#DFCon 12: let us know your favorite title

By now, the titles of DFCon meetings have taken on a life of their own and have been repeated at countless other symposia throughout the world. What's your favorite (or least) this year (session titles count, too)? Feel free to tweet your choice including the hashtag #DFCon12 or post it on facebook (or the blog). We'll do the tallying. Here's the list:

Thursday 15 March

A Global EuTOEpia? Towards a More Perfect Union to Prevent Diabetes-Related Amputation
Moderators: George Andros, MD and David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD 

8:00 – 8:20
The Diabetic Foot: A View from the StraTOEsphere
Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, DSc
8:20 – 8:40
Demography, Destiny, and Diabetes: The Future Is Now
Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH
8:40 – 9:00
SIGNs of the Times: How the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network Are Keeping Things on Kilt-er
Graham Leese, MD
9:00 – 9:20
The Toes are Alive, with the Sound of Teamwork:
The Diabetic Foot in Switzerland
Dieter Mayer, MD
9:20 – 9:40
The Thames They Are a Changin': High Tea(m) at Kings College
Michael Edmonds, MD
9:40 – 10:10
10:10 – 10:30
Let's Gogh Dutch: Sharing Evidence, Policy and Enthusiasm at the International Working Group
Karel Bakker, MD, PhD
10:30 – 10:50
The Japanese Interdisciplinary Clinic: An Iron Chef Knows What Roles Go in the Roll   
Shigeo Kono, MD PhD
10:50 – 11:10
The Man Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Swedish Model for Prevention Behind the Bestseller
Jan Apelqvist, MD, PhD
11:10 – 11:30
Vaya con Dedos: Do We Need a New Pan-American NAFTA? (North American Free Toes Alliance)
Rocío Jiménez Godínez, MD
11:30 – 12:00
Panel Discussion:
Boulton, Leese, Mayer, Edmonds, Bakker, Kono, Apelqvist, and Jiménez Godínez

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch Symposium
The Science Behind Tissue Regeneration
George Andros, MD; David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD; Lee C. Rogers, DPM; Ronald P. Silverman, MD
Location: Grand Ballroom


12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on your own

Secretaries of Stent: Fostering Interprofessional Diplomacy Amongst Interventionalists
Moderator: Joseph L. Mills Sr., MD

1:30 – 1:50
Machiavellian Hemodynamics: In-line Flow Justifies the Means
Jim A. Reekers, MD, PhD
1:50 – 2:10
While Extremism in the Defense of Pulsatile Flow is No Vice, Moderation May Be More Virtuous
Frank B. Pomposelli, MD
2:10 – 2:30
A Pax Flowmana: Creating an Interdisciplinary Interventional Empire without Acting Like a Barbarian
Robert J. Hinchliffe, MD
2:30 – 2:50
Waxing Gibbons: The Rise and Fall of the Open Vascular Empire
Gary W. Gibbons, MD
2:50 – 3:10
Panel Discussion: Reekers, Pomposelli, Hinchliffe, and Gibbons
3:10 – 3:40
Granita Break


Wound Healing: Promise, Pragmatism and PODtification
Moderator: David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

3:40 – 4:00
Wound Healing Advances:  Super for Us or Superfluous?
Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD
4:00 – 4:20
Should We Debride Wounds like We Debride Skin Cancer? (or Immaculate Reception: How Identifying Receptive Receptors Will Change the Way We Debride and Heal Wounds)
Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD
4:20 – 4:40
“Moh's Surgery” for Wounds: Data from One Tomic-Canic to Another Toe Mechanic
Prof. Alberto Piaggesi
4:40 – 5:00
Hands On vs. Eyes On: Leveraging Expertise Via Camera Phone (or: FaceTime for Feet)
Mark S. Granick, MD
5:00 – 5:20
RAGE Against the Dying of the Foot (How Receptors for Advanced Glycosylation End Products Will Enter our Diagnostic Vernacular) or: Do Not Toe Gently into that Good Night
Michael Edmonds, MD
5:20 – 5:40
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
Pure Inspiration or High Pressure Sales Pitch?
Jan Apelqvist, MD, PhD
5:40 – 6:00
Panel Discussion:
Kirsner, Tomic-Canic, Piaggesi, Granick, Edmonds, and Apelqvist


6:00 – 7:30
Welcome to Hollywood Red Carpet Reception with Exhibitors
Wolfgang Puck Catered Food • Open Bar • Exhibits • Hollywood Entertainment



Friday 16 March


7:00 – 7:45 Breakfast Symposium
Are All Advanced Wound Care Products Created Equal?
Gary W. Gibbons, MD
Location: Hollywood Ballroom, Studios A & B
This non-CME accredited activity is supported by Organogenesis.


7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast


8:00 – 10:00 Hands-On Workshop
Reconstructing the Deconstructed: From Skin to Bone
Advances in Charcot Care and Reconstruction
Lee C. Rogers, DPM and Daniel J. Tucker, DPM
Location: Solano
This non-CME accredited activity is supported by Integra LifeSciences.

Common Complexifications and Caring Commentary: Keeping it Simple Even When it Isn't
Moderator: George Andros, MD 

8:00 – 8:20
Last Charcot in Paris: Tango with the Task Force
Lee C. Rogers, DPM
8:20 – 8:40
TOEmerular Filtration Rate and End Stage Heel Disease: Diabetes and Dialysis Wound All Heels
Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, DSc
8:40 – 9:00
We've Got You Covered: Flaps, Grafts, Biologics
Mark S. Granick, MD
9:00 – 9:15
Panel Discussion:
Rogers, Boulton, and Granick
9:15 – 10:00
Pacific Break / Exhibits



Diabetic Foot Infections: Special Toelivery from the US PUStal Service
Moderator: Lee C. Rogers, DPM 

10:00 – 10:20
Osteomyelitis in Diabetes: A Marrowing Experience No Longer? (or: When Diabetes Gives You a Bone Infection, Make Osso Bucco)
Javier Aragón Sánchez, MD, PhD
10:20 – 10:40
IDSA Guidelines for the Diabetic Foot: Dispelling Infectious Conspiracy Theories with the DFCon Warren Commission
Warren S. Joseph, DPM
10:40 – 11:00
Understanding Bad Bacterial Neighborhoods: It's the Community, Not Just the Hoodlums
Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD
11:00 – 11:20
Closing Arguments: Does the Presence of a Wound (in and of itself) Make the Case for Antibiotic Therapy? Wound Germ-Us-Prudence.
Michael Edmonds, MD
11:20 – 11:45
Panel Discussion:
Aragón Sánchez, Joseph, Lipsky, and Edmonds
11:45 – 12:15
The 9th Annual Edward James Olmos Award
For Advocacy in Amputation Prevention
Honoree: Jan Apelqvist, MD, PhD


12:15 – 1:45 Lunch/Exhibits

Replacement Parts: Can Cutting Our Losses Lead to An Improvement on the Original?
Moderator: David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

1:45 – 2:05
Lend Us a Hand: What Diabetic Limb Salvage Can Learn from Hand Transplant Surgery
Warren C. Breidenbach III, MD
2:05 – 2:25
When Should We Amputate?
Measurement and Management to Mitigate Morbidity
Nicolaas C. Schaper, MD
2:25 – 2:45
When is a BKA  A-OK?
Magdiel Trinidad-Hernandez, MD
2:45 – 3:05
Amputees Need More to Stand on Than a Prosthesis: Starting a Support Group in Your Community
John S. Steinberg, DPM
3:05 – 3:30
Panel Discussion:
Breidenbach, Schaper, Trinidad-Hernandez, and Steinberg
3:30 – 4:15


Improving Healing with Advanced Technology
Lee C. Rogers, DPM
Location: Hollywood Ballroom, Studio C
This non-CME accredited activity is supported by Smith & Nephew.

Views of the Vascular Flowstra Knowstra: Recanalizing the Odds in Your Favor
Moderator: George Andros, MD

4:15 – 4:35
The Cutting Edge in Atherectomy Technology: Debulk or Debunk?
Frank B. Pomposelli, MD
4:35 – 4:55
Interventional Accounting and Major Tissue Loss: Can Supply Meet Demand?
Jim A. Reekers, MD, PhD
4:55 – 5:15
The Calculus of Revascularization: Should I Change My Numerator or Denominator?
Joeseph L. Mills Sr., MD
5:15 – 5:45
Overcoming Performance Anxiety: A New Songbook for Old Standards
Michael S. Conte, MD
5:45 – 6:15
Panel Discussion:
Pomposelli, Reekers, Mills, Conte, Hinchliffe, and Gibbons




Saturday 17 March


6:30 – 7:00 Breakfast


Hands-On Workshops

7:00 – 10:00

Coordinators: Ronald J. Belczyk, DPM and Lee C. Rogers, DPM

Concurrent workshops: Each one-hour workshop is presented three times. You can attend three different workshops.

Workshops are non-CME activities

Workshop I
Bioengineered Tissues
John S. Steinberg, DPM
Location: Studio B
Workshop II
Discovering Dressings and Diagnostics
Lee C. Rogers, DPM
Location: Studio E
Workshop III
Peter R. Cavanagh, PhD, DSc
Location: Studio A
Workshop IV
Wound Healing Devices
Ronald Belczyk, DPM
Location: Studio D
Workshop V
VAC to Basics
Prof. Alberto Piaggesi and Mark S. Granick, MD 
Location: Echo Park, 3rd Level of Hotel
10:00 – 11:00


Dressings, Debridement, and NPWT
Terry Coggins, MSN, RN, WOCN, CWCN; Caroline Currie, MBA, RN
Location: Mount Olympus, 3rd level of hotel 
This non-CME accredited activity is presented by Smith & Nephew.

Who's Keeping Score?  Measuring What We Manage and Counting What Counts
Moderator: Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD

11:00 – 11:20
Amputation Reductions in the Developing World: A Day at the Beach or Calm before the Next Big Wave?
Peter R. Cavanagh, PhD, DSc
11:20 – 11:40
How Do ID Doctors ID Success?
Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD
11:40 – 12:00
Pyrrhic Vascular Victories: How Do We Win a Race that Has No Finish Line?
Robert J. Hinchliffe, MD
12:00 – 12:20
Prepare to be Stunned by our Phasers:
New Technology for the Diabetic Foot
Lee C. Rogers, DPM
12:20 – 12:40
Panel Discussion:
Cavanagh, Hinchliffe, Rogers, and Bakker

12:40 – 1:40 Lunch/Exhibits


11:00 – 12:30
Graftjacket® Regenerative TIssue Matrix and Graftjacket® Xpress Flowable Soft Tissue Scaffold
Lee C. Rogers, DOM
Location: Solano
This non-CME accredited activity is supported by KCI.


Do-It-Yourself Outpatient Improvement:
Getting the Lowes-down on Creating a Home Depot for Home Care
Moderator: Lee C. Rogers, DPM

1:40 – 2:00
Team and Technology to Reduce Length of Stay (a Small Step for Technology, a Giant Leap for Cost Savings)
Lee C. Rogers, DPM
2:00 – 2:20
How to Set Up an Outpatient Clinic: The View from the PoTOEmac at Georgetown
John S. Steinberg, DPM
2:20 – 2:40
Missing Links: Crossing the Great Rift with Next Generation Home Monitoring   (Lessons from the Diabetes Technology Society)
David C. Klonoff, MD
2:40 – 3:00
A Comprehensive Medical/Surgical Clinic: Easy Peasy in Pisa?
Prof. Alberto Piaggesi
3:00 – 3:20
Panel Discussion:
Steinberg, Klonoff, and Piaggesi
3:20 – 3:35
Fresh Air Coffee Break

In the End, It's Outcomes that Matter: The Optimist's ManifesTOE
Moderators: George Andros, MD and David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

3:35 – 3:55
The Economic Case for Amputation Prevention: Messages for the Moneychangers in Your Temple
Jan Apelqvist, MD, PhD
3:55 – 4:15
Charting a Course for Success: Seaworthy Screening Forms to Keep Your Clinic Afloat (and Not Adrift)
Graham Leese, MD
4:15 – 4:35
¡Toe-readores, Toe-le'! Taking the Foot by the Horns in the Operating Room (While Avoiding Bull)
Javier Aragón Sánchez, MD, PhD
4:35 – 5:05
The Long and Winding Road that Leads to Your Ward: Don't Just Let It Be, Here Are the Take Home Messages for Monday
Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, MSc
5:05 – 5:30
Panel Discussion:
Apelqvist, Leese, Aragón Sánchez, and Boulton


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