Recent Activity and Upcoming Events
ACFAS Pacific Region New Officer Elected
Dear ACFAS Pacific Region Members:
As a result of the recent Pacific Region Call for Volunteers process and e-balloted election, the new Secretary/Treasurer of the Region is:
Matthew D. Doyle, DPM, MS, AACFAS
Congratulations to Dr. Doyle. His term will commence immediately.
Thanks to all five candidates and to those members that took the time to vote. Please watch your email for information about new initiatives coming out of your local ACFAS Region.
ACFAS Pacific Region Funds Poster Research at the 2021 Annual Scientific Conference
In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Pacific Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at ACFAS 2021 in Las Vegas:
- Initial Surgical Outcomes of Two Modified Minimally Invasive Repair Techniques for Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture
Olga P Drogomiretskiy, DPM and Lindsey Hjelm, DPM
Congratulations to these resident and post graduate fellow authors on their research!
ACFAS Pacific Region 2021 Meeting Outcomes
Amol Saxena, DPM, FACFAS, Pacific Region President, led a virtual meeting of Region members on May 12, 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
- Recognition of Region Scholars
- Region Learning Programs for 2021-2022 with the Pacific Region scheduled for 2022-23 cycle
- Support of ACFAS Student Clubs at CSPM and WesternU
- Region open officer position
Attendees were entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. The winners were R. Dan Murphy, DPM, FACFAS and Brandon Tullis, DPM, FACFAS.
ACFAS Pacific Region Supports Student Scholars
ACFAS Region Scholars are funded by the ACFAS Region Presidents Council, specifically their home Region, and are usually the president-elect or an officer of the their local ACFAS Student Club. Their local ACFAS Regions honor them as future leaders of the profession. Pictured below are 2021 Region Scholars: Jake Loitz of the California School of Podiatric Medicine and Mereat Askander of the Western University College of Podiatric Medicine.
Congratulations to Jake and Mereat for being chosen as an ACFAS 2021 Region Scholars!
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 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.