The FPMB publishes a quarterly newsletter with important information pertinent to its Member Boards, as well as other key stakeholders in the podiatric community.
The FPMB has compiled COVID-19 information and resources for the benefit of Member Boards, podiatrists, and other stakeholders. This includes state-by-state resources, news, and announcements.
Marlene Reid, DPM (Secretary-Treasurer) and Barbara Campbell, DPM (President) provide commentary to Podiatry Today's guest DPM blog on the FPMB's actions during the COVID-19 pandemic in support of its Member Boards and podiatric physicians.
The FPMB conducted its 2021 Annual Meeting on April 30 that featured information sharing, problem solving, and member-to-member interaction.
Participants commented on the "collaborative energy" of the meeting due to the "opportunities to engage with the other states" and the "good participation levels."
The FPMB warmly welcomes the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) as a new Affiliate Member. CPSBC amalgamated with the College of Podiatric Surgeons of British Columbia on August 31, 2020, resulting in the registration and licensure of 77 new full podiatric surgeon registrants.
The FPMB Executive Board elected at the April 24, 2021 Executive Board meeting:
Dr. Barbara Campbell (AZ) - President, Dr. Leonard La Russa (GA) - Vice President, Dr. Marlene Reid (IL) - Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Judith Manzi (CA) - Director, Dr. Bruce Saferin (OH) - Past President/Director, Dr. Jay LeBow (MD) - Director Emeritus, and Mr. Stoner (MD) - Executive Director (not pictured).
The FPMB announced a new data initiative at its 2020 Annual Meeting on May 1, 2020. The FPMB will increase the depth and breadth of the state podiatric medical board data it collects, as well as start collecting podiatric physician licensure data. This information will be published via multiple platforms.