International Task Force Convenes at Historic Salpetriere and Charcot Libraries To Better Define Mysterious Disease

Photo:  International Charcot Foot Task Force members outside the J-M Charcot Library.
The American Diabetes Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association convened an international task force of experts to make recommendations on the diabetic Charcot foot.  The meeting was located in Paris, France at the famous La Salpetriere Hospital, the previous institution of Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893).  The committee reached a consensus on the definition, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and recommended treatment of the Charcot foot.  The task force report will be jointly published in Diabetes Care and the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association later this year and presented at both associations’ scientific meetings.  The meeting was supported by unrestricted educational grants from Small Bone Innovations, Integra Life Sciences, and Sanofi-Aventis.
Taskforce members are co-chair Lee C. Rogers (USA), co-chair Robert G. Frykberg (USA), David G. Armstrong (USA), Andrew JM Boulton (UK), Michael Edmonds (UK), Agnes Hartemann (France), Georges Ha Van (France), Fran Game (UK), William Jeffcoate (UK), Alexandra Jirkovska (Czech Republic), Edward Jude (UK), Stephan Morbach (Germany), William Morrison (USA), Michael Pinzur (USA), Dario Pitocco (Italy), Lee Sanders (USA), Dane Wukich (USA), Luigi Uccioli (Italy).

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