August 16, 2021


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Get Ready for the State Advocacy Forum
The APMA Center for Professional Advocacy looks forward to seeing you at this year’s State Advocacy Forum, August 20–21, at the Whitley Hotel in Atlanta. | READ MORE >


2022 CPA Innovation Grants Applications Due September 1
APMA’s Center for Professional Advocacy will award state scope innovation grants again this year to component societies in states that already include the ankle in their scope of practice. Hurry! Applications are due on September 1. | READ MORE >


APMA CAC-PIAC Meeting November 12
Please put Friday, November 12, on your calendar for the next Joint National Carrier Advisory Committee-Private Insurance Advisory Committee (CAC-PIAC) Meeting. (Location TBD; somewhere in DC metro area) Registration details, hotel reservations, and more information will be available at in the coming months. In the meantime, if you have questions or comments, email us. | READ MORE >


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Online Learning: Gout, Coding, Opioids, and More
APMA is excited to offer its members virtual continuing education opportunities, both live and on-demand. Check out on-demand content about coding, gout, and more at

Read more about our upcoming opioid/pain management-focused, on-demand CECH opportunity: “Postoperative Opioid Prescribing Practice in Foot and Ankle Surgery,” with Brandon Brooks, DPM, MPH, and Bradley Brooks, DO (psychiatrist and addictionologist).


APMA’s Affordable Small-Group Health-Care Options
If you’ve struggled to find affordable health coverage for yourself, your family, and your office staff, APMA Health-Care Solutions can save you 15–30 percent on health insurance costs. Shop coverage now to find a plan that’s right for you.


Young Physicians’ Institute General Registration Open
General registration is free and open for the Young Physicians’ Institute, October 1–2, in Chicago. Book your room at the Hotel Chicago Downtown and receive the APMA discounted room rate of $199/night!


APMA/TDI Public Health Fellowship: Apply Now!
APMA is now accepting applications for the APMA/TDI Public Health Fellowship, 2022–23 academic year. This is your opportunity to earn a master of public health (MPH) degree from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Applications accepted through September 24. | READ MORE >


APMA Working for You: Advocacy Victories This Year
Over the past year, APMA has worked with HHS, CMS, other agencies, and private insurance companies among others to advance the podiatric medical profession. APMA’s advocacy wins are posted at


August is Psoriasis Action Month
August is Psoriasis Action Month with the National Psoriasis Foundation. Visit to access a webinar with rheumatologists, diagnostic pearls, treatment options, and more!


Caring for Yourself: Physician Well-Being Resources
Self-care leads to better patient care. Take advantage of APMA’s Well-Being Resources including the Mayo Clinic’s “Well-Being Index” and many more wellness and resilience tools.


Call for Third-Party Comments
In 2019, the Department of Education engaged in negotiated rulemaking around several issues and finalized revisions to the regulations in July 2020. As a result, the council has incorporated these changes to comply with the new regulations within CPME 120, CPME 130, and CPME 935a. Per council procedures, these documents will be open for comment from the community of interest through August 20. The draft documents are slated for adoption at the council’s October 2021 meeting. | READ MORE >


Survey: 2021 CPME Fellowship Evaluation and Approval
On a regularly scheduled basis, the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) reviews and, when appropriate, revises the requirements and procedures associated with various evaluation activities. The council has initiated a review of publications related to fellowship evaluation and approval, and has appointed an ad hoc advisory committee comprised of representatives of the community of interest.

As part of the document review process, we wish to obtain the opinions of the podiatric community regarding crucial elements of fellowship programs. We request your assistance in providing information that is important to this project by completing the survey, which will provide baseline information for the committee’s consideration.