The Chairmen

Professor Andrew Boulton
Manchester, UK
Dr Gerry Rayman
Ipswich, UK

Professor Andrew BoultonProfessor Boulton graduated (with honours) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School. He was subsequently a research fellow under Professor JD Ward in Sheffield, and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Miami prior to accepting an appointment at the Manchester Royal Infirmary.Professor Boulton has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, mainly on diabetic neuropathy and foot complications.

He was the principal invited lecturer at the launch of the American Diabetes Association’s Foot Care Council. Among his many awards, his contribution to worldwide care of the diabetic foot was honored by receiving the American Diabetes Association’s Roger Pecoraro Lectureship, the EASD Camillo Golgi prize, the first recipient of the international award on diabetic foot research and the 2008 ADA Harold Rifkin award for distinguished international service in the cause of diabetes.

Professor Boulton, together with Dr Henry Connor, was the founding Chairman of the Malvern diabetic foot meetings which have been held every two years since 1986. At that time there were no regular meetings that focused on diabetic foot problems, and the Malvern foot conferences are now internationally known.

He was also the founding chair of the Diabetic Foot Study Group, and was previously Chairman of Postgraduate Education and then program chair, for the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). He is a former chair of the ADA Footcare Interest Group and was President of the EASD.

Dr Jerry RaymanDr Gerry Rayman is Consultant Physician and Head of Service at the Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, and the Diabetic Foot clinic, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. He qualified from the Middlesex Hospital University of London and trained in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Charing Cross Hospital, London, and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.Dr Gerry Rayman is Consultant Physician and Head of Service at the Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. His MD was on ‘Microvascular Haemodynamics in the Diabetic Foot’. His interests are diabetic foot complications, new technologies in diabetes care and patient and professional education.

He is co-organiser of the Malvern foot conference has been on the organising committee of several DiabetesUK conferences. He has annually chaired the Diabetic Foot Conference (London).

He has contributed to the NICE guidelines on Type 2 diabetes: prevention and management of foot problems (CG10) and Inpatient management of people with diabetic foot ulcers and infection (CG119). He has also contributed to the document ‘Putting Feet First’.

He has been involved in developing group education programmes in diabetes including the DESMOND (group education for Type 2 diabetes) and the FACTS programmes (group education for families).

He is a committee member of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Chief medical advisor to DiabetesUK and the National Clinical Lead for Inpatient Care (NHS Diabetes).

This meeting is supported by grants and sponsorship from the pharmaceutical and device industries.
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