Stephanie Hook, DPM, a member of the SOS Foot and Ankle team, recently traveled to New York City to be a lecture panelist at the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) Annual Podiatric Clinical Conference and Exhibition (NY23). This year, NY23 also featured the Sixth Annual Transatlantic Seminar which only takes place every other year in the USA and featured the latest research, studies and podiatric practices coming out of Ireland.
At NY23, Dr. Hook participated in a Friday afternoon panel in collaboration with American Association for Women Podiatrists. She was a member of a panel discussing, “Patient Gender and the Implications in Treatment Plans: Should We Treat Men and Women Patients Differently?” Her presentation was “Gender Implications in Diabetes and Pain.” Other panelists included Karen Langone, DPM, Elizabeth Piselli, DPM, and Jennifer Spector, DPM.
“It was an absolute honor to be a presenter at NY23,” said Dr. Hook. “I have attended this conference of colleagues and peers for years and find it an invaluable resource for continuing education. It was especially meaningful to be a part of this panel with the AAWP as this topic is one that affects our everyday lives as we care for our patients.”
NYSPMA is the largest statewide component of the American Podiatric Medical Association and its affiliated national network of certifying boards and professional colleges. It supports excellence in the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery and creates awareness of the profession’s role and value. The annual conference provides an opportunity for members to reconnect with each other, earn CMEs, and learn about the most cutting-edge technology while getting hands-on experience in the NY23 Exhibit Hall showcasing the industry’s latest products and services.
Dr. Hook, who joined SOS in 2016, is extremely active in podiatric professional societies and active in furthering research and knowledge in the field. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of NYSPMA and interviewed for reelection at the meeting. She has also been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM), and is currently the New York Representative to the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Carrier Advisory Committee. Dr. Hook is also Editor of the Diplomate Newsletter of the ABPM and a regular column contributor for Podiatry Today Magazine. She sees patients at SOS locations around Central New York.