David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California joined physicians, surgeons, engineers and scientists from around the world for the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics conference. Originally scheduled for Rio De Janiero, Brazil in April of 2020 and chaired by Prof. Isabelle Sacco, the symposium- known as iFAB- was rescheduled in a virtual format. Armstrong, who gave the lecture outside of the high-risk clinics at the National Rehabilitation Center at Rancho Los Amigos, gave a keynote to participants from 5 continents. It was particularly poignant that the lecture be given at Rancho, as much early work in gait analysis and biomechanics is credited to clinician scientists from that institution over more than 50 years.
Armstrong co-Chaired the diabetic foot sessions with his friend and colleague Prof. Sicco Bus of Amsterdam and discussed the global state of play in podiatric surgical reconstruction and limb preservation in the high-risk diabetic foot.