Dakar, Senegal – In a historic moment for global diabetes and limb preservation discussions, Dr. David G. Armstrong, podiatric surgeon with Keck Medicine of USC and professor of surgery and neurological surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and founding president of the American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS), delivered the keynote address at the Senegalese Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology conference held today in Dakar. This event marks a significant milestone, as Dr. Armstrong becomes the first podiatric surgeon to keynote this esteemed conference, showcasing the increasing recognition of podiatric surgery’s vital role in international diabetes care.
Despite geographical distances, Dr. Armstrong addressed over 150 physicians from 15 nations across sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb, virtually from the Keck School campus. The invitation, extended by Professor Abdoulaye Leye, Director of the Institute of Medical and Social Foresight (IPMS-UCAD) and President of both the Senegalese Society of Endocrinology, Diabetology, and Nutrition (SOSEDIAN) and the African Society of Endocrinology Metabolism and Nutrition (SAEMN), reflects the global impact of Dr. Armstrong’s work.
Professor Leye, a notable figure in Endocrinology, expressed his admiration for Dr. Armstrong, stating, “Armstrong has been a beacon for those of us interested in limb preservation worldwide.” The keynote address focused on the intersection of podiatric surgery and diabetes management, drawing from Dr. Armstrong’s extensive experience and research, including his leadership position with Center to Stream Healthcare in Place (C2SHiP) and co-founding the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA).
Dr. Armstrong’s insights into innovative care strategies aim to advance the mission of preventing amputations and enhancing the quality of life for patients globally. The virtual lecture received a warm reception from an international audience, marking a significant step forward in integrating podiatric surgery into diabetes management on a global scale.
For more information about Dr. Armstrong’s groundbreaking work and upcoming initiatives, please contact:
American Limb Preservation Society
Professor Abdoulaye Leye
Boîte Postale: 6886 Dakar Etoile