The Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation
The Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation


Bandera Cowboy Gathering 2020
April 17-19, 2020

Registration now available!

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    - Doctors
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    Friday, April 17th: Lectures & Panels
    Saturday, April 18th: Lectures & Resident Case Contest; Steak Cook Out
    Sunday, April 19th: Lectures & Resident Case Contest

    CURRENT AGENDA includes great, interactive lectures and Arthrex Mobile Lab & Cadaveric Demos!

    Speakers & Topic SNAPSHOT:
    Dr. Tim Abigail - Calcaneal Fracture & Ankle Sprain Chronic Pain
    Dr. Mike Valenza - CBD & Sports Medicine
    Dr. Chris Albritton - Foot Infection Update
    Dr. James Kutchback - Post Op Challenges from Mission Trip
    Dr. Steve Brancheau & Dr. Paul Brancheau - Forefoot Repairs
    Dr. Sam Mendicino, Dr. Jorge Matuk & Dr. Chris Browning - Controversial Case Panel
    Dr. Javier LaFontaine & Dr. Larry Harkless - will provide update lectures.
    Texas Residents - Each will present a case for audience to critique and vote on

    We hope to see you there!

    Texas Residency Programs Cowboy Up at 2019 Bandera Meeting
    Congrats to the Case Presentation Winners for the 2019 Bandera Texas Meeting:
    (in below pic from left to right)
    1st Place Dr. Chris Kreps - Kingwood Houston, Tx Program
    2nd Place Dr. Rebecca Bari - Baylor Scott & White, Temple, Tx Program
    3rd Place Dr. Leticia Juarez - UTHSC, San Antonio, Tx Program

    This unique annual meeting at a dude ranch is a fundraiser for all the Texas programs and was attended by 52 docs and residents this year. Dr. Javier LaFontaine, Meeting Chairman, thanks all the docs who helped lecture this year including Dr. Larry Harkless, Dr. Mike Valenza, Dr. James Kutchback and Dr. Chris Browning. Thank you to Case Award sponsors: ACFAS , Division 3; Bako & the Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation.


    Thank you to those who attended the Historic Bandera Meeting!

    TPMF is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Bandera Meeting.
    The Texas programs attend and each present a case to a critical audience for review. After a tough round of Q&A from audience, they are ranked.
    First place received $800 cash award sponsored by BAKO, TPMF & ACFAS Div.3.

    All winners (left to right) Dr. Himani Patel, Dr. Kent Jarvis, Dr. Kyle Lindow, Dr. Shelley Band, Dr. Paul Brancheau

    1st Place: Kingwood Director Dr. Jorge Matuk, Shelley Brand, W Houston & GTEF Director, Dr. Sam Mendicino.

    Dr. Sam Mendicino, Dr. Larry Harkless, Dr. Steve Brancheau - Directors share practice "pearls" with group

    3rd Place Tie with Directors. Dr. Jorge Matuk (left) and Dr. Chris Browning (right) share fist bump over their residents TYING for 3rd Place. (Patel & Jarvis in center)

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    Texas Podiatric
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    Wimberley, TX 78676
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