SALSA’s Armstrong Talks Amputation Prevention at European Association Symposium in Slovenia



Prof. Andrew Boulton, Prof Armstrong and Dr. Vilma Urbancic  following morning keynote session in Portoroz




Physicians and Surgeons from across Central and Eastern Europe convened on the Adriatic town of Portoroz, Slovenia this weekend for a symposium sponsored by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

Andrew Boulton, Professor of Medicine at the University of Manchester and President of the EASD began the symposium indicating that “Central and Eastern Europe are hot spots for diabetes and its complications.” David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) followed in his keynote address by noting “Even though diabetes and its complications are increasing in every single nation of the region doesn’t mean that amputation is a foregone conclusion.” He went on to describe many techniques and technologies ranging from the low cost to the cutting edge designed to heal and reduce risk for recurrence of diabetic foot ulcers, which frequently precede amputation.

The symposium, in its eighth year, was created to provide didactic and hands on training to front line specialists in Eastern Europe.

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