Programme

The programme for 2020 will be announced in December 2019, in the meantime, please find below the previous event programme for your information.

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Day 1 – Wednesday 16 May

12.30 onward
Badge & Welcome Pack Collection
(The Malvern Theatres, Foyer Area)
Exhibition Hall open
(The Malvern Theatres, Exhibition Hall)
Session 1:
The Diabetic Foot in 2018
Chair: Professor Andrew Boulton, Professor of Medicine, the University of Manchester, UK
14.00 – 14.15
Introduction and Welcome
Professor Andrew Boulton, Professor of Medicine, the University of Manchester, UK
14.15 – 14.40
The ever-increasing impact of diabetic foot disease on health economics.
Mrs Marion Kerr, Health Economist, Insight Health Economics Ltd., London, UK
14.40 – 15.05
In-patient Diabetes Footcare: an update
Professor Gerry Rayman, Head of Service, The Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, Diabetes Research Unit, Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
15.05 – 15.30
Can a good diabetic foot service reduce amputations?
Dr Ketan Dhatariya, Honorary Reader, Norwich Medical School, UK
15.30 – 15.55
Disparities in lower limb vascular services across the UK – can we improve?
Professor Michael Horrocks, Clinical Lead for Vascular Surgery GIRFT, NHS, UK
15.55 – 16.15
Comfort Break
Session 2:
Can we do better?
Chair: Professor Frances L Game, Clinical Director R&D, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
16.15 – 16.45
Lessons from “Europe!”: The Maastricht and Eurodiale Studies
Professor Dr Nicolaas Schaper, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Research Schools CAPHRI and CARIM, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
16.45 – 17.10
Lessons from Scotland: How to optimise diabetic foot services
Professor Graham Leese, Consultant and Honorary Professor in Diabetes / Endocrinology, Dundee University, UK
17.10 – 17.35
Creating a five-star diabetic foot clinic
Dr Prashanth Vas, Consultant in Diabetes and Diabetes Foot Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
17.35
Close of session
17:35 – 18.00
Drinks Reception and Exhibits
(The Malvern Theatres, Exhibition Hall)
Reception – kindly sponsored by Podartis Srl

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Day 2 – Thursday 17 May

Session 3:
Assessment of the diabetic foot
Chair: Professor Gerry Rayman, Head of Service at the Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, the Diabetes Research Unit, Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
08.45 – 09.10
How to critically assess published diabetic foot studies
Professor Frances L Game, Clinical Director R&D, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
09.10 – 09.35
Interpreting the plain foot x-ray: pearls from a true expert
Dr Richard Whitehouse, Department of Radiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom
09.35 – 10.00
Psyching out the diabetic foot
Dr Loretta Vileikyte, Departments of Medicine and Behavioral Science, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
10.00 – 10.30
Technology and the diabetic foot in 2018
Profesor David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, Professor oy Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Arizona, USA (USA)
10.30 – 11.00
Coffee/Tea and Exhibition
(The Malvern Theatres, Exhibition Hall)
Session 4:
What evidence is there for interventions?
Chair: Professor Dane Wukich, M.D., Professor & Chairman Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
11.00 – 11.25
Use of dressings in diabetic foot ulcer care: is there any evidence?
Dr William Jeffcoate, Consultant Endocrinologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
11.25 – 11.50
What’s new from the gait laboratory and can exercise training help unsteadiness?
Professor Neil Reeves, Professor of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, The Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
11.50 – 12.15
An update on antibiotic therapy for diabetic foot infections
Professor Benjamin Lipsky, Professor of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Teaching Associate & Associate Fellow, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
12.15 – 13.45
Lunch and Exhibition
(The Malvern Theatres, Exhibition Hall)
Session 5:
Oral Abstract Presentations
13.45 – 15.00
Oral Abstract Presentation 1
Chair: Professor Gerry Rayman, Head of Service, The Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, Diabetes Research Unit, Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
15.00 – 15.30
Coffee/Tea and Exhibition
(The Malvern Theatres, Exhibition Hall)
Session 6:
Joint symposium with the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
Joint Chair: Mr Chris Walker, Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Professor Dane Wukich, M.D., Professor & Chairman Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
15.30 – 16.00
Medical management of osteomyelitis
Professor Eric Senneville, Head of Department of Infectious Diseases, Gustave Dron Hospital, Tourcoing, France
16.00 – 16.20
Antibiotics vs surgery for osteomyelitis – any difference?
Dr Javier Aragón Sánchez, Head of Service of Surgery and Diabetic Foot Unit, La Paloma Hospital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
16.20 – 16.40
Differentiation of osteomyelitis from acute Charcot neuroarthropathy – which investigation?
Dr Richard Whitehouse, Department of Radiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom
16.40 – 17.00
An Orthopaedic Perspective on the Treatment of Osteomyelitis
Mr Andrew Robinson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK
17.00 – 17.20
Is the Osteomyelitic Diabetic Foot Salvageable?
Mr Venu Kavarthapu, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
17.20 – 17.40
Collaboration – Essential for the Osteomyelitic Diabetic Foot
Dr Frank Bowling, Podiatric Surgeon, University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
17.40 – 18.00
Managing Skin Defects following Diabetic Foot Debridement and Reconstruction
Mr Ahmed Abd El Gawad, Consultant Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon, The Royal Liverpool University Teaching hospital, UK
18.00 – 18.10
Osteomyelitis of the Diabetic foot – The present and the future
Mr Chris Walker, Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK
18.10 – 18.20
Life after Amputation
Mr Colin M Leggo, UK
18.20
Close of session
19.15 for 19.45
Conference Dinner
Elgar Suite, The Abbey Hotel
(Conference Dinner is not included in the registration fee. Conference Dinner is £35.00 + VAT and should be pre-purchased online before the event. Please note there will be a cash bar available from 19:15 before the dinner is served).

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Day 3 – Friday 18 May

Session 7:
Medical management of foot ulceration
Chair: Mr Chris Walker, Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK
08.45 – 09.10
The development of Manuka honey for advanced wound care – where is the evidence?
Professor Rose Cooper, Professor of Microbiology, The Cardiff School of Health Sciences, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, UK
09.10 – 09.40
Challenges in treating neuro ischaemic diabetic foot ulcers: current standard of care and beyond
Professor Michael E Edmonds MD FRCP, Consultant Physician, Diabetic Foot Clinic, King’s Diabetes Centre, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
Session 8:
Oral abstract presentations 2
09.40 – 10.50
Oral abstract presentations 2
Chair: Professor Andrew Boulton, Professor of Medicine, the University of Manchester, UK
10.50 – 11.10
Footwear and its importance in the prevention of foot complications
Dr Sicco Bus, Head of the Human Performance Laboratory, Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands
11.10 – 11.40
Coffee/Tea and Exhibition
(The Malvern Theatres, Exhibition Hall)
Session 9:
Surgical aspects of diabetic foot care
Chair: Professor Andrew Boulton, Professor of Medicine, the University of Manchester, UK
11.40 – 12.00
Common mistakes in diabetic foot management
Dr Javier Aragón Sánchez, Head of Service of Surgery and Diabetic Foot Unit, La Paloma Hospital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
12.00 – 12.25
Does medical management have any place in the management of acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy?
Dr Nina Petrova, Honorary Senior Lecturer, King’s College London, UK
12.25 – 12.55
Surgical management of Charcot neuroarthropathy
Professor Dane Wukich, M.D., Professor & Chairman Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
12.55 – 13.25
Vascular and endovascular procedures in the diabetic lower limb
Mr Naseer Ahmad, Vascular Surgeon, Manchester University Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
13.25
Closing comments
Professor Gerry Rayman, Head of Service, The Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, Diabetes Research Unit, Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
13.30
Close of meeting