Committee within a few days of submission and either Accepted, Rejected with Comments or Rejected
  • Judgment notices will be sent to participants via email immediately upon judgment
  • If rejected, abstracts may be revised and re-submitted
  • Once acceptance is received, participants should immediately Register for the Conference
  • Poster files should then be created and uploaded by Midnight, Saturday, October 20, 2024
  • Winners will be announced in the Lecture Hall prior to the PM Break on Thursday, October 31, 2024
  • *You must be present to win


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, October 9, 2024 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, October 20, 2024. 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.

Good Luck!