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    • 1 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 AM (EST)
    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 11:30 PM (EDT)
    • Varies

    Objectives of proposed program and target audience
    To train employed podiatric assistants and obtain a certification in podiatric assisting.

    Requirements to take the course
    High school diploma( a grade 12 biology credit is ideal).
    To be eligible to write the exam, the student must have worked as a podiatric assistant for a minimum of one year.
    Must have current First Aid and CPR certification.

    Pre-requisite book
    Memmler’s Structure and Function of the Human Body, 10th edition. By Taylor, Jason J. & Cohen, Barbara J. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, 2013.

    Recommended books
    Common Foot Disorders by Neale, Donald & Adams, Isobel. Churchill & Livingstone
    Saunders Medical Office Management, 3rd edition. By. Alice A Andress.

    Timeline to Complete
    12+ months (must write exam at conference within 23 months of registering for program)

    At the end of each chapter are questions to be completed.  Please have your employer or colleague mark your chapter questions and record the completion date and grade. This information will be required to be handed into CFPM at the time of the final exam.

    Recommended adjunct workshops
    Hands on training or workshops are recommended to be completed at conferences prior to writing the final exam.
    Passing grade on final exam, examination date for first intake of registrants is at the CFPM conference in November 2018.
    Must attain a minimum of  80% to pass.

    Maintaining Certification

    After certification, a minimum of 14 hours of continuing education must be completed within a 2-year cycle.
    Must be an assistant member of the CFPM and must be actively employed by a CFPM member practitioner.
    Must maintain their CPR certification.

    Cancellation Policy:
    No cancellation or refunds allowed once the registrant is in receipt of the assistants program manual.

    A partial refund of 50% is permitted if a registrant ceases to be employed by a CFPM registered Chiropodist/Podiatrist within 3 months of registration. If employment cessation is after 3 months of registration; no refund is allowed. In order to receive the refund the manual must be returned to the CFPM office.

    • 5 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)
    • Via Webinar

    Photodisinfection for onychomycosis: Science and Treatment

    Photodynamic therapy combines a photosensitizer and exposure to light. This technique is used worldwide in oncology, and in recent years has gained quick traction in Europe for dermatological indications. It has emerged as an attractive option for clinicians seeking a non-invasive topical treatment for patients suffering from microbial infections including bacteria, protozoa, and fungi. In this talk, Dr. Van-Ham discusses the principles of photodisinfection for treatment of onychomycosis and will share insights of recent research clinical trials which were conducted in Ontario in collaboration with McMaster University and Hamilton Foot Clinic.

    Event Details:

    Friday, March 5, 2021
    1:00 - 1:45 p.m. EST

    Our Speaker:

    Dr. Irit Van-Ham, PhD , Founder and CTO of ToeFX Inc.

    Irit Van-Ham is the founder and CTO of ToeFX Inc. and leads on all of the company’s research and development, as well as product design.

    Irit holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and completed postdoctoral. She has held senior positions at TEVA Pharmaceuticals and at the Ontario Ministry of Health and is an expert in toxicology and formulation development.

    Irit is a serial entrepreneur and previously founded Olliane Inc., a custom cosmetics formulation company. 

    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)
    • Via Webinar

    Met head heloma’s: a review and clinical considerations in orthotic management

    Heloma’s are part of all podiatrists and chiropodists every day practice. Like everything else in medicine, heloma’s have their aetiological and consequential issues to take into account. They are a true hybrid of biomechanical cause with dermatological manifestation. This webinar will explore some of the more common biomechanical causes and add orthotic treatment options to the dermatological mainstays currently used to manage them.

    Event Details:

    Friday, March 19, 2021
    1:00 - 1:45 p.m. EST

    Our Speaker:

    Brandon Maggen, VP Technical and Business Development - Leo Lab

    Brandon is the V.P. Technical and Business Development at LEO Lab, a progressive and innovative orthotic manufacturer in Toronto. A South African qualified Podiatrist with over 22 years of clinical experience with special interests in biomechanics, podo-paediatrics, diabetes and complex wounds. In 1999 he started Podiatry units in six hospitals including, three trauma rehabilitation, two psychiatric and a Leprosy unit while working for a Hospital Trust supporting the South African Government. He founded and co-owned the first digital orthotics laboratory in Cape Town, South Africa. The immediate past-president of the Podiatry Association of South Africa, Brandon served 18 years on its executive including two terms as its president. 

    In 2015 he completed an MSc in Diabetes Medicine from the University of South Wales. Since then he has been lecturing on the diabetic foot to endocrinology registrars at the world-famous Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Physical Medicine focusing on neuropathic gait and its implications in sport and rehabilitation.

    Further, he was involved in the inception of the largest multi-disciplinary team for complex wounds in the Western Cape and was an active member for over five years. He remains, as a result, the Podiatry content editor for the journal Wound Healing Southern Africa.

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