Marking World Diabetes Day By Mending Soles and Launching Societies in Dubai

Hundreds of delegates from throughout the Gulf region, Europe, and the United States gathered in Dubai today to mark World Diabetes Day at the 4th Annual International Diabetic Foot Conference held November 14 and 15 in the United Arab Emirates. “It is an honor this year to organize this meeting and coordinate the launch of the Gulf Diabetic Foot Working Group.” noted Mounia Sabasse, co-chair of the symposium and the new director of the group. “The Group is the start of something special”, continued Prof. Sir Karel Bakker, Chair of the International Diabetes Association’s International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot and one of two keynote speakers at today’s symposium.” The other keynote speaker, David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), further commented that “Bringing together like-minded physicians, surgeons, nurses and scientists from around the region will no doubt reduce the burden of diabetes and its complications and have a ripple effect well beyond these arbitrary borders.”  

Mounia Sabasse with Profs David G. Armstrong and Karel Bakker after the announcement and launch of the Gulf Diabetic Foot Working Group

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