Great Lakes Region

Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio

  • Great Lakes Region
  • Contact the Region:

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    Bruce I. Kaczander, DPM, FACFAS
    President
    Southfield, MI
    Phone: (248) 353-9300

Great Lakes Region Officers

Daniel T. Zahari, DPM, FACFAS
Vice President
Southgate, MI
(734) 285-4200

Zeeshan S. Husain, DPM, FACFAS
Secretary/Treasurer
Rochester, MI
(248) 651-0162

Marti Anderson, DPM
Director of Education
Delaware, OH
(740) 363-4373

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

Great Lakes 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 Great Lakes Region can help!

If you live within the Great Lakes 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. Bruce Kaczander 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 Great Lakes Region is excited to be able to support the next generation of local researchers!

This Saturday - Pearls in Foot Surgery Seminar

 

Don't forget, this Saturday marks the Pearls in Foot Surgery Seminar for
ACFAS Great Lakes Region (IN, KY, MI and OH).

Registration is onsite only. 

Date & Time:
Saturday, December 2, 2017
7:30am - 5:15pm

Location:
Embassy Suites Hotel
19525 Victor Parkway
Livonia, Michigan
(734) 462-6000

Program Agenda:
7:30-8am         Registration
8-8:30am         Hammer Toe Correction via Soft Tissue
8:30-9am         Frontal Plane Lapidus with Same-Day Weight-Bearing
9-9:30am        Percutaneous Calcaneal Osteotomy
9:30-10am       Charcot Reconstruction
                           Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS
                           Speaker 8-10:am  

10:15-10:45am          Hallux Rigidus
10:45-11:15am          Cartilage Replacement Options
11:15-11:45am           Calcaneal Z Osteotonies, PTTD Recon
11:45am-12:15pm     TAR in the Modern Age
                                       Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, FACFAS
                                       Speaker 10:15am-12:15pm

12:15-1pm       Lunch

1-1:30pm         Innovations in Advanced Wound Care
                           Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS

1:30-2pm         Improving Fusion Rates with Hallux Valgus Surgery
                           Ronald Adelman, DPM, FACFAS

2-2:30pm         Lis Franc's Dislocation
2:30-3pm         OCD Lesions
                          Nicole Brouyette, DPM, AACFAS
                         Speaker 2-3pm

3:15-3:45pm    Surgical Principles of Flatfoot
3:45-4:15pm    Achilles Tendonpathies
                           Joshua Rhodenizer, DPM, FACFAS
                           Speaker 3:15-4:15pm

4:15-5:15pm    Round Table Discussions
                           Please bring cases to discuss

Visit exhibitors during the breaks.

CME:
8 CME will be awarded for attending this conference.

Registration:
Registration is onsite only at 7:30-8am at the hotel.

Cost:
Note updated cost information!

Residents, Students and Life Members: $50
ACFAS Members: $175
All Others: $225

Questions?
Contact Bruce Kaczander, DPM, FACFAS, Great Lakes Region President.

DISCLAIMER: The ACFAS Education & Scientific Affairs Committee has not independently evaluated the educational content or the CPME or FDA compliance requirements for this program. Therefore, any use of the ACFAS name is not to be construed as an endorsement of these programs.  

Divisions Transitioning to Regions: Thanks to Retiring Division Presidents

The 14 ACFAS regional Divisions are redistricting to nine Regions starting January 1, 2018. Many thanks to Julie Wieger, DPM, FACFAS, for her many years of service to the ACFAS Ohio Valley Division as her term ends at the end of the year. Dr. Wieger attended the Division Presidents Council (DPC) meeting on October 21 in Chicago and was honored for her support of ACFAS programming in her Division.

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Great Lakes 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 Great Lakes Region can help!

If you live within the Great Lakes 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. Bruce Kaczander 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 Great Lakes Region is excited to be able to support the next generation of local researchers!

ACFAS Great Lakes Region Funds Resident and Post Graduate Fellow Poster Research at ACFAS 2017

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Great Lakes Region provided funding to the following residents and postgraduate fellows as poster presenters at the 2017 Annual Scientific Conference in Las Vegas:

Congratulations to these resident poster authors on their research efforts!

Region Goals for Second Half of 2017

  • Attend the ACFAS Division Presidents Council (DPC) meeting in October 2017 (Chicago).
  • ACFAS Great Lakes Region conference on December 2, 2017, in Livonia, Michigan.

Dues

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, 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.

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Contact the ACFAS Region Presidents Council Chair:


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Eric G. Walter, DPM, FACFAS
Bronx, NY  10466

Phone:
(718) 920-9523

E-mail:
ewalter@montefiore.org