The Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation


Bandera Meeting 2023

Back at the Ranch!

What's Offered?

  • In-person meeting at the ranch!
  • Rustic accommodations and cowboy hospitality!
  • Country cooking and lodging included in fee.
  • Share job openings and practice pearls.
  • Casual meeting atmosphere with cowboy cooking!
  • Vote for best Texas resident case! Residents win up to $1,000!
  • Great getaway - space is limited!

    Agenda Summary

  • Friday, April 21 | 2:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. & 8:00-9:00 p.m. | Lectures, Round Tables/Panels
  • Saturday, April 22 | 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Lectures, Resident Case Contest, Cookout
  • Sunday, April 23 | 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Lectures, Resident Case Contest

    Registration - Now Available!

    Online Doctor Registration: CLICK HERE
    Downloadable Doctor Registration Form: CLICK HERE

    Online Sponsor Registration: CLICK HERE
    Downloadable Sponsor Registration Form: CLICK HERE

    Sponsored by the Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation. Up to 15 CME hours offered. CME provided by GTEF, an approved continuing education provider by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education.

    Thank you, Greater Texas Education Foundation of Houston!


    Bandera Meeting 2022

    Thank You to all Attendees and Sponsors

    Congratulations to all Texas Resident Case Winners!

    The Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation was able to hold the Annual Bandera Ranch Meeting in person April 22-24,2022.

    Meeting Director, Dr. Javier La Fontaine thanked all the attendees and sponsors for the spirited discussion and networking this year. Thank you to Dr. Maria Buitrago and Dr. Paul Brancheau for providing a TPMA and Young Member update. Thank you to Dr. Larry Harkless for the update on the Texas Podiatry School at UT Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen.

    The Texas residency programs present cases and compete at this meeting. Fourteen residents presented cases this year. The 2022 winners are:

    1st Place - "Congenital Vertical Talus Case"
    Dr. Joe Galvan & Dr. Chris Smith, Hunt Regional PMSR (Dr.Steve Brancheau, Director)

    2nd Place - "Subtalar Joint & Talonavicular Arthrodesis Case"
    Dr. Colby Berger, HCA Kingwood PMSR (Dr. Jorge Matuk, Director)

    3rd Place - "Growth Plate Injuries/Salter Harris First MT Physeal Fracture Case"
    Dr. Chris Zimmer, Baylor Scott & White,Temple PMSR (Dr. David Sadoskas, Director)

    Thank you to the Foundation, Bako DX, Mile High Orthotics and ACFAS Gulf States Region for their sponsorship of the 2022 awards. Also thank you to our other display sponsors: Tetra, Sagis, Crossroads Extremity and Tissue Regency.

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    Proceeds from the Bandera Meeting benefit future resident grants, medical missions and indigent patient support!

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    Bandera Cowboy


    Congrats to the Case Presentation Winners
    for the 2020 Bandera Texas Meeting:

    1st Place - Dr. Colby Berger
    Kingwood Houston, TX Program

    2nd Place - Dr. Thomas Simon
    Kingwood Houston, TX Program

    3rd Place - Dr. Parth Bhakta & Dr. Jonathan Pajouh
    Hubt Regional Greenville, TX Program

    Bandera 2019 Winners

    Thank you to all doctors and sponsors that supported this 2020 in-person meeting! Your support will make a difference for TPMF scholarships and missions. Thank you GTEF for providing CME credits and technical support.


    Medisource Partners, Joe Alaniz

    Arthrex/Pylant Medical, Addison Nelson

    Bako Diagnostics, Shawna Shapero

    Tetra Corporation, Liz Payne

    Forward Motion Medical/JM Orthotics, Andrew Rushton

    Vascular Institute, Rachel Beesinger-Johnson