June 22-25, 2016
National Athletic Trainers Association Meeting
July 14-17, 2016
APMA National Meeting
October 20-23, 2016
2016 AAPSM Stand Alone Meeting
December 2-3, 2016
Foot and Ankle Conference
Emily Keeter, AAPSM President Alex Kor, DPM and Jessica Arneson
Congratulations to Robert Barnes Memorial Scholarship winners Emily Keeter (left) and Jessica Arneson (right). Both Emily and Jessica received the Barnes Scholarship presented by American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine President Alex Kor, DPM (center). The scholarship was given during Saturday’s AAPSM Day of Sports Medicine at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. The scholarship is awarded by the AAPSM to an AAPSM Student Chapter member who shows extreme passion and drive in the field of podiatric sports medicine.
At the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Annual Stand Alone Meeting held this past September in West Point, New York the AAPSM Executive Board presented amended bylaw changes to the membership that would reflect new board positions effective the first of each year. The AAPSM membership voted to adopt the amended bylaws effective January 1, 2016.
The AAPSM is pleased to announce that Alex Kor, DPM, a sports medicine podiatrist originally from Terre Haute, Indiana has been elected President. Dr. Kor received his B.S. in Chemistry from Butler University and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Purdue University. He received his D.P.M. degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Kor has served as the team podiatrist at the N.C.A.A. Division I level (University of Evansville), the N.C.A.A. Division II level (Bowie State University in Bowie, MD) and at the N.C.A.A. Division III level (Knox College in Galesburg, IL).
Elected along with Dr. Kor are: Vice President- Amol Saxena, DPM - Palo Alto, California; Secretary/Treasurer- Maggie Fournier, DPM – Onalaska, Wisconsin; and newly elected Director – R. Clint Laird, DPM, Port Charlotte, Florida. David Jenkins, DPM, Glendale, Arizona serves as Immediate Past President. Rita J. Yates, of Ocala, Florida, serves as AAPSM Executive Director, while Board member Dianne Mitchell, DPM, from Sacramento, California is currently on hiatus.
“It is a privilege to serve as the AAPSM’s new president and to continue implementing the strategic plan that was put into place by my predecessors,” stated Dr. Kor.
For additional information on the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine or ways to get involved, please feel free to visit our website at www.aapsm.org or contact our Executive Director, Rita Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to our own AAPSM President David Jenkins, DPM, who recently received Clinician of the Year for Special Olympics Arizona Healthy Athletes Program! Way to go Dr. Jenkins!!
Pictured with Dr. Jenkins is Special Olympics Arizona Healthy Athletes Manager Jesse Thompson
AAPSM Past Presidents Dr.s Paul Langer, Rob Conenello and Matt Werd along with Fellow Dr. Brian Fullem hanging with Meb Keflezighi and learning about new innovations from Elliptigo at The Running Event in Austin, Texas.
The AAPSM is excited to announce that Fellow and Board Member Brian Fullem, DPM, is writing a blog on a new Website, AthleteBiz. It was founded by a Bucknell running alum, Jack Wickens. Dr. Fullem intends on blogging about our upcoming stand alone meeting and other exciting AAPSM happenings! It is an interesting website and different approach, surf around the site. Click here.
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) Fellow in Training Andrew Yun, DPM, from Menlo Park, California was selected to present his 2015 Graduate Student Fellow Poster on "Percutaneus Plating of Fibular Fractures" at the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science Meeting held February 19-22 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. His poster was selected by the JCSMS committee. Dr. Yun completed his fellowship under Amol Saxena, DPM.
Photo L-R: Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD, PhD, Amol Saxena, DPM,
John Grady, DPM and Stuart Metcalfe, FPodA, FCPod (S)
The AAPSM was well represented among the speakers in the English speaking track at the 22nd Annual Foot & Ankle Conference with the German Association for Foot Surgery held recently in Munich, Germany. The speakers in the group photo include Dr. Ludger Gerdesmeyer, one of the world's foremost experts on Shockwave therapy. Dr Gerdesmeyer headed a study on shockwave and a paper concerning that study will be published soon in the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. A new device from Storz Medical - about to receive FDA approval - was evaluated in a Level 1, double blinded protocol study that included AAPSM members Drs. Amol Saxena, Rich Bouche, Lou Galli and Brian Fullem. Dr Amol Saxena gave several lectures and headed a cadaver lab at Arthrex headquarters in Munich. Dr. John Grady spoke on heel pain that is NOT plantar fasciitis, and British Foot Surgeon Dr. Stuart Metcalfe gave a highly entertaining lecture on surgical complication in Hallux Valgus. The lecture hall was standing room only during this portion of the meeting.
Attendees of the Western University / American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Cadaver Lab held December 4, 2014 in Munich as part of the German Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting were guests of Nike Europe. This took place at the Munich (Germany) 1972 Olympic Stadium and Nike invited doctors to wear-test the latest Nike running shoes. Nike sponsored the appearance of Marathon World Record Holder Paula Radcliffe for the Pagliano Golden Foot Award presentation later in the the meeting. In addition, Nike gave gift certificates to all attendees for $185. A future event with Nike for AAPSM members is planned for 2015.
Photo L-R: Dr.'s John Grady, Amol Saxena and Brian Fullem
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Board Members Dr. Amol Saxena and Dr. Brian Fullem awarded the newly named Dr. John Pagliano Golden Foot Award to marathon World Record Holder Paula Radcliffe. The AAPSM Golden Foot Award is given to honor those individuals that help to promote a healthy lifestyle and the importance of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Saxena organized a US contingent, under the auspices of the AAPSM to attend the 22nd Annual meeting of the German Association for Foot Surgery that was held in Munich, Germany last week.
Paula Radcliffe is the current women's world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds. She is a three-time winner of the London Marathon (2002, 2003, 2005), three-time New York Marathon champion (2004, 2007, 2008), and won the 2002 Chicago Marathon. She has represented Great Britain at the Olympics four times consecutively (1996 to 2008).American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Board Members
Dr. David Jenkins, President of AAPSM recently completed the Qualified Armed Posse (QAP) Academy. The training provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) was over 100 hours and allows Posse members to utilize a firearm in their official duties. Dr. Jenkins is currently a member of the MARK9, a canine search and rescue posse with MCSO.
In an acknowledgement of the legacy of the late Dr. John Pagliano, the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine recently voted to change the name of its current “Golden Foot Award” to the “John Pagliano Golden Foot Award”. The name change honors the unique and important contributions of Dr. Pagliano in the field of podiatric sports medicine. Many of our members have stated that it was Dr. Pagliano’s passion, energy and leadership that inspired them to pursue a career in podiatry. “As both an accomplished athlete and a pioneer in sports medicine we feel he is the perfect embodiment of the award,” stated current AAPSM President Paul Langer, DPM.
The John Pagliano Golden Foot Award will continue to be presented to individuals who, through effort and example, have significantly contributed to the public awareness of the importance of physical fitness and the role of podiatric sports medicine in the care of the athlete. Past recipients of the award have included; David Beckham, Walter Payton, Warren Moon, and Alberto Salazar, to name a few.
The AAPSM and the sports medicine community owe a debt of gratitude to the accomplishments of Dr. Pagliano and hope this award given annually in his name will remain a small part of sustaining his great legacy.
We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Present e-Learning to offer you a great deal to attend the PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summit Midwest Conference at a significantly discounted rate. The Residency Summit Midwest Conference offers a wonderful opportunity to the members of AAPSM to earn CME credits while networking with colleagues in our profession. Their special registration offer makes the conference even more valuable and we are thrilled to be able to pass this along to you... Click here to read more (PDF).
AAPSM at 2014 New York Clinical
AAPSM past presidents and fellows represented the AAPSM at the recent NY Clinical Conference held at the Marriott Marquis in New York.
Florida Podiatric Medical Association/SAM Meeting
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellow Brian Fullem, DPM delivers an outstanding lecture entitled “Stress Fractures in Athletes; Common Myths in Podiatric Medicine; Orthotics Cure All, and Can’t be a Fracture Because the X-Rays are Negative” at the Florida Podiatric Medical Association/SAM meeting held last Thursday in Orlando.
AAPSM Executive Director Rita Yates Elected to Podiatry Management Hall of Fame
Congratulations to AAPSM Executive Director Rita Yates on her election to the Podiatry Management Hall of Fame. Rita now joins an elite group of podiatrists and podiatry related individuals who have shaped the podiatric profession over the last half century. This election is considered by most to be the highest honor an individual can receive in podiatry and unique in that it is apolitical in nature.
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