About the Conference
The Desert Foot 2018 Multi-Disciplinary Limb Salvage Conference convened in Phoenix again this year, focusing on new technology for the care and preservation of the diabetic lower extremity. The event comprised four days of cutting-edge lectures, 17 hands-on workshops, and an abundance of industry events. Conference Co-Chairman Charles Andersen, MD, Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH and Lee Rogers, DPM led an esteemed faculty of 52 clinicians and researchers, educating hundreds of clinicians from around the country.
Derek Hughes of 3M was honored as the Grand Sponsor of PRESENT Education for 2018. 3M's generous support allows PRESENT e-Learning Systems to deliver the PRESENT Residency Education Online weekly curriculum to hundreds more podiatric residents across the country.
The winners of the Desert Foot 2018 Abstract/Poster Competition were Jaminelli Banks, DPM for her study, “Use of Remote Temperature Monitoring to Identify Pre-Ulcerative Lesions for DFU Prevention and Early Detection: A Case Series of Four Patients” in the Resident category, and Paul Savage, DPM for his study, “Evaluation of Ceragenin CSA-44 for Acceleration of Healing of Chronic Wounds Associated with Type 2 Diabetes” in the Non-Resident category.
The winner of the 2018 Paul Brand Award for excellence in limb salvage leadership is esteemed general surgeon, Fermin Rafael Martinez de Jesus, MD of Mexico City, Mexico.
Desert Foot 2018 Photo Album
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Grand Sponsor of PRESENT Education 2018
Derek Hughes of 3M was honored by PRESENT Co-Founder Michael Shore, DPM as the Grand Sponsor of PRESENT Education for 2018.
Abstract Poster Contest
The 10th Desert Foot Abstract Poster Competition, which plays an important role in the Conference and allows attendees the chance to present their own work to the community, was a great success this year.
Amputation/Limb Salvage Continuum of Care Skills Course
What Every Healthcare Provider Must Know - Prevention, Medical/Surgical intervention and Wound Care Management
Saturday, November 10, from 7 AM – 4 PM in the main Lecture Hall
In conjunction with the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association (AzPMA), we have created a dedicated Limb Salvage Continuum of Care Skills Course, which includes the Medical/Surgical intervention and Wound Care management necessary to salvage the lower limb.
Charles Andersen, MD
Lawrence Lavery, DPM
Lee Rogers, DPM
IHS Limb Preservation Winter Meeting
Saturday, November 10 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM in the Encanto Room on the 2nd Level
Joel Rainwater, MD and Ksenija Topic, DPM – Co-Chairs
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Limb Preservation Summit is an innovative, evidenced-based, one-day conference that attracts a multidisciplinary team from the IHS, tribal, academic, and other healthcare entities, including vascular, endovascular, podiatric, wound care, and primary care professionals. The Summit focuses on wound healing, vascular, and podiatric interventions.
Wound Management Bootcamp
for the Lower Extremity
Wednesday, November 7 from 2:00 – 7:30 PM in the Encanto Room on the 2nd Level
Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, CDE, CWS – Course Chair
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT – Co-Chair
James McGuire, DPM, C Ped - Faculty
Wednesday, November 7 – 9:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Thursday, November 8 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday, November 9 – 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Complies with the Standards of Ethical Conduct
for Employees of the Veterans Administration
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Estimated for 20 CME/CECH Credit Hours for DPMs
CME/CECH credit only
All Healthcare Professionals $99
Free registration is no longer available