DFCon18 Honors Lavery, Welcomes Next Generation to DFCon19 in Los Angeles

The International Diabetic Foot Conference, better known as DFCon, celebrated its 18th year with speakers from the world’s top academic institutions as well as a renewed focus on the next generation of men and women working in limb preservation. “This year’s symposium has had an added sense of purpose”, noted Joseph Mills, Professor of Surgery and Chief of Vascular and Endovascular surgery at the DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. “I think the message is that we can go fast if we go alone, but we go farther if we go together.” The message was also carried by co-chair and co-founder, David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, “We see in this audience the seeds of what’s coming next. I, for one can’t wait to see what grows.” The symposium’s signature event, the Edward J. Olmos Award for Advocacy in Limb Preservation was given to Lawrence A. Lavery, DPM, MPH, Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern. DFCon19 will return to Universal Studios, Hollywood, October 17-19, 2019.

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David G. Armstrong (left) with Lawrence A. Lavery, Edward James Olmos Award Winner, DFCon, 2018 following the award ceremony

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