PRESENT e-Learning Systems Announces the First Podiatric Career Guidance Symposium for Podiatric Residents and Young Podiatrists as Part of the 2017 PRESENT Residency Education Summits East and Midwest

Dr Lawrence Harkless, DPM

Boca Raton, Florida – July 17, 2017

PRESENT e-Learning Systems (PRESENT) is pleased to announce a new career mentorship program being included in this year’s PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summits. The PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summits, taking place annually each summer since 2011, are the only conferences designed especially to meet the educational and career needs of podiatric surgical residents. The new program is called the Podiatric Career Guidance Symposium and will consist of a series of presentations and one on one mentorship designed to help young podiatrists make the transition from training to practice. Career mentorship has long been an important part of the Summits, and each prior Summit has had Life Skill talks by experienced senior podiatrists for the residents. The Podiatric Career Guidance Symposium is being chaired by Lowell Weil, Jr, DPM, MBA with contributions by faculty of his renowned best practice consultancy Foot and Ankle Business Innovations (FABI): Matthew Dairman, DPM, Chris Milkie, DPM, and Richard Perez, DPM. Additionally, past APMA President, Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, NYCPM Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Michael Trepal, DPM, wound care authority, Lee Rogers, DPM and Western University educator and popular PRESENT Practice Perfect author, Jarrod Shapiro, DPM will be making presentations as part of the program. They will cover the following topics and more: Finding the Right Job, Interviewing, and Evaluating Contracts, Basics of Medical Billing, Creating Office Efficiency Using Technology and People, How to Sell Yourself, Practicing Perfect Lifeskills: Recommendations from 10 Years, Is a Career in Academia Right for You, and Perfecting Your Oral Speaking Skills.

PRESENT e-Learning Systems is a medical education and communications company (MECC) that is among podiatry’s foremost live conference companies, presenting six conferences a year, including Desert Foot, Superbones Superwounds East and West, the Residency Education Summits East and Midwest, and their newest conference, the Future of Regenerative Medicine Congress. PRESENT runs PRESENT Podiatry (, the premiere public online education community website for podiatrists and wound care professions and publishes educational programming and other original content. PRESENT Podiatry administers the standardized online lecture curriculum for podiatric residency programs, PRESENT Online Podiatric Residency Education, now in its 14th year of operations. Thousands of hours of CME credits are earned annually by practicing podiatrists worldwide on PRESENT Podiatry in a convenient and cost effective manner. CME certificates are generated instantly as they are earned, and stored on the site permanently, ready to be exported, emailed or printed when they are needed. Lively discussion is carried out daily on the eTalk blog on the site on topics covering the range of professional interests of today’s podiatrists. PRESENT Podiatry is the portal serving all of a podiatrists’ professional education needs. Founded in 2004, PRESENT e-Learning Systems ( is the first company to combine online multimedia medical education with social networking to create online education communities for healthcare professionals. In combining professional education with community, PRESENT has recreated the experience, online, that physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals are all familiar with experiencing live…that of attending a clinical medical conference. PRESENT is based in Boca Raton, Florida and employs 11 programmers, graphic artists, multimedia publishers, event management and support people as well as hundreds of content area specialists.

Alan Sherman, DPM
PRESENT e-Learning Systems
5301 N Federal Highway, Suite 150
Boca Raton, FL 33487 USA
Ph: 561-998-7556

Foot and Ankle Business Innovations (FABI) was started in 2014 to help physicians learn business strategies and techniques to provide better patient care. The motto of FABI is: innovation + efficiency = profitability and better patient care. Since 2014, FABI has helped hundreds of podiatrists improve their businesses and patient care through annual conferences, online education, small group programs and one-on-one mentoring. FABI helps business owners dive deep into their business to understand how to improve patient experience, employee engagement, increase revenues, decrease overhead and improve EBIDTA. Those who have attended FABI Conferences or participated in the more individual programs have consistently commented that it has substantially impacted the overall health of their practice, enhanced their enjoyment of practice, increased their profits and improved their quality of life.

Lowell Weil, Jr, DPM, MBA
Founding Partner, Foot & Ankle Business Innovations
1007 Hawthorne Place
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Ph: 847-344-7436

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