We Hear You...
Getting Your Bylaws
Questions Answered

The Bylaws Committee thanks you for your inquiries and actively engaging with the proposed changes to the ACPM Bylaws.

Below are a few questions we have received from our Fellows and we strive to ensure all are well-informed in order to provide an optimal continued learning experience within our organization.
Q: I complete my residency program in June and plan to do a fellowship next year- may I join the College? What are my expected dues?

A: While participating in a fellowship program, you will be eligible for membership as a Trainee Member. This category will include members in residency and post-residency fellowship programs. Membership is free for all Trainee Members, as well as our Student Members.
Q: I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine but not a member of APMA – when should I expect the new membership guidelines to be implemented?

A: The current voting membership of the College will be voting on the bylaw changes in June; results should be available in July, after which the new guidelines will be immediately implemented.
Q: Is there an opportunity to get involved in ACPM?

A: Members can get involved by serving on committees and participating in our various platforms (including our ePOD library, resident and student activities, lecturing opportunities). If you are interested in getting involved, please email info@acpmed.org.
We will continue to share answers to questions received at info@acpmed.org.

Ballots and instructions on how to cast your vote will me emailed to each voting member in June and will be due 35 (thirty-five) days after receipt
ACPM PRESENTS... Updates in Rheumatology & Neurology: Practical Pearls.
Suhad Hadi, DPM, FACFAS

Suhad A. Hadi has been with the Veterans Administration since 2009 and was Director of the PAVE (Prevention of Amputations in Veterans Everywhere) program in Seattle, Washington and is now full-time faculty at Louis Stokes Veterans Administration in Cleveland at the Akron CBOC facility.

Her training and work have given her a strong background in diabetic foot and limb salvage as well as resident education/training. She founded and developed the Residency Educator’s Course in her work with ePRESENT and has certifications in Clinical education at both the University of Texas Health Science Center, and recently achieved certification and is an Associate Graduate of Harvard Medical School’s Train to Teach in Medicine program.  She has been appointed as a Board Member of the Kent State University’s Foot and Ankle Clinic.

On July 29th , Dr. Hadi will present:
"Overview of Neurologic Conditions for the Podiatric Physician"

In this presentation, Dr. Hadi will discuss the following learning objectives:

  • Develop a thorough and efficient neurologic exam

  • Identify subjective findings correlating to a neurologic condition

  • Form appropriate decisions and referrals for the patient

Don't miss this opportunity to see one of podiatry's leading experts and educators.

New ACPM Journal Literature Reviews Posted:
April/May 2023

1) Surgical Treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture Results in Improved Gait Biomechanics, Nordenholm, et al. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 2022
DOI: 10.1186/s13018-022-02948-2
Level of Evidence: 3
Reviewer: Jannani Krishnan, MS-IV
California School of Podiatric Medicine
2) The Relationship of Medial Arch Height with Speed Dynamic Balance and Distance in Sports Training Individuals, H. Bayram Temur, et al., International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, Volume 14, Issue 05, 2022
DOI: 10.9756/INTJECSE/V14I5.816
Level of Evidence: 4
Reviewer: Jenna Whited PMS-III
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
3) Skin Pigmentation Impacts the Clinical Diagnosis of Wound Infection: Imaging of Bacterial Burden to Overcome Diagnostic Limitations, Johnson et. al. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Volume 10, Issue 2, April 11th 2023
DOI: 10.1007/s40615-023-01584-8
Level of Evidence: 2
Reviewer: Zanib Cheema, PMS-IV
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
4) Correlation Analysis Between Clinical Hypermobility Measurement and Radiographic Parameters of the Hallux Valgus Deformity, Kaur et. al. The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Volume 000, 1−4, 2023
DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2023.01.009
Level of Evidence: 3
Reviewer: M. Jared Davis, DPM, PGY-III
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System Podiatric Residency Program
5) Incidence of Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions in Ankle Fracture Patients Identified with Ankle Arthroscopy Following Rotational Ankle Fracture: A Systematic Review, Williamson, E. et. al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 61, 668-673, 2022
DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2021.12.013
Level of Evidence: 4
Reviewer: Matthew Doxey, DPM, PGY-III
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System Podiatric Residency Program
Interested in submitting your own review?

If you have any questions or are ready for submission, please email Michael Casteel, DPM at mikecasteeldpm@gmail.com
Wound Care Workshop
The ACPM Student Club at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley held its first wound care workshop; organized by ACPM Student Representative Nicholas Obias.

Misonix/Bioventus contributed for a discussion in the latest strategies on Bioengineered Skin Grafts.
Articles Worth Sharing
Some of our favorite articles posted in this week's Foot & Ankle Weekly
e-newsletter include:
The American College of Podiatric Medicine Contact Information
info@acpmed.org | (213) 336-4300
5907 Cerritos Ave. #2682
Cypress, CA 90630
ACPM will enhance and advocate for the practice of podiatric medicine by providing innovative education and promoting podiatric physicians in public health and welfare.