December 1, 2019

Notification regarding acceptance of abstracts will be
e-mailed to the submitting author by December 2, 2019.

All are welcome to submit unpublished research in the category of “Surgical Management of the Diabetic Lower Extremity”.


Prior to submitting the abstract, each author must complete their financial disclosure via the link below.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio Office of Continuing Medical Education will be ensuring that financial disclosures are completed before official acceptance of the abstract.   Be sure to note the title of the CME activity

as “14th IEFS” when completing the disclosure.  Failure to note this critical information on your financial disclosure

will delay official acceptance.

Notification regarding acceptance of abstracts will be e-mailed to the submitting author by December 2, 2019.
  • Submissions must be original.  Previously published work is not permissible.

  • Studies must be completed at the time of submission. 

  • Case reports and case series should have a minimum of 8 months follow-up at the time of submission.

  • Conflict of Interest/Financial Disclosure must be completed at the time of submission.

  • One author listed on the poster must be registered and present at the symposium.

  • Commercial terminology is prohibited.

  • Do not include identifiable information.  Follow general HIPAA guidelines.

  • Posters must include all authors and institution.


Accepted participants will be required to provide the content of their full poster on the provided template no later than December 5, 2019.  UT Health San Antonio IEFS will then produce the final printed poster for display at the symposium. Please complete all of the following sections. 



The posters will be judged onsite at the symposium by a panel using the following scoring

The following prizes will be awarded at the IEFS reception on Friday, December 13, 2019, at The

Westin Riverwalk. At least one author must be present at the reception to claim the prize.

15th Annual International External Fixation Symposium

The Premier Surgical Training for the Diabetic Foot and Ankle


International External Fixation Symposium (IEFS) 2021


December 9-11, 2021

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