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Surgeon General To Discuss Nation’s Health Care During 100th Anniversary Meeting Of The American Podiatric Medical Association

August 14, 2012

“America’s Doctor,” United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., MBA, will be APMA’s guest of honor during the association’s 100th Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Is there anyone better to help celebrate a medical association’s 100(th) anniversary than America’s Doctor herself?

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On Thursday, August 16, United States Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., MBA, will help kick off APMA’s 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting in exciting fashion as APMA’s guest of honor. Being held at Washington’s Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, the 100th annual meeting will welcome nearly 2,000 podiatrists and guests from around the world to hear Dr. Benjamin speak about the state of the nation’s health care during the opening session.

“APMA is incredibly honored to have the opportunity to have Dr. Benjamin share her perspective on America’s health care with our podiatrists and guests. As she is our country’s top public health official, I personally look forward to hearing her thoughts on the diabetes crisis and how podiatrists can best serve our patients as physicians, surgeons, and specialists,” said Joseph M. Caporusso, DPM, APMA president.

Following Dr. Benjamin’s address and a performance by comedian David Glickman, meeting attendees will have access to an exhibit hall, cutting-edge lectures, and panel discussions pertaining to the latest in medical technology, diabetes treatment, and more.

Other meeting highlights include a sports medicine discussion on barefoot running and injuries in Olympic athletes, the latest collaborative efforts of podiatrists and vein specialists to save lower limbs, and an expert discussion on children’s foot care sponsored by footwear company Stride Rite.

APMA recently received acknowledgment from the U.S. Senate, when Resolution 528 recognizing APMA’s 100th Anniversary was submitted by Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin and agreed to on the Senate floor.

Follow APMA’s 100th Anniversary Celebration on Twitter by using the official hashtag #APMA100. To learn more about the history of podiatric medicine and APMA, visit APMA.org/history.

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is the nation’s leading professional organization for today’s podiatrists. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are qualified by their education, training, and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. APMA has 53 state component locations across the United States and its territories, with a membership of more than 12,000 podiatrists. All practicing APMA members are licensed by the state in which they practice podiatric medicine. For more information, visit APMA.org.

LOCAL MEDIA NOTE: U.S. Surgeon General to speak to meeting attendees on Thursday, August 16, from 11-11:15 A.M. at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

SOURCE American Podiatric Medical Association

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