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FIP 2015 AGM in ATHENS, GREECE
On Saturday May 23, 2015 the FIP held this years annual general meeting in Athens, Greece This year 22 countries were represented. President, Carine Haemels presided over the meeting leading the discussion and debates on many items. Once again she emphasized her manadate, "comminication and transparency", being key items. Jose Claverol Florit from Spain, was nominated and elected as Secretary General and Brad Sonnema was re-elected as Treasurer. We would like to thank the Hellenic Podiatry Association for their excellent job in hosting this year's meeting.
FIP Vice-President Attends Czech Republic Annual Meeting
FIP Vice-President Dr Matt Garoufalis attends the Czech Repulic Podiatry Association Annual Meeting on behalf of the FIP in Prague this past April. During this meeting he attended a press conference which included Chrisitina Kuberka-Wiese from the VDP, Dr Miroslav Havrda - 1st Vice President, Czech Republic, Dr Marie Souckova - President Czech Republic and Magdalena Hafezi-Chojecka - President of the Polish Podiatry Association. Dr Garoufalis's attendance demonstrated the alliance and support the FIP has for its member organizations.
FIP President Haemels Attends 2015 SOCAP Delegate Assembly
SOCAP Chairman David Dunning, APMA President Dr Phil Ward, FIP President Carine Haemels, FIP Vice President Dr Matt Garoufalis, and Delegate Assembly Chair - Glyn Wallen are seen above at this years 2015 SOCAP Delegate Assembly in Bristol, United Kingdom. President Haemels addressed the Assembly with a presentation that included the 2016, FIP World Congress and the 2015 World Foot Health Awareness Program for this May. She also informed all SOCAP members that they are automatically, FIP members.
FIP President Carine Haemels (Belgium)
On March 22, 2015 FIP President, Carine Haemels addressed the APMA House of Delegates (HOD) in a Washington D.C. The HOD is the legislative and governing body of the APMA and is composed of certified delegates and alternates from each of the US state societies. The HOD meets once a year to hold elections and make decisions about strategic direction of their organization. The central theme of President Haemels speech addressed the activities and directives that the FIP is planning for this coming year ie: increasing communications, World Foot Health Awareness Month, Special Olympics International and increasing the overall fucntions of all FIP Committees. She also stressed the overall importance of the APMA and SOCAP taking active roles as global, leaders in the profession
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FIP AGM Athens, Greece May 23, 2015
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2016 World Congress of Podiatry
"2015 Spring Edition of "Footsteps"
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FIP Virtual Exibition Hall
Click here to view the FIP 2013 Virtual Hall Partners and their products that were introduced at the 2013 World Congress of Podiatry in Rome, Italy
The Minutes from the 2014 Annual General Meeting are now available for viewing on the member site
FIP website offering online educational material on diabetes
We are pleased to announce that new online educational courses have been added to the FIP website for our members. These courses are provided by PRESENT Diabetes as a collaborative initiative with the FIP and its International Academy of Podiatric Medical Educators.
PRESENT Diabetes is an innovative educational concept for the diabetes management team. It is designed to unite researchers and caregivers around the world into a collaborative community, with the single goal of fighting the epidemic that diabetes has become.
Access to this educational resource is provided by the FIP as a member benefit.
Simply click here for access to these courses.
Please note: you will also be required to register on the PRESENT website