The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's Team Approach to Diabetic Limb Salvage conference is intended to better equip each member of the health care team with the education and resources needed to heal wounds and prevent amputations. It features a prominent multidisciplinary faculty that promotes the importance of every member of the team. The course is designed for health care practitioners of all specialties and promotes an evidence-based approach. The meeting format will include didactic lectures, hands-on workshops, specialty symposia, and live surgical case demonstrations for the purpose of providing a live interactive learning experience.
This course will enhance the background, knowledge and skills of attendees in the science of diabetic limb salvage. At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to: discuss the public health crisis of diabetic limb loss • discuss the pain of sensory loss and non-compliance • discuss the options in vascular interventional technology and techniques, both surgical and endovascular • discuss the complexities of biomechanics, limb salvage, the problem wound, wound based infection, preserving limb length • cite the financial and social impact of diabetic limb salvage and amputation • integrate into their practices the knowledge obtained through the didactic lectures, workshops and live surgical cases. Target Audience: This program has been planned, designed, and is intended for Diabetes & Wound Healing Specialists • Vascular Surgeons • Orthopaedic Surgeons • Podiatric Surgeons • Plastic Surgeons • Endocrinologists • PCPs • Infectious Disease Specialists • Cardiovascular & Endovascular Specialists • NPs • PTs • RNs • CDEs • Peripheral Nerve Specialists • the entire team who work on the diabetic foot and limb salvage.