DFCon19- 550 Delegates, 50 Nations Gather to #ActAgainstAmputation and Honor @GUMedicine John Steinberg #DiabeticFoot

John Steinberg, Professor of Surgery at Georgetown University (Right), accepts award during lunchtime roast following Edward James Olmos Award Ceremony at DFCon 2019
Western Podiatric Medical students take a selfie with DFCon19 Founder and co-Chair, David G. Armstrong

The 19th annual Global Diabetic Foot Conference (DFCon19) concluded this weekend in Hollywood. It featured delegates from 50 nations plus 30 streaming online. Lecturers ranged from shoe making in Pakistan to Next-Gen Vascular and Charcot Reconstruction to Epidermal Electronics to Cloud Computing from Microsoft. A highlight of the symposium included Edward James Olmos Award for Advocacy in Amputation Prevention. The 2019 Olmos Laureate was John Steinberg, Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Steinberg currently serves as President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). He has educated hundreds of students, residents and fellows in limb preservation over his career .

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