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    Latest ABFAS Examination Pass Rates Show Why Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery from ABPM is Unnecessary

    August 17, 2022

    New ABFAS examination pass rate data illustrates why the rationale behind a new, unrecognized CAQ in Podiatric Surgery being offered by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) is unnecessary.

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    ABFAS Statement on ABPM Certificate of Added Qualification in Podiatric Surgery

    August 5, 2022

    The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) is the only recognized certifying board for foot and ankle surgery in the United States. We are deeply concerned about the announcement by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) that it plans to issue a new, unrecognized certification in podiatric surgery.

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    The New, Improved PLS

    August 4, 2022

    As part of our ongoing goal to improve the ABFAS candidate experience, we have made major upgrades to the Podiatry Logging Service (PLS). If you’re logging your cases for Case Review—or if you are planning to—it's a good idea to visit the new PLS website now to review the improvements.

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    In Memory of Samuel S. Mendicino, DPM, D.ABFAS

    July 26, 2022

    ABFAS mourns the loss of Past President Samuel S. Mendicino, DPM, D.ABFAS, who passed away July 24, 2022.

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    Results Direct Interview: The ABFAS LEAD Program

    June 29, 2022

    Results Direct, developer of the LEAD Program Requirements interactive tool, interviewed ABFAS CEO/Executive Director Katherine Kreiter about the ABFAS win of an ASAE Merit Award.

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    A Joint Statement from ABFAS, ACFAS, APMA, and WSPMA

    June 10, 2022

    Last month, the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association became aware of a damaging video of an orthopedic surgeon delivering a presentation on podiatric medical education and training.

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    LEAD Program Success Stories

    June 6, 2022

    A new feature on the ABFAS website shares the success stories of ABFAS Diplomates who have participated in the LEAD program.

  • Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS
    An ABFAS Board Certification: A Conversation with Dr. Andrew J. Meyr

    June 3, 2022

    Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, D.ABFAS, FACFAS, explains why he considers ABFAS Board Certification the “last universal goal" for foot and ankle surgeons. An interview by Jeneen Elagha, TUSPM Class of 2024.

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    Announcing the 2022 ABFAS Election Results

    May 3, 2022

    The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) is proud to announce the results of the 2022 Board of Directors election. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Michelle L. Butterworth, Dr. Dustin L. Kruse, and Dr. Diana E. Rogers.

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    ASAE Recognizes LEAD Communications Campaign

    May 2, 2022

    ASAE has recognized the LEAD communications campaign with a 2022 Merit Award.

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    Scheduled Website Down Time: Thursday, April 21

    April 11, 2022

    As part of scheduled maintenance, the ABFAS website will be briefly offline for a few minutes on Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. Eastern time/3 p.m. Pacific time. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

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    New LEAD Resources

    March 29, 2022

    ABFAS has rolled out new resources to increase Diplomates' understanding of the LEAD Continuous Certification program: a podcast and navigation help videos.

  • On February 9, ABFAS President Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM, D.ABFAS, presented the 2023 Michael L. Stone, DPM, Outstanding Professional Conduct Awards to nine exceptional individuals.
    ABFAS Presents 2022 Michael L. Stone Awards

    February 24, 2022

    Today, February 24, 2022, ABFAS President Amberly C. Paradoa, DPM, D.ABFAS, presented the 2022 Michael L. Stone, DPM, Outstanding Professional Conduct Awards to nine exceptional individuals.

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    PRESENT Podiatry Reviews LEAD Program

    January 26, 2022

    Thank you to PRESENT Podiatry and ABFAS Diplomate Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, for publishing a thorough review of the LEAD Continuous Certification program.

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    Tips for Accessing the LEAD Diplomate Site

    January 10, 2022

    If you experience issues while attempting to log in to the new LEAD Continuous Certification program, review our troubleshooting instructions.

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    ABFAS Statement on Certificates of Added Qualifications

    December 15, 2021

    ABFAS statement on the American Board of Podiatric Medicine's (ABPM) Certificates of Added Qualifications (CAQs).

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    ABFAS 2021 Highlights

    November 15, 2021

    In 2021, ABFAS elected new board officers and directors, made positive changes to the certification process, and prepared for the imminent launch of the LEAD Continuous Certification program. In addition, ABFAS continued to provide service to Diplomates and candidates while taking steps to keep its volunteers and staff safe during the time of COVID-19.

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    Newly Board Qualified and Board Certified DPMs

    November 15, 2021

    As of Sept. 13, 2021. We welcome all newly ABFAS Board Qualified DPMs and congratulate new Diplomates. We admire your dedication to the field of foot and ankle surgery.

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    Marking the Service of Longtime ABFAS Volunteer Albert Burns, DPM

    November 4, 2021

    Dr. Burns has been a valued member of the ABFAS community since 1984, when he began service on the Credentials Committee. He served on, and was chair of, both the Oral and Written Examination Committees.

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    ABFAS Pledges $50K for APMA Student Recruitment

    November 1, 2021

    ABFAS has served as a longtime partner in APMA’s student recruitment activities. This most recent contribution is in addition to ABFAS’ five-year commitment of a $25,000 annual allocation that started in 2019, and doubles ABFAS support for fiscal year 2021 to $50,000.