David G. Armstrong Delivers Keynote Address at 2023 Cyprus National Podiatric Symposium, Pioneering Innovations in Limb Salvage and Diabetic Foot Care

11. September 2023

Agia Napa, Cyprus, September 11, 2023 – Professor David G. Armstrong, a globally recognized authority on diabetic foot care and limb salvage, was the keynote speaker at the Cyprus Association of Registered Podiatrists (CARP) National Symposium held on September 8-9, 2023. The symposium convened medical professionals and scholars in Agia Napa, Cyprus, to share best practices and innovative approaches in podiatry.

Armstrong, Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California, co-founder of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), and founding president of ALPS, delivered a series of lectures during the symposium. His talks spanned a wide range of topics, including next-generation tools for wound healing and regeneration, to building interdisciplinary teams for reducing the burden of diabetes-related amputation.

Georgia Liopetriti, podiatrist and co-chair of the symposium, expressed her enthusiasm: “It has been a dream to have Prof. Armstrong here and to participate in these discussions. We have come away with tools for Cypriot Podiatry to collaborate, nationwide and worldwide.”

In addition to his keynote lectures, Professor Armstrong took part in panel discussions and workshops, sharing the knowledge and expertise he has gained from authoring over 660 peer-reviewed research papers and 110 books or book chapters. The goal of these activities was to help advance the professional skills of attendees and catalyze a new era of patient care in the realm of podiatry and limb preservation.

When asked about his participation in the symposium, Professor Armstrong said, “I am honored to contribute to such a groundbreaking event. This symposium is not just about learning new techniques and technologies—it’s about fostering a sense of global collaboration. Together, we can end preventable amputations within the next generation.”

The 2023 CARP National Symposium serves as a platform to disseminate the latest advances in podiatry, but also as a beacon to inspire and guide further research, clinical practice, and advocacy in the field of limb preservation and diabetic foot care.

For further information contact Annkathrin Mathe, ALPS at am@cap-partner.eu.

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