Scientific Conference

AAWP Scientific Conference
October 19th - 22nd | 2023

Lorien Hotel and Spa
in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Conference Information

The Executive Board is pleased to announce that the next AAWP Scientific Conference will be held at the Lorien Hotel and Spa in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Retreat into a scene painted with hues of blue and grey in an urban setting where surrounding streets are covered in cobblestones and the waterfront is just a brief few steps away. Step into history in Old Town Alexandria while exploring local boutiques and restaurants right outside the door of this sophisticated urban setting. Luxury abounds in this quaint yet contemporary retreat in the heart of Alexandria. Prepare to reset and restore at the beautiful spa on sight or in the luxurious rooms and suites while partaking in informative and cutting edge scientific lectures and workshops.

The conference will be held Thursday, October 19th to Sunday, October 22nd, 2023. Registration is open NOW! The schedule of events and lectures are currently being planned to allow for more spa time, shopping, sightseeing, or other relaxing activities in the resort or surrounding historic area. It is sure to be a relaxing and educational conference experience! Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity in this unique and historic setting with the AAWP. We look forward to seeing everyone in Alexandria!

Joint Providership

The 2023 Scientific Meeting of the American Association for Women Podiatrists is a joint providership activity with the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association and AAWP. The Virginia Podiatric Medical Association is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The Virginia Podiatric Medical Association has approved this activity for up to 18 hours of continuing education contact hours.

The didactic portion of the conference will encompass up to 18 CECH in a historic community located in a walkable city center just minutes from Washington, DC – Old Town Alexandria. Premier podiatric speakers will be featured covering a range of engaging topics. Later afternoons and evenings will be reserved for spa treatments, sightseeing, window shopping, or some leisure and enjoyment with your colleagues, friends, and family. Enjoy a stroll by the waterfront or along the historic cobblestone streets while wandering in and out of a variety of local boutiques and acclaimed restaurants. We encourage you to check out our website and Facebook group page for up-to-date information.

Hotel Reservations


1600 King St, Alexandria, Virginia, United States, 22314

If you prefer to call and book a room, call 703-894-3434.

For more information regarding the resort, click here.

Mention AAWP to receive our room block rate

Registration Types & Fees

AAWP Members



APMA membership is mandatory to become an AAWP Member




AAWP Residents



AAWP Students



Available Events

These events are available to register for and are included in the cost of the conference registration fees.

  • Hands-On Biopsy Workshop – Thursday Afternoon
  • Welcome Reception – Friday Evening
  • Presidents Luncheon – Saturday
Registration Opening Soon!

American Association for Women Podiatrists, its contractors, and attending news media may be photographing or videotaping scientific sessions and events at the conference. By attending the AAWP Scientific Conference, attendees acknowledge these activities and agree to allow their image to be used by AAWP in association publications, on the AAWP website, and in marketing and promotional materials. Attendees at Scientific Conference waive all claims against AAWP and the VPMA for any liability resulting from these uses.

Health and Safety

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus at AAWP has been the health and safety of our membership, staff, and communities. Vaccinations have reduced many of the COVID-19 guidelines/mandates regarding face masks, social distancing, and travel. In many states and cities, guidelines are still in place, including vaccination mandates, while in others, guidelines/mandates have been completely eliminated.

As AAWP moves forward with producing live meetings and conferences, we will continue to monitor the continually evolving guidance released by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the event venue, as well as all federal, state, and local government mandates, to provide an environment that is as safe as possible for all event participants. Please make sure to visit and view the CDC guidelines specific to this meeting.

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