*** The OPMA supports the Motion approved by the Ontario Legislature on November 27 to develop a "comprehensive and integrated" Lyme Disease Strategy for Ontario. In particular, the OPMA hopes that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will improve the information it makes available to help the public and health care practitioners prevent, identify, diagnose and treat Lyme Disease before the Lyme Season begins in 2015. *** 

Podiatrists Partner with the Special Olympics via the "Fit First" screening program

On Saturday November 29th, 2014, four Canadian podiatrists participated in a Special Olympics Healthy Athletes "Fit Feet" screening program at a public school in Barrie, Ontario. "Fit Feet" was just one of the five health disciplines that participated at this event that screened several hundred special Olympic athletes. "Many of the participating athletes were here to be screened before their upcoming winter sports competitions, like down-hill and cross-country skiing", said Robert Chelin, one of the participating podiatrists.


The podiatrists participating in the screening from left to right were Toronto podiatrists and OPMA Members : Robert Chelin, Bruce Ramsden, Chris Hastings and Kel Sherkin. The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes "Fit Feet" program has developed a strong foothold in Canada as it has in other countries around the globe.



Dr. David Armstrong Meets with Canadian MPP Peggy Sattler

David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Co-Founder and Director of the University of Arizona's Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), served as keynote speaker in a session of the Canadian Association for Wound Care, held in Toronto on October 30th, 2014.

Armstrong also held two separate sessions in which he briefed both MPPs and an interdisciplinary group of physicians, surgeons and nurses on topics ranging from preventative foot care, to health disparities and equity, to the merger of consumer electronics with medical devices.

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