ASPS Process Advancing Rapidly: Board and Committee Candidates Sought Under the careful guidance of the Steering Committee assigned to develop the foundation for the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS), the organizational documents and a performance statement have been approved by the APMA Board of Trustees at its meeting held over the past weekend. With the approval of Bylaws and Operating Policies and Procedures, ASPS is now several steps closer to becoming an active and viable organization. The Steering Committee was able to meet its goal of having governance documents in place by the end of February.
The next stages of development for ASPS involve identifying interested and qualified candidates for the ASPS Board of Directors and for ASPS committees. The ASPS Bylaws call for the creation of committees in the areas of research, education, and member credentialing. In addition to these committees, the Bylaws also establish a nominating committee to be elected annually. Individuals interested in serving on the Board or a committee should send a letter of intent, including a statement describing their specific interest in serving ASPS, along with a current curriculum vita to Dr. Jay Levrio c/o APMA, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYCPM Presents First-Ever Tele-Conferencing Lecture by Armstrong
A sizable audience of students and faculty members at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) gathered February 19 in the College's largest lecture hall to participate in the first-ever video tele-conferencing lecture to a school of podiatric medicine by APMA member David Armstrong, DPM, PhD. The video conference was presented by the NYCPM Pi Delta Honor Society, Gamma Chapter, as part of its ongoing lecture series, and spearheaded by Khurram Khan, DPM, Pi Delta faculty advisor and assistant professor in the department of medicine at NYCPM, and by Albert Samandarov, NYCPM Pi Delta Honor Society chapter president.
Dr. Armstrong presenting first-ever teleconferencing lecture at NYCPM.
The title of Dr. Armstrong's lecture was “Diabetic Limb Salvage: A Combination of Team, Technology and Tenacity.” Dr. Armstrong, an APMA member who is professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and director of the University's Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), discussed how the “toe and flow” team approach can help reduce amputation rates Dr. Armstrong also talked about some new and exciting techniques coming up in the near future regarding the diabetic foot.
The audience at NYCPM watched Dr. Armstrong on five large screens, including four new, large, overhead high-definition monitors in the recently renovated lecture hall. Following the lecture, the audience engaged in a spirited question-and-answer session with Dr. Armstrong.
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