Dr. David G. Armstrong, Founding President of ALPS, Honored as Distinguished Visiting Professor in Singapore For Limb Preservation

1. February 2024
ALPS

Singapore – February 1, 2024

The American Limb Preservation Society proudly acknowledges the distinguished visit of Dr. David G. Armstrong, ALPS Founding President, to Singapore as a Visiting Expert. Dr. Armstrong, a podiatric surgeon with Keck Medicine of USC, professor of surgery and neurological surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and a globally recognized leader in diabetic foot care, made significant contributions during his time in Singapore as a visiting professor from January 22 to 26, 2024.

 

Dr. Armstrong’s visit was part of the Healthcare Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) as a Visiting Expert, focusing on Integrated Care for Diabetes Foot and System Redesign for Team-Based Foot Care and Foot Care in the Community. The visit was hosted by the National Healthcare Group and showcased collaborative efforts in advancing diabetic foot care in Singapore.

 

 

 

 

During his stay, Dr. Armstrong toured and met with leadership from four major medical centers, and two universities, and gave more than 20 lectures to hundreds of clinicians, policymakers, and administrators.

 

“It was a privilege to have Professor David Armstrong, a luminary in limb preservation, visit Singapore,” remarked Dr. Zhiwen Joseph Lo. “His expertise and insights have greatly inspired our multidisciplinary team of clinicians, surgeons, podiatrists, and nurses, reinforcing our commitment to holistic care in managing diabetic foot disease. His visit marks a significant milestone in our journey towards excellence in diabetic limb salvage.”

 

As part of his itinerary, Dr. Armstrong conducted a residency masterclass, providing medical residents with opportunities to explore challenging diabetic foot cases and offloading techniques. He also reviewed the diabetic foot care service model, offering strategic insights on effective management practices.

 

 

 

 

“Diabetic foot complications are silent and sinister. To see that an entire nation like Singapore is taking action at this scale is nothing short of life-affirming for patients, families, and the clinicians who care for them,” said Dr. Armstrong. “I, for one, could not be more enthusiastic about the future of care in Singapore and beyond.”

 

The HMDP Visiting Expert scheme facilitates knowledge exchange and skill development among healthcare professionals, contributing to the continuous enhancement of medical expertise across Singapore’s healthcare landscape.

 

 

For more information about Dr. Armstrong’s work and upcoming initiatives, please contact:

Alison Evans

American Limb Preservation Society

Email: Alison@alpslimb.org

 

For more information about ALPS, visit www.alps.org.

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