Southeast Region

Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico

Southeast Region Officers

Joshua Daly, DPM, MBA, FACFAS
Vice President
Royal Palm Beach, FL
(561) 793-6170

Teddy Musselman, DPM, FACFAS
Secratary/Treasurer
Jacksonville, FL

Southeast Region Residency Director Mentors

Jason A. Piraino, DPM, MS, FACFAS
UF Health Jacksonville
St. Augustine, FL
(267) 235-6918

Contact the Mentors

Marie L. Williams, DPM, FACFAS
Aventura Hospital and Med Center
Aventura, FL
(305) 932-9232

Recent Activity and Upcoming Events

ACFAS Southeast Region New Officer Elected

Dear ACFAS Southeast Region Members:

With the recent Southeast Region Call for Volunteers process, one ACFAS member submitted his interest, and is now the new ACFAS Southeast Region Secretary/Treasurer:
 

Teddy Musselman, DPM, FACFAS

Congratulations to Dr. Musselman.  His term will commence at the Southeast Region Membership Meeting at the Annual Scientific Conference in February. 

Please mark your calendar to hear the latest activities of ACFAS Southeast Region, and to provide your own feedback as to their direction:

Southeast Region Membership Meeting
Friday, February 21
Noon-1pm
Exhibit Hall Floor

ACFAS Southeast Region Meeting

ACFAS Membership Meeting - Southeast Region: (Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico)

Date: Friday, February 21
Time
: Noon-1pm
Location
: Exhibit Hall (lunch meeting)

Your Region will be holding a meeting of its members in conjunction with the ACFAS Scientific Conference in San Antonio. We hope that you can join us to meet and network with your Region officers and have a hand in the plans for the Region for the upcoming year.   

Attend to Learn, Plan and Win! All ACFAS members who attend their Region meetings will be placed in a Region drawing to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Your raffle ticket will be distributed at your Region meeting.

See you in San Antonio!

Southeast Region Seeking New Officer

Get Involved with ACFAS in Your Own Backyard!

Attention ACFAS Members of the Southeast Region, practicing in the states of FL, GA and PR,

Are you interested in helping your ACFAS Region deliver its mission:

"...to help ACFAS members at the state and local level to provide superior care to foot and ankle surgical patients through education, research, and the promotion of the highest professional standards"

The Southeast Region currently has an opening in its slate of officers for a Secretary Treasurer and is seeking a volunteer to fill this position. The Region is comprised of ACFAS members in the states of Florida, Georgia and in Puerto Rico.

Description of Responsibilities: 
The Vice President is responsible for:

  • Creation of educational and other opportunities within the Region;
  • Support of current Region programs and events;
  • Acting as a proxy for Region meetings when the President is unavailable;
  • Assisting with leadership of the Region.

The Secretary/Treasurer is responsible for:

  • Keeping the books of the Region;
  • Providing financial oversight for Region funds;
  • Compiling semi-annual financial reports to the Region Presidents Council Finance Committee;
  • Assisting with leadership of the Region.

Have Questions or Interested in Volunteering? 
Please submit your questions or a statement of interest and your CV to the ACFAS Membership Department by December 20. The new officers will be chosen by the Southeast Region members through an e-ballot election December, with their term commencing at the ACFAS 2020 Annual Scientific Conference in February.  

Need Money for ACFAS 2020?

Local ACFAS Regions Have Funds to Support Your Research Efforts

Are you a resident or post-graduate fellow presenting a poster or manuscript at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in February? Could you use some extra money to apply toward your travel costs? The ACFAS Regions can help!

If 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 your Region's President (names and email addresses are available on the form) by Friday, January 31, 2020. Each 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 Regions are excited to be able to support the next generation of researchers in their parts of the country.

ACFAS Southeast Region Meeting Outcomes

ACFAS Membership Meeting - Southeast Region: (Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico)

The Southeast Region held a membership meeting on Thursday, February 14 during ACFAS 2019 in New Orleans. More than 20 members attended the event. Several topics were discussed:

  • Region support and where the money goes
  • Decrease in the number of podiatric school applicants
  • The College's push for more research

 The Region meeting raffle prize of a $100 Amazon gift card winner was Christine Palma, DPM, a Resident member from Jacksonville, FL.

2019 Southeast Raffle Winner - Palma

Pictured are Christine Palma, DPM, and Alan A. MacGill, DPM, FACFAS, Southeast Region President. 

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 2019 ACFAS Region Scholar from the Southeast Region is Justin Carney from Barry University.

2019 Region Scholars - Southeast

Pictured are Justin Carney, Misha Tavaf (2018 Region Scholar), and Alan MacGill, DPM, FACFAS, Southeast Region president. Congratulations to Justin on being chosen as an ACFAS 2019 Region Scholar!

ACFAS Southeast Region Funds Resident Poster Research at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference

In an effort to support research activities, the ACFAS Southeast Region provided funding to the following residents as poster presenters at the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans:

 The Region also supported the following resident manuscript presenter:

  • The Effect of Varying Magnitudes of Applied Clamp Force on the Coronal Plane Reduction of the Ankle Syndesmosis: A Cadaveric Study.
    Presenter: Calvin J. Rushing, DPM, Westside Regional Medical Center

Congratulations to these poster and manuscript presenters on their research efforts. 

Region Goals for First Half of 2020

  • Attend the ACFAS Region Presidents Council (RPC) meeting on February 18, 2020 -San Antonio.
  • Host ACFAS Southeast Region meeting on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12-1 pm in Expo Hall -San Antonio.
  • ACFAS Southeast Region support of Resident & Post-Grad Fellow poster/manuscript presenters for ACFAS Scientific Conference on February 19-21, 2020 -San Antonio.
  • ACFAS Southeast Region support for current and future residents.
  • ACFAS Southeast Region President visit to Barry University.
  • ACFAS Southeast Region support of Resident Forum at Florida Podiatric Medical Association's (FPMA) Science & Management Symposium (SAM) Seminar on January 15-19, 2020 -Lake Buena Vista, FL.

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 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.

ACFAS Regions

ACFAS Regions
Contact the ACFAS Region Presidents Council Chair:


 Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS

Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
Cambridge, MA  02139

Phone:
(617) 665-2555