Big West Region
Alberta, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming
Recent Activity and Upcoming Events
ACFAS Big West Region Meeting
ACFAS Membership Meeting - Big West Region: (Alberta, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming)
Date: Saturday, March 24
Location: Exhibit Hall (lunch meeting)
This information will also be listed in your onsite conference brochure.
Your Region will be holding a meeting of its members in conjunction with the ACFAS Scientific Conference in Nashville. We hope that you can join us to meet and network with your Region officers and have a hand in the upcoming year's plans for the Region.
Attend to Learn, Plan and Win!
All ACFAS members who attend their Region meetings will be placed in a Region drawing to win an Amazon Echo. Your raffle ticket will be distributed at your Region meeting.
See you in Nashville!
Big West Region Supporting Local Residents and Post-Grad Fellow Researchers
Are you a resident or post-graduate fellow presenting a poster or manuscript at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in March? Could you use some extra money to apply toward your travel costs? The ACFAS Big West Region can help!
If you live within the Big West Region, you've submitted a poster or manuscript that is accepted for presentation at the conference, and you are interested in receiving funding from your local Region, complete an application for support. Poster submitters are potentially eligible for $250, and manuscript presenters are potentially eligible for $500. Complete rules for acceptance and provision of funds can be found on the application form.
Please submit the completed form directly to Dr. Frederick Mechanik by Friday, March 9, 2018. The Region will determine the number of awards they can provide based on the number of submissions received, and will contact you directly with next steps.
The ACFAS Big West Region is excited to be able to support the next generation of local researchers!
ACFAS Big West Region Supports Student Scholar to the Annual Scientific Conference
ACFAS Region Scholars are funded by the ACFAS Region Presidents Council, specifically their home Regions, and are usually the president-elect of their local ACFAS Student Club. Their local Regions honor them as future leaders of the profession. The 2017 ACFAS Region Scholar from the Big West Region is Garrett Nguyen from the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine - Midwestern University.
Pictured are Garrett and Frederick Mechanik, DPM, FACFAS, Big West Region president. Congratulations to Garrett on being chosen as an ACFAS 2017 Region Scholar!
ACFAS Big West Region Funds Resident Poster Research at ACFAS 2017
In an effort to support research activities the ACFAS Big West Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at the 2017 Annual Scientific Conference in Las Vegas:
Congratulations to these resident poster authors on their research efforts.
ACFAS Mentors - Big West Region
Are you a student or resident, or have you recently graduated with your DPM? Would you like a chance to talk to an established foot and ankle surgeon and ask him or her questions about running a successful practice, work/life balance as a practicing surgeon or any other questions about the profession of a foot and ankle surgeon?
The following ACFAS members have volunteered to act as mentors to students, residents and up-and-coming surgeons to give you someone to turn to when you have questions about your career:
ACFAS Mentors in Arizona:
Patrick Farrell, DPM, FACFAS
ACFAS Mentors in New Mexico:
Gerard Kerbleski, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatry Associates of New Mexico
J. Joseph Anderson, DPM, FACFAS
New Mexico Bone & Joint Institute
(575) 434-0639 Office
ACFAS Mentors in Colorado:
Benjamin Marble, DPM, FACFAS
Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care, PLLC
(719) 543-2476 Office
ACFAS Mentors in Nevada:
Scott Hambrecht, DPM, FACFAS
Southwest Medical Associates
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 877-8625 Office
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 and 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, 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.