Andrew Schneider, DPM
When I arrive to a meeting, I look forward to takeaways that I can implement immediately in my practice.
This can be a new technology, technique, or procedure. It can also be a pearl that I’ve heard that will add to the efficiency of my practice.
If there are different lecture tracks that I can choose from at a meeting, or if I’m able to review an agenda ahead of time, I generally look for what’s new.
I often scan the program and mark what looks new, innovative, and interesting. I also look for dynamic lecturers who I have heard before and I can rely on to provide excellent content.
I think some seminars become formulaic and reliant on the old “stand by” lectures. Unfortunately, little in these lectures change from time to time and end up not being able to hold the attention of the room.
I look forward to walking the exhibit hall. Again, I’m looking for new and innovative…things I haven’t seen before.
Having been to meetings for many years, I also look forward to spend time with the reps who I have come to have know.
Interestingly enough, they are also on the lookout for “what’s new” and often steer me in the right direction
I am a huge fan of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management . These seminars have a great combination of CME scientific content along with non-CME practice management and marketing lectures.
The interactivity of these seminars never fail to send me back home with pages of action items to implement.
The next AAPPM seminar is coming up on November 7-9 in Daytona Beach, FL.
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a graduate of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed a comprehensive residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in East Orange, NJ. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Schneider assumed the role of medical director of Tanglewood Foot Specialists in 1998.
Dr. Schneider continually attends medical seminars to learn new procedures to benefit his patients. He was one of the first in Houston to use MicroVas therapy to aid in reversing diabetic peripheral neuropathy and heal chronic wounds. He strongly believes that this technology is a key to saving diabetic limbs and maintaining a high quality of life.