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With innovative lab technologies and a team of highly experienced pathologists, Bako Diagnostics is the podiatric medical community’s premier pathology services partner. BakoDx specializes in laboratory diagnostics of nail, skin, wound, soft tissue and bone of the lower extremity. BakoDx’s testing includes:

DNA (PCR) tests for onychodystrophy and skin infection
PAS, GMS and FM stains
ENFD analysis
Identification of bacteria from culture

BakoDx’s in-network services are available through its more than 250 million covered lives, including all five national health plans and more than 200 additional insurance providers.

BakoDx is committed to supporting the education and advancement of the podiatric medical profession.  Let us show you the BakoDx difference. For more information, visit or call 855-422-5628.


Everwell provides innovative pharmaceutical therapies and ongoing monitoring and care to patients with hard-to-treat conditions. We work with healthcare providers to find creative solutions when other courses of treatment have failed. Patients and providers trust Everwell to pioneer successful therapies for chronic and severe infections.



Founded by podiatrists, for podiatrists, Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) is the nation's leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for podiatric physicians. For over 37 years, we have provided medical professional liability coverage while supporting and enhancing the podiatric profession through sponsorships, risk management seminars and annual scholarships for podiatric medical students, to name a few. We offer a variety of discounts, such as part-time, new practitioner, risk management, non-surgical and leave of absence, other insurance products through ProAssurance Agency, outstanding customer service and expert claims handling with a seasoned team of specifically approved defense counsel. PICA is committed to protecting and supporting podiatric physicians in every aspect of their practices. We’re with you. Every step of the way. 

PICA is recognized by the GPMA as the exclusive professional liability sponsor of the 22nd Annual Georgia Summit.



On July 1, 2012, as part of the merger between Kent State University and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, the OCPM Foundation was established for charitable and educational purposes. The Foundation is operating as a 501c (3) private foundation. In 2019, this foundation is now doing business as The Podiatry Foundation, which promotes and fosters podiatric medical education and research by awarding grants supporting projects related exclusively to podiatric medicine.

The Podiatry Foundation is governed by a board of trustees whose main purpose is to preserve the financial stability of the foundation and manage the assets. Should it ever become necessary, these assets will be used to reinstitute a college of podiatric medicine in Northeast Ohio. The Podiatry Foundation Board of Trustees plays an important role in approving grants. They fully support and are committed to awarding annual funds related to projects that will enhance the future of podiatric medical education and research.

The Podiatry Foundation’s purpose is to serve and nurture podiatric medicine, education, and research. The Podiatry Foundation has assisted many national, state, and local podiatric medical organizations, The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, as well as students and residents in the greater Cleveland area.