Los Cabos, Mexico was the venue for an important pan American
symposium dedicated to diabetes and amputation prevention this week.
Hosted by the Mexican Diabetic Foot Society of the Mexican College of
Physicians and Surgeons, the program featured speakers from the
Americas and Europe. Features speakers included renowned vascular
surgeon Joseph Mills, podiatric surgeons Robert Frykberg and David
Armstrong, as well as Endocrinologist Giacomo Clerici.
“We have proposed forming our own NAFTA” noted David G. Armstrong,
Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage
Alliance (SALSA) during his keynote address, “This North American Free
Toes Alliance, if you will, would focus on free trade of ideas,
training teams and technology across borders”.
The program, which concludes tomorrow, included plans for a pan
American summit next year in Cartagena, Colombia.