Save the Date: Online Submission for Abstracts Opens January 2nd  

APMA is pleased to announce the Call for Oral/Poster Abstracts for the APMA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (The National). APMA invites members to be a part of the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist by submitting a research abstract to be considered for presentation at The National on a topic relevant to the care of the foot and ankle. The National will be held in Salt Lake City, July 11–14, at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

CPME 120 and 130 Revisions

October 23, 2018

Proposed revisions to CPME publications 120 and 130 are scheduled for consideration by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) in April 2019. Every six (6) years, CPME conducts a comprehensive review of its standards, requirements, and procedures associated with its evaluation activities. In 2016, the Council appointed an Ad Hoc Advisory Committee (Committee) to review CPME publication 120, Standards and Requirements for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine and CPME publication 130, Procedures for Accrediting Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.
The Committee reviewed the documents related to college evaluation and accreditation began meeting in 2016 and Draft I of the rewrite of CPME publications 120 and 130 was disseminated to the community of interest in December 2017. The Council reviewed all comments received from the community of interest concerning Draft I at their April 2018 meeting and determined that due to the number and nature of the comments received, the Committee would reconvene to address the comments and to provide recommendations to the Council at their October 2018 meeting. The Council reviewed the recommendations made by the Committee and approved Draft II of CPME publications 120 and 130 at their October 2018 meeting.
Per CPME 130, Draft II revisions of CPME publications 120 and 130 will be open for comment for four months. Following a review of the comments from the community of interest, the proposed revisions to CPME 120 and 130 will be considered for final adoption by the Council during its April 2019 meeting.
Click on this link, CPME 120 and 130 Revisions, to view Draft II of the documents for comment. The revised CPME 120 and 130 documents also can be found on the Council’s website at by clicking on CPME 120 and 130 Revisions under Podiatric Medical Colleges.

You are encouraged to forward this message as you see appropriate. The Council is seeking the broadest possible input. Please send your comments by March 1, 2019, to

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