American Podiatric Medical Association Brings 2,000 to Hawai`i


More than 2,000 physicians and medical specialists will gather at the Hawai`i Convention Center for the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) annual scientific meeting from July 24-27 to share breakthrough research and cutting-edge clinical knowledge in podiatric medicine. The organization last held its conference in Hawai`i in 2008.

The diverse programming at this year’s meeting includes sessions on the impact of marathon running, use of stem cells to treat diabetic wounds, general pediatrics, sports medicine, and more. A debate will also be held to discuss minimalist versus traditional running shoes.

The APMA is the nation’s leading professional organization for podiatrists. For more information, visit


VEX Robotics Summer Games Comes to Hawai`i

VEX Robotics at the Hawai`i Convention Center.

VEX Robotics at the Hawai`i Convention Center.

The VEX Robotics Summer Games, an international student competition, is at the Hawai`i Convention Center from July 10-12, 2014. The free event is open to the public on Friday and Saturday. Participating this year are more than 100 elementary, middle and high school teams from seven countries including: Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Lebanon, Mexico and the United States. Participating students have a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and a drive to win the title for their school, state, and country.

The event is organized by Friends of Hawai`i Robotics in conjunction with the Hawai`i State VEX Steering Committee and the REC Foundation. The competition is sponsored and presented by Oceanic Time Warner Cable, the US Navy, and the Northrop Grumman Foundation. Verizon will showcase VGo – a telepresent robot that helps expand the educational experience for students almost anywhere – and other innovative wireless education solutions.

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  • Where:  Hawai`i Convention Center
  • Friday, July 11, 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, July 12, 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Admission is free

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