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Arthrosocopy Skills Lab: Registration Deadline Extended

Deadline has been extended to February 9, 2018 to fill the few remaining seats. Learn everything you want to know about ankle arthroscopy for a better value and less cost with expert ASPS faculty. Registration for this course is just $899 for ASPS members. To take advantage of the discounted rate and view the full course program please visit: http://www.aspsmembers.org/Ankle-Arthrsocopy-Skills-Lab This lab is being held at the Pylant Medical Facility/Arthrex in Grapevine, TX minutes away from Dallas Fort Worth Airport. Participants can earn up to 7 CECH for the lab, and will receive a certificate verifying their attendance.

Exclusive ASPS Member Discount for Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference

Register now for the 9th Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference taking place April 5-7, 2018. Your ASPS membership gets you a $100 discount on Diabetic Limb Salvage registration! Hosted by MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, this multidisciplinary team approach meeting will provide each member of the health care team with the education and resources needed to help heal wounds and prevent amputations. The three day conference features a prominent international faculty that promotes the importance of a multispecialty approach in limb salvage. The course is designed for health care practitioners of all specialties and promotes an evidence-based approach with emphasis on take home points, techniques, and functional outcomes. The meeting format will include didactic lectures, specialty symposia, and video surgical case demonstrations for the purpose of providing an interactive learning experience. From now until April 1, ASPS members can register with promotional code DLSASPS for $100 off registration! To register and learn more details please visit dlsconference.com.

 

January Webinar Recording Now Available

If you missed last night's ASPS Surgical Webinar: "Arthroscopy of the Foot & Ankle" host by Patrick Burns, DPM, FASPS, it's now available on the ASPS website! Just click here to access: http://aspsmembers.org/ASPS-Surgical-Webinars Webinar recordings are exclusively available to ASPS members only, so log-in is required. To obtain your log-in information, contact ASPS Administrator Sara Chergosky at skchergosky@aspsmembers.org, or Association Manager Tiffany Kildale at takildale@aspsmembers.org. Stay tuned for additional information on February's webinar! For hands-on arthroscopy training there are still a few spaces available for the ASPS Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy Skills Lab being held March 2, 2018. This lab is being held at the Pylant Medical Facility/Arthrex Grapevine, TX just minutes away from the Dallas Fort Worth Airport. To view the full course program and to register, please visit: http://aspsmembers.org/Ankle-Arthrsocopy-Skills-Lab Learn all you need to know about foot and ankle arthroscopy from expert ASPS faculty Robert Greenhagen, DPM, FASPS and Ryan McMillen, DPM, FASPS. Participants of the lab can earn up to 7 CECH and will receive a certificate verifying their attendance. Time is running out to register - registration deadline is February 1, 2018. A few spaces remain so register today to secure your spot. To register please visit: http://aspsmembers.org/Ankle-Arthrsocopy-Skills-Lab

Follow ASPS on Instagram

The American Society of Podiatric Surgeons Instagram account is one of our new social media forums. Instagram followers can stay updated on ASPS news, events, and upcoming webinars. The goal of this account is to continue to connect with ASPS members and other DPM's, as well as raise awareness about ASPS. To follow ASPS on Instagram, click here: https://www.instagram.com/aspspods If you don't have an Instagram account it is free and easy to create by downloading the free mobile app or logging into Instagram.com! You can get started by following your surgical society, ASPS!

TUSPM Students Open New ASPS Student Chapter

ASPS student members Kush Desai, Salil Desai, Ryan Lazar, and Alexander Leos recently received approval from the TUSPM Student Government for the creation of an ASPS Student Chapter at TUSPM. The group of students met with ASPS board member Dr. Andrew Belis, FASPS at the Temple University Alumni Event held at the APMA National in Nashville, and became interested in pursuing the development of an ASPS student chapter at their school. They worked closely with TUSPM student government officials as well as ASPS leadership to establish the student chapter and received approval in mid-December. The TUSPM ASPS Student Chapter looks forward to the education and vast resources that ASPS will be able to provide to the school and community. TUSPM's first student chapter meeting is scheduled for early February and will be hosted by ASPS Chair Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman, FASPS.

 

January ASPS Surgical Webinar: Arthroscopy of the Foot & Ankle

Patrick Burns, DPM, FASPS will kick-off the 2018 ASPS Surgical Webinar Series with his webinar "Arthroscopy for the Foot & Ankle". Dr. Burns will provide participants with an overview and understanding of Arthroscopic equipment, anatomy, and OR setup. He will also review the basic uses for arthroscopy in foot and ankle surgery. Time will be allowed for Q&A at the end of the webinar. This free webinar will be held January 24, 2018 at 8:00 P.M. EST. To register for this webinar click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7882788474614437123 For hands-on arthroscopy training there are still a few spaces available for the ASPS Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy Skills Lab being held March 2, 2018. This lab is being held at the Pylant Medical Facility/Arthrex Grapevine, TX just minutes away from the Dallas Fort Worth Airport. To view the full course program and to register please visit: http://aspsmembers.org/Ankle-Arthrsocopy-Skills-Lab Learn all you need to know about foot and ankle arthroscopy from expert ASPS faculty Robert Greenhagen, DPM, FASPS and Ryan McMillen, DPM, FASPS. Participants of the lab can earn up to 7 CECH and will receive a certificate verifying their attendance. Time is running out to register - registration deadline is February 1, 2018. A few spaces remain so register today to secure your spot.

 

Your Scope Course: Better Value & Less Cost

Did you know ASPS has provided the faculty for the arthroscopy lab at the APMA National for the past seven years? The ASPS Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Skills Course is being held March 2, 2018 in Grapevine, TX. The one-day course means less travel time, and less time out of the office, while still enriching your surgical skills with renowned ASPS faculty. Engaging and individualized training is being offered in an efficient and concise educational format by expert faculty Robert Greenhagen, DPM, FASPS and Ryan McMillen, DPM, FASPS. Miss less work, and enrich your surgical armamentarium on the skills being offered in this course. Registration for this course is just $899 for ASPS members, and $1,149 for non-members. Residents can join ASPS FOR FREE to receive immediate access to discounted member registration. To view the full course program and registration form, please click here: http://www.aspsmembers.org/Ankle-Arthrsocopy-Skills-Lab This lab is being held at the Pylant Medical Facility/Arthrex in Grapevine, TX minutes away from Dallas Fort Worth Airport. Space is limited and this workshop is filling up fast, so register early to secure your spot. Participants can earn up to 7 CECH for the lab, and will receive a certificate verifying their attendance. Deadline to register is February 1, 2018. Click here to sign up today!

Be One of Our Experts to Help the FDA

Can you identify and discuss medical device technology areas within the field of orthopedics that you believe will increase in terms of relevance in the next 5-10 years? If so, ASPS needs your help! In 2016, ASPS was approached and accepted by the FDA to participate in their vetted Network of Experts representing podiatric surgery. The Network of Experts is a select group of medical specialties enlisted to provide medical expertise to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) within the FDA.The Network of Experts is only intended to broaden and supplement CDRH exposure to scientific viewpoints, not to provide policy advice or opinions. Other participating medical specialty organizations include the American Academy of Neurology, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and more. Were looking for members who are interested in participating in the Network on behalf of ASPS. We are specifically looking for members who are willing to share their thoughts on current and upcoming trends in technologies within the profession. Participation in this activity places you in a position to be viewed as a leader in your field. This will also allow you to interact with providers from other specialties, network, and educate others about our specialty and our society. There is no minimum number of years in practice required to participate. We encourage all non-Special Government Employees to consider getting involved. If you are interested in working with the FDAs CDRH Network of Experts on behalf of ASPS regarding this topic, please submit your CV to ASPS Administrative Coordinator Sara Chergosky at skchergosky@aspsmembers.org. Deadline is Wednesday, December 22nd.

 

Learn from the Best at the ASPS Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy Skills Course March 2nd, 2018 Dallas, TX

Join highly-trained and expert ASPS faculty Robert Greenhagen, DPM, FASPS; and Ryan McMillen, DPM, FASPS at the ASPS Foot and Arthroscopy Skills Course being held March 2, 2018. Discover surgical tips and pearls from the experts in podiatric surgery through an engaging, hands-on approach. A small course size guarantees individualized training in a cutting-edge surgical facility; Drs. Burns, Greenhagen, and McMillen will personally guide you through indications for arthroscopy, proper techniques and utilization of arthroscopic equipment, joint distraction techniques, arthroscopic complications, and more. To view the full course program and registration form, please click here: aspsmembers.org/Ankle-Arthrsocopy-Skills-Lab This lab is being held at the Pylant Medical Facility/Arthrex in Grapevine, TX minutes away from Dallas Fort Worth Airport. Space is limited to 28 attendees for this event, so register early to secure your spot. Participants can earn up to 7 CECH for the lab, and will receive a certificate verifying their attendance.

 

ASPS Board Meets to Strategize Enhancements to Surgical Education Programming

The ASPS Board of Directors held its annual meeting on Saturday, December 2nd. The meeting focused on ways to grow and enhance surgical education programming for the 2018 ASPS Surgical Conference, membership recruitment efforts, and an implementation strategy for new educational resources to be made available to the ASPS membership in 2018. Newly elected ASPS board member, Jacob Wynes, DPM was welcomed to the board. Dr. Wynes is based out of Baltimore, MD where he is currently an Assistant Professor within the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and trains residents from the Baltimore Veteran Affairs Medical Center as well as Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Wynes replaces outgoing ASPS board member Dr. Patrick Burns. Dr. Burns has served on the ASPS board since 2011 and has been invaluable to the organization. His educational expertise and leadership have been paramount to the continued growth of ASPS. Dr. Burns will be missed by his colleagues on the ASPS board, but the organization looks forward to continuing to work with him through ASPS educational events. Officer elections were also held during the December 2nd meeting. ASPS is pleased to announce Dr. Ashleigh Korves as Secretary, Dr. Aaron Solomon as Treasurer, Dr. Andrew Belis as Vice-chair, and Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman as ASPS Chair.

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