Abstract Poster Competition

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.


There will be 5 awards given:

1st Place -  $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place -  $100

4th Place -  $100
5th Place -  $  50 

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:

This is what you will need to complete this registration process.  

  • 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, November 22, 2023
  • Poster Image Deadline: Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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


  • Abstract submissions are Due Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Midnight
  • You can submit multiple abstracts
  • Abstracts will be judged by the Desert Foot 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, December 2
  • Winners will be announced in the Lecture Hall prior to the PM Break on Thursday, December 7, 2023
  • *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, November 22, 2023  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, Wednesday, November 22, 2023. 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 usa5048@fedex.com and let them know you are with the Desert Foot Conference.

Prices are as follows:

3’ x 4’ = $72 = tax

4’ x 8’ = $176 + tax

Good Luck!