Agenda

The preliminary program for DFCon 2024 is available NOW!

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast & Industry Symposia (non-CME)
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08:00 - 08:10 Welcome Address
David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, Joseph L. Mills Sr., MD, FACS, Michael S. Conte, MD
SESSION 1: Limb Preservation: A Global Odyssey with Multiple Ports of Call
08:10 - 08:25 Pontifications of a Peripatetic Professor
Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, FRCP
08:25 - 08:35 What I did on my summer in the ALPS: The 2024 ALPS Limb Preservation Visiting Fellow
Michael Siah, MD
08:35 - 08:40ALPS Fellowship 2024
David G. Armstrong, PhD, DPM, MD
08:40 - 08:55 Leaning on an Ivory Tower and Making it Bend Your Way: Lessons from an academic limb preservation program in Pisa
Alberto Piaggesi, MD
08:55 - 09:10 V is for Victory (over amputation): How Vijay Viswanathan's Diabetes Hospital has Transformed Care in Chennai
Vijay Viswanathan, MD
09:10 - 09:25 Aussie Ambition: Can Success in the Sunshine Coast Be a Model, Worldwide?
Viviane Moult, MD
09:25 - 09:40 Sing a Song of Singapore: Working Toward Multidsciplinary Harmony Across a Health System
Joseph Lo, MD & Chelsea Law, DPM
09:40 - 09:55 O Sole Mio: Limb Preservation A La Romana
Marco Meloni, MD, PhD
09:55 - 10:10 What about Bob? Robert Frykberg bares his sole on the history and future of team care in limb preservation
Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH
10:10 - 10:25Panel Discussion
10:25 - 11:15 Exhibit Break
10:30 - 10:45


10:50 - 11:05
Non-CME Spotlight Theater
Company: TBD

Non-CME Spotlight Theater
Company: TBD

SESSION 2: Good, Better and BEST: Revascularization Strategies with a Touch of BASIL
11:15 - 11:30
The Big Picture: A Goal to Cut Impact of DFUs, Worldwide Pete Lazzarini One Foot or 2%?
Pete Lazzarini, MD
11:30 - 11:45
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11:45 - 12:00
Missionary to Mercenary: Marrying Mision Driven Care with Industry
Richard Browne, MD
12:00 - 12:15
Dr. Fakorede goes to Washington
Foluso Fakorede, MD
12:15 - 12:30
Panel Discussion
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch & Industry Symposia (non-CME)
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SESSION 3: Where Guidelines Meet the Sole: Practical Pearls for Implementation
13:30 - 13:45
Funding Footwork From the Front Office: Pitching Limb Preservation to the Powers That Be
Caitlyn Hicks, MD, MS
13:45 - 14:00
Oh What a beautiful program! Making limb preservation OK for Indigenous Nations in Oklahoma's IHS.
Kelly Kempe, MD
14:00 - 14:25
My Limb Preservation Playbook: Lessons from a Kansas City Chief
Matthew Bunte, MD
14:15 - 14:30
Feet on the Street: Implementing Foot Care without a Clinic to people without a house
Tammy Nguyen, MD
14:30 - 14:45
SAVE the day: How to build a free-standing interdisciplinary model in the heart of the Barrio
Lyssa Ochoa, MD
14:45 - 15:00
Panel Discussion
15:00 - 15:50
Exhibit Break

SESSION 4: Tech Tack Toes- Next-Gen Gadgets are No Longer a Game
15:50 – 16:05BEST / BASIL, Bickering: Can you have a limb preservation program without a vascular surgeon?
Foluso Fakorede, MD & Michael S. Conte, MD
16:05 – 16:20Pedal Paradox, chapter 1: Overuse of vascular intervention in the USA
Caitlyn Hicks, MD, MS
16:20 – 16:35Pedal Paradox: chapter 2: Too Many Interventions and Too Little Care
Joseph Mills, MD, FACFAS
16:35 – 16:50What's cooking now with BEST and BASIL
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16:50 – 17:05The soft sell on peripheral mononuclear cell therapy
Marco Meloni, MD, PhD
17:05 – 17:20The current state of play of DVA-- tomorrow's procedure today?
Steven Kum, MD
17:20 – 17:35Panel Discussion
17:35 – 18:45Welcome & Poster Reception
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast & Industry Symposia (non-CME)
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08:00 - 08:10 Welcome Back
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SESSION 5: Infectious Digital Grooves
08:10 – 08:25 VIDEO - The 4 Minute TMA
Lee Rogers, DPM
08:25 – 08:40 VIDEO - CLTI Foot Management
Miguel Montero-Baker, MD & Brian D. Lepow, DPM
08:40 – 08:55 VIDEO - MusculoTendon Balancing in the Diabetic Foot
Laura Shin, DPM
08:55 – 09:10 VIDEO - How I reconstruct a Charcot Foot
Stephanie Wu, DPM, PhD
09:10 – 09:25 VIDEO - How I debride a Wound
Alberto Piaggesi, MD
09:25 – 09:40 Panel Discussion
09:40 – 10:25Exhibit Break
09:45 - 10:00

10:05 - 10:20
Non-CME Spotlight Theater
Company: TBD

Non-CME Spotlight Theater
Company: TBD

SESSION 6: Wound Healing: In the Kitchen with Five Master Chefs
10:25 - 10:40 Guidelines implementation and implementing results and ramifications of latest RCTs (eg. BEST CLI and BASIL) from preaching to practice
Joseph L. Mills, MD, FACS
10:40 - 10:55 ERAS Guidelines in Limb Preservation / CLTI
Katharine McGinigle, MD, MPH
10:55 - 11:10 What can implementation science do for me?
Samantha Minc, MD, MPH
11:10 - 11:25 Neuropathy Guidelines: What you can feel and what you can't feel can hurt you
Lee C. Rogers, DPM
11:25 - 11:40 Offloading guidelines: Let's try to do what we say we're already doing
Pete Lazzarini, DPM
11:40 - 11:55WTF with the WHS (wound healing society guidelines for the uninitiated)
Lawrence Lavery, DPM
11:55 - 12:10Panel discussion
12:10 - 13:05Lunch & Industry Symposia (non-CME)
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SESSION 7: Videos
13:05 - 13:20 Institutional Toe & Flow Programs / How/Why the Teams Work
Alexander Reyzelman, DPM & Michael S. Conte, MD
13:20 - 13:35 On the go with Toe & Flow: Private Clinic Design and Flow from two Toe and Flowmigos
Brian D. Lepow, DPM & Miguel Montero-Baker, MD
13:35 - 13:50 The Atomic Minimum: Components Necessary for a Toe & Flow Unit
Joseph L. Mills, MD, FACS & David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
13:50 - 14:05 Panel Discussion

SESSION 8: Voice of the Patient
14:05 - 14:20 Emerging Frontiers in Health Tech: Prof. Gerard Cote's Insights on Transformative Point-of-Care Innvoations for Underserved Areas
Gerard Cote, PhD, MS
14:20 - 14:35Thermal Innovations in Healing: Philipp Gutruf's Deep Dive into Next-Generation Thermography and Thermal Conductivity for Wound Care
Philipp Gutruf, PhD
14:35 - 14:50Navigating the Digital Health Landscape: Shawn Forrest's Guide to FDA Regulatory Pathways for Medical Innovations
Shawn Forrest
14:50 - 15:05What I did on my Fulbright in India (or Retracing the steps of Paul Brand)
Kayla Huemer, MS
15:05 - 15:20Bijan Najafi's Vision: Integrating Remote Patient Monitoring and Interoperability for Advanced Wound Care Options
Bijan Najafi, PhD
15:20 - 15:35Panel Discussion
15:35 - 16:20Exhibit Break
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast & Industry Symposia (non-CME)
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08:00 - 08:10 Welcome Back
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SESSION 9: Give me some LEA-way Supporting the Lower Extremity Amputee
08:10 – 08:25 Psyching out the Sole: Should we include Depression in WIFI Scores?
Brandon Brooks, PhD
08:25 – 08:40 Food for the Sole
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08:40 – 08:55 Toe, Flow...and GO! The role of Physical Therapy (is good for the sole)
Stephanie Woelfel, DPT
08:55 – 09:10 O Sole Mio! My secrets to maximizing hospital-free and ulcer-free days
Marco Meloni, MD, PhD
09:10 – 09:25 Pragmatic steps to painful wounds (and sole salvation)
Lee Rogers, DPM
09:25 – 09:40 Panel Discussion
09:40 - 10:25Exhibit Break

SESSION 10: I’m Just Not Feeling’ It: What’s New in Neuropathy
10:25 - 10:40 The Ecstasy of Defeet: Will Next-Generation Diabetes Drugs Defeat the Diabetic Foot Epidemic?
Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD
10:40 - 10:55 Diabetic Foot Consortium: Update 2024
Brian Schmidt, DPM
10:55 - 11:10 Spinal Cord Stimulation and Bioelectrics for Neuropathy: Evidence Update 2024
Erika A. Peterson, MD
11:10 - 11:25 A Bone to PICC?- Osteomyelitis Management
Lawrence Lavery, DPM
11:25 - 11:40 Panel Discussion
11:40 - 12:40Lunch & Industry Symposia (non-CME)
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SESSION 11: Summing it all Up…and Kicking You Out of the Happiest Place on Earth (and Back to Your Clinic)
12:40 - 12:55 Defining Centers of Excellence
Ahmend Kayssi, MD, MSc, MPH
12:55 - 13:10 Poster Awards
Bijan Najafi, PhD
13:10 - 13:25 Summary Judgement
Andrew Boulton, MD, FRCP
13:25 - 13:30 The Big Raffle Prize (before we kick you to the curb)