Citing Hurricane Sandy and Tucson Tragedy, #UofA / SALSA’s Armstrong Keynote to Coney Island Hospital Serves to "Invigorate and Inspire"

The City of New York’s Coney Island Hospital has seen its fair share of trauma these past weeks. That made a symposium on amputation prevention and the diabetic foot highly improbable.  In the words of Dr. Glenn Donovan,  Director of Podiatric Surgery “We have taken our hits– and our meeting should never have happened– but it did– and I can think of no one better than David Armstrong to give us a shot in the arm”. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) cited shared trauma, recalling the 2011 Tucson shootings and his medical center’s role. Armstrong, though turned the discussion from the recent past to the future in a broad discussion of non-communicable disease, diabetes, and complications of diabetes. “Even though we now see a new diagnosis every 17 seconds and an amputation every 20 seconds, we are starting to see the benefits of medical, surgical and team intervention.” The lecture, which took place by video link, was one of the highlights of a day-long symposium on the latest in wound healing and prevention. 

Armstrong prepares for keynote lecture via video link

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