Did You Receive Your Bylaws Ballot?

The ACPM Bylaws Committee is asking all eligible voting members (currently active ACPM Fellows) to review proposed changes to the ACPM Bylaws and cast their vote for approval or disapproval of the proposed revisions.

Active ACPM Fellows were emailed a ballot link on June 1.
The voting link will be available through July 5, 2023.

If you did not see your ballot email in your inbox yesterday, please let us know at info@acpmed.org

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 recently received from our Fellows:
Q: Why is the College proposing ending the APMA membership requirement in order to become a Fellow or Member of ACPM?

A: ACPM and APMA have shared a mutual and respectful relationship for many years. Over the last few years, ACPM has and will continue to evolve by serving its educational mission of becoming one of the most influential and inclusive educational organizations in podiatry. Unfortunately, the current restrictive requirements of having all current and future members maintain their APMA membership is not sustainable and conflicts with the vision and mission of ACPM. ACPM will no longer require membership in APMA due to the restrictions on the College's growth. It is anticipated that many Fellows will continue to be APMA members; however, the College aims to be more inclusive and diverse by inviting those to enjoy the benefits of ACPM membership despite making the personal decision of not being an APMA member.

Q: Why is the College inviting Diplomates from boards other than ABPM to become Fellows? 

A: ACPM continues to be rooted by the foundations of podiatric medicine and biomechanics and for many years has strived to be the most inclusive and diverse organization in podiatry with the primary focus of providing outstanding educational and collegial opportunities. ACPM has fostered relationships with content experts representing all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery. We welcome our esteemed colleagues from all certifying boards.
ACPM PRESENTS... Updates in Rheumatology & Neurology: Practical Pearls.
Emmanuel "Mike" Katsaros

Dr. Emmanuel Katsaros is a rheumatologist and is the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Western University in Pamona, CA. 

He earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Rheumatology Fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA.

Dr. Katsaros is an active member of the PATROL (Patient Reported Outcomes in Lupus ) research group, which is a partnership of rheumatology academic centers in Southern California interested in studying patient reported outcomes in Lupus patients.
On July 29th , Dr. Katsaros will present two presentations:

"Overview of Rheumatologic Conditions for the Podiatric Physician"
and "Update on Seronegative Arthropathies"

Dr. Katsaros will cover the following learning objectives:

  • Describe the diagnostic work-up of the initial management of rheumatoid arthritis, gout, CPPD, and SLE

  • Discuss the most recent treatment and management practices in rheumatoid arthritis, gout, CPPD and SLE

  • Recognize the associated conditions of secondary Raynaud phenomenon (RP) and the management strategies for primary and secondary RP
  • Distinguish seronegative spondyloarthropathies (SpA) based on clinical and radiographic presentations

  • Identify the early manifestations of SpA

  • Discuss the management options and treatment pearls for SpA


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 American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American College of Podiatric Medicine. The American Board of Podiatric Medicine is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The American Board of Podiatric Medicine has approved this activity for a maximum of 6 continuing education contact hours.
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