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FIP and Special Olympics International Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

On March 19, 2011 the FIP Board of Directors visited the global office of Special Olympics International in Washington D.C.  During this historic meeting the FIP President, Janet McInnes signed a MOU with the Director of Special Olympics. Special Olympics has only done signed this type of this agreement once before and it was with the Peace Corp. The agreement solidifies the working relationship of the two organizations and opens the door for ongoing collaboration. To read more about this very special event click here

Armstrong Named "Cure Award" Winner by American Diabetes Association

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance at the University of Arizona College of Medicine was given the American Diabetes Association's "Cure" award at a black tie gala held this weekend for his group's work in amputation prevention. "This is a honor that I share with our SALSA team, our Department and with our University", noted Dr. Armstrong, a past board member of the American Diabetes Association. "We have found that putting people together really makes a difference. The secret sauce that makes up SALSA is teamwork."

Armstrong, a podiatrist and researcher, has produced more than 270 peer-reviewed manuscripts and helped to develop the key classifications and guidelines that serve to direct diabetic foot care around the world. His SALSA unit, co-directed by renowned vascular surgeon Dr. Joseph Mills, has served as a model for care regionally, nationally, and internationally.



FIP President Hosted at Special Olympics Headquarters


Robert Chelin, President of the Federation Internationale des Podologues, recently met with representatives from Special Olympics Healthy Athletes.

(L-R) Robert Chelin DPM President of the FIPand Mr J. Brady Lum , President and Chief Operating Officer, Special Olympics


A number of potential collaborative projects were discussed, including a Fit Feet demonstration screening at the association’s global conference next year in Amsterdam.

Source: Healthy Athletes Newsletter [October 2009]