From Montana to Mongolia, Indiana to Iran: DFCon Scientific Abstracts See Record Breaking Year

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George Andros and David G. Armstrong, DFCon Co-Founders, outside Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre

In another sign of increasing international awareness of the importance of diabetes and amputation prevention, the 2011 International Diabetic Foot Conference (DFCon11) has seen an unprecedented increase in scientific abstract submission from all corners of the globe. “DFCon has always been highly international in scope”, notes David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) and DFCon’s co-Founder and co-Chair, “What is simply inspiring is seeing the outpouring of scientific works from our delegates from every inhabited continent.” The symposium, which has physicians, scientists, and health care professionals from some 50 nations, has received submissions from countries as diverse as Mongolia, Iran, and Afghanistan. DFCon Co-Course Director Lee Rogers, a podiatric surgeon and Associate Director of Valley Presbyterians’ Amputation Prevention Center in Los Angeles,  went on to say “To see real interdisciplinary interaction– from podiatric and vascular surgery to diabetology, nursing, plastics, infectious disease and physical therapy, I can’t begin to say how excited we are for another meeting this March.”

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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  • It's great to see global input for this truly global problem. We are all brothers in this battle to raise awareness, promote prevention, and reduce amputations.

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