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Recent Activity and Upcoming Events
ACFAS Pacific Region Meeting
ACFAS Membership Meeting - Pacific Region: (Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia)
Date: Friday, March 23
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!
Pacific 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 Pacific Region can help!
If you live within the Pacific 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. David Aungst 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 Pacific Region is excited to be able to support the next generation of local researchers!
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 Tony Kim, DPM, FACFAS, for his many years of service to the ACFAS Northeast/Canada Division 2, as his term ends at the end of the year. Dr. Kim attended the Division Presidents Council (DPC) meeting on October 21 in Chicago and was honored for his support of ACFAS programming in his Division.
ACFAS Pacific Region Supports Student Scholars 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 Scholars from the Pacific Region are Lance Hopkin, from CSPM; and Pedro Aldape Esquivel, from WesternU.
Pictured are Pedro, Lance and David Aungst, DPM, FACFAS, Division 1 president. Congratulations to Pedro and Lance on being chosen as ACFAS 2017 Region Scholars!
ACFAS Pacific Region Funds Resident, Postgraduate Fellow and Student Poster Research at ACFAS 75
In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Pacific Region provided funding to the following residents and postgraduate fellows as poster presenters at the 2017 Annual Scientific Conference in Las Vegas:
The Region also provided funding to Student poster presenters at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University:
Congratulations to these poster authors on their research efforts.
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 career as a foot and ankle surgeon.
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.