The 14th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (DFCon14) once again hosted delegates from some 50 nations, worldwide. “As ever, our community gathered together– and it is a global community”, reported David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and DFCon’s co-Founder and co-Director. Technology was front and center more than ever in this conference. The servers carrying streaming video via Portal Education, worldwide, were overloaded, requiring on-the fly additions of backup high-definition streaming video servers to the thousands watching live and on demand around the world. Technology also played a more poignant and heart-warming role. Professor Michael Edmonds of King’s College, London, who took ill minutes before boarding his transatlantic flight, was able to accept the Edward James Olmos Award from a King’s College Hospital conference room introduced both by Mr. Olmos, who was in Australia filming a movie and Rick Dees, world-renowned top 40 disk jockey.
Edward James Olmos Award Winners Honor Professor Michael Edmonds (center, on laptop) at DFCon14