I am just back from the APMA National in Seattle. During the meeting not only did we have a successful Book Signing for the 3rd Edition but I also discussed this blog during both of my lectures to large audiences on Saturday. I am also pleased to announce that digests from this blog are being published on the Podiatry Today website (www.podiatrytoday.com) and we have already garnered a number of new viewers through that portal. Given the interest generated as evidenced by folks asking for information about this site I felt that I should restate my thoughts on what I want to accomplish with this blog for those newcomers checking in for the first time. As I have previously written in an earlier introductory entry:
“The purpose of this site is twofold; to allow me to interact with anyone interested in the treatment of lower extremity infections and to give me an opportunity to update the readership on new developments in infectious diseases as they become available. I regularly review the ID literature for manuscripts that have a direct bearing on the way we treat the lower extremity and attend ID meetings. This blog allows me to disseminate that information rapidly which would be impossible if I had to wait for my next book revision.
I envision this site as being interactive. If you have a question about an interesting case (you can even post pictures), have recently heard a lecture, been detailed by an antibiotic representative or just randomly thought of a question on which you would like my thoughts, ASK AWAY! I will do my best to answer in a timely manner with the best available evidence to support what I say, not to mention a dose of my opinion/experience. In the future I hope to start running the occasional poll to capture what others may do in a given situation. If you have any other ideas for this site, please let me know. I am open to suggestions on how to make it of value to you”
When you register, it is completely free with no obligation; you will get an email notification whenever I post something. I don’t have a strict timeframe for posting. I only put up something when I feel it will be of interest. I may go a few weeks without any or do a few in a row. The best, most convenient way to know is to register.
Although loaded with information, any textbook is static. Once it is published, the information does not change. Given the rapid pace of development in ID, diabetic foot and wound care, I feel it is important to have a means of keeping folks up to date with the latest information. Thank you for your interest and please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and suggestions.