Biomechanics Seminar and Workshop held by ABPM Executive Board Members

Approximately 60 residents, representing over 11 different New York area programs, participated in a biomechanics seminar and workshop at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York City on April 18, 2015.

Dr. Marc Benard, Executive Director of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, lectured on biomechanical considerations of the adult and pediatric flat foot as well as management of complex club foot.  He  also provided a practical biomechanics workshop which included both static and dynamic patient evaluation and gait analysis. Dr. Benard shared that biomechanical evaluation is essential to proper decision making in non-surgical and surgical patient care.  The presentation was very well received by all in attendance.

Dr. Steven Goldman, member of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine’s Executive Board,  presented details on the board certification process, including its relevance and importance to career development.  This event was co-sponsored by a grant from the APMSA Corporate Advisory Board as well as the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.


Biomechanics Workshop with Dr. Marc Benard and NY Residents

Biomechanics Workshop with Dr. Marc Benard and NY Residents

Certificate of Acknowledgement presented to Dr. Marc Benard

Certificate of Acknowledgement presented to Dr. Marc Benard

Dr. Bernard conducting a biomechanics seminar.

Biomechanics Seminar conducted by Dr. Marc Benard

Bright Star of Aging Award presented to Dr. Arthur Helfand

Arthur Helfand, DPM, presented with Bright Star of Aging Award

Arthur Helfand, DPM, presented with Bright Star of Aging Award

On June 4th, the Emergency Fund Coalition will present Dr. Arthur Helfand with the Bright Star of Aging Award for his long and distinguished career assisting and advocating for older adults on issues of proper foot care.

Dr. Helfand is currently Board Vice Chair of the the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) and is a former PCA Board Chair and Treasurer. He has been a board certified diplomate with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 1978.

Source: Podiatry Management News

Common Running Injuries Lecture to be Held by Dr. John Connors

Dr. Connors, to lecture on common running injuries

Dr. John Connors, lecturer at Runner’s High

John Connors, DPM, a Meridian-affiliated board-certified sports podiatrist will conduct a free lecture about the most common running injuries at Runner’s High in Freehold, NJ on April 27. The most common running injuries are due to overuse, over-training, improper training shoes, or a flaw in running form. The important thing is that most running injuries can be prevented.

Connors is a world-renowned sports podiatrist who has been practicing for 21 years and is the medical provider to many elite athletes, including both professional and Olympic runners. He has lectured nationally and internationally on various sports medicine topics. In addition, he is a competitive triathlete and marathon runner who has completed more than 15 marathons.

Dr. Connors,  has been a board certified diplomate with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 1992.

Source: Podiatry Management News Online

CPM&S Sports Medicine Issue Editor Dr. Paul Langer

Dr. Paul Langer

Dr. Paul Langer, Editor of April Sports Medicine Issue CPM&S

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Past President Paul Langer, DPM serves as editor of a sports medicine edition of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPM&S). This special sports medicine edition was authored by members and fellows of the AAPSM.

The issue was released online April 1st and will be available in print format April 17th.

Dr. Paul Langer has been an ABPM Diplomate since 2011.

Source: Podiatry Management Online


Free Program on Common Foot Problems by Dr. Taylor at EPSC

Dr Scott Taylor, presenter at EPSC on common foot problems

Dr. Taylor, presenter at EPSC

Scott Taylor, DPM, will present a free program on April 22 at the Estes Park Senior Center (EPSC) in Colorado. This program is sponsored by the Estes Park Medical Center. Dr. Taylor will discuss the many types of common foot problems, including the types, diagnoses, and treatments. The foot can also indicate other serious problems that come as a result of poor circulation, diabetes, or injury.

Dr. Taylor has been board certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 2011.

Source: PM News

Genomic Medicine lecture to be Presented by Florida Podiatrist

Dr. Leonard Levy, presenter on Genomic Medicine

Dr. Levy, presenter on Genomic Medicine

Leonard A. Levy, DPM MPH, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, will be leading a presentation June 8, 2015 to be held at the office of the Palm Beach County Health Department in West Palm Beach.

The presentation  is entitled, “Preparing Future Primary Care Providers for Genomic Medicine: The Coming Medical Revolution.” Medical genomics represents a revolution that will change how healthcare is provided. All physicians, including DPMs, need to be trained to use the concepts and skills of medical genomics.

Dr. Levy served as a member of a panel at NIH, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) representing the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been a board certified diplomate with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 1993.
Source: PM News

ACFAOM Honors NEW APMA President

ACFAOM Honors Dr. Ward

Drs. Stephen Albert, ACFAOM President, Phillip Ward, and Daniel Evans, ACFAOM Vice President/President-Elect.

ACFAOM Honors New APMA President

At its Board of Directors meeting held on Friday, March 20, just prior to the APMA House of Delegates meeting, the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM)honored one of its Fellows, incoming APMA president Phillip E. Ward, DPM, FACFAOM, with a ‘Special Recognition Award’ for his dedication to the College and the profession.

Source: Podiatry Management News Online

Dr. Ward has been a Diplomate with the ABPM since 1993; Dr. Stephen Albert has been an ABPM Diplomate since 1981 and Dr. Daniel Evans has been an ABPM Diplomate since 1993.

ABPM Diplomates Share Knowledge and Value of Certification

Dr. Shikoff, Dr. Salmon, Dr. Schick, Dr. Nolan, Dr. Gangopadhyay, Dr. Benard

Dr. Shikoff, Dr. Salmon, Dr. Schick, Dr. Nolan, Dr. Gangopadhyay, Dr. Benard

ABPM’s Speaker’s Bureau diplomates recently shared their expertise with Residents of the greater Philadelphia area at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) on the topics of podopediatrics, as well as the value of certification with ABPM.   The clinical presentation, conducted by  Dr. Marc Benard, included demonstration of the pediatric biomechanical examination, using children in several age groups as living models.  Dr. Mitchell Shikoff and Dr. Faith Schick presented information on ABPM Certification.  Dr. Trudy Salmon, Dr. Christine Nolan and Dr. Paula Gangopadhyay coordinated the event.

ABPM is committed to the enhancement of the podiatric profession and to providing information to the podiatric medical community and community-at-large regarding ABPM and the specialty of podiatric orthopedics and podiatric medicine.

Dr. Shikoff lectures on ABPM Certification

Dr. Shikoff presents on ABPM Certification

Lecture Attendees at TUSPM

Presentation Attendees at TUSPM

Dr Benard examines Dr. Brinkley's daughter, Juliette

Dr Benard examines Dr. Brinkley’s daughter, Juliette


ABPM Members Benefit with PRESENT Alliance

presentpodABPM is pleased to announce an alliance with PRESENT Podiatry and PRESENT e-Learning Systems. With this PRESENT Alliance ABPM members will benefit by receiving:

  • Discounted registration at the PRESENT Conferences – including the upcoming Podiatric Residency Education Summit Midwest Conference, May 15-17 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brooks Hills Resort and Convention Center – approved for 15.25 CME credit hours. (details below)
  • A one-time credit of $60 toward PRESENT on-line CME lectures
  • Increased access to ABPM staff during the conferences, at the ABPM exhibitor booth

The ABPM Board of Directors feels this alliance is good because it provides our membership with added value and  PRESENT’s programs align with the educational interests and goals of current and future members. The Board of Directors appreciates PRESENT’s commitment to residents – structuring two of its conferences annually specifically to their needs and interests.

PRESENT has an established history of providing quality educational content at its conferences and through e-Learning. They currently conduct five conferences throughout the year, in addition to their long-established on-line CME lectures. Their educational content is broad based and represents well the areas related to podiatric medicine.

For your discount to the May 15-17 Podiatric Residency Education Summit Midwest Conference:

Visit and click on Register (at the top right corner of the page). Then click on “new registration,” select your category (Attendee), enter your email address, and in the ID Code box, enter:  ABPM149 and hit continue. Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete your $149 registration.

Both the ABPM and PRESENT are pleased to bring you this ABPM member benefit. Please direct any additional questions regarding the PRESENT conference to:


Daryl Ehrentreu, Conference Director

PRESENT e-Learning Systems

5301 N. Federal Highway

Suite 150

Boca Raton, FL  33487-4914

Toll Free: 888-802-8410



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