2017 Iowa Podiatric Medical Society Heartland Foot and Ankle Conference

Wednesday, October 4 - Saturday, October 7, 2017

This year’s conference will be held October 4-7, 2017 at the Des Moines Downtown Marriott. Attendees will have the option of attending a variety of sessions and workshops tailored to doctors, nurses, and assistants. An outstanding Exhibit Hall is featured with exhibitors demonstrating the latest in podiatric supplies and services. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with podiatrists, exhibitors, and sponsors!

Registration Information


Doctor CME Credit Information

Nursing CEU Information

Exhibit/Sponsor Information

Poster Information

Contact Us


Registration for the 2017 Heartland Foot and Ankle Conference is OPEN!  Use either the online registration or the appropriate PDF links below to register today. If you choose to fill out a PDF brochure, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send to our mailing address: 6919 Vista Drive in West Des Moines, IA 50266.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 22, 2017

IPMS President Mindi Dayton invites you to attend the Heartland meeting:


Online Registration

Conference Schedule

Conference Brochure

PDF Registration Forms


Dr. Jeff Lehrman is excited to speak to assistants during Track A at the conference:



The Site of the 2017 Heartland Foot and Ankle Conference is the Des Moines Downtown Marriott. Rooms are being held for October 4-7, 2017. The cutoff date for the group rate was September 13, 2017 and there are no longer rooms available in the IPMS room block. Call 515.245.5500 to make reservations.



Doctor CME Credit Information

CME Credits will be awarded for Iowa DPMs as follows throughout the conference:

  • Wednesday (2:00 - 8:20pm) will provide 5.25 CME credits.
  • Thursday (8:00am - 6:30pm) will provide 7.75 CME credits.
  • Attendance at the workshop Thursday morning (7:00-8:00am) will provide 1.0 CME credit.
  • Friday (8:00am - 6:00pm will provide 7.5 credit CME credits.
  • Attendance at the workshop Friday morning (7:00 - 8:00am) will provide 1.0 CME credit.
  • Saturday (8:00am - 12:00pm) will provide 4.0 CME credit.
  • The maximum CME credits awarded for attendance at this conference is 26.5

CME credits for Nebraska and Minnesota have both been APPROVED. Doctors from other states may submit a copy of the program and certificate of completion to the appropriate state agency for individual approval of CME credits. If you need additional conference information for approval, please contact the IPMS office at 515-282-8192.



Nursing CEU Information

The target audience for this activity includes nurses and others who work with patients experiencing foot and ankle ailments and diseases, as well as diabetic and wound care patients. Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for a maximum of 11.5 continuing education contact hour(s). 5.0 CE contact hours on October 5, and 6.5 CE contact hours on October 6. Learners must attend the entire day and no partial credit awarded.

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.



Interested in Being a Sponsor or Exhibiting?

The Heartland Conference has exhibit space available to those interested in meeting with Podiatric Doctors and their Assistants. We'll schedule dedicated break time to get you face-to-face with providers in your area! There are also various sponsorship opportunities available. To learn more, visit our Online Exhibitor Registration and Sponsor Information Page. Exhibitor registration is open now until Friday, September 15, 2017

 Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

Exhibitor and Sponsor Online Registration



Heartland Poster Competition

The Iowa Podiatric Medical Society (IPMS), in conjunction with the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS), is hosting the Heartland Poster Competition at the Heartland Foot & Ankle Conference, October 4-7, 2017!

The Heartland Poster Competition hopes to increase the level of awareness regarding podiatric research on both a regional and national scale. Researchers will have the opportunity to submit research posters to the conference to be displayed throughout the week. There will be two categories for judging: General Submissions and Student Submissions.

The winner of the Student Submission category of the Heartland Poster Competition will receive up to $500 from IPMS to help defray the costs of attending the 2018 APMA National Meeting. This requires submission and acceptance of the winning poster for presentation at the APMA National Meeting.

PDF Application



Contact Us

Questions or concerns? Contact us at the IPMS office. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our office today at 515-282-8192. IPMS is open 8:00AM - 5:00PM CST Monday - Friday.


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