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Special invitation to attend ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference @ The National
If you have already registered for APMA's "The National," you are invited to attend ACFAOM's 2015 Annual Clinical Conference on July 22. During this 1-day pre-conference (8 CECHs) you will be an engaged and active participant in the whole learning process. The content will be "Case Based, Evidence Based, and Office Based." The faculty members will act as coaches and encourage participants to discuss their own ideas about the cases presented. No long tedious lectures. Adult learning at its best!

The response to this NEW form of podiatric CME at ACFAOM's annual conference last year was extremely positive. "A better way to learn" said one participant. "Why don't we have more educational programs like this" said another. The morning session will focus on:
  • BIOMECHANICS (Posterior Tibial Dysfunction; Geriatric Patient; Biomechanical and Gait Evaluation); the afternoon on
  • MEDICINE (Differentiating Acute Charcot from Osteomyelitis; Calcaneal Fracture; Painful, Swollen, Red Lower Extremity; Puncture Wounds).
The conference is FREE to ACFAOM and FPMA members, and non-members are welcome for a very nominal fee of $99. Sponsored breakfast (Bako), lunch (Langer) and reception (BioMedix) included. To add this option to your current registration, use the paper registration form available here.
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The residency training experience in podiatric medicine and surgery
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
The podiatric medicine and surgery residency is currently characterized by three years of comprehensive training. Contemporary issues have recently influenced the direction of training in the profession of podiatric medicine. Formal investigation into the residency training experience has, nonetheless, been limited. The purpose of the present study was to conduct a learning needs assessment of podiatric residency training.
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An update on current and emerging topical antifungals
Podiatry Today
With the development of new topical agents for onychomycosis, the author takes a closer look at the research on these modalities, explores the possibility of subungual and transungual delivery of topical agents and reviews options for treating the frequently concomitant tinea pedis.
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Telemedicine, outpatient visits offer similar results for adults with diabetic foot ulcers
Endocrine Today
Adults with diabetic foot ulcers who consulted with clinicians by telephone or email experienced similar outcomes when compared with adults with diabetic foot ulcers monitored in an outpatient clinic setting, according to research in Diabetes Care. In a study of Danish adults with diabetic foot ulcers randomly assigned to monitoring by telemedicine or outpatient clinic visits, researchers found both groups saw similar levels of complete ulcer healing and ulcer-related amputations. However, although low overall, mortality was significantly higher in the telemedicine arm.
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Study: Effect of prostheses on athletic performance varies by amputation type, event type
O&P News
Researchers at Bournemouth University are studying the impact of lower limb prostheses on competitive running, specifically with regard to whether the use of prostheses can put athletes at an unfair advantage against competitors. In their first study, the results of which were published in 2014, Hossein Hossani, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, and colleagues analyzed the results of the men's running events performed at the London 2012 Paralympics Games by three different classifications of athletes with an amputation.
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The top 10 innovations in podiatry
Podiatry Today
Innovations in podiatric care may reduce the risk of post-op complications, improve wound healing outcomes or facilitate enhanced pain management. With this in mind, this author talks to leading physicians about key innovations including a new hammertoe implant, an emerging total contact cast, plating systems and a promising non-invasive pain management device.
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More secure-messaging systems needed to meet patient demand
Patient demand for easy electronic access to their healthcare providers continues to rise, but practices have more work to do in adopting communications technologies and engaging people in using them. This apparent disconnect was detected by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who surveyed more than 2,000 CVS retail pharmacy customers about their interest in using online tools to fill prescriptions, track health progress and access their health information.
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Open and give your new staff members the training, respect and support they need to succeed
Physicians Practice
Hiring the right candidate for your medical practice is not the easiest task. But if you prepare beforehand and ask the right questions, you can. Busy physicians and office managers usually don't look forward to going through the hiring process. Not only are they concerned about finding the right candidate for the position, but it is an arduous process that can drag on and impact their ability to keep the practice running smoothly during the interim.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Evaluation of peripheral neuropathy of unknown origin in an outpatient foot and ankle practice (Foot & Ankle International)
Study proposes new risk score to predict amputation (Podiatry Today)
3 ways physicians can balance work and relationships (FiercePracticeManagement)
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy had clinically relevant effect size in plantar fasciitis treatment (Orthopedics Today)

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