2021 International MIFAS Cadaver Lab Workshop

The Core Techniques of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery

Date: July 16-17, 2021
Location: OLC Education & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL
Extremely Limited Seats: 50 Attendees (Sold Out)

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2021 International
Cadaver Lab Wokshop

The Core Techniques of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery

Date: July 16-17, 2021
Location: OLC Education & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL
Extremely Limited Seats: 50 Attendees Only


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2-Days Exclusive MIS Surgical Skill-Up Opportunity

Teaching Faculty

Learn from the leading experts of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery drawn from around the world.

Focusing on Core
Foundation Skills

Get direct and immediate feedback from the experts of minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery.

True Hands-On
Opportunity to Practice

Guarantees you own cadaver leg specimen to maximize your learning experience.

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Here's What You'll Learn

In this premier cadaver lab workshop, you will learn and practice hands-on skills of core foundation in minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery procedures.


  • The INTERNATIONAL MIFAS Cadaver Lab Workshop has invited the world leaders in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, to participate and teach core MIFAS procedures and protocols.
  • The aim of the workshop is to provide premier hands-on learning opportunity for core foundation skills in MIFAS (Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery).  
  • The course will provide a complete overview of the evaluation, and surgical correction focusing on percutaneous minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery techniques.
  • ​Integration with expertise from outstanding national and international faculty will be presented to strengthen the learning experience.


  • Describe normal and pathologic foot & ankle deformities.
  • Describe and perform a physical exam, radiographic analysis, and then determine and identify non-operative and operative treatment plans.  
  • Describe and perform minimally invasive surgical techniques for correcting deformities including, but not limited to, the following: exostosis, hammer toes, bunions, tailor’s bunions, lesser metatarsal deformities, tendon balancing issues, and rearfoot conditions.
  • Entire teaching faculty will instruct you in hands-on techniques with cadavers that you can take to your practice and expand your armamentarium of knowledge and treatments.

Teaching Faculty

Internationally Recognized Multi-Discipline Faculty

Stephen Isham, MD DPM

Head Instructor

Dr. Isham has devoted his career not only to practicing the minimal invasive techniques, but also as Professor of Surgery to teach these procedures at home and abroad. His influence is prominent in many Central American, South American, European and Asian countries. He has pioneered and published articles on many of the minimally invasive surgical procedures currently in use, and several of these techniques bear his name. He has received numerous honors worldwide for his work in this field.

Mariano De Prado, MD

Co-Head Instructor

Dr. Mariano De Prado is an author of the textbook "Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery", often considered as "The Bible" of MIS by many peers of minimally invasive foot surgery. He is the department head of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery Hospital in Murcia, Spain. He is also the president of the Spanish Society of Foot & Ankle Surgery (SEMCPT). He performs, speaks, and teaches many surgeons all around the world.

Borys Markewych, DPM

Dr. Markewych is currently Executive Director and was the president at AMIFAS (Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery) in the past. He has dedicated his career in performing and teaching minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery over 30 years. He currently operates private practices as a President and Director of South Hill Foot & Ankle Center in Spokane, WA.

Mario Juanto, MD

Dr. Juanto is the current president of the MIS study group, GIAMIS (Grupo Iberoamericano de Cirugia MIS).  He is a dedicated orthopedic surgeon with 35 years of experience in the orthopedic surgery. He is proficient in treating neurological patients, musculoskeletal diseases and feet deformities conditions. He has been educating other colleagues in minimally invasive surgery of foot deformities.

Carmen Naranjo Ruiz, DP

Podiatrist, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Professor at Universidad Catolica de Valencia teaching minimally invasive surgery in the PhD Degree in Minimally Invasive surgery of the foot and ankle. She is Associate professor AMIFAS. Speaker lectures about Minimally Invasive foot surgery in Spain and Europe. Co-author in several chapters in Foot Surgery.

Sheldon Nadal, DPM

Dr. Nadal first witnessed minimally invasive foot surgery when he visited Dr Abram Plon, one of the pioneers of MIS, In Philadelphia, more than 35 years ago. He has since performed 1000’s of MIS procedures in his Toronto, Canada office and has lectured on MIS at conferences in North America and Europe. He has contributed chapters on minimally invasive bunion surgery in three surgical textbooks and enjoys learning about MIS as much as he does teaching other surgeons. 

Hartley Miltchin, DPM

Hartley Miltchin DPM is a graduate of the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He has practiced Minimally Invasive procedures, exclusively, for 37 years. He is very passionate about MIS and enjoys sharing his extensive clinical experience. He is Past President of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association, Past Executive Director of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association and is board certified in a number of specialties. Dr. Miltchin still currently practices in Toronto Canada.

Orlando E. Núñez, MD DPM

Dr. Nunez is Associate Professor and Fellow of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery and teaches at cadaver lab seminars. He co-authored chapters in different Orthopedic texts on minimally invasive surgical techniques the Foot and Ankle. He currently practices in Coeur d’Alene, ID. He also practices in Cartagena, Columbia.

Luis Fernando Villanueva, MD

Dr. Villanueva is an Orthopedic foot & ankle surgeon in Mexico, and he has been performing minimally invasive foot & ankle surgeries. He has more than three decades of experience in his area. He has performed thousands of procedures, guided by ethics and with the best medical quality. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He teaches MIFAS at various conferences and workshops all around the world. He is the past president of the study group, GIAMIS (Grupo Iberoamericano de Cirugia MIS).

Lawerence Kales, DPM

Dr LAwrence Kales is originally from Brooklyn New York. He attended SUNY Stony Brook and the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Coney Island Hospital. He is proud to be performing MIFAS for almost 40 years in Hudson Florida and is a Fellow of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery. Dr Kales is Board Certified by the American Board of Ambulatory Foot Surgery (ABFAS), American Board of Medical Specialties in Podiatry both in Foot and Anke Surgery and Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery, as well as the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery. He is the proud father of 4 daughters who are successful practicing MD, JD, DMD, and Finance.

Timothy Shea, DPM

Dr. Timothy P. Shea is a board-certified podiatric foot and ankle specialist with a practice in Concord, California. He is currently the only podiatric surgeon certified in Minimal Invasive Foot Surgery by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry in Northern California. His expertise and clinical interests include minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, the development of the “California Treatment” program for foot and ankle injuries, and providing the latest non-surgical techniques and modalities for chronic foot and ankle pain.
He serves as Chief of Podiatric Surgery at John Muir Hospital in Concord, a clinical adjunct associate professor at California School of Podiatric Medicine of Samuel Merritt University, and serves as a medical examiner for the Board of Podiatric medicine of California.

Helene Nguyen, DPM

Dr. Helene Nguyen is the Founder and Owner of Feet ‘N Beyond of New Jersey. She grew up in Chicago and completed her podiatric medical studies and surgical trainings in NYC area.  She started her podiatric career as Wound Care Medical Director with Limb Salvage focused multidisciplinary team.  She currently practices in New Jersey.  She has adopted Minimally Invasive techniques through MIFAS Accelerator program.  In the last three years, she dedicated her time to structure her practice to total office-based MIS practice. 

(* Preliminary Lineup - Speakers are subject to change.

Special Guest Speakers

Sev Hrywnak, MD, DPM

Dr. Severko Hrywnak is a successful physician- businessman who has developed multi-million dollar commercial, residential, and medical complexes in the Chicago area. He is currently the president and CEO of The SEV Group, Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center, Elmwood Park Immediate Health Care Centers and VIP Surgery Chicago. Dr. Hrywnak has lectured extensively in the United States and Canada on topics ranging from Medicine, Law, Technology and the future of healthcare. He has authored review books in Internal Medicine.

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Organizer of The Event


Chair / Organizer of The Event

Dr. Ahn practices minimally invasive foot & ankle surgeries at his practice, and also lectures at various conferences. International MIFAS Cadaver Lab Workshop is created because his passion is to promote and to increase awareness of minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Ahn is a fellow and an assistant professor at AMIFAS (Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery).

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Event Agenda

July 16-17, 2021

Main Event Agenda
Didactic Lectures - July 16, 2021


8:30am – 9:20am     Registration & Breakfast

9:20am – 9:30am     Opening Remarks - Dr. TJ Ahn/ Dr. Stephen Isham

9:30am – 9:50am     Extostectomy MIS - Dr. Borys Markewych

9:50am – 10:15am     A-Z of MIS – Dr. Borys Markewych

10:15am – 10:45am   MIS hammertoe Procedure - Dr. Carmen Naranjo

10:45am – 11:00am   Exhibitor break

11:00am – 11:30am    Lesser Metatarsal Osteotomy - Dr. Orlando Nunez

11:30am – 12:00pm   Panel Discussion

12:00pm – 1:00pm    Lunch, Raffle, Group Photo


1:00pm – 1:30pm      Reverdin-Isham Bunionectomy – Dr. Stephen Isham

1:30pm – 2:00pm     Percutaneous treatment of Hallux Valgus in children – Dr. Mario Juanto

2:00pm – 2:30pm    Modified Wilson MIS Bunionectomy - Dr. Sheldon Nadal

2:30pm – 2:45pm     Panel discussion

2:45pm – 3:00pm     Exhibitor Break

3:00pm – 3:15pm      Flexor Tendon release MIS - Dr. Harley Miltchin

3:15pm - 3:30pm       Intermedullary Metatarsal Decompression MIS Procedure - Dr. Lawrence Kales

3:30pm – 4:00 pm    How to Start an Office Based MIS Program - Dr. Timothy Shea

4:00pm - 4:30pm     Application of MIS in diabetic patients – Dr. Luis Fernando Villanueva
4:30pm – 5:00pm    Complications of MIS – Dr. Carmen Naranjo Ruiz

5:00pm – 5:30pm     Panel Discussion

Cadaver Lab Workshop - July 17, 2021


7:30am – 7:50am      Breakfast

7:50am – 8:00am     Preparation for Cadaver Lab

8:00am – 9:00am.    Sawbone workshop for MIS procedures (Dr. Stephen Isham)

9:00am – 10:00am   Exostectomy & hammertoe procedures (Dr. Mariano De Prado)

9:45am – 10:20am    Lesser metatarsal & Tailor’s bunion procedures (Dr. Mariano De Prado)

10:20am – 10:40am  Exhibitor Break

10:40am – 12:00pm  Distal Osteotomy of 1st Metatarsal MIS procedures (Dr. Stephen Isham)

12:00pm – 1:00pm    Lunch, raffle, and Group Photo Shoot


1:00pm – 1:30pm      Akin-type MIS procedure (Dr. Stephen Isham)

1:30pm – 2:00pm     Base Osteotomy of 1st Metatarsal MIS procedures (Dr. Carmen Naranjo)

2:00pm – 2:45pm     External Bandaging - Dr. Borys Markewych

2:45pm- 3:30pm      Rear Foot MIS procedures (Dr. Mariano De Prado, Dr. Stephen Isham)

4:00pm - 4:30pm     Panel Discussion regarding cadaver lab procedures

 “This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and the TJ Ahn Coaching & Consulting, LLC. Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine and has approved this activity for a maximum of 13.5 continuing education contact hours.” 

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Air Travel Arrangements:  Please fly into O'Hare International Airport (ORD). O’Hare International Airport is 5-10 minutes from the OLC Education and Conference Center.


SPECIAL GROUP RATE: To be determined.

* There are many other hotels around the event venue and all of them are minutes from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). However, there are other events in the area at this time. Please click the link below and reserve your hotel room as soon as possible.

Event Location

OLC Education and Conference Center (Cadaver Lab) - Sunday, October 20, 2019
9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100
Rosemont, IL 60018-4975

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Registration Fees

(Cutline is May 15, 2021)
Regular Pricing from March 16th, 2021                    $2,100

Cancelation / Refund Policy

A written request to cancel must be received by TJ Ahn Coaching & Consulting LLC prior to May 16th, 2021. The registration fee, minus a $350 processing fee, will be refunded following the conference. No refunds will be made after 11:59:59pm May 15th, 2021.

Registration Hours

Friday, July 16th          8:00am - 9:00am

Contact Information

TJ Ahn Coaching & Consulting
Phone: 312-380-2288
Email: support@drtjahn.com

Complimentary Meals

Complimentary breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday.
Special All Attendee dinner on Friday evening.

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