5,000 total health care providers registered from 98 different countries to attend the first-ever World Advanced Foot and Ankle Congress from the comfort of their homes. “Dr. Mark Myerson and I started to collaborate on a way to provide an educational event for foot and ankle surgeons during COVID-19 about 3 weeks ago,” shared Albert DaCosta, Co-Founder, President, CEO Paragon 28. “We worked quickly to deliver a robust platform of learning for health care professionals to access anywhere in the world.”
Over 100 surgeon speakers, representing 35 different countries, volunteered to participate in this event. The momentum behind the event grew in a matter of 2 weeks, with more and more volunteers offering to present on advanced concepts in foot and ankle. All speakers were given 5 to 15 minutes to present; sharing a wealth of knowledge and experience across most conditions of the foot and ankle.
“The goal of the Congress was to support all surgeons during this time of crisis,” Dr. Mark Myerson, Executive Director of Steps2Walk. “Many of the academic and educational conferences through this crisis have been postponed or canceled. During this void, we understand the need to sustain our colleagues, and we were committed to providing an important educational opportunity free of charge.”
The success of the Congress drew gratitude from many health care professionals who expressed their appreciation to Steps2Walk and Paragon 28 for offering an opportunity to connect, learn, and grow during this time.
The mission of Steps2Walk is to provide treatment for children and adults with disabling foot and ankle deformities in under-served regions of the world whilst simultaneously educating and enabling the regional orthopaedic surgeons in the management of these disorders.
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Established in 2010 to address the unmet and under-served needs of the foot and ankle market segment, Paragon 28® envisions an empowered foot and ankle surgical community, one which is able to provide tailored solutions to the population suffering from medical conditions and ailments of the lower extremities.
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