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IFCN "Award of Distinction"

Do you know a Foot Care Professional who excels in the work they do?
Consider nominating an outstanding practitioner for this award of distinction.

Presentation of the award will be at the annual IFCN Conference held in Windsor, ON.

Current Foot Care Practitioners can be considered if:
They working towards the advancement of their practice, whether through recognition, introduction, or integration of foot care standards within healthcare, wellness, or self-care. Perhaps they are involved in the development or revision of standards, policies, best practice guidelines &/or research, or sit on a foot care committee (locally or provincially) may be an asset. Or they may be the practitioner who has ongoing outstanding testimonies from their client base and colleagues. 

Check out the Nomination Form for all the details & requirements!

No entry fee - must be present at conference to receive award

2023 Nomination Deadline: September 30th @ 2359 hrs

Presentation Date: October 14, 2023

How The Award Came About....

In 2019 some of the IFCN conference staffers, along with Arlene Van Doorn's daughter Elisha Van Doorn, decided to establish the IFCN Award to celebrate Arlene's passion and expertise at her 5th year Anniversary of the conference. This award was created to recognize the work foot care practitioners do every day in their practice, and more! We are looking for foot care nurses, or other practitioners who have gone above and beyond in their service and practice in foot care. 

No one embodied this award more than Arlene Van Doorn. Not only was she the spark that created the IFCN conference (International Foot Conference for Nurses), she is the visionary and host. It was due to Arlene's dedication and commitment to foot care that the spark for the IFCN conference came into being, as well as her efforts brought the conference to continue after Covid-19 celebrating its 6th anniversary. And in 2023 Arlene has evolved her foot care vision to introduce the International Foot Care Network - including clinic services, foot care training, an annual conference, various workshops to expand foot care practitioners knowledge, skills and expertise. 

It is the committees goal to to present this award annually at the IFCN Conference. 

Award Recipients: 

2023 ~ Nominate someone today!!!

2019 ~ Arlene Van Doorn, RN, Foot Care Nurse & Educator / Windsor, ON


Contact for Award submission or queries:

Kim Watson, RN, IFCN Project Manager / submissions to: / Queries text or call: 519-965-7456

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