Recent Activity and Upcoming Events
ACFAS Southeast Region Meeting
ACFAS Membership Meeting - Southeast Region: (Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico)
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!
Southeast Region Support of 15th Annual Resident's Forum
Alan MacGill, DPM, FACFAS (Region President) and Andre Williams, DPM, FACFAS (Director at Large) attend the 15th Annual Resident's Forum held during the FPMA Annual Meeting on January 13, 2018 in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The region provided cash prizes for the top six resident presenters.
Pictured from left to right: Andre Williams, Director of Eduction, Tyler Floyd (Bethesda Health), Jason Spector (Northwest Medical Center), Michael Price (UFShands), Derek Roland (Westside Regional), Amanda Warner (JFK Medical Center), Josh Sebag (Florida Hospital East Orlando), and Alan MacGill, President.
Southeast 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 Southeast Region can help!
If you live within the Southeast 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. Alan MacGill 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 Southeast Region is excited to be able to support the next generation of local researchers!
ACFAS Southeast 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 Southeast Region is Elizabeth Ansert from Barry University.
Pictured are Elizabeth and Alan MacGill, DPM, FACFAS, Southeast Region president. Congratulations to Elizabeth on being chosen as an ACFAS 2017 Division Scholar!
ACFAS Southeast Region Funds Resident Poster Research at ACFAS 2017
In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Southeast Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at the 2017 Annual Scientific Conference in Las Vegas:
- Transcalcaneal Talonavicular Dislocation Secondary to a Boating Explosion: A Case Report
Resident Presenter: Martina Randall, DPM; Palmetto General Hospital
- Aneurysms: Not Just A Brain Thing, a Rare Vascular Malformation of the Foot
Resident Presenters: Kyle Mauk, DPM; Jeffrey Brimmer, DPM; Amanda Kohut, DPM; UF Health Jacksonville
- Treatment of Early Stage Freiberg Disease with a Lesser Metatarsal Head Implant
Lateral Transfer of the Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon for Treatment of Concomitant Peroneal Tendon Tears
Resident Presenters: Vilayvanh Saysoukha, DPM, MS; Sohan P. Patel, DPM; Northwest Medical Center
- Limb Salvage After Avascular Necrosis of the Talus via Pseudoarthrosis Between the Tibia and Calcaneus
Resident Presenters: Ralph Ramos, DPM; Gabriel Santamarina, DPM; Mercy Hospital;
- Comparison of Complication Rates in Open Versus Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession: Retrospective Chart Review
Resident Presenter: Richard C. Harris III, DPM; UF Health Jacksonville
- Effect of Surgical Incision Closure on Skin Perfusion and Dehiscence Following Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Resident Presenters: Ann M. Davis, DPM; Mark Vaughn, DPM; UF Health Jacksonville
The Region also supported the following postgraduate fellow manuscript presenter:
- Analysis of Two Different Arthroscopic Brostrom Repair Constructs for Treatment of Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability in 110 Patients
Postgraduate Fellow Presenter: Britton Plemmons, DPM, AACFAS; Florida Orthopedics Foot & Ankle Fellowship
Congratulations to these poster and manuscript presenters 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.