Tim Dutra, DPM, Elected to Joint Commission Board
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) is pleased to announce that Past President Tim Dutra, DPM of Oakland, California, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Sciences. The JCSMS consists of leaders from various sports related organizations that get together annually to form and develop their own network and liaison strategies. The JCSMS is committed to advancing the sports medicine profession. As long as the spirit of cooperation exists between the associations the JCSMS will thrive! Dr. Dutra is the first podiatric physician elected to the board.
2nd Annual Achilles & Ankle Surgery Lab
The 2nd Annual Achilles & Ankle Surgery Lab for ACFAS NYC Division members and others, was held at Montefiore Hospital Sept 20-21, 2013. AAPSM Fellows participated in this unique lab in which attendees each get their own cadaver specimen and direct personal instruction was another success. Next year's CME lab by Western University College of Podiatric Medicine is planned for the fall 2014 in the Seattle area.
Pictured from left to right: Eric Walter, DPM, Residency Director, Montefiore Hospital, Rich Bouche, DPM, Instructor, James Ratcliff, DPM, Amol Saxena, DPM, Instructor, Brian Fullem, DPM, Aksone Nouvong, DPM, Western Med/UCLA, and Alessio Giavia, MD, orthopedic resident, Rome, Italy.
AAPSM Immediate Past President Rob Conenello, DPM (r) receives his presidential plaque recognizing his years of service on the AAPSM Board from incoming President Paul Langer, DPM.
Jonathan Shih (left) a 2nd year student at The Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine (AZPOD) is presented the Robert M. Barnes, DPM Memorial Scholarship by current AAPSM President Rob Conenello, DPM (right) at the AAPSM Day of Sports Medicine held April 13 at AZPOD. The award is presented to an AAPSM Student Chapter Member who has made significant contributions to podiatric sports medicine. Jon is the 24th recipient of this Award.
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Well.. after 6 months of extremely hard and at times tedious work, my brand new website www.bartoldbiomechanics.com has gone live!
For less than half the cost of your daily newspaper (AUD0.55 per day), you can access an incredible treasure trove of information through the members only site. This includes powerpoints, videos, images, blogs and other articles, all available for unlimited download, and updated every single day!
If you do not want to join, check out the site anyway, there is lots of free stuff!
Above all else.. enjoy!
There is actually a huge amount of stuff there for the AAPSM, and once you are a member it is completely free to download and use whatever way you like.
There is even a copy of the ppt’s I gave at various APMA meetings. I recently uploaded a big discussion paper with all the references to the discussion ‘does running cause osteoarthritis”.
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine welcomes CuraMedix to our GREAT corporate sponsor Team.
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AAPSM Represented at The Running Event
AAPSM President Elect Paul Langer, DPM (l) and current AAPSM President Rob Conenello, DPM represent the Academy at the Running Event (TRE) being held this week in Austin, Texas. For additional information on The Running Event visit their website at www.therunningevent.com
AAPSM President Elect Paul Langer, DPM will be on hand to provide medical coverage and he will be joining the Minnesota Vikings linebacker Jasper Brinkley along with Viking Mascot Viktor the Viking and the Viking Cheerleaders when they participate in the Ramalynn Montessori Academy in Global Save the Children World Marathon & 1500 Meter Challenger tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The purpose of this event is to help bring awareness to childhood hunger.
This is a world-wide event where over 300 children's relay teams run a marathon or 1500 meters and attempt to break the current (non-relay) world record times. For the marathon, each child runs 200 meters and then hands of the baton to the next runner - over 200 kids per team! The goal is to beat the world-record time of 2:03:38 while recognizing World Food Day and running in solidarity with those going hungry in underserved countries.
Prior to the World Marathon, thirty-six children (ages 7-11) will compete in a 1500 meter relay against 63 other teams from around the world in an attempt to break the world record of 3 minutes and 26 seconds. Each child will run 50 meters. The event is a fundraiser for world hunger and is also done to promote running/fitness for children. The event tomorrow in Minnesota is the first and (so far) only U.S. attempt
About Save the Children:
Save the Children US operates with a budget of more than $550 million, which supports programs in health, education, child protection, economic opportunities and emergency assistance during natural disasters, war and conflict. In 2010, the organization served more than 73 million children and their families. Save the Children is the leading, independent organization that creates lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Save the Children works in more than 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. The No Child Born to Die campaign aims to stop the needless deaths of more than 6.9 million children each year. Malnutrition is responsible for over a third of these deaths, which is why Save the Children is leading the biggest-ever push to end world hunger.
About Ramalynn Montessori Academy of Bloomington, Minnesota, USA:
Ramalynn Academy is an independent private school founded in 1985 by Lynn Ramalingam for children pre-K-grade 8. The school has an off-site farm where children learn about agriculture, green energy technology and nature. Ramalynn Academy is an innovative school, and in the year 2012, extended its school year similar to schools in countries such as South Korea, Japan, India, and China to better meet global academic standards, Ramalynn Academy has since evolved into a premier prep school, serving children through age 14. Ramalynn has produced talented students, welcomed at the best middle schools and high schools in the state and in the world. www.ramalynn.org 8800 Queen Ave So., Bloomington, Minnesota 55431 Phone: 952-921-6500.
AAPSM Fellow and Past President Dr. Matthew Werd was recently the keynote speaker at the Dutch National Podiatry Meeting in Houten, Netherlands and also the keynote speaker at the Dutch National Sports Podiatry Meeting in Eindhoven, Holland Fontys University. Other speakers were from Holland and Belgium.
(L-R) Dr. Matthew Werd with Dutch and Belgium Speakers
Werd's presented topics were: Barefoot Running and Evidence-Based Research; Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Sports; Sports Orthoses, the American Way; and Case Study Presentation of an Elite Dutch Basketball Player with Shin Pain.
Incoming AAPSM President Rob Conenello, DPM (l)
presents outgoing President Jamie Yakel,
DPM with the presidential plaque and
gavel for his years of dedicated service.
Past President Karen Langone, DPM (l) receives a
commemorative #33 New York Yankee jersey from
AAPSM incoming President Rob Conenello, DPM
recognizing her as the 33rd president of the AAPSM.
At the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Annual Meeting held last week in Washington, DC, the AAPSM is pleased to announce that Robert M. Conenello, DPM, a sports medicine podiatrist in private practice in Orangeburg, New York, was elected President.
Dr. Conenello received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. In addition to being a Fellow and President of the AAPSM, Dr. Conenello is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association; the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons; and the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons. Dr. Conenello also serves as Global Clinical Advisor of the Fit Feet Program of Special Olympics International.
Elected along with Dr. Conenello were: President-Elect- Paul R. Langer, DPM, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Vice-President - David Jenkins, Glendale, Arizona; Secretary/Treasurer– Dianne Mitchell, DPM, Sacramento, California and newly elected Director Brian Fullem, DPM, Tampa, Florida. Jamie Yakel, DPM, Brighton, Colorado serves as Immediate Past President. Rita J. Yates serves as AAPSM Executive Director.
“For what has been a very emotional year for me with a few obstacles, I am looking forward to serving as the AAPSM’s new president and continuing to implement the strategic plan that was put into place by my predecessors,” Dr. Conenello commented.
The AAPSM has been busy working on ways to further enhance membership value. The Academy has put together some fantastic information for members. Watch for your dues renewal notice which will be in the mail the first week of July. Once you send in your membership renewal you can include your e-mail or mailing address and the new login/password information will be sent to you. Here is what you will find:
Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Rita Yates, AAPSM Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthcare and, Business Leaders, and Ocala, Florida - Today, leaders of Professional Athletes Join Forces to Help Young Athletes Play Safe and Stay Healthy!
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) are coming together with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National Athletic Trainers' Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association and Safe Kids USA to promote the STOP Sports Injuries campaign.
The campaign educates athletes, parents, athletic trainers, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend and the need to keep young athletes healthy. The STOP Sports Injuries campaign highlights include teaching proper prevention techniques, discussing the need for open communication between everyone involved in young athletes' lives, and encouraging those affected to sign The Pledge to be an advocate for sports safety.
The campaign website and pledge are available at
Sports injuries among young athletes are on the rise. According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high school athletes, alone, account for an estimated two million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations every year. The high rate of youth sports injuries is fueled by an increase in overuse and trauma injuries and a lack of attention paid to proper injury prevention. According to the CDC, more than half of all sports injuries in children are preventable.
"Regardless of whether the athlete is a professional, an amateur, an Olympian or a young recreational athlete, the number of sports injuries is increasing - but the escalation of injuries in kids is the most alarming," said Dr. James Andrews, former president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and STOP Sports Injuries Co-Campaign Chair. "Armed with the correct information and tools, today's young athletes can remain healthy, play safe, and stay in the game for life."
Supporting the STOP Sports Injuries campaign are the country's leading sports medicine organizations along with professional athletes and business leaders who have signed on as members of the campaign's Council of Champions. This Council will help raise additional awareness about this growing epidemic of youth sports injuries. Some of the founding members of the Council include former Olympic champions Christie Rampone, Eric Heiden and Bonnie Blair, professional golfer Jack Nicklaus, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr, MLB baseball player John Smoltz, NFL Hall of Fame defensive end, Howie Long, and Heisman Trophy winner and St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.
Click here for an informative overview of healthy athletes in Special Olympics, featuring Robert Conenello, DPM , Global Clinical Advisor, Special Olympics International.
Recently revised AAPSM Bylaws have been adopted out our annual meeting held July 25, 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaiiare. Click here to review them online.
Photos of Past AAPSM Events
AAPSM Executive Board 2011 2012 (l t r) - Dr.'s Karen Langone, Jamie Yakel, Rob Conenello, Dave Jenkins, Dianne Mitchell, Paul Langer and AAPSM Executive Director Rita Yates.
Brian Fullem, DPM (left) accepts Richard Schuster Award from AAPSM Past President David Davidson, DPM. Dr. Fullem accepted the award on behalf of award recipient Amol Saxena, DPM.
Tim Dutra, DPM (left) accepts Robert Barnes Distinguished Service Award from AAPSM Past President David Davidson, DPM
The 28 participants this year included, Alan Tenczar, D.P.M. and companion Eva Golecka; Catherine Yack, D.P.M. and her sons James and Thomas Yack, Dan J. Olsson, D.O.; John Tennity, D.P.M. and his wife, Teresa Burnap, D.P.M.; Ken Hatch and his companion, Linda Miller; Jeff Pellersels, D.P.M. and his wife Terry Pellersels, R.N.; Roy Moeller, D.P.M. and his son Ben Moeller; Samuel Pearlstein, D.P.M ; Margaret “Peggy” Withrow, D.P.M. and her husband Richard Withrow; John M. Ziegler, D.P.M.; Ron D’Amico, D.P.M., and companion Maureen McKeon; Todd Storm, D.P.M. and his wife Kathy Storm; Tom Falci, M.D. and his daughter-in-law Amanda Post Whitehead, L.M.T.; Roger Gildea and Bill Wingrove; Mark J Greenbaum, D.P.M. and his wife Christine Robertson, our trip coordinator.
From left to right- Amanda Yates, Tony Gonzalez, Tight End for the
Atlanta Falcons; Rita Yates, and AAPSM Past President Tim Dutra
stop for a photo at the recent NATA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA
Karen A. Langone, DPM- Southhampton, New York Elected President of American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
AAPSM President Elect Bruce Williams, DPM (l) along with AAPSM Vice President David Davidson, DPM (r) stop by the Superfeet booth at SAM to thank Superfeet for their Iron Man Level sponsorship of the Academy.
AAPSM Executive Director Rita Yates thanks Abe Lavi from Vilex for their Iron Man Level Sponsorship of the Academy.
AAPSM Vice President David Davidson, DPM (l) along with President Elect Bruce Williams, DPM (r) stop by the Tekscan booth at the recent SAM meeting. Tekscan is a current Marathon Level sponsor of the AAPSM.
AAPSM Vice President David Davidson, DPM (l) appears with AAPSM Fellow Gerald Cosentino, DPM and AAPSM President Matt Werd, DPM and AAPSM President Elect Bruce Williams, DPM (r) after Dr. Cosentino's outstanding lecture during the AAPSM sports medicine track at the 2008 SAM meeting in Orlando.
Bruce Williams, DPM and David Davidson, DPM stop by the SOLO Laboratories booth at SAM to thank them for their Sprint Level sponsorship of the Academy.
Matt Werd, DPM demonstrates taping technique during the AAPSM workshop held at the 2008 SAM meeting in Orlando.
Current AAPSM President Matt Werd, DPM (l) along with AAPSM Secretary Treasurer Karen Langone and AAPSM Director Jamie Yakel, DPM pose with Robert Duggan, DPM (r) after his informative lecture during the AAPSM track at the 2008 SAM meeting in Orlando.
The AAPSM, along with the Federation of International Podiatrists (FIP), was honored during the American Podiatric Medical Association's (APMA) House of Delegates meeting on 26 March 2006 for their work in creating the Fit Feet program of Special Olympics, Int.
Paul Shenton, president of FIP. Steven Pribut, DPM, president, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) and Harold B. Glickman, DPM, president of APMA. [Photo by David Zych, APMA]
The APMA's Humanitarian Award is bestowed to an organization that has a long-lasting, meaningful effect on the public and a definable positive impact on podiatric medicine. APMA President, Harold B. Glickman, DPM presented the award.
Receiving the award for the AAPSM was Stephen Pribut, DPM, President of the AAPSM and Paul Shenton, President of FIP.
Fit Feet was developed by Special Olympics, International with the assistance of AAPSM and FIP to screen and assist olympics athletes who often suffer from foot and ankle pain and deformities. In 2005, over 40 Fit Feet screening events were held. The "Fit Feet" program benefits Special athletes by providing screenings and an educational evaluation of their feet, ankle, legs, gait, as well as their shoes and socks.
If you are interested in participating in the Special Olympics, Inc. "Fit Feet" program, please contact Dr. Patrick Nunan at 513-779-9673 or by e-mail at PJNDPMRUN@aol.com. You can also contact our executive director Rita Yates at 301-370-2397.
A well received series of articles on a variety of podiatric sports medicine topics are currently being published in Podiatry Management magazine. Podiatry Management Magazine has graciously given permission to publish select articles. Recent articles include Basketball Injuries, Running Injuries, Skating Biomechanics and Injuries, Skiing, Hiking, and Golfing Injuries. Look for the upcoming special issue of Podiatry Management on Shoes. There you will find an informative article entitled "Advances in Athletic Footwear".
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine serves to advance the understanding, prevention and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries. It’s membership is podiatric sports medicine physicians. One of the goals is to enable the individuals to optimize their enjoyment and safe participation in sports and fitness activities. Important components of this mission include professional education, scientific research, public awareness and membership support.
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine was founded in San Francisco in 1970 by a group of podiatric sports physicians who had the insight to realize the need for a podiatric sports medicine association devoted to the treatment of athletic injuries. The AAPSM is the second largest affiliate organization of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
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