I recently attended the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM) resident’s workshop seminar.  I had the usual “tools” with me to begin what I thought would be the usual conference: the quintessential cup of coffee, my trusty notebook and pen, and being the typical female, my winter sweater for the predicted temperature flux in the prototypical hotel conference room.  However, this workshop seminar was unlike any I have attended in the past.  I like to say I am a resident “veteran” of the annual podiatric conferences like ACFAS and typically like to contribute research in the form of posters or presentations each year.  Yet, I can honestly say that from the moment I sat down at the standard Marriott conference room table on August 26th in Pittsburgh, I knew this would be no ordinary workshop and my pen didn’t stop writing until long after the last speaker stopped talking.