On Sunday, March 17, David G. Edwards, DPM, was installed as APMA president by Mark F. Rogers, DPM. Dr. Edwards stated that his vision for the coming year is tied to the pioneering spirit of our country that is embodied in the profession.
Dr. Edwards expressed gratitude for podiatry’s inspirational pioneers, mentioning Irvin O. Kanat, DPM; Seward P. Nyman, DPM; Oliver Foster, DPM; and others. He shared some history of the profession dating back to 1895 New York with the Pedic Society, which still exists today as the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. “Our identity as an organization and a profession is a topic that carries us from a visionary past to a mindful present,” he said.
Political action is something all members must embrace, he emphasized, mentioning APMA’s legislative victories. “Our keen awareness in the present has also led us to unprecedented legislative success.”
The FIP-IFP wishes Dr. Edwards good luck!