The Annual High Risk Diabetic Foot Conference
Honoring Our Federal Services Healthcare Professionals
Nearly 500 wounds care experts from the VA, IHS, DOD and the private sector, as well as hundreds of dedicated men and women from the wound care industry, met in the Arizona desert once again to advance the strategies, techniques and technology of modern podiatric wound care. The Indian Health Service expanded their annual participation with a full day of education for their members. The 6th Annual Paul Brand Award for excellence in wound care outside the U.S. was received this year by the world-renowned thought leader and author on the diabetic foot, Luca Dalla Paola, MD of Maria Cecelia Hospital in Cotignola, Italy.
The Desert Foot Conference is an educational program designed for federal and non-federal healthcare professionals and it enables participants to improve limb salvage techniques, improve patient care and to specifically treat disorders of the lower limb. It will serve as a resource to obtain up to date information on theory and management of diabetic and non-diabetic foot disorders. The conference is approved by the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine for 18 CME credit hours. We expect an audience of approximately 500 attendees that will primarily be comprised of podiatrists and MDs. The attendees receive state of the art training and updates on advanced wound care, surgical procedures, and the frequency, determinants, and distribution of lower extremity disease focusing on nail, skin, and disease of bone and soft tissue.