Gulf States Region
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas
Recent Activity and Upcoming Events
ACFAS Gulf States Region Funds Poster Research at the 2021 Annual Scientific Conference
In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Gulf States Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at ACFAS 2021 in Las Vegas:
Congratulations to these resident and post graduate fellow authors on their research!
ACFAS Gulf States Region 2021 Meeting Outcomes
Lacey Clawson, DPM, FACFAS, Gulf States Region President, led a virtual meeting of Region members on May 10, the week before the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference. The meeting provided an opportunity for members to meet Region officers and hear about our support and plans for the upcoming year including:
- Region support of members during the pandemic
- Region support of poster/manuscript presenters
- Region Learning Programs for 2021-2022 with the Gulf States Region scheduled for 2022-23 cycle
Attendees were entered into a drawing for one of two $100 Amazon Gift Cards. The winners were Alex Kim, DPM, AACFAS and Douglas Murdoch, DPM, FACFAS.
New Region Learning Programs Launching Soon
Are you looking forward to getting back to in-person meetings and educational offerings? It's almost time to get back to normal!
The College is launching a new pilot educational Region Learning Program. These two-day courses will combine case presentations, lightning lectures and hands-on labs, enabling attendees to gain insight into the depth and breadth of your current foot and ankle knowledge. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of contributing factors associated with foot and ankle surgery complications and will be able to apply new skills to help you maximize function and restore structure.
The College has scheduled courses in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Region for Fall 2021, and courses will be held in the Big West, Tri-State and Southeast Regions in Spring 2022. Other Regions will be scheduled soon.
Please watch your email for more information to come!
A portion of ACFAS member dues is allocated for Region activities. Regions use these funds to further the goals of ACFAS at the state and local level: to promote the superior care of foot and ankle surgical patients through education, research and promotion of the highest professional standards. Regions also work on outreach to students and residents, helping to give them a successful start in their careers as foot and ankle surgeons.
Regions are affiliate organizations of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. They are granted a charter and license to use the ACFAS name and logo. They are mandated by their own articles of incorporation and bylaws and remain separate entities from the parent organization.
For more information about Region activities, please contact Michelle Kennedy, ACFAS Director of Membership and Post Graduate Affairs.