2019 Heartland Foot & Ankle Conference - Oct 2-4, 2019



This year's conference will be held October 2-4, 2019 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. To see the most up to date schedule, please click the link below to download the conference attendee brochure.

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Conference schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Last revision date: 8/13/2019

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Registration Information

The early bird registration deadline is Friday, September 13th. You can register either by completing the form located in the brochure and mailing it to our office (Iowa Podiatric Medical Society, 6919 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266 or FAX 515-282-9117) or by using the appropriate link below.

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Online Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration >> 



Marriott Downtown | Des Moines, IA | (515) 245-5500 OR (800) 228-9290
Call to reserve your room by Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Des Moines Marriott is located in the heart of the business district, close to shopping, unique restaurants, and entertainment, aking it one of the most convenient downtown Des Moines hotels.

Please call by Wednesday, September 11 to receive the special room rate of $159 (+tax) per night when you mention that you are attending the IPMS Heartland Conference. We encourage you to make your reservations early as rooms fill up quickly. You can also make your reservation online by visiting the link below.

Click here to book a room under the group rate for the 2019 Heartland Foot & Ankle conference

Off-site parking is available in the City of Des Moines public garages. The nearest ramps are located at 7th and Grand Avenue and 9th and Locust Street and cost $1/hour ($10 daily max). Valet parking is available for roughly $25/day.


PICA Policy Holder Discount

Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) is the nation’s leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for podiatric physicians in the United States. For over 35 years, PICA has provided medical malpractice coverage while supporting and enhancing the podiatric profession through sponsorships, risk management seminars and annual scholarships for podiatric medical students, to name a few. PICA offers a variety of discounts, such as part-time, new practitioner, risk management, non-surgical and leave of absence, other insurance products through ProAssurance Agency, outstanding customer service and expert claims handling with a seasoned team of specifically approved defense counsel. Consulting and brokerage services are available to meet the growing demand for financial, operational and strategic support. Founded by podiatrists, for podiatrists, PICA is committed to protecting and supporting podiatric physicians in every aspect of their practices.


Doctor CME Credit Information

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

  • Wednesday (12:00-4:45pm) will provide 4.50 CME credits.
  • Wednesday (5:30-8:30pm) will provide 3.00 CME credits.
  • Thursday (7:00am-6:30pm) will provide 9.00 CME credits.
  • Friday (7:00am-5:30pm) will provide 8.50 CME credits.
  • The maximum CME credit awarded for attendance at this conference is 25.00.


CME Credits for Nebraska and Minnesota have been submitted for approval. Final CME credits will be available on the IPMS website once approved. Doctors from other states may submit a copy of the program and certficate 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 515-282-8192. 





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