Diabetes and diabetic foot experts from around the globe met March 15-17, 2012 at the tenth DFCon Global Diabetic Foot Conference in Los Angeles to share ideas on how to prevent lower limb amputations due to the complications of diabetes. Specialists from 39 U.S. states and 35 foreign countries attended DFCon 2012 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel at the site of the Academy Awards®. Corporate interest in the meeting was strong, with 68 pharmaceutical, medical device makers, and other companies exhibiting.
|DFCon conference co-chairmen Drs. David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD and George Andros, MD lead a panel discussion on the opening day of DFCon 2012.|
Lee C. Rogers, DPM, and Joseph L. Mills Sr., MD, were course directors. More than 30 internationally known experts from eleven countries served on the DFCon faculty. Noted physician, educator, and international expert on the diabetic foot and wound management, Jan Apelqvist, MD, PhD, received the 2012 Edward James Olmos Award for Advocacy in Amputation Prevention. The next DFCon meeting is set for March 21-23, 2013, again at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.