Program at a glance

Day One Friday 24th April 2020
Time Lecture Title Lecturer
08:30 – 09:30 Registration, Tea and Coffee and Exhibition viewing
09:30 – 09:45 Introduction & Welcome Mr Robert Affutu-Nartey
Lead Orthotist, Kings College, London, UK.
09:45 – 10:30 International Woundcare Guidelines Mr Raju Ahluwalia
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kings College, London, UK.
10:30 – 11:15 Advances in Diabetic Footcare Prof. Mike Edmonds
Consultant Diabetologist, Kings College, London, UK.
11:15 – 11:30 Tea and Coffee and Exhibition viewing
11:30 – 12:15 The Diabetic Foot; shifting the focus from treatment to prevention. Prof. Caroline McIntosh (Chair)
Head of Podiatric Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland.
12:15 – 13:00 Total Contact Casting – The Gold Standard Ms Maureen Bates 
Podiatry Manager, Diabetic Foot Clinic, Kings College, London, UK.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Exhibition viewing
13:00 – 13:45 Pre and post operative shoes: How to protect the surgeon’s work. Dr Giacomo Clerici
MD – Diabetic Foot Specialist. Coordinator Italian Diabetic Foot Centres: Ospedale San Carlo Paderno Dugnano (MI), Centro Ortopedico di Quadrante Omegna (VB), Centro medico “La Salute” Raccapiemonte (SA) e Clinica Marrelli Hospital Crotone (KR)
13:45 – 14:45

a) Modern offloading & remote patient monitoring or b) Offloading with Total Contact Casting

Dr. Gabriele Montini/Ms Maureen Bates
Contract Professor at the University of Milan, Italy.
13:45 – 14:45

a) Offloading with Total Contact Casting or b) Modern offloading & remote patient monitoring

Ms Maureen Bates/Dr Gabriele Montini
Podiatry Manager, Diabetic Foot Clinic, Kings College, London, UK.
14:45 – 15:15 Tea and Coffee and Exhibition viewing
15:15 – 16:00 Surgical Offloading – The Surgeons Approach Mr Raju Ahluwalia
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kings College, London, UK.
16:00 – 16:45 Informing difficult decisions about dysvascular partial foot and transtibial amputation using a shared decision making approach Prof. Michael Dillon
Associate Professor in Prosthetics and Orthotics, and currently serves as the Head of Department of Physiotherapy, Podiatry, and Prosthetics and Orthotics within the School of Allied Health, Human Services, and Sports at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
16:45 – 17:30 Neuropathy: diagnosis, consequences for mobility and new treatments. Mr Simba Tanyanyiwa
Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Salford & North Manchester Diabetes Centre, UK.
Day Two: Saturday 25th April 2020
Time Lecture Title Lecturer
08:30 – 09:00 Registration, Tea and Coffee and Exhibition viewing
09:00 – 10:00 Offloading the Diabetic Foot: 30 Years of Research Prof. David Armstrong (Chair)
Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, USA. 
10:00 – 10:45 PAD – Diagnosis and Screening Mr Simba Tanyanyiwa
Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Salford & North Manchester Diabetes Centre, UK.
10:45 – 11:00 Tea and Coffee and Exhibition viewing
11:00 – 11:45 The efficacy of pedal amputations in the diabetic patient Prof. Mark Tagoe
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, West Middlesex Hospital, London, UK.
11:45 – 12:30 Optimising care of the foot in Diabetes: The pathway in Solent – one step at a time Mr Graham Bowen
Clinical Services Manager, Solent NHS Trust, UK.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Exhibition viewing
13:30 – 14:15 The Diabetic Foot Offloading Algorithm (DFA) Prof. Gabreile Montini
Contract Professor at the University of Milan, Italy.
14:15 – 15:15 The Opimer Molliter Algorithm and Offloading – Discussion DA & GC & GM
15:15 – 15:45 Tea and Coffee and Exhibition viewing
15:45 – 16:30 Bringing Custom Footwear into the 21st Century Mr Jonathan Herreen
MD at Hereen Footwear and Orthoses, Australia.
16:30 – 17:00 Wrap Up & Closing Remarks Prof. David Armstrong
Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, USA.

 

 

Main topics:

  • The diabetic foot in the 21st century
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Impaired wound healing: pathobiology and innovative treatments
  • Working within a MDT for best practice
  • Infection: diagnosis, treatment, microbial resistance and osteomyelitis
  • Orthopaedic surgery of the diabetic foot
  • Neuropathy: diagnosis, consequences for mobility and new treatments
  • Prevention and education An Algorithm approach
  • The patient with multiple morbidities
  • Lower extremity amputations
  • Footwear and offloading
  • Neuro-osteoarthropathy (Charcot disease)
  • Total Contact Casting techniques
  • Podiatry
  • New Drug Therapies 
  • The updated International Guidelines on the Diabetic Foot
  • Implementation of guidelines