David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the University of Arizona's Southern Arizona Limb Salvage (SALSA) delivered messages of hope and healing in people with diabetes at risk for amputation at a conference in Bangkok today. The 8th Asia Pacific Burn Congress and 3rd Congress of the Asia Wound Healing Association held a novel joint-symposium that brought together more than 800 surgeons, physicians and nurses from Asia and beyond. “To return to this symposium again, after participating in the launch event a few years ago is nothing short of an affirmation of the great works happening here”, noted Armstrong. “Seeing the sophisticated combination of technique, technology and team proliferating throughout the Asia Pacific Region means good news for people with acute and chronic wounds. This is particularly true in advance of the United Nations' first-ever Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases.” The symposium, held at the world-renowned Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC), featured invited speakers from around the developed and developing world.