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Joint Task Force of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Podiatric Surgeons Convenes in Chicago

On April 11, 2018, leaders from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, and the American Podiatric Medical Association came together in Chicago for a first-of-its-kind meeting of a Joint Task Force of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Podiatric Surgeons.

The task force will work to enact policy initiatives, both at the state and federal levels, that are of mutual benefit to podiatric surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and their patients. It will also examine the education and training of graduates from colleges of podiatric medicine with the goal of consensus on options for education, training, and certification.

“The first meeting of our task force was full of positive energy,” said John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS, co-chair of the task force.

“It was the first of many meetings to come and is a great example of the collaborative spirit of our two professions,” said Steven Ross, MD, co-chair.

Watch for more information to come about the joint task force and its efforts.