December 1, 2020

CPMA is currently planning The 2021 Western Foot and Ankle Conference, and we remain committed to offering yet another exceptional, high-quality academic program with ample networking opportunities with colleagues and our industry partners. 

Fortunately, the Western Foot & Ankle Conference committee learned a lot as we converted The 2020 Western to a virtual meeting in just two months. Now six months later, COVID still dominates headlines and is wreaking havoc on The Western. Convention centers and other large facilities are unable to commit to holding meetings in June. 

So, The 2021 Western will be virtual! We feel an obligation to host the meeting in a safe and meaningful environment. Making the decision this early gives us the opportunity to ensure The 2021 Western is a success using a new, robust seminar platform with many new networking and industry sponsorship opportunities. We look forward to making the best of the COVID limitations again this year with hopes of getting back to our time-honored tradition of coming together at Disneyland in 2022!


Jonathan Labovitz, DPM

Chair, Western Foot & Ankle Conference
California Podiatric Medical Association