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APMA SUPPLEMENT TO APMA NEWS your Trusted News and Information for Young Physicians APRIL 2013 / ISSUE 12 TOP FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE THE NATIONAL APMA knows you have a variety of choices to meet your continuing education and professional development requirements. That’s why we’ve tailored the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) to meet your needs as a young physician. The following are just a few reasons The National, July 21–25 in Las Vegas, is a can’t-miss event for young podiatric physicians: 1 NETWORKING 3 AUTHORITY On Wednesday, July 24, APMA President Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, will host a special invitation-only reception exclusively for young physicians. Don’t miss this chance to meet and mingle with your peers and the leaders of your national organization. During the meeting, don’t forget to post your CV on our job board and peruse the offerings listed there. Take the opportunity to arrange meetings with potential employers while you’re on site in Las Vegas! 2 VALUE APMA gratefully acknowledges the support of Upsher-Smith, sponsor of Your APMA, and PICA, founding sponsor of the Young Physicians’ Program. APMA IS SOCIAL: ARE YOU? The National is free to residents and students! If you’re still completing your podiatric medical education and training, APMA waives the registration fee. Enjoy all the cutting-edge education, world-renowned speakers, and professional networking The National has to offer at no charge. Many of the lectures cover topics you’ll find on the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Medicine exams. Plus, every registrant will enjoy new reduced room rates at The Palazzo. Speakers at The National are world-renowned leaders in podiatric medicine and other healthcare fields. Many residency directors serve on the faculty at this most authoritative meeting. 4 CUTTING-EDGE CONTENT Hands-on workshops provide an opportunity to practice your clinical and surgical skills and try out equipment. Preconference workshops add even more continuing education contact hours to the already impressive 30.5 hours available at The National. 5 PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE Practice management programming will help you maximize your success in practice. Attend sessions from the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, as well as a risk management seminar. Register today at www.apma.org/thenational and watch next month’s issue for more information about key sessions and content you won’t want to miss. TWITTER. Catch up in 140 characters or fewer. @APMATweets FACEBOOK. Be our friend. www.facebook.com/TheAPMA YOUTUBE. Watch what we do next. www.youtube.com/user/TheAPMA ETHICS SCENARIO In the February issue of Your APMA, we presented the following scenario: A surgeon, while closing a surgical site, accidentally sticks himself with a suture needle. After the case, he orders a battery of blood tests. The result is positive for hepatitis C. Does he have an obligation to report the infection to his medical group and/or to the hospital surgical department head? Does he have an obligation to inform his active patients? To these questions, we received this response from an anonymous reader: “In my opinion, the surgeon has an obligation to inform the patient on whom he was performing the surgery as the patient may or may not be aware he has Hep C. He should report the incident to the hospital department head as required by the hospital’s protocol. “I don’t think that he needs to inform his active patients, since it’s transmitted by blood. Usually during the surgery, there is a concern that a needle that you already passed through the patient, who may or may not have the disease, could stick you. Not the other way around.” Do you agree? Share your answer to this or previous Ethics Scenarios by e-mailing pstresky@apma.org. Your response may be printed in an upcoming issue of Your APMA. Requests for anonymity will be honored. http://www.apma.org/thenational http://www.facebook.com/TheAPMA http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAPMA

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of APMA News - April 2013

APMA News - April 2013
President’s Message
Contents
Beat Bunion Blues: APMA’s Spring PR Campaign
Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM: Presidential Inaugural Speech to the APMA House of Delegates
Nuts and Bolts of the House of Delegates and Resoultions Outcomes
State Advocacy in Focus: Building Relationships
Medicare Advantage: Answering Questions about Coverage
2012 Podiatric Practice Survey: Corporation Type
Podiatric Medical Assistants’ Program at The National Promotes Team Learning
Annual Scientifi c Meeting Registration Forms
Annual Scientifi c Meeting Sponsors
Team APMA 5K Run/Walk
Seeking Award Nominations
Reimbursement
Federal Advocacy Forum
APMAPAC Chair Report
IT Consultant
Inside APMA’s Social Media
Website Wisdom
On the Road with APMA
Small Business 101
CPME Update
In Short
Worthy of Note
Insurance Advisor
New Members
Death Notices
APMAPAC Update
Development Update
Classifi ed Advertising
Dates to Remember
Advertising Index
10 Questions
Your APMA

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