New Fellow Spotlight: Dyane E. Tower
After completing her education and training, Dr. Tower taught at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and practiced in northern Illinois. She then transitioned to a surgical podiatrist position at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire prior to taking on a full-time role with the American Podiatric Medical Association where she serves as the Director of Clinical Affairs and Senior Medical Director. Her primary roles at APMA include the APMA Registry and cultivating relationships with other organizations and entities within healthcare.

Looking Forward: Thoughts from Dr. Tower....
  • What are your hopes for the podiatric profession moving forward?
  • What role do you feel the ACPM should play to enhance the profession?

"I would like to see the podiatric profession embrace the diverse perspectives we have within the profession and work together to advance. Diversity within the profession makes us stronger and attractive to prospective students. We also have an opportunity to show the public and other medical professionals the value of having a podiatrist as part of the team. Preventive and population-based care may be the best way to demonstrate the podiatric profession’s valuable place in healthcare through improved outcomes and cost-savings.

ACPM should continue to provide high-quality education on the many medical aspects of the podiatric profession. Including education on public health, preventive care, and disparities will be important as we move forward in the changing healthcare environment."

APMA Board of Trustees Update
This week, ACPM President, Dr. Javier Cavazos updated the APMA Board of Trustees with the following organization news:

  • ACPM membership census; noting significant growth since 2019

  • Successful return to online conferences last November; with announcement of upcoming event on April 2nd, 2022

  • Maintenance of the ACPM e-Learning POD for Fellow MOC and CECH

  • Continued efforts of student/resident education; specifically with the monthly Expert Lecture Series

  • Upcoming scholarship program - The ACPM Scholar Award is on the horizon and will be made available for the 2022 - 2023 academic year

  • Dr. Steven Goldman has started as ACPM Executive Director as of Feb 1, 2022
This Week's ELS is Almost Full
Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
with Dr. Gary Rothenberg
Dr. Rothenberg will be sharing novel research and experience with remote temperate monitoring as a strategy for DFU prevention as well as answering the following questions:

Are all diabetic foot ulcers preventable?

What do consensus papers as well as the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot recommend for DFU prevention?

How can we use telemedicine and technology to prevent DFU, especially in the current COVID era?

NOTE: The ACPM Expert Lecture Series is particularly useful for students and residents, however, all ACPM Fellows are invited to join and benefit.
CME and/or MOC credits are not provided in the Expert Lecture Series
Join our Upcoming Webinar
Event with Dr. William Scherer
Onychodystrophy is Not Always Onychomycosis. Best Practices for
Testing and Treatment.

Monday, February 28th @ 8pm EST
Join us for the latest update on diagnosis of nail unit dystrophy and how to differentiate acute and chronic trauma, neoplastic processes, inflammatory skin diseases, and infections that may affect the nail apparatus.
Three lucky winners who register and participate in the LIVE WEBINAR will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Winners will be selected at random after the webinar from the attendee list.

  • The importance of a definitive diagnosis to confirm clinical observations
  • Comprehensive laboratory testing options for infectious and non-infectious pathologies
  • How objective results drive precision treatment and increase patient satisfaction
  • Risks of treating without confirming the etiology of the nail dystrophy
  • Updated treatment results
Articles Worth Sharing
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